As members of the Board of Founders, our biggest responsibility is to set the long-term direction of the school and to ensure that all the necessary resources are allocated to allow compliance with the school's mission. Along with our Head of School, we carefully define the MET’s strategic plan, which enables us to follow a carefully set out path, year by year, with key objectives that become the stepping stones for reaching the ultimate goals set out in our long-term plan.
Behind every decision made at the Board lies one leading question: What is in the best interest of our students? We have found that choosing the path that best serves the interests of learning for our students has been fundamental for the success of our young but thriving school.
We believe in some key factors that will always be at the forefront of our decisions, and which are a trademark of the MET:
We believe that the recruitment and retention of prepared, diverse and experienced teachers is a key ingredient for high-level teaching and learning in the classroom. The Board is committed to a strategic and sustained program of Professional Development for all staff to constantly improve the level of teaching at the MET.
We believe in having a strong and evident culture in the school, shaped on behavior modeled by the Founders, our Head of School and our Senior Leadership Team. We are proud to see that this has led to a strong sense of community amongst our constituents, and that the friendliness and approachability of all MET staff has resulted in a “feeling of a happy place” that is immediately sensed when you walk through our doors.
One of our core beliefs is that every student has a treasure within, waiting to be discovered. This belief has been the driving factor behind our holistic educational offer, as we aim to give students the opportunity to find their inner passion and love of learning. At the MET, in addition to excelling academics, students will find an avenue to explore their passion for the arts, music, drama and sports, with the instruction of these subjects in the hands of teachers carefully selected for their skills and attributes in these areas.
We believe that technology is not only an essential 21st century skill but is also a tool that allows us to significantly expand our horizons of learning. Students at the MET not only benefit from a 1:1 whole-school program to enhance their learning of all subject matters, but they also rapidly become technologically literate and can communicate their views confidently through various forms of media, preparing them for a successful life after school.
Innovation is a concept that is embedded in every aspect of our school. As leaders of our school, we bear the responsibility of keeping our goals slightly out of reach, always striving to achieve those goals through informed and creative solutions that will constantly push the MET to the forefront of education.
We believe that the amount of knowledge that students amass is no longer the most important measure of the quality of their education. In today’s rapidly evolving world, a quality education should be focused on an individual’s ability to overcome unknown and unforeseen situations, using a set of analytical tools and a solid base of information to reach an informed and intelligent solution. Just as important, and often overlooked in today’s society, is the importance of keeping such solutions within a set of ingrained values so that all of our actions are framed within an overall ethical structure driven by justice, fairness and respect for others.
Our goal at the Metropolitan School is to educate and form passionate students, with an excellent academic preparation, happy in their learning environment, conscientious and committed towards the world that surrounds them. We aim to form inspired individuals with the confidence to assume new challenges and a willingness to do work that matters.