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 in Boston. Please click the link for online enrollment process.The Newton METCO Program does NOT accept registration application, referrals or transfers.
METCO Early Release Bus Schedule
TRANSPORTATION REGISTRATION is managed online by Newton Public Schools Transportation. You may register for the bus using the MySchoolBucks online bus registration portal. For instructions, please read this document. For assistance with MySchoolBucks please contact Newton Public Schools Transportation Department.
Stacie Gladden-Executive Assistant
100 Walnut Street, room 301
Newtonville, MA 02460