South Church Day School 

Located at South Congregational Church

60 Prospect St. Peabody MA 01960

Julie-Ann Walsh Director. 978-531-4385


Program Information

The program is based on goals, objectives, and activities aimed at providing a flexible, enriching environment that will facilitate the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth of the children. The program is supervised at all times by experienced, EEC certified staff.

Center-based classrooms provide creative, imaginative play, small and gross motor skills, art experiences, language development, and music and movement activities. 

The preschool child needs easels, blocks, puzzles, dolls, trucks, art supplies, musical instruments, and a wide variety of equipment not standard for older children. Our program is based on these needs.

The primary goal is to help the child in a positive, active environment according to his or her individual needs. We seek to provide flexibility, time for activity, exploration, first-hand contact with rich concrete experiences and opportunities for active work, play, and conversation.

Registration Information

Parents and children are encouraged to visit us during any morning session to view the facility and observe the program. All application forms with appropriate explanation will be made available at this time. Questions about entrance requirements also will be answered.

Contact Director Julie Walsh (978-531-4385) for current fee information and to schedule a visit.


South Church Preschool serves children 2.9 to 6 years old. A child must be 2.9 by September 1 to qualify for our preschool program. A child must be 4 years of age by September 1 to qualify for our pre-K program. Children must be fully immunized before they can be admitted to a program.


The school operates programs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may choose a 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. program or a 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Latergator" program.  Extended hours for early morning and "Lunch Bunch" are available upon request for an additional charge. The school year runs from September to the first week in June.


Our school operates strictly on tuition payments paid by families of children enrolled in our program. Payments are due and payable on the first of the month, based on a ten-month schedule. First tuition installment is due in June prior to September start date.  Absences are not deductible. We request a monthly notice prior to withdrawal during the school year. The required registration fee is $30.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

South Church Preschool does not discriminate in providing services to children and their families on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, national origin, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, or disabilities.