Established in 2014 by the Forum Foundation, Forum Academy (Academia Forum) is a tuition-free private boarding school in Chiguiri Arriba, Coclé Province, Panamá.
Forum Academy opened in February, 2014, to provide increased educational opportunities to students of academic excellence from Coclé Province, Panama. Forum Academy offers a three-year program devoted to fulfilling the Panamanian Ministry of Education (MEDUCA) requirements for high school graduation. In 2015, Forum Academy became the country’s first International Baccalaureate (IB) World School operating outside of Panama City, and has since graduated two classes from its IB Diploma Program, often considered the international gold standard for high school education.
Forum Academy seeks to provide increased educational opportunity to high-achieving students from the province of Coclé, Panamá, placing an emphasis on a rigorous traditional university preparatory science and arts curriculum in a structured environment. The school strives to develop character, community, and values while meeting the students differing talents, interests, and academic needs through a supportive staff and variety of programs. The school encourages students to widen their horizons and gain an appreciation for and excitement about learning, and to achieve their full potential.