Metropolitan School was founded by a family with over 60 years’ experience in private education in Egypt. In 1954, the late Mr. Fouad Habib started one of the first private schools in Egypt. Since then, the family has consistently contributed to improving the standard of education in Egypt.
Throughout his career, Mr. Fouad Habib was recognized for his contribution to education. First honored by Egypt’s president, Gamal Abd El-Nasser in 1956, he was honored again in 1979, when he was awarded the Pioneer of Private Education Badge of Honor by President Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat.
Continuing his father’s vision, Dr. Sameh Fouad Habib in 1983, modernized the school’s curriculum by incorporating new technology and new ways of teaching into the classroom. He developed programs in management information systems and electronics. He was the first to introduce a Bachelor of Science degree program in Computer Science encouraging teachers to instill a love of learning among their students, Dr. Sameh Habib pioneered a new way of teaching; the practice of inquiry and investigation. This innovative method replaced the standard teaching technique of memorization. Recognizing his contribution, Dr. Sameh Habib was appointed by fellow private education institution owners to represent them in matters concerning Egypt’s Ministry of Education, a position he has held for more than 20 years.
A new generation of the Habib family is continuing the legacy of excellence in education. In August 2015, Mr. Seif Sameh Habib, grandson to the founding educator, opened the doors to Metropolitan School. Recognizing the need to build an international perspective, and prepare the next generation for globalization and multicultural partnerships, Metropolitan School, under the direction of Mr. Seif Habib, is the first school in Egypt to introduce an entrepreneurship program. Starting with KG1, this program is aligned to Common Core standards and integrated into the school’s American curriculum, while maintaining its basic values firmly grounded in the traditions of the Egyptian culture. It is this particular combination the family believes will deliver an outstanding education for tomorrow’s leaders.
The school’s curriculum was originally developed in partnership with Dubai based education consultants, BBD Education, who bring with them more than 20 years of international education experience.