To apply to join the Gamboa Discovery School follow the admission process below 

To program a visit contact admissions@gamboaschool.org 


Admission process for new children

STEP 1 - petition of interest

For each child complete the Prospective Pupil form. Upon receipt, we will contact you within 5 working days with a decision on whether to proceed to Step 2.
 

STEP 2 - entrance evaluation

If space is available we will invite you to the school for a professional evaluation, the cost of which is $50. Any special needs your child may require, including behavioural issues, must be disclosed at this stage.
 

STEP 3 - commitment fee

If the entrance evaluation is positive pay the commitment fee and then move onto Steps 4-6. 
 

STEP 4 - official documentation

Provide scans of the following:

  • Two passport size photos of the child
  • Child's birth certificate or, if panamanian, Cerificado de Nacimiento Escolar
  • Child's Panama cédula or passport photo page
  • Both parent's Panama cédula or passport photo page
  • Health certificate of child issued by a physician with blood type 
  • Child's immunisation form 

Send these scans as a single pdf file to admissions@gamboaschool.org. Keep all originals as required by the Panamanian Ministry of Education (MEDUCA).
 

STEP 5 - academic records

The Panamanian Ministry of Education requires that all students entering a new school at 2nd - 12th grade provide previous academic records before enrolment

If your child was previously at a Panamanian school please provide your child's "Modelo F" and report cards from their previous school.

If your child was previously at a school outside Panama transcripts and records must be apostilled in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or in an embassy of the country that issued the transcript. MEDUCA requires this to validate the records. We can provide you with the contact of an appropriate and trusted lawyer to assist you in this process.
 

STEP 6 - fees

Once your child has been accepted to the GDS please pay the matrícula. As soon as payments have been received you will be sent a link to complete the enrolment form.
 

STEP 7 - welcome to Gamboa Discovery School family

For further information see the School Handbook
 


Re-admission process for established pupils

If your child already attends the Gamboa Discovery School please complete the following steps

STEP 1

Contact admissions@gamboaschool.org to secure your space for the next year

STEP 2

Provide scans of the following as is now required by MEDUCA

  • Two passport size photos of the child
  • Childs's birth certificate 
  • Child's Panama cédula or passport photo page
  • Both parent's Panama cédula or passport photo page
  • Health certificate of child issued by a physician with blood type 
  • Child's immunisation form 

Send these scans as a single pdf file to admissions@gamboaschool.org. Keep all originals.

STEP 3

Pay the matrícula fees

For further information see the School Handbook


Uniforms

Our uniforms borrow from Latin American and Caribbean culture with the comfortable, light and hard-wearing Guayabera. Boy and girl shirts with the GDS logo can be purchased from the school. For further information on the uniforms and to order your Guayaberas see the uniform page.