Metco (The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity)

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METCO provides students with a strong academic foundation rich in cultural, educational, ethnic, socioeconomic, and racial diversity, fostering the opportunity for children from Boston and from neighboring suburbs to develop a deeper understanding of each other in an integrated public school setting.


METCO strives to be a leader in voluntary school integration within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and across the nation to promote school diversity, close the achievement gap, and overcome racial barriers.


  1. We respect people, value diversity, and are committed to inclusion and educational equity.
  2. We believe in the effectiveness of a cohesive and welcoming collaborative environment.
  3. We maintain open and transparent decision-making processes.
  4. We strive to be exceptional in all that we do by establishing and achieving high expectations.
  5. We work to keep students central to our mission.