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METCO

METCO Program

The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) is a state funded program that was designed to promote quality integrated educational opportunities for suburban and urban students from the Greater Boston area. The METCO Program has been providing diverse cultural experiences since September 6, 1966, when 220 students took their first bus ride to classrooms in seven suburban districts. At the birth of METCO, funding for the program was provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. In 1968, with the passage of the Racial Imbalance Act, the program became funded by the State of Massachusetts. Since 1966, the METCO Program has expanded to 32 suburban communities where over 3200 students from Boston attend.

The Foxborough METCO Program places 55 students from Boston. This program is committed to educational excellence for all children. In addition, it strives to promote a closer understanding and cooperation between urban and suburban students, families, and faculty.

The METCO Family Friends Network is another supportive aspect of the METCO partnership where Foxborough families volunteer to become friendly contacts for Boston families. The Family Friends Network provides opportunities for Foxborough and Boston children and their parents to broaden relationships through the sharing of family, cultural, and social experiences. Open and regular communication is encouraged through out the system to help nurture the mutual development of relationships.

To learn more about the Family Friends Network, please contact us.