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Program Partners

We collaborate with many community partners to offer program enhancements and wrap-around services:


Waltham Public Schools:  funds a significant portion of the budget of the Waltham Family School, underscoring the institution's pivotal role in fostering educational excellence within the community.

City of Waltham: generously provides program space for free.

Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall: offers summer camp scholarships for children of Waltham Family School families and hosts our annual Fiesta! celebration.

JF&CS: Referrals to Early Connections for trauma and the Circle of Security parenting curriculum focused on attachment 


Communities United, Waltham Head Start, and Waltham Public Schools: preschool partners for some children of parents enrolled in Waltham Family School.


Family ACCESS: Raising a Reader early literacy program to encourage reading at home.


WATCH CDC: housing and tenants' rights workshops. Waltham Family School refers families to WATCH’s citizenship classes.


Charles River Community Health: parent health screenings.


Mount Auburn Hospital: diabetes, breast health, and cancer awareness workshops.


REACH: counseling for parents affected by domestic violence.


Healthy Waltham: food access through food banks and healthy eating/ living consultation.


Waltham Public Library: monthly book baskets aligned with the curriculum. WPL Literacy Librarian hosts regular library visits for Waltham Family School parents, all of whom receive library cards


Brandeis and Bentley Universities: volunteers assist in preschool and adult classes, as well as development efforts for the Friends of the Waltham Family School.


Waltham Partnership for Youth: summer Waltham Family School internships for secondary students

Waltham Fields Community Farm: As part of our summer programming, run a camp for WFS families.

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