AGES 3–18


As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, the Metropolitan School of Panama is leading the future of first-rate education in Panama by guiding our students through a continuum of all three programs of the IB, beginning from the age of three, in English. We’re proud to say that we're the only school in Panama to offer this gold standard of education. Highly valued and recognized by universities worldwide, the IB culminates in the Diploma Programme (DP) in Grades 11 and 12 — the ideal preparation for life as a global citizen and the rigor of university academics.

IB School in Panama | Metropolitan School of Panama-Content Page Header-MET_Panama_Nov 2022_170

Serving as the Top IB World School in Panama 

Studying at an IB World School provides a special opportunity for students who want to earn a spot at their first-choice university anywhere in the world in the future, and we’re very proud to be the only school to offer the internationally recognized IB Continuum, in English, in Panama. An education following the IB curriculum prepares students for their future as a global citizen and challenges them through an extensive course designed to further their knowledge in core subjects, specialty areas, and significant life skills.

IB students gain the necessary skills to excel in higher education, and more generally, in their lifetime. The three programs that make up the IB continuum strive 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 three programs across age groups:

Click on the IB Programme that’s appropriate to your child’s grade level above to learn more about the program’s specific subject groups, core elements, and educational experience.


What’s the International Baccalaureate Programme?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a passport to the world, encouraging students to be internationally minded by exploring global perspectives, universal human values, and cultural awareness. Through the development of traits and attitudes essential to learning, IB students can successfully engage with many different people in an increasingly globalized and rapidly changing world.

The IB’s three programs incorporate the best research and practices from a range of national and international educational models. The IB provides students with a relevant and engaging curriculum framework that is used across IB schools worldwide.

Research shows that Primary Years and Middle Years students outperform students from other programs, and that Diploma students are favored for admissions in some of the highest-ranking colleges and universities around the world.


What Are the Benefits of the IB Programme to Our School Community?

Essential to the IB, our students develop the learner profile, which includes the following:

Additionally, IB programme students:

The IB Learner Profile

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded young 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’s 10 attributes that are shared among and valued by all IB World schools. 

As IB Learners, MET students strive to be:


MET teachers build up the strengths of each child, nurturing their curiosities and goals through internationally recognized projects. By pursuing the IB, your child will discover their talents and pathway in the world, leading to their best-choice university.

IB School in Panama | Metropolitan School of Panama-09 - Promo With Collage-MET__ADMISSIONS 669 x 367_ADMISSIONS 669 x 367