Welcome to the Met

The Met is a network of six small, public high schools located in Providence and Newport, Rhode Island. With high standards and strong family engagement, the Met’s individualized learning approach has proven successful in unlocking students’ passion for learning.  The Met empowers its students to take charge of their learning, to become responsible citizens and life-long learners.  The hallmarks of a Met education include internships, individual learning plans, advisory, and a breakthrough college transition program.


Advisors work with mentors, parents, and students to build a personalized curriculum around the students’ interests, searching out professionals in the community to pursue those interests in the real world.  Once at a site, students develop a rigorous project that they can work on with their mentor and back at school with their advisor.  These projects become the foundation for the student’s learning plan and provide opportunities for the student to explore and master content, skills, and reasoning. 


“We’ll follow the example of places like the Met Center, in Rhode Island, that give students that individual attention, while also preparing them, through real-world, hands-on training, the possibility of succeeding in a career.”

President Barack Obama
March 1, 2010


The Met is more than the six schools in Rhode Island; it is the flagship school of Big Picture Learning, a model for 100 schools across the country and around the world. It is a leader in school reform and is consistently identified by a sweeping range of education leaders as one of the most effective models in the country. 


Mission -To educate and empower youth through relentless commitment to student-centered learning and personal growth so that all students graduate as skilled and responsible, diverse thinkers and civically-active citizens who gain fulfillment in their life and work.


Vision -To lead vital change in education and impact our community by producing skilled graduates, lifelong learners, and responsible citizens who enjoy their life and work.


The Met is a state-funded public school district and our educators are certified teachers committed to doing what’s best for kids.


The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center offers a unique and innovative career and technical program to all high school aged children in Rhode Island.