Panajachel Colegio Internacional is a U.S. and Guatemalan curriculum college preparatory school for grades 7-11, with an optional grade 12, located in Panajachel, Guatemala. Our goal is to offer the best possible international education available for students of all cultural backgrounds. We believe that a student's attitude is the most important element in achieving that goal. Our principal requirement for all students interested in attending PCI is that they and their parents understand the commitment they are undertaking and agree to devote the time and energy necessary to be successful. We believe that the rewards earned through hard work are as satisfying as any other joys life has to offer.
All students applying to PCI need to satisfy conduct and historical scholastic requirements. Students with a below average academic record and/or discipline problems may be accepted on a probationary basis only upon the recommendation of the Director, and then only if there is a reason to believe existing services provided by PCI can bring the student up to the required levels of performance and behavior within one semester.
English is the primary language of the texts and the instruction in core classes. Thus students must be able to function at an appropriate level in English for the academic work that is required. Students whose English is deemed by the PCI administration to be inadequate may be required to raise their level of comprehension through additional language preparation, on a space available basis. Additional English language classes will be offered to them through PCI's English Language Learner's Program.
All admission decisions and grade placements are conditional. A student may be asked to leave if their admissions information is found to be mistaken or misleading. Please read carefully the following information that will help guide you through the admission process in order to ensure your child’s admission is expedited as quickly as possible, and their education outcome is the very best possible.
Checklist for Application
Report card(s) from previous school(s), including three years of academic record
One recent picture
For international students, passport or birth certificate
For national students, birth certificate
English access test with school representative
Parent / Student Interview at PCI
Minimum payment of annual inscription and materials fee. Tuition payments are due within the first ten days of each month, if not paid in advance. Families may apply for a scholarship using our scholarship application form
Letter of solvency from previous school
Completed PCI Student Registration form