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Everyone belongs at the MET. We can’t wait to welcome you into our thriving learning environment.


You want the best for your child — and so do we. In our close-knit community, our teachers shape an active culture of curiosity, encouraging students to explore new ideas.

No matter what your child’s interests, needs, or talents may be, everyone has a place at the MET. We’re especially proud to celebrate international cultures and local traditions, welcoming your child into our vibrant learning community. 

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To apply to the MET, you’ll need to prepare a variety of documents, your child’s academic records, and additional documents required by the Panamanian Ministry of Education. Upon applying, we’ll begin reviewing your application and schedule a family interview and admissions assessment.
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Applying for a place at the MET is an exciting first step in your child’s educational journey — and our team is here to support you every step of the way. They'll work around your family's schedule and provide the information, advice and answers you need. 
Starting your application is easy:
  • Get in touch with us today
  • Fill in our online inquiry form, give us a call, or send and email
  • Visit us in Panama City or join us for a personalized virtual discovery meeting
  • Get ready for a family interview and student assessment.
  • Validate international transcripts through MEDUCA.
Apply Now
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Tuition fees

At the MET, our tuition fees reflect the premium international education we deliver.

Whether it’s from our state-of-the-art facilities, extracurricular activities, highly talented teachers, or world-class collaborations with MIT, Juilliard, or UNICEF, we give our students incredible resources. We also provide the right balance of support and challenge to unlock their greatest potential.
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Ready to join us at the MET? Here's what you need to do. 
Reach out to us!
Talk to us on the phone, WhatsApp, or email. You can also submit an online inquiry form, here, on our website.
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Step 1
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Discover our school
There’s no better way to learn about us than through a school tour! You'll explore our facilities, meet our amazing teachers, and get a feel for our welcoming, diverse learning environment. Can't make it to Panama? We're happy to arrange video calls. 
Step 2
Apply for a place
We're pleased to accept applications all year round. As well as submitting the online application form, you'll also need to send us some supporting documents and pay our application fee. 
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The Metropolitan School of Panama’s Admissions Team accepts new students all year round. We’ll strive to accommodate your family so your child has a smooth transition into our welcoming community. Get in touch as soon as you’re considering joining our school, and we’ll help you navigate the application process.
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“We look forward to welcoming you into our MET Family. We’re known for our warm, welcoming community where no one is invisible. Our caring and expert teachers support students to ensure they achieve more than they ever thought possible.”
Alison Donnelly
Director of Admissions, Marketing and Communications


  • What’s your school calendar and day?
    School usually starts mid-August of each year and ends in mid-June. Currently, the school day begins at 8:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm. You can keep track of all the key dates at the MET via our school calendar.
  • Do you admit students throughout the year?
    Yes, as an international school, we’re pleased to offer rolling admissions, which means we enroll students throughout the academic year. Our teachers are used to welcoming and settling students in at short notice. We offer a full on-boarding service to allow students to easily integrate into their relevant year group, regardless of the time of the year. 
  • How many nationalities do you currently have at the MET? What’s the approximate percentage of local and international students?
    We currently have 45 different nationalities at the MET. 

    Approximately 38% of the student population holds Panamanian nationality and 62% holds other nationalities.
  • How do I start the admissions process at the MET?
    The first step would be to complete our inquiry form, and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. For our step-by-step admissions guide, please visit our website here.
  • Can I visit your school?
    Yes, we encourage families to visit our school. Parents are welcome to contact our Admissions Team ( to schedule an appointment. 
  • How do I validate international transcripts for admission to the MET?
    The Panamanian Ministry of Education (MEDUCA) — the legal entity that oversees academic institutions in Panama — requires all students entering 2nd through 12th grade who are transferring from a school abroad to go through a validating process. This procedure is a requirement that parents must complete to officially enroll their child into the correct grade level. 

    Transcripts issued outside of Panama must be apostilled in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or in an embassy of the country that issued the transcripts, which will later be validated through MEDUCA. 


Join us for a campus tour or virtual meeting to take the first step in your child’s most exciting academic experience. We look forward to meeting you to discuss what makes us different, our offer to your family, and how our admissions process works.

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We are delighted to introduce the Scholarship Program for the 2023-2024 academic year for outstanding students who wish to pursue an innovative international education and be part of our dynamic MET community.