M.E.T.C.O. which stands for Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity,
is a desegregation program, funded by the state of Massachusetts. The program
has existed since 1966 and Newton was one of the original towns that participated
in the program. M.E.T.C.O. brings students of color from Boston to predominantly
white suburban school systems so that students of color will receive a quality
education and so that white suburban students will not be educated in isolation
from other races. The Newton M.E.T.C.O. program is the largest M.E.T.C.O.program
in the state with over four hundred students who are placed in all of the
Newton schools.This year Newton North has fifty six students from Boston.
Please visit the Newton Metco Web Site.