The Seven Oaks School Division’s Met Schools are high schools that combines challenging academic work and real-world learning and internships. The Met Schools work with community partners, businesses, professionals, and organization to provide opportunities for students to explore their interests and career goals directly with mentors in the real world.
The Met Schools follows the Big Picture Learning Network’s “One Student at a Time” philosophy based on the premise that students learn best when they are doing something they passionate about, in the real world, and actively participate in their own education.
The Seven Oaks School Division opened its first Met School in 2009 and now has three Met School campuses - the
Seven Oaks Met School at 640 Jefferson Avenue, the
Maples Met School at 1330 Jefferson Avenue and the Met Centre for Arts & Technology at - with over 240 students in 15 advisory classrooms.
Real World Learning
The unique feature of the Met Schools is that the students spend two days each week conducting informational interviews, attending shadow days, and interning with mentors to learn hand-on from people who are passionate about what they do. Met School students gain valuable workplace experience, learn first-hand in the real world, and get a more realistic view of what to expect if they pursue a career in a particular field.
Met school students also work on inquiry-based research projects throughout the year that they present to their parents and communities. They select their projects based on their own interests and conduct research through workshops, independent study, field trips, informational interviews, and their internship experiences.
Get Involved with the Met School
The Met Schools believe that education is everyone’s business and that learning is everyone’s business and that learning opportunities are everywhere, not just in the classroom. The Met Schools are always looking of more exciting opportunities for our students.
If you are interested in being a mentor to Met School students please,
If you are a parent or guardian interested in having your child attend our Met Schools,
click here for Seven Oaks Met School or
click here for Maples Met School or click here for Met Centre for Arts & Technology.
To hear what the media is saying about the Met Schools,
To find out more about the Big Picture Learning Network and the philosophy behind Met Schools,