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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. Fireproofed 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 smartboard.
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.

LIBRARY

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 pre-kindergarten 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, but the students also have a chance to practice 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.

CAFETERIA

Metropolitan School is providing the catering services of ‘Cocina’. Our meals are healthy and designed to nurture your children with the energy required to help them get through the day.
Our food services this year will consist of pre-packaged meals and healthy snacks that will be sold from the canteen in the Elementary Playground.
Did you know that your child’s food preferences generally develop during childhood? Once your child hits adolescence, their eating habits will become more difficult to change. Since your child has at least one snack or meal at school daily, you can see how the school environment plays an important role in nurturing and sustaining good eating habits. The healthy meals at Met do just that – providing well-balanced meals at your child’s school cafeteria.
Early Childhood (Pre-K – KG2): Students are entitled to purchase a monthly Packed Meal. This package includes a daily fresh Sandwich, Salad, and Dessert. All our food is prepared with healthy ingredients. No fried food, no processed food, a little salt, adequate sugar for desserts.
Grades 1 – 9 students are entitled to charge their prepaid cards (Student ID Card) with a minimum of 200 EGP (non-refundable till the end of the academic year) to purchase from the All Day Menu.
Please share with us any special medical attention: allergies, diabetes.
Payment:
If you wish to charge your child’s ID card or subscribe to the monthly ‘Packed Meal’, a representative from ‘Cocina’ will be at the Front Desk area each morning between 7:45 am – 9:00 am and each dismissal time between 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm to collect the payments. Monthly subscriptions will be accepted between the 22nd till the 28th of each month. Payments after the mentioned date will not be accepted. Students may also charge their ID cards directly in the cafeteria each day. Payments are only done through ‘Cocina’ representatives and not through the school accounting office.
It’s the parents’ responsibility to check on a frequent basis and monitor their child(rens’) cafeteria account balance by contacting ‘Cocina’ directly to avoid insufficient money on the card. ‘Cocina’ will not sell food or any products with insufficient or zero balance in the student’s cafeteria account.
For Cafeteria inquiries please contact ‘Cocina’ directly via: 0100 632 16 21/ 011 000 55 848 or email: cocinaegypt@gmail.com
Food Allergies:
Metropolitan School will not serve nuts. However, it is very important that you fill out the school medical form on Orientation Days and all the proper documentation requested by the school doctor.
Can I send my child with a lunch and snack?
The daily Packed Meals are optional for children from Pre-K to Grade 9. You may send your child with 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 any other snack that the school deems unhealthy.
Students who bring unhealthy snacks to school will have them confiscated and those snacks WILL NOT be returned to the student.
Healthy Snacks Examples:
Fresh fruit or vegetables, cheese, trail mix, pretzels, plain yogurt, popcorn, whole-grain cereal, crackers…

HEALTH 

The health and well-being of every child in our school are 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.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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 on 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 pitches 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 Middle and High school students.