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We collaborate every day as a supportive community of parents, teachers, students, and staff at the MET.

Here, we’ve put together a handy collection of resources for MET parents, so your children can get the most out of their time.
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These are the important dates for planning your child’s academic year at MET Panama.
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Stay on top of your child’s diet, health, academic progress, transport to and from school, and uniform needs.
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All students wear a school uniform daily at the MET. This includes a polo shirt and khaki shorts/navy pants for boys or a khaki skirt/navy pants for girls. Please review the link below for the appropriate uniform for your child. You can purchase your child's clothing from our uniform vendor, Galápagos, either online, over the phone, or in-store.
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Included in the tuition fee, the MET provides all students with balanced and healthy meals that include fresh fruit and vegetables. We offer a daily snack and lunch made entirely onsite — typically a varied offering of simple recipes that reduce the use of processed foods, preservatives, and refined sugars for good nutrition.
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We offer transportation services to all our students living in Panama City with GR Transportation. Each bus has a monitor on board to provide supervision and each vehicle has a GPS tracker. We provide parents estimated pick-up and drop-off times and have calculated every bus route carefully to minimize the journey times.
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The MET’s House System builds school spirit and forges stronger bonds among all community members. Your child will belong to one of four houses (Chirú, Kantule, Natá, or Urracá) and will participate in exciting house events to earn points throughout the year to celebrate achievement and recognize community engagement.
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Whether your child gets involved in the visual and performing arts or STEAM subjects, we offer dozens of ways for them to discover their interests and deepen their skills. Review our extracurricular activities and clubs to help your child get the most out of school life at the MET.
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The MET is home to the Jaguars! We offer team sports like soccer, basketball, volleyball, and cheerleading as well as individual athletics like swimming, triathlons, and track and field. Your child can develop as a strong athlete who continuously strives for individual and collective improvement with values of good sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect.
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After school, your child can deepen and refine their skills in private group lessons for the guitar, violin, viola, or cello — building upon the group classes from the school day’s music program. Your child will have different performance opportunities, adapted to their stylistic interests and skill level.
Through Model United Nations (MUN), your middle or high schooler can participate in the debates and proceedings of a mock UN committee, as part of national and international conferences. They can also organize their own international event on campus and lead regional events, building impressive activity in international affairs.
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We offer many Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) activities that your child can become active in, spanning engineering, problem solving, 3D design and printing, robotics, and hands-on projects, among other exciting challenges posed by experts from MIT. Whether it’s using creativity, communication, critical thinking, perseverance, or collaboration, we prepare your child for the future with these important STEAM skills.
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Your child can participate in our Dance Workshop, boosted by our world-class collaboration with The Juilliard School. Students will explore different styles and cultures of dance while expanding their knowledge of the body. Your child will discover how to express themselves creatively through movement and showcase their emotions with different coordinating body sensations.
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Through acting, singing, and dancing for the theatre, your child can learn how to perform stories and express emotions to captivate audiences. During impressive stage performances, your child will be able to showcase how they’ve deepened their critical reading skills and memory, learned about other cultures, and built their creativity and collaboration.
Elected by peers, our Student Government consists of three councils across Elementary, Middle, and High School who play a vital role in our community. Your child can take the lead in shaping our school culture on the council, as they boost their communication, initiative, and teamwork skills and work with different groups of people.


Everyone across our community can thrive when parents, teachers, and staff work together to enrich the journeys of our students. We foster open communication and parent involvement. The MET's Parent Council is especially instrumental in welcoming new families and supporting current ones, bringing everyone together to build connections and strengthen the home-school partnership.

We count on parents to help everyone feel welcomed, while celebrating our different cultures and nationalities. In fact, our MET family is known for our welcome, as 89% of new families affirm they’ve entered a warm and embracing community. Families are also very proud to frequently use the #METFamily slogan and hashtag.
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We combine world-class teaching and globally recognized curricula with cutting-edge technology and facilities. Our educators are passionate about inspiring young minds — and through our exceptional training opportunities, they never stop learning.

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