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    Lisa Gilbert-Smith-Director
    Stacie Gladden-Executive Assistant

    100 Walnut Street, room 301
    Newtonville, MA 02460


    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. 

Noteworthy News




    After a year-long study and community feedback from families and education officials, METCO is proud to announce the first major upgrade of the application system in decades.

    This NEW APPLICATION PROCESS will take effect for all applicants beginning on October 2, 2019 (enrolling in the 2020-21 school year).

    Please click the link below for more information about the process.


Upcoming Events

  • November 10, 2019


    METCO Presents

    The Magic Flute

    METCO Presents a South African Mozart mash-up

    METCO Headquarters and ArtsEmerson invite you to our first joint presentation of the school year, The Magic Flute: an opera from South African troupe Isange Ensemble that will make you want to stand up and dance. The "METCO Presents" program is a great way to get the whole METCO community together—current Boston families and suburban staff, students, and parents—to experience a performance that bridges cultural differences. The show is great for all ages, tickets are just $10 (to benefit METCO programs), and the performers will meet up with METCO guests after the show on Sunday afternoon for a special meet-and-greet! Special thanks to BASI/Outside the Box Act Two for making the METCO Presents series possible.

    Sunday, November 10th at 2pm

    Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

    METCO-Magic Flute Tickets



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