The Family Schools

The Family School and Salt Box Schools provide outstanding early childhood education in a beautiful school setting on Cape Cod serving girls and boys ages six weeks to five years old – infant, toddler, pre-school, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten. We specialize in partnering with parents to create meaningful learning experiences through personalized education plans and customized schedules which support families in raising their young children. Through creative play, teacher designed age appropriate curriculum, social and peer coaching, along with physical skill building in a wide range of activities children and their families learn and grow together. Our four acre campus comprises a newly renovated Olympic size swimming pool, multiple buildings and outdoor pavilions, individualized playgrounds attached to each classroom and ball fields, all nestled into the woods surrounded by Nickerson State Park within easy walking, biking, and driving of freshwater ponds, bay beaches, and the Atlantic ocean as well as town libraries and other sites for weekly field trips throughout the year. Established in 1980, the year round Family School and Salt Box School, is a nationally ranked early children program which shares a campus in the summer months with Brewster Day Camp where campers ages 3-16 years old join counselors from all over the world who share personal growth, lasting memories, and life-long friendships.

Our Programs

What Makes Us Special

At The Family School – we grow healthy families and children!

Family School kids are: Caring, curious, eager, confident, independent, inquisitive, problem solvers, nature-music-art lovers, well rounded, funny, stable kids in a changing world, secure in themselves, positive people with life skills, possess a solid moral compass, empathetic, heuristic, and so much more…

We actively partner with families to raise stable and loving children in a chaotic world.








We finally found our ‘home’ when we landed at The Family School! We tried cobbling together shared home-care with friends, family, and a nanny – and we went to other more inexpensive school programs. Honestly, you get what you pay for – especially when it comes to childcare! When we were at The Family School, our two sons grew as much as we did as young parents. Teachers and administrators there really do practice what they preach – we felt so supported and understood as a new family trying to figure it all out. Our sons are wonderful adult kids today. Thank you Family School for helping us ALL get off to a great start!

– Mom from Orleans

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