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 2017-2018

October 26, 2017

November 30, 2017

December 21, 2017

January 2018 No Family Friends

February 2018 No Family Friends

March 24, 2018 Saturday, METCO Parent-sponsored activity in Boston

April 12, 2018

May 10, 2018

June 14, 2018

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.