The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc. (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.
Since its founding, the METCO program has enrolled tens of thousands of Boston students of color in participating school districts and has provided the opportunity for students in those districts to experience the advantages of learning and working in a racially and ethnically diverse setting.
What We Do
More than just an enrollment or "busing" program, METCO offers direct service and program support to our 3,200 students annually. We also offer professional development to support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives by the district staff members who work in 190 participating schools.