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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

  • Early Release Bus Schedules 



    ANNUAL PARENT DUES - Suspended

    Due to the closing of the office and COVID Restrictions we are not able to do in person transactions.  

    Regular annual dues are suspended for this school year.  However, if you would like to make a donation in any amount for student schoolarships or to help families in need pleack  Click the PAY NOW link below to access the square checkout window.  For more information about parent dues click this parent council link.




    Is now done online by Newton Transportation!  click HERE for link. Registration is currently closed.  You must contact your METCO counselor to make arrangements to register for a bus pass.


    On Monday August 17th a METCO Community meeting was held on Zoom to discuss the Reopening of Newton Public Schools in September.  If you miss the meeting or want to review it click the "play Now" link below.  

    Play Now


    The Newton METCO office will remain closed until further notice.  Please visit their COVID-19 page for information and resources during this school closure.  If you wish to contact someone from the office you may send an email to newtonmetco@newton.k12.ma.us


    Please visit our RESOURCES page for more information and resources.  


Upcoming Events



    Wednesday September 16!


    Elementary Hybrid schedule

    Cohort A - Mondays and Tuesdays

    Cohort B - Thursdays and Fridays

    Cohort A+ - per your individualized schedule

    Cohort B+ - per your individualized schedule


    Grades K-2 - Cohort A . Monday, 9/21

    Grades 3-5 - Cohort A - Monday, 9/28

    Grades K-2 - Cohort B - Thursday, 9/24

    Grades 3-5 - Cohort B - Thursday, 10/1


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