Attending School in Panama

Information on school uniforms and options available for after-school care...

School uniform

Students are usually required to wear school uniforms. Primaria children wear white shirts with navy blue trousers or skirts and premedia and media children wear light blue shirts with navy blue trousers or skirts.

After-school care

Some schools offer after-school study sessions in which children may stay after hours at school and do their homework, and some may also offer specialized activities after school. After school activities or clubs are not common in Panama, however, neither are after-school child care programs.

Parents with children in private schools often make arrangements for nannies or housekeepers to look after children once school has finished or before it starts.