We believe that education should extend beyond the intellectual to include socially responsible attitudes through thoughtful and appropriate action. Starting from a young age, MET students and teachers jointly plan and carry out several community service projects throughout the year, encouraging the children to become compassionate learners who understand the needs of the world that surrounds them.
Many young people see environmental problems - especially global warming - as the challenge of their generation. At the MET they have the opportunity to do something about it. Every aspect of our school life and activities strives to be environmentally sustainable and students are encouraged to take part in this effort. Our Environmental Committee, led by Secondary School students, propose and execute campaigns to raise awareness of environmental problems and plan actions to promote recycling in our student body.
Our new campus will be built with LEED specifications, have a comprehensive recycling program and strive to be energy efficient. We expect the campus itself to be a learning tool for environmental awareness, not only for MET students but for the community at large.
The Metropolitan School of Panama, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility focused in promoting a quality education in Panama, joins effors with the Ministry of Education (MEDUCA) to contribute to improving the infrastructure of C.E.G.B. Omar Torrijos School in Paraíso, Ancón, through the program: "Mi Escuela Primero" (My School First).
In presence of the Minister of Education, Carlos Staff, the Metropolitan School of Panama (MET) made a formal presentation of the restoration of their first floors' bathrooms. Mr. Jorge Conte, on behalf of the founders of the MET talked about the MET's commitment to education in Panama. "This commitment goes beyond our students, we want to elevate the standard of education in Panama. For this reason, it is a great pleasure to be a part of "Mi Escuela Primero", an important program that seeks to improve our country's educational infrastructure, offering our Panamanian students facilities where they can receive an education that will provide their personal learning needs" added Conte.Click to read more
With the objective of developng a community of profesionals through which international and local teachers can share best practices in a way that contributes to Panama's educational system, the Metropolitan School of Panama has designed the METWork program, through which MET teachers share innovating teaching methodologies that are easily and effectively applicable within the classroom.
The workshops dictated by the MET team are interactive and carefully designed to demonstrate XXI century teaching strategies used in international schools.Click to read more