Dr. Lisa Dana


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Dr. Mary Tatem

Director of Student Services


Violetta Powers

Principal of Riverside

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Rita Ward

Principal of Thorpe


Bethany Stangas

Preschool Coordinator/School Psychologist

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Preschool Program Location and Hours

Preschool Programs are located at Thorpe Elementary School and Riverside Elementary School

Our preschool program follows the Danvers Public School calendar with two exceptions:
Opening day is one week later and preschool ends one week earlier.

Classes for 3-4 year olds meet Tuesday – Friday, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Classes for 4-5 year olds meet Monday – Thursday, 11:35 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Philosophy of the Little Falcons Preschool program is one of open acceptance for all children at varying developmental levels.
Our goal is to create a climate of respect, success and joy necessary for lifelong learning through –

  • development of self-esteem, confidence and individual potential;
  • recognition of variability and similarities among backgrounds, learning rates and learning styles of all children;
  • encouragement of child and adult active exploration and creative expression in a secure and consistent environment;
  • acceptance of each child’s view of his/her world and
  • continual parent involvement in the program.