Welcome to the Metropolitan School of Panama, a vibrant community of students, families, teachers, and staff. The MET is a proud member of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, which spans the globe. Our school has a special past and a bright future, with 800 students and a new, modern campus with world-class facilities unrivaled in Panama.
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The pace of change in the world today is staggering. We have lived through unprecedented times of challenge with a global pandemic and global disruption. The challenges for the 21st century student are greater than they have ever been before.

A great school guides its students on their own path, helping them become independent learners and ethical citizens, capable of navigating across cultures, across the globe.

The MET is that great school, offering a rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) education to a diverse, local, and international community. Ours is a course of study that demands of students more than just mastering content. The MET student must be the protagonist in his or her own educational project, asking: "What do I need to know? What do I need to do? What is the meaning of this inquiry? Why does it matter?"

At the MET, we immerse students in real-life, hands-on projects, and we aim to develop the whole child as academically successful and active in the arts, sports, and service. We help our students become well-rounded individuals with the skills necessary for success in a globalized future, with the values to act responsibly in building a healthier, more sustainable, more harmonious, and more just world.


The IB Continuum

The MET is the only school in Panama to offer all three programs of the IB (the PYP, MYP, and Diploma Program), bringing continuity and rigor from Early Childhood through High School.

A Global Community

As a Nord Anglia school, MET students are a part of a global community of more than 70,000 students around the world, which offers them an enriching learning experience with opportunities beyond what is typically found in other schools.

Learning from the Best

To help our students achieve their goals, the MET recruits and retains diverse and experienced faculty representing a mix of local and international talent, who join our team to engage and collaborate with colleagues, students, and families in pursuit of excellence. MET teachers construct curricula and learning environments that encourage our students to explore and discover, cultivating their talents across academic disciplines.

Educational Technology

Technology is a key “literacy” for today’s students and professionals. The MET is a technology-rich school, where each student from Kinder to 4th grade has an iPad, and each student from 5th to 12th grade has a Mac laptop. Technology is deeply woven into our curriculum to ensure students can explore their curiosity and ideas and share them with one another and the world.

The MET Difference

We always look closely at that group of young adults that graduates. Are they independent learners? Are they skilled and competent? Are they excited about their future? Are they global citizens acting responsibly? Are they connected to their community? Are they good people?

We take pride in our accomplishments in these areas. Our graduates have made us proud – for their outstanding academic results, their admissions to some of the most prestigious universities worldwide, and for the quality of their character.

We invite you to visit our school. We are confident that when you walk through the front doors at our new campus in Green Valley you will feel the MET difference and understand what makes our school such a special learning community. We look forward to meeting you!

Dr. Mark Starbuck
Head of School