Toronto, ON | Grades 7 - 12 | Shortlist
Something that stands out to me the most is that students who go to Metro are from all over the world. This made me learn a lot about different cultures and lifestyles and I am grateful I got to spend most of my secondary education with people from all walks of life. The school is smaller, compared to other schools I have attended. There were around two 250 students. This size is small but it gives the opportunity for students of all grades to talk to one another. Students at Metro were very friendly and willing to talk to one another, and there weren’t really any “cliques” in the school. I also found that when I was there, all of the students were extremely caring, and we all wanted to help each other succeed, rather than compete with one another.
The school is very diverse with the different students they have. The school also gets a lot of international students, predominantly from Asia, but that doesn't really make a difference when people are getting to know each other. There are a lot of different students that come from all around Ontario to attend the school. The school is more like a town than a city. Everyone knows everyone and usually they all talk to each other. I think any student that is willing to put in the work and not be lazy can succeed in the school. When you continuously slack off and not do any work, you can not expect the best of grades. Everyone is included in everything, it is just a matter of whether or not they will get themselves involved.