Built on a 21,000 square meter plot in New Cairo, Metropolitan School is creatively designed to engage your child’s curiosity while encouraging a love of learning. Designed by the architectural firm ECG, the building incorporates the latest philosophy in building design and technology. All classrooms have been fitted with cooled fresh air diffusers to reduce the transmission of disease. Our focus on health in the building extends to the flooring and furniture, which are made using anti-bacterial materials.
The safety of your child is something we take very seriously. Fire proofed cables, conduits and wall sealing constructed to contain a fire for two hours are installed throughout the building. Together, with an extensive smoke detection system and our evacuation policy, all is in place to protect your child in the unlikely event of an incident.
Metropolitan School is WIFI enabled throughout the campus and each classroom is equipped with a smart board.
Our PreK and Kindergarten building is designed with interactive spaces inside, as well as outside playing areas. This was an intentional design plan to encourage students to learn through play. This space provides an environment for young children to learn to take appropriate risks, practice cooperation, learn teamwork, and further develop their fine and gross motor skills, all done while playing in this purpose built space.
Spacious classrooms have a reading corner designed to foster a love of books. Children are encouraged to spend time there each day.
Special Rooms for pretend play, art, cooking and music are designed to encourage young children to widen their interests and develop new talents.
Stocked with hundreds of books, our School Library is a contemporary space designed to engage your child and encourage hands on learning.
According to the American Common Core Handbook, research has shown that “students in schools with good school libraries learn more, get better grades, and score higher on standardized tests than their peers in schools without libraries.” (Model School Library Standards for California Public Schools, vi)
Metropolitan’s School Library is currently growing and expanding to meet the needs of our growing school population. Already stocked with a sizable collection of books, our Library is a welcoming space designed to engage your child and encourage hands on learning. Along with the Library resources and a Guided Reading Program, there is room to accommodate classes for circle time, center work, and literacy based activities. Students from Prekindergarten and up have scheduled visits to the Library where they receive standards based lessons on themes such as book care, and research, and are exposed to different types of literature.
Students are able to select and take home books during their scheduled class time as well as during Open Library Hours. Not only is this an exercise in exploration and independence, the students also have a chance to practise responsible use and care of all learning resources. When Library classes are not in session, the room is a calm place for staff and students to relax and delve into their favorite literature.
Metropolitan School provides catering services where meals are healthy, designed to nurture children and provide the energy required to get through the school day.
Did you know? Children’s food preferences and eating habits develop during childhood. Once your child hits adolescence, their eating habits will become more difficult to change. The school environment plays an important role in nurturing and sustaining good eating habits from the beginning.
PreK, KG1 & KG2 students are entitled to purchase a monthly package that includes a daily hot meal consisting of a starter, main course and dessert. All our food is prepared with healthy ingredients and contain nothing fried or processed, little salt, and adequate but not too much sugar for desserts.
Elementary School students are entitled to charge their prepaid cards with a minimum of 150 EGP (non- refundable till the end of the academic year) to purchase the hot meal or other items from the All Day Menu and Weekly Promotion.
Due to parents’ diverse requirements of different choices of juice brands, and to support reducing children’s sugar intake, we kindly request parents to send in their own choice of juice if they wish their children to have some.
Special food needs, conditions that might require medical attention and food allergies must be reported at enrollment! Metropolitan School will not serve nuts. Should there be any potential health issues with food, it is very important that you fill out the school medical form and provide all proper documentation requested by the school doctor.
Payment If you wish to enroll your child in the Monthly Hot Meal Package program, our accounting department can receive monthly payments starting the 22nd of each month through the 28th of each month before the start of the subscribed month. Payments after these dates cannot be accepted.
Can I send my child with a lunch and snack?
Yes, you may send your child with a lunch and a snack from home ensuring the following are not included in the lunch bags:
Fizzy drinks, bottled drinks, Red Bull, packaged chips, chocolate, candy, pop tarts or other snacks that exceed school limitations on sugar, fat and salt.
Students who bring unhealthy snacks to school will have them taken away and those snacks will not be returned to the student.
Healthy Snacks Examples include fresh fruit or vegetables, cheese, trail mix, pretzels, plain yogurt, popcorn, whole grain cereal, and crackers.
The health and well-being of every child in our school is of paramount importance. We have a clinic managed by a full-time qualified doctor who works actively with parents and teachers to understand and meet the medical needs of our students. In addition to the daily care given, multiple health awareness campaigns for parents, students and staff are conducted throughout the year. Some of these have included a healthy food campaign, pneumonia awareness, anemia awareness camp, and First Aid sessions.
Studies show that physical activity contributes to improved academic performance. Regular activity during the school day is strongly associated with higher concentration levels as well as more directed, composed behavior. A key component of our Physical Education program is developing the student holistically, so they can become outstanding athletes and sportsmen/women who take both winning and losing gracefully. The focus for early year students is to ensure they have a positive outlook about physical activity and sport, to give them the best possible foundation for lifelong participation in physical activity. For the elementary age students, the program goals are to make sure the students’ perceptions of physical activity remain the same while at the same time, developing and learning new skills which are focused more towards individual sports, and endurance and strength building activities. Our state-of-the-art facilities include two heated indoor pools; one learner size, the other competition size, and a specialist gym. There are smaller elementary soccer pitch and multi-purpose courts designed to suit the needs of our younger students. As the school expands we will continue to add further facilities to include a full size soccer pitch and a specialist gym for the Middle and High school students.