Since 1980, our mission remains unchanged: “To support those who seek to raise stable and loving children in a chaotic world.”  We specialize in partnering with families to create rich, meaningful learning experiences through personalized education plans and customized schedules. Our Family School programs (ages six weeks to four years: Infant; Toddler; Pre-school) and our Salt Box School programs (ages four to six years: Pre-Kindergarten; Kindergarten) provide outstanding early childhood education which is accredited by the National Association of Young Children. In all that we do in our school programs, teachers and children embrace nature-based creative play, instructor designed age appropriate curriculum, social/emotional and peer coaching, along with physical skill building in a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities all in our beautiful school setting in Brewster, Massachusetts. Come see us in action – we welcome your visit!

Girl in the snowbaby with blocksKids on a seesawKids by the lakeToddlers on bikesKids in a the snowChildren dressed for winter
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Thank you for welcoming our family to your school this and for making the transition a good one for us. We’re so pleased with the love and guidance that our son is receiving, and are amazed by the growth he’s shown in just a few months. The Family School is a wonderful place and we’re so happy that our son is here!

Mom of a Son
Mom of a SonMom of a Son

Thanks so much for the love, care, and support of our entire clan, especially our most precious two. We honor you for all you do.

Mom of Two Sons
Mom of Two SonsMom of Two Sons

Thank you for creating such a fabulous place for my children. I am filled with wonder and pride.

Teacher Mom
Teacher MomTeacher Mom

My inquisitive daughters are bright, curious, engaging, learners, musicians, artists, and thinkers. Their five early years at The Family School has set each of them up for success in every area of their lives. They have made treasured friends that will last their lifetime. I am well beyond grateful.

Dad of Two Daughters
Dad of Two DaughtersDad of Two Daughters