Approaching Our 50th Anniversary in Scituate


Welcome to the Scituate METCO Program Home Page.

 The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) was established in 1966 as a state funded voluntary desegregation program to reduce racial and ethnic imbalance.  The town of Scituate has participated in the program since 1968.  The program provides opportunities for all students in the district to learn respect for human differences and promote the principles of tolerance.  The district's participation in the program provides reciprocal benefits to both Boston and Scituate residents allowing students to experience racial, cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity in a high performing public school setting.

The Scituate METCO Program is committed to providing robust social and educational experiences for all  students.   The program encourages students to strive and maintain both self-respect and high academic expectations.  During their journey we also hope each student will discover their intellectual identities while developing the social capital and opportunities necessary to expand their horizons.

Prior to beginning the METCO placement process, parents enter into a mutual agreement committing to be active participants in  various aspects of the program and individual  school communities.  In Scituate, we value each open classroom seat provided +September 27by the district due to the many historical efforts and sweat equity that made this program possible over 45 years ago!  

Scituate METCO Program Core Values

  1. Respect the humanity of everyone.
  2. Think critically and learn to use our minds well in an effort to discover our multiple talents

Contact The Director:

Heidi M. Harris Lemmel
Scituate Public School District
606 C.J. Cushing Hwy. Rm 207
Scituate , MA 02066
(781) 545-8755 office
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February Vacation Week

Boston Museums and organizations have set up some fantastic programming for February Vacation Week. In addition, you'll find lots of fun performances, puppet shows, super science & art workshops, sports camps, winter fun and more


This is just a reminder that our transportation meeting regarding the reduced stops will that place on the 30th of January at our usual meeting time and location. Likewise the meeting dates for the second half of the year are listed below.

March 6, 2018 at 7pm

April 10, 2018 at 7pm

May 15, 2018 at 7pm


Governor Charlie Baker released his House 2 budget to the legislature last week. The METCO line item, 7010-0012, was funded at $20,642,582, which reflects level-funding to the FY18 allocation. Although level funding is a good starting point, it is not sufficient to fully fund the program. So, we have work to do.

New this year, we have also added an online petition encouraging Massachusetts to fully fund the METCO Program (Ask $23.8M) on Click on the link: to sign on,share with your networks and on social media and together we can make our voices heard!



March 15, 2018- Please Plan Accordingly


Unity Council:  Every household is encouraged to come out to the Communiy Conversations. We helped to start this project in March 2016 and your voice and presence is still needed.


                                                                 1.18.18 Unity Council Flyer