September 2018 Newsletter

Dear PAS Community:

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

As we begin this school year, we are enthusiastic to share a general overview of the achievements of the previous year and the upcoming highlights of the “4 Pillars 4 the Future” strategic plan.   As the school moves forward with these strategic action steps, we continue focused on our vision of “Aspiring to be a leading bilingual World School in Central America.”

To read a few of the strategic plan highlights, please click here.

My very best to you,

Elizabeth Head

General Director


Guillermo Pérez Malvasio

Mister’s Scholarship Recipient!

The Fourth Graders

Field Trip

The Fourth Graders had the opportunity to take a Field Trip to Fossiland which served as a provocation for our first Unit of Inquiry, Who We Are. We spent nearly an entire day out in the fresh air, learning about the past, but also learning a great deal about how to protect our environment for the future. Everyone should have the ability to enjoy this beautiful country in a healthy way, free of contamination and pollution. There is a lot that we can do as individuals to protect our environment and to preserve it. We need to make conscious decisions when it comes to the lifecycle of the things we buy, the way we think about garbage and recycling, and protecting our water sources and natural habitats. Throughout our 2018-2019 Service Learning objectives, the Fourth Grade generation will continue to work towards being stewards of our environment, by both protecting it and educating others about why it matters and why everyone should care.

CAS Project 


During the 11th and 12th grades Secondary students are involved in CAS Projects.

A CAS project is a collaborative, well-considered series of experiences, engaging students in one or more of the CAS strands of creativity, activity, and service. Pan-American students must be involved in at least one CAS project.  Some of the initiatives that students have proposed and are involved in related to service for the 2018-2019 school year are the following:

Jewelry for a Jewel– Learn to create and design jewelry using recycled materials to sponsor the tuition for African High School Girls.

PAS Recycling Program – Students will coordinate different initiatives that will contribute to our Service and Ecology pillars in order to make our campus and community more conscious about their responsibility towards the environment.

Girls with Goals  A group of High School students will work on empowering middle school girls on goal setting and career opportunities through professional women role models from our community  

Partnership with Fundación Abrazos para el Alma – Our students have been involed in fundraising activities to collaborate with the Children’s Day party that the foundation will host on September 6th.

Support at awareness races such as Carrera Lucha Contra el Cáncer Poás Our students will participate in this race with the organization and support to the participants by handing out water and collaborating in different aspects of the event.

IB Continuum 


This month we received the visits of Patricia Villegas, MYP Consultant, and Luis Eduardo Rivas, PYP Consultant.

Proud of our


Some of our 2018 Graduates starting college this week. Wishing you all the best!