• On Saturday, April 29th, the Newton Public Schools will commemorate 50 years of partnership with METCO, the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc. We hope you can join us for this special evening as we celebrate the past, present, and future of the METCO program.

     Newton is proud to be a founding member of METCO, the second oldest voluntary inter-district school assignment program in the country dedicated to increasing diversity. Our participation in the program has brought families together, built bridges across racial, ethnic, and cultural lines, and enriched the lives of all it has touched. It has brought deeper racial and cultural understanding to our students, staff, and the entire Newton community and prepared our students to succeed in a diverse global community.

     On Saturday, April 29th, we will celebrate those who built the METCO program in Newton, as well as the community leaders, state officials, and school administrators who have supported the program over the years. Most importantly, we will celebrate the families, both host and participant, who have inspired so many with their commitment, generosity, and ongoing dedication to the program.



    Event details:


    Date: Saturday, April 29th

    Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Newton North High School (457 Walnut St.)

    Description: Light appetizers and desserts will be served.


    Follow the link below to RSVP to the celebration. We look forward to seeing you there and commemorating this special milestone.