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    Cultivating the intellect, imagination, and values of each child.


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IB Programme

Children studying at the Metropolitan School of Panama are given the opportunity to gain a qualification highly valued by universities around the world. We are an IB World School, offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to students in grades 11-12. There is no better preparation for university and life beyond than embarking on this extensive, challenging course designed to further students’ knowledge in core subjects and build vital life skills.

Studying at an IB school is a unique opportunity for students looking to book a place at their first-choice university. Once their place is secure, they will have the core skills necessary to excel during their time in further education. On this page, you will find all the details on the IB Programme we have available at the Metropolitan School of Panama. This includes the subject groups, core elements and educational experience.

These programs aim to develop well rounded students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. 

The IB Continuum is composed of:

  • Primary Years Program (PYP) for students aged 3-12
  • Middle Years Program (MYP) for students aged 11-16
  • Diploma Program (DP) for students aged 16-19

An International Program

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a passport to the world, encouraging students to be internationally-minded through the acquisition of global perspectives, universal human values and cultural awareness. Through the development of traits and attitudes to learning, IB students are able to successfully engage with people in an increasingly globalized and rapidly changing world.

The IB programs  incorporate the best research and practice from a range of national and international models. It provides children with a relevant and engaging curriculum framework that is used in all IB schools around the world, no matter in which country the school is located.

Research shows that PYP and MYP students outperform students from other programs, and that DP students are favored for admissions in some of the highest ranking universities around the world.

Benefits to Our School Community

The development of explicit attitudes and the expectation of socially responsible behavior is an essential element of the program. The attitudes we focus on are: appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect and tolerance.

IB students:

  • Are balanced, well-rounded individuals who learn to respond to challenges with confidence and open-mindedness
  • Have a higher sense of fairness, respect and justice 
  • Respect the views, values, and traditions of other individuals and cultures 
  • Build confidence in managing their own learning 
  • Have a deep understanding of environmental, cultural and global challenges 
  • Develop a commitment to act as responsible global citizens

The IB Learner Profile 

The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. MET learners accomplish this by demonstrating the IB Learner Profile, 10 attributes valued by IB World schools. 

As IB Learners, MET students strive to be:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective