Toronto, ON | Grades 7 - 12 | Shortlist
The fact that Metro remains a family even after you graduate is what stands out the most in my opinion. I remember being in grade seven, sitting in class and an old student walking into the class and the teachers face lighting up because they were so excited to see a student from the past. Throughout my years at Metro this happened more and soon I got to know the alumni. Being an alumni now, I love going back to visit and see the younger grades, knowing that they are getting the education I got and get to experience all the Metro has to offer. The parents are involved in the school life, being a student there, I got to know my fellow classmates' parents. I do keep in contact with many of the students who went there during my time at Metro. They are all like my brothers and sisters and although our lives are very different now, I know that they are always people I will have in my life and I am immensely grateful for them all. We all grew up together in a sense, and we will continue to grow together.
The school feels like a home for everyone in the school. With the teachers and the décor of the school it is hard for the school not to feel like a home. All the students that come to the school say how it feels like a second home for all of them, and sometimes a first home depending on the person. The school makes everyone feel included and appreciated. Everyone fits in wherever they go and with the people they surround themselves with. There are also so many different places you can relax in, whether that be in classrooms, study hall everyone just gets comfortable wherever they go and as time goes on a family grows with all the people in and all around the school.