The Metropolitan School of Panama has developed a House System to celebrate school spirit and forge stronger bonds among all members of our community.
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Every member of our MET Community takes part in House events and may earn points throughout the year, rewarding achievement, community enrichment, and school spirit across a wide range of school-based activities. This system aims to encourage a real sense of pride and achievement for students at the MET, fostering community spirit, and giving students an opportunity to make meaningful bonds across grade levels.

House points are tallied over the course of a trimester and recognized during school assemblies. At the end of each year, a House Champion is announced, and the winning house is awarded a House Cup.


Our School Houses

The school community is divided into four houses and every member of the community is allocated a house. Members of the same family are all in the same house and remain throughout their time at the MET. 

Our school houses are named after important historical chiefs of Panama’s indigenous tribes. Each house has its own colors which students proudly display during competitions.


House of Urracá

This house is named after Ngabe chieftain or cacique from what is currently the province of Veraguas who led an arduous fight against Spanish conquistadors. For over nine years, Urracá bravely fought against Spanish forces, creating alliances and joining forces with neighboring tribes that were traditionally enemies. Caciques of many tribes united under his command.

Urracá was the only one among Indian Chieftains to force a captain of the Spanish army to sign a peace treaty. Tricked, Urracá was finally captured and sent to Nombre de Dios to be taken to Spain. With courage, Urracá escaped his captors and reunited with his tribe continuing to lead his tribe for several more years.

House Color: Blue


House of Kantule

This house is named after Nele Kantule, a famous chief of the Guna indigenous tribe. He created schools to educate the tribe’s youth in Guna history and emerged as a leader after studying Guna medicine and becoming an important doctor in his community.

Kantule went on to lead the 1925 Guna Revolution in defense of the preservation of his tribe’s traditions and customs which resulted in a peace treaty - the first step towards developing laws that would establish an autonomous status for the Gunas, to recover their land, and preserve their culture.

House Color: Yellow


House of Chirú

Chirú was one of the great caciques in Panama’s central provinces in the area southeast of what is now known as Antón. Upon its sight, the Spanish conquistadors were amazed by the agricultural wealth of his lands and attacked Chirú’s settlements.

Chirú lead the rebellion of his tribe against the invading forces prior to being captured. Many landmarks in the central provinces are named in his honor, and several myths and legends remain of the Great Chirú chieftain.

House Color: Orange


House of Natá

This house is named after Ngabe chieftain or cacique in what is now known as Natá in the province of Coclé. The cacique had a blooming shire, with extensive green expanses of rich grass for cattle and fertile land for agriculture in the region fed by Río Grande y Río Chico.

His town's limits went from Chame to the limits of what is currently the province of Veraguas, where he had a large wealthy settlement with an abundance of corn, deer, and fish. The Spaniards eventually took Natá's settlement as a center for further surveying and expeditions.

House Color: Green