Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-Curricular Activities

We believe in offering our students a variety of opportunities to discover their true passion and reach their maximum potential.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES PROGRAM


After-school activities are an important part of school life. At the MET, we truly believe in presenting our students with a variety of opportunities to help them discover their true passion and reach their maximum potential. Research has shown that children who participate in Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) tend to do better at school, have stronger friendships, feel a greater sense of belonging to the school community, form better relationships with peers and teachers, and develop higher self-esteems.

Here are the MET's Top 10 reasons for participating in the ECAs Program:

Students...

  1. perform better academically
  2. are taught the importance of a balanced lifestyle
  3. develop a stronger sense of belonging to the school
  4. learn about time management and prioritizing
  5. get involved in diverse interests
  6. learn about long term commitments
  7. are making a contribution
  8. raise their self-esteem
  9. receive good preparation for a busy university lifestyle
  10. build solid relationship skills and form positive relationships with other adults and students in the school

ACTIVITIES OFFERED


We offer a diverse range of activities that are grouped into three broad categories: Sports, the Arts, and Academics. This ensures that we cater for all learners and the different preferences of our students.

To view the full list of activities offered last trimester, along with the costs and dates, please click here.

Below, a brief overview of some of the activities offered:

SPORTS

Gymnastics, tennis, soccer, yoga, karate, swimming, among others.

ARTS

Cello, viola, violin, ballet, orchestra, fiber arts, among others.

ACADEMIC

Chess, Homework Club, SAT Preparation.

MEDIA

MET Morning News.

REGISTRATION


PARTICIPATING GRADES

Our Extra-Curricular Activities Program is available to students in 1st through 12th Grade. Participation in extra-curricular activities is optional and not required. However, we strongly encourage each student to find at least one activity that he or she is interested in.

SCHEDULES & COSTS

Extra-Curricular Activities are offered from Mondays through Thursdays and take place at the MET from 2:40pm and 3:40pm. Therefore, these activities will not conflict with any of your child's other curricular classes. Each activity is offered twice a week and in alternate days: Monday/Wednesdays or Tuesday/Thursdays. Participation in both days is required (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday).

Click here to view the full schedule of activities offered last trimester along with their assigned instructors and costs.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation will be offered after our ECAs Program.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

Registration for our ECAs Program occurs on a trimester basis, although some activities may require a year-long commitment. Students can sign-up for activities via an electronic registration form sent to parents via e-mail at the beginning of each trimester.

It is important that prior to making a selection, you discuss the available options with your child to decide which activities he or she will be most interested in participating in, keeping in mind that these will be the activities that he or she will remain in for the duration of the trimester.

Selection Process

Due to space limitations and class sizes, there will be a limit on the number of students in each activity. For this reason, upon completing the registration survey, each parent must choose the top three activities of choice in order of preference. While we aim to place all students in their first choice, if a class is full, students will be selected on a lottery basis. If the student doesn't get placed into that activity, they may be placed in their second or third choice of activities.

Please note that some of the activities are only offered for certain grade levels and require additional fees to cover the costs of external coaches and materials. You may view the costs of each activity and grade levels in the ECA chart.

Important Dates to Note

  • The registration process will open on Friday, August 11th
  • The deadline to complete your registration will be Friday, August 25th
  • We will notify parents of their children's activities by Monday, August 28th
  • First trimester ECAs will begin on Monday, September 4th and end on Thursday, November 23rd
  • Students may change activities until Friday, September 8th, after which the costs will be reflected on the student's account statement. No refunds will be made after this date.

Changes

While we do not encourage changes and would prefer that the students remain in their selected activities, if your child would like to switch from one activity to another you may request a change via e-mail within the first week of the start of the activity. Changes will be made based on the availability of space in any given activity. After the first week, if no change is notified, the cost of the original activity will apply.

Outdoor activities may be affected by inclement weather conditions. In the case of excessive rain or lightning, we will always have an indoor backup plan for each activity.

Clothing

If the activity selected is a sport or athletic activity, the student should bring their Physical Education uniform or similar attire to change into. Other activities may require special clothing.


REGISTRATION LINK

Registration links will be directly sent to parents via e-mail in the MET Weekly.

 

 


If you have any questions about any of the above activities or the registration process, please feel free to contact our Student Activities Coordinator via e-mail at studentactivities@themetropolitanschool.com