Facts about METCO
METCO was incorporated in 1966 under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
METCO exists in 34 suburban school systems across the state of Massachusetts. The central administrative office is located in Roxbury at 40 Dimock Street.
METCO is a voluntary educational partnership program. Parents choose to enroll their children in METCO. The suburban communities choose to participate in the METCO Program. These programs offer Boston and suburban youngsters opportunities to learn together, to develop an understanding of our pluralistic world, and an appreciation of various cultures.
There are currently over 3,200 students enrolled in METCO. The majority of these students reside in the Greater Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Roxbury, and the South End. There is an extensive waiting list of children waiting to be placed into a METCO program.
Over the years, there have been over 3,000 students who have graduated from the METCO programs. Many of these young people have since earned higher educational degrees and have enrolled their children in the METCO program.
METCO provides the opportunity for a quality integrated public school education for African Americans, other children of color, and for suburban children in participating towns.
METCO provides opportunities for closer understanding, cooperation and sharing between urban and suburban parents, children, and citizens in the Metropolitan Boston area.
METCO is a state funded program. Each year, suburban communities receive state funds which cover the costs related to their METCO program.
Parent Information Section:
Welcome Letter to Parents.doc
Elementary and Middle School Bus Schedule.doc
High School Bus Schedule.doc
Swampscott Late Bus Schedules.doc