Founded in 1999, Balboa Academy is one of the top schools in Panama with a strong reputation for educational excellence as an American curriculum school, fully accredited by Cognia. The school comprises four buildings with over 80 digitally-resourced classrooms, a well-equipped gymnasium, and modern computer and science laboratories.
Balboa Academy places a strong focus on offering a well-rounded educational experience combined with a comprehensive extracurricular programme. Balboa Academy students receive robust athletics and internship programmes, specialised robotics training, and access to one of Panama's largest English language children’s libraries. Students gain additional opportunities to extend the learning process beyond the classroom, with specialist-led sports initiatives and international cultural and academic opportunities to prepare students for global success.
Balboa Academy consistently achieves outstanding academic results, cementing the school’s reputation as a leading education provider in Panama. In the 2022 Advanced Placement examinations, Balboa Academy students obtained a 3+ score at a rate 15% higher than the global performance average. The school currently enrols over 930 students and has recently secured ample space to accommodate increasing enrolment interest.
Nadim M Nsouli, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Inspired, commented: "We are excited to welcome Balboa Academy to Inspired. We look forward to working with Balboa Academy's senior leadership team and staff as we continue to serve the community of past, current, and future students and parents. We believe that Inspired’s vision and values fully complement those that have underpinned the success of Balboa Academy thus far.
Inspired is committed to only working with the world’s best schools that share our ethos of maintaining educational excellence across Inspired’s Three Pillars of Academics, Sports, and Performing Arts. We are delighted that as part of the Inspired group, Balboa Academy will contribute to our unique, vibrant global community.”
Marcella Vallarino, Board Chair and on behalf of the founding Partners added: “We are proud that Balboa Academy has joined the prestigious Inspired Education Group whose approach is very aligned with our founding vision to cultivate a caring community of lifelong learners. This agreement will further strengthen the Balboa project, delivering exciting global opportunities for our students and staff, while preserving the essence of Balboa Academy’s values and multilingual educational model.”
About Inspired Education Group: Inspired Education Group is a world-leading global group of premium schools, educating more than 70,000 students in over 80 schools across 5 continents. All Inspired schools are individually developed and designed in response to their environment and location, delivering excellent education to their respective communities.
Inspired offers a fresh and contemporary approach to education by re-evaluating traditional teaching methods and curriculums, and exemplifying an exemplary holistic education approach. Inspired also provides a dynamic, relevant, and powerful educational model, reflecting current best practices. Inspired schools are dedicated to nurturing the unique individuality, talent, and resilience of each student by equipping them with broad-ranging skills and confidence in their abilities to excel in an ever-evolving world.