We are a private, full English school located in Penonomé, Coclé, Panama; offering the children of Panama nothing but the best academic education. We opened our doors last year and are working on our certification for Pre-K - 12th grade, with students aged anywhere between years 2-10
Experience a Spanish speaking culture while you help us make history in being an integral part of Penonomés first and best all-English school. Learn Spanish by being immersed in the culture. Participate in the biggest Carnival Festival in central America. Peruse the local markets for fresh, organic fruit and food. Learn to surf at one of the local surf school. If you would like, assist us in the mountains on the weekends where we provide an educational experience for the children who would otherwise not get one.
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We are seeking English speakers and elementary school teachers to work in our all-English elementary school, located in Penonomé, Coclé, Panama. Responsibilities would include overseeing communication with parents and teachers, maintaining the front office, as well as teaching a variety of subjects including: Math, Science, Grammar, Phonics, Spelling, etc. This is a paid position. $600/month (US) + Room and Board. We are seeking individuals to commit to a six month stay, however we can be flexible for the right individual.
Haitian Creole: Fluent
Our organization has two houses for young adults who never got the chance to finish high school or college; one for boys and one for girls, both within a five-minute bus or taxi ride to our school. Our house inhabitants are very friendly and will be helping you acclimate to the culture and area. Food and meals are provided. Houses include, A/C, full kitchen, bathroom, high speed internet, furniture, television, and PlayStation (If you like video games).
The city of Penonomé is located in the dead center of the country and is home to the largest Carnivale (Mardi Gras) festival in Central America. It is surrounded with mountains complete with hiking trails, swimming holes, and natural waterfalls. Your living quarters are also situated about 25-30 away from the Pacific shores of Panama where you can find beautiful beaches, surf spots (and schools), lodges, hostels, and restaurants. The public transportation system is both extensive and inexpensive, making it easy to get around to various parts of Panama, including Panama City, which is about two hours away from us.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
6 hours a day 5 days/week