Over the last half century, METCO has reached tens of thousands of students, supporting 3,300 students annually in 31 participating suburban school districts and 190 public schools. Funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and administered by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, METCO is the state's only program designed to address long-standing racial segregation in our public schools and communities.
METCO's track record speaks for itself: graduation rates and college attainment far above state averages and lifelong friendships between diverse students. METCO's true power goes beyond academics. METCO creates environments where students, parents and teachers of different backgrounds can appreciate diversity, find common ground through shared experiences, and strive toward the mutual goal of preparing young people to become global citizens.