Registration is open to any child of color who resides in the Boston and Springfield areas.  Parents must contact the METCO, Inc. office located at 40 Dimock St. in Roxbury, MA in order to register their child for participation.  Due to the extensive waiting list, wait time to place an elementary student is approximately five years.  METCO districts, such as Wellesley, do not handle registration.  Interested parents may call METCO, Inc. at (617) 445-1545 for more information.  You may also visit their web site at

It is important to note that METCO is not an exam program.  Students are not required to pass a test to be accepted into the METCO program.  This is a public school program with desegregation as one of its primary goals.

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