METCO Family Friends

What is the Estabrook Family Friends Program?

The Estabrook PTO connects Estabrook students who live in Boston with Estabrook students who live in Lexington for play dates hosted by the Lexington families on six or seven Thursday afternoons a year. Participating in the Family Friends program is a great way to help all students build meaningful connections with their peers outside of the school day. If you would like to get involved with the program or have questions, please e-mail us at

Family Friends Dates 2018-2019

October 18, 2018
November 15, 2018
December 20, 2018
January 17, 2019
February 2019 No Family Friends
March 14, 2019
April 6, 2019 Saturday, METCO Parent-sponsored activity in Boston
May 9, 2019
June 13, 2019

What is the METCO Program?

The METCO (Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunities) Program was founded in 1966. It is a voluntary integration program that provides a suburban public school education for African-American, Hispanic, and Asian students from Boston. The Lexington Public Schools have participated in the program since 1968. The program provides Lexington students and staff an opportunity to interact with many minority students and to benefit from a culturally diverse learning environment. For more details, visit the Lexington METCO Program website.