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  • The MET Difference

    Cultivating the intellect, imagination, and values of each child.

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  • Student Life

    We help build confidence to discover true passions and reach maximum potential.

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  • Our Curriculum

    Our IB Continuum School is designed to promote critical thinking and communication skills for all ages.

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  • Our Team

    Excellence in teaching where each child is motivated, happy, and inspired to learn.

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  • News & Events

    Find the latest updates about school and blogs that focus on learning and parenting from experts in the field of education here.

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  • Join Our Community

    We are the only International IB Continuum School in Panama. Join us and learn more.

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  • Get in Touch

    Our Admission team is pleased to help your family join ours. Contact us today.

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Admissions FAQ

Get answers to some frequently asked questions.

Admissions


When is the deadline for enrollment?

We accept applicants throughout the school year pending availability in the grade level that the student is applying to and meeting the criteria for admissions.

Do siblings get any discount? 

The fourth child of the same family is exempt from paying the One Time Payment Fee of $12,000.

How long will I have to wait before I know if my child has been offered a place at the MET?

After completing the admissions process, you will receive a notification via e-mail from our Director of Admissions two weeks after the family interview and student assessment. You may click here to view a guide to our school's admissions.

School Life


What is the school's calendar?

The MET follows an international school schedule with the academic year starting mid-August and ending in mid-June.

What are your school's hours?

On Mondays through Thursdays our classes begin at 7:40 am and end at 2:40 pm. On Fridays our school has an early dismissal at 1:12 pm.

At the MET we offer a comprehensive Extra Curricular Activities program which runs from Monday through Thursdays from 2:40 pm through 3:40 pm and an Athletics program which runs from 2:40 pm through 4:40 pm from Mondays through Fridays.

Does the school offer transportation services? 

We contract a transportation company in Panama City who works closely with the MET. Students ride in air conditioned buses equipped with seatbelts and a bus monitor. Students enjoy door-to-door service to and from school.  

We also offer a bus for our Extra Curricular Activities Program at 3:40 pm and transportation for our Athletics Program at 4:40 pm.

Do you offer a lunch program?

Yes! As part of our educational program, the Metropolitan School of Panama offers a comprehensive nutrition program to all of our students, aimed towards developing healthy habits that will last a lifetime!

Our students are provided with a well rounded meal each day which includes a snack, hot lunches, a salad bar, fresh fruit and fruit juices. Find our more about our school's cafeteria services and nutrition program. 

Learning


Is the MET Accredited?

The Metropolitan School of Panama is authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate's (IB) continuum of programs:  the IB Primary Years Program (PYP), the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) and the IB Diploma Program (DP). The IB is recognized by schools and universities worldwide for being an innovative and rigorous curriculum. 

The MET is also locally accredited by the Panamanian Ministry of Education (MEDUCA) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

What are your class sizes?

Our class sizes are:

  • Early Childhood 3 - Maximum of 16 students per class with a teacher and a teacher's assistant.
  • Early Childhood 4 - Maximum of 18 students per class with a teacher and a teacher's assistant.
  • Kinder - Maximum of 20 students per class with a teacher and a teacher's assistant.
  • 1st Grade - Maximum of 22 students per class with a teacher and a teacher's assistant.
  • 2nd-12th Grade - Maximum of 24 students per class.

Where do students go after graduating high school? 

Our school's alumni move on to attend some of the most universities throughout the world. View the colleges and universities that our alumni have been accepted to.