Our Campus

Our campus is one of our most precious teaching tools! Since our inception in 1980, our nature-based school curriculum is finely tuned and highly effective in teaching young children about themselves and the larger world in which they live and grow. While the concept of nature-based early childhood curricula is fairly new to the field, highlighting nature in our teaching is part of our school’s DNA!

From our Welcome Walk to the Back Field, our cozy yet spacious four acre campus blends into the natural beauty of surrounding Nickerson State Park where children and teachers learn and play together inside and outside. Two comfortable cape-style buildings, the Schoolhouse and the Saltbox, overlook wooded grounds with age appropriate playgrounds attached to each classroom. We embrace every season on Cape Cod by learning and growing outside the classroom as often as we are able. Our students love to hike in the park in the fall, sled on our hills in the winter, swim in our pool in the summer, and play on our numerous custom-made wooden play structures all year round!

Our Campus
Winter lightsLearning to swimKids in a sandboxKids on a hikeKids on a ropeCampus Meeting
Our campus features:
  • Two school buildings
  • Six age-appropriate playgrounds for young children
  • Two ball fields
  • An archery range
  • A basketball court
  • A pavilion and three outdoor stages
  • Designated climbing areas with a rock wall
  • Two yurts
  • A winterized lodge dedicated to music
And in the summer months:
  • A renovated outdoor five-lane swimming pool with special shallow water teaching area for our youngest swimmers and an adjacent bathhouse
  • Two open-air gazebos
  • 20 tents for use by Brewster Day Camp
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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
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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
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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
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