Panama City Trilingual School

The Panama City Trilingual School prepares students to be globally aware and confident in their leadership through rigorous academics including fluency in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and English. Our students gain global awareness daily during their instruction through interactions with our staff of skilled teachers and our curriculum that is designed to cultivate awareness of nations, people and cultures beyond America. This curriculum is reinforced by linguistic immersion and specific studies related to understanding the world at large.We instill confidence in our students by giving them independence when working through challenges and problem solving themselves first. We believe that our students must ultimately maintain responsibility for their performance and success to learn this trait.We expect our students to apply themselves to their studies in a strict and disciplined fashion whether they are in class or at home. We set clear expectations and measurements for success for our students to follow.We approach fluency through immersion, meaning that we provide a full education within each of our target languages to include language arts, math and sciences. All instruction for a target language is delivered solely in the target language by teachers who are native speakers.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Enrollment: 152 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Panama City Trilingual School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-9
Dual Language Immersion Program
Secondary Immersion Language
Spanish and Mandarin
Year Founded
2012
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
152 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
60%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Panama City Trilingual School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
School shirt Monday thru Thursday. Casual on Friday.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
3%

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Lego Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Piano Lessons

School Notes

  • The Panama City Trilingual School prepares students to be globally aware and confident in their leadership through rigorous academics including fluency in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and English. Our students gain global awareness daily during their instruction through interactions with our staff of skilled teachers and our curriculum that is designed to cultivate awareness of nations, people and cultures beyond America. This curriculum is reinforced by linguistic immersion and specific studies related to understanding the world at large.We instill confidence in our students by giving them independence when working through challenges and problem solving themselves first. We believe that our students must ultimately maintain responsibility for their performance and success to learn this trait.We expect our students to apply themselves to their studies in a strict and disciplined fashion whether they are in class or at home. We set clear expectations and measurements for success for our students to follow.We approach fluency through immersion, meaning that we provide a full education within each of our target languages to include language arts, math and sciences. All instruction for a target language is delivered solely in the target language by teachers who are native speakers.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Panama City Trilingual School offer a summer program?
Yes, Panama City Trilingual School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Panama City Trilingual School's ranking?
Panama City Trilingual School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Panama City Trilingual School?
The application deadline for Panama City Trilingual School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
What neighborhood is Panama City Trilingual School located?
Panama City Trilingual School is located in the Bunkers Cove neighborhood of Panama City, FL. There are 2 other private schools located in Bunkers Cove.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
We are so glad to have stumbled upon this school. It certainly allows for student success. Our children love it!
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5  
We were so lucky to find out about the Panama City Trilingual School. Our little one has been attending the school for two years now. Starting at age 2. Not only is the school clean, well organized and in a great location. But the academic program is one of a kind. Our little one would come home counting and singing in Chinese and Spanish often, in addition to English of course. The teachers and directors are amazing with the children as well, they care deeply for each other Students at the school and really make them feel welcomed and at home in each of the classrooms. The classes are small which is wonderful and the older kids are always so helpful with the younger kids when needed. They go through great effort as well to put on play programs through out the year which keep the families really involved. I can not say enough good things about Panama City Trilingual School. I highly recommend this school for anyone with Children.
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5  
As parents, our investments in life should be carefully chosen. Obviously my investment in my faith comes first and my relationship with family is second. But honesty being a mother and having to invest in my child is an option I choose when I choose to have her. This may get long, but PARENTS need to read my testimonial struggled when she was two about childcare. We had a sitter that I was grateful for. But I knew we couldn`t keep her forever. I began researching education. Public, charter and private schools but, NOTHING seemed enough for what I wanted for my daughter. I wanted a challenge, more one-on-one variety of language, and for my child to have multiple options in her future with nothing holding her back. With all of that being said, I attended two private schools in Bay County along with public school. I attended college and have a degree. But, I`m average-no different from the average person with a bachelor. With that being said, I didn`t have a horrible education but, I knew I wanted my child to have more. I saw a post one day on Facebook about Panama City Trilingual School, which had Spanish, Chinese, and English teachers teaching children. I JUMPED at the opportunity, I immediately felt in my heart this was right. My family initially was against this, making comments like "doesn`t she just need to learn to speak and read in English first." I was insulted by my family's ignorance. I was so sad that no one felt this would be best, especially when my family is generationally college graduates. I went completely against everyone's "better judgement" and enrolled my daughter. We are FOUR years in and MY child LOVES language, different cultures from all over the world, and she SPEAKS three languages. The teachers are above any "bar." They are passionate, educated, determined, and so, so loving! I am so thankful for her growth and opportunity! If you desire for your child to have more pray, research, and do what may seem uncomfortable at the time.
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5  
This is a terrufic little school. My daughter is in in there prek program and absolutely loves it. The class sizes small and you can tell how much the teacgers and the Kellys' truly care about each and everyone of the children. And all the children seem happy and excited to be there. I would recommend the school without a second thought. Anyone considering it as an option should st least take a tour I promise you will be amazed that this little amazing school has to offer.
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5  
I don't usually recommend businesses around town, but I have to make an exception for the Panama City Trilingual School. This is because it is so vastly superior to the other private and public schools in town. I had no idea how more advanced my 8-year-old is relative to kids that don't learn a foreign language at an early age. When I hear my child hold a conversation in 3 languages for a period, I think of how I wished they had something like this way back in the 70s and 80s when I was much younger. They have the kids speaking mandarin and espanol, in addition to an advanced English and math curriculum. The teachers are amazing too. They have a Facebook page. Check it out. I recommend them highly. Come to the old PCMI building in downtown Panama City or go to www.pctrilingual.comJWD
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Enrollment: 152 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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