"Our previous educational experience had been of traditional schooling and adapting initially was confusing, especially for us as parents. Learning that students are the ones in charge of their own path, and that we adults just act as enablers, was the most important lesson early on. Today we see the results of an all encompassing educational philosophy. Having one daughter go through her MYP Personal Project and two go through their PYP Exhibition, have been incredible lessons of the power of integrating community service with learning and sense of achievement.
I enjoy Parent-Teacher consultation day because we get to develop a relationship with all the teachers. Discussing one-on-one goals, ideas and results, give us a clear sense on how our children are doing at school, beyond their grades. Teachers at the MET are always aware that their student is not a number or a file but an inquiring individual that requires support and guidance on whatever endeavor or exploration they want to undertake. Our children not only love but admire their teachers and seem to have special connections with many of them.
We are a Panamanian family and thus were not prone to suffer new country and new school anxiety. That being said, our family was full of the anxiety of newness. The moment our daughters walked into the classroom though students, teachers, staff and parents were all ready to receive us all with open arms. This is what the MET is; a family with a common goal: preparing our children for the future."