Metropolitan School of Panama
The Metropolitan School of Panama (MET) is an international private school in the City of Knowledge in Clayton, Panama City, Panama. Established in August 2011, the school offers the IB Curriculum to students in Early Childhood 3rd through 12th grade. As of 2018 the school has more than 150 international faculty members teaching over 850 students from more than 45 countries.
|Metropolitan School of Panama|
104, Ave Vicente Bonilla, Ciudad del Saber, Panama
|Motto||Passion and Excellence in All We Do|
|Education system||IB World School and Panamanian curricula|
|Color(s)||Teal, Navy and Red|
The school was founded by a group of six families who joined efforts to create their dream school: an international school of excellence, staffed with the best faculty, with small class sizes, and where each child would feel included, happy, motivated and inspired to learn. From its inception the school sought to offer an integral curriculum that combines the rigors of academics with visual and performing arts, technology, sports, social awareness, as well as physical and emotional well-being. The school seeks to prepare its students to face the challenges of an increasingly competitive and changing future and form citizens committed with the community that surrounds, who will contribute to building a sustainable and harmonious world.
In September 2017, the Metropolitan School of Panama joined Nord Anglia Education (NAE), the world's leading premium schools organization, uniting with 45 other outstanding schools in 17 countries around the world. Joining Nord Anglia allows the MET participate in Nord Anglia's premium collaborations with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), The Juilliard School and King's College London. These programs enhance learning opportunities for students in the performing arts and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), and offer teachers a unique opportunity for professional development.
Within the first three years, the MET made earned status as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. In its fourth year, the MET becomes the first and only school in Panama and Central America to offer the IB Continuum, authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP).
The IB is a world acclaimed academic program with innovative teaching methodologies that allows the development of intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills necessary to learn, work and succeed in a rapidly globalizing world. The IB curriculum has been so successful, that it is considered a point of reference for excellence by the best universities worldwide.
The MET is an IB World School, up to 2018, the only school in Central America authorized to offer the IB Continuum of Programs, which means that it offers at least three of the core IB programmes. The school is also accredited by the Panamanian Ministry of Education (MEDUCA) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The MET is also member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), the European Council of International Schools (ECIS), the Panamanian Association of Internationally Minded Schools (PAIS) and the Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA).
Membership to these organizations allows the Metropolitan School of Panama to be a part of a global and local network of like-minded institutions. These partnerships offer the school support and access to new educational practices, opportunities for recruiting highly qualified staff, opportunities for our students to engage in cultural and educational exchanges with students from other international schools around the world, and provide our community with a connection to top international universities.
- "Contact us." Metropolitan School of Panama. Retrieved on September 20, 2015. "Building #104 Ave. Vicente Bonilla City of Knowledge, Clayton Panama, Republic of Panama"
- "About the MET." Metropolitan School of Panama. Retrieved on September 20, 2015.
- "Teaching more than one IB programme". International Baccalaureate.