West Parish Family School
Tel: (508) 362-4967
The West Parish Family School is an outreach program operated by West Parish of Barnstable, United Church of Christ.
In 1976, church members and community representatives became aware of the need for a preschool in the community.
Through the work of volunteers and devoted parents, a new wing was added to an existing building and in September 1977, we opened our doors to children and families regardless of race creed or religious beliefs.
The West Parish Family School quickly became a revered and treasured institution in the community and continues to enjoy a wonderful reputation.
We are proud that we serve over 60 families meeting their early childhood educational needs.
Since 2004, we have made numerous building improvements. Our entire first floor has been renovated.
We have a new parking lot and have added a security system to protect the children.
Our playground is a fun place for outdoor movement and learning.
Our school serves children from 15 months through five years old.
We are proud of our teacher ratio and our experienced kind staff.
We are fully licensed by the MA Department of Early Education & Care and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Our goal is to provide an atmosphere of love and acceptance allowing children to grow through the natural stages of development. Our curriculum is ecumenical, reflecting Christian values and teachings.
|School Type||Early Childhood / Day Care|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association for the Education of Young Children|
|Religious Affiliation||Church of Christ|
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||88 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 23%
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||10 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Admissions Director||Kristen Lind|
- We have very low faculty turn over because we treat teachers like part of our family. Respect for each other and our families is integrated into everything we do. We are part of the mid-Cape community and therefore we are involved in many local family events such as the Sandwich Touch-A-Truck, W. Barnstable Fire Dept.'s Spaghetti Supper and several other annual community events.
- Daily we offer healthy snacks which include real foods such as: whole grain pasta, low sodium crackers, Cheerios, hummus, fresh vegetables and fruit. We are a peanut free facility so we use sunflower butter or no sugar fruit preserves as a spread.
Nearby Private Schools
The nearest high school to West Parish Family School is Riverview School Inc (3.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bayberry Christian School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Fair Acres Country Day School (2.1 miles away)
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Marstons Mills Grades: K | 14 students
35 Fair Acres Dr
Marstons Mills, MA 02648
(508) 420-3288 2.1 K
- East Sandwich Grades: K | 7 students
233 Old County Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
(508) 258-9822 2.2 K
- Osterville Grades: 1-8 | 17 students
2736 Falmouth Rd
Osterville, MA 02655
(508) 428-9178 3.1 1-8
- East Sandwich Grades: 6-12 | 101 students
551 Route 6A
East Sandwich, MA 02537
(508) 888-0489 3.2 6-12
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