M.E.T.C.O. Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity is a state-funded educational program designed to eliminate racial imbalance through the busing of children from Boston and Springfield to public systems in surrounding suburban metropolitan communities.
The METCO Program is open to all children of African American, Latino, Asian and Native American descent who reside in the City of Boston and volunteer to participate.
The Newton METCO Program is comprised of a diverse group of students from broad ethnic, cultural, economic and religious backgrounds possessing a range of educational strengths and needs. Newton's METCO program is the largest, maintaining a targeted enrollment of 431 students (3.4%). Students are enrolled in all 21 schools, in Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Enrollment into the Program begins at the METCO, Inc.
office at 40 Dimock Street in Roxbury. The Newton METCO Program does NOT accept registration application, referrals or transfers.
Siblings of current students will be considered for placement provided that parents have demonstrated their commitment towards the success of current children already enrolled in the Newton METCO Program. Siblings must also be date eligible based on when they were registered at METCO, Inc.
The Newton METCO Director will inform METCO, Inc. of the number of anticipated vacancies. METCO, Inc. will refer completed placement applications of candidates to the Newton METCO Office.
The Newton METCO office will contact parents by email and postal mail, to initiate the enrollment process.
- New Parent Orientation Session
- Parent Interview
- Kindergarten Information Night (Kindergarten only)
- ELL Assessment (if needed)
- New Parent Workshop
- School Visit