Walpole METCO Program

History of the METCO Program

METCO Inc. is the service provider to the Metropolitan Boston METCO programs . The METCO program has approximately 3,300 students from Boston and Springfield who attend public schools in the participating communities. Funded by the State Legislature under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 76; 12A and administered by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the METCO program is the second oldest voluntary inter-district school assignment program in the country dedicated to increasing diversity and reducing racial isolation.

Mission of the METCO Program

Our mission is to provide students with educational opportunities designed to enrich their academic, personal and interpersonal experiences. It is our belief that the METCO experience should provide a strong academic foundation, as well as an environment rich in cultural, educational, ethnic and racial diversity.

METCO in Walpole

Walpole Public Schools has been a proud participant in the METCO program since the 1970's. The Walpole METCO Program is committed to making sure that each METCO student finds their intellectual identities while developing the social capital necessary to expand their horizons. Enrollment is based on annual program funding, available seating, and completion of the intake process.



This is a piece about the METCO program turning 50 years old that appeared on the WCVB program Chronicle.


For information about the Walpole METCO Program, please contact us at 508-660-7257