METCO (Metropolitan Council on Educational Opportunity) is the nation's second oldest voluntary inter-district school desegregation program funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under the Racial Imbalance Act. The private nonprofit organization was founded in l966 and currently the program places approximately 3,100 students from Boston communities in suburban school systems. METCO’s mission is to ensure access to quality suburban public school education for students of color from urban school districts and to enhance the educational experience of suburban students by providing an integrated learning environment.

The METCO Program was accepted in Dover in 1968, Sherborn in 1975, and Dover-Sherborn Regional in 1972. The Dover-Sherborn METCO program presently has a total of 40 students in elementary - high school and is run by METCO Director, Sandy Copeland. This year Pine Hill has 10 METCO students in grades 1 through 5. Typically, the children are assigned to host families (a friend in their class) and go home with them one half Wednesday a month for a few hours. This school year the program is looking for host families for our 4 new 1st graders.

If you are interested in learning more about the program or have any questions, please contact Sandy Copeland, 508-785-1730 x7131 or,
or Kristina Gallant, METCO Liaison, 508-650-2079 or


METCO Host Day Calendar
*All are ½ Day Wednesday Early Release Days

September 9 and 23
October 7
November 4 and 18
December 2 and 9
January 6 and 20
February 24
March 10 and 24 and 31
April 28
May 5 and 19
June 2 and 9

*You can host one or both days each month