Goddard School, The

9100 Quarterstaff Road
Columbia, MD 21044-0210
     Tel: (410)531-1511
        
   
Grades: NS - PK | 122 students
The Goddard School located on Quarterstaff Road in Columbia, Maryland opened in 1997 and is an MSDE Accredited private preschool and child care center.
The owner of the school is on-site.
The Goddard School provides a Quality Assurance program which is unique in the industry and offers enrichment programs that are included in the curriculum.
Play is the prominent focus of our program.
We also offer a variety of enrichment programs including Spanish, sign language, language arts program, computer, physical fitness program, and a preschool tennis program.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Prekindergarten
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 122 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Tuition Notes Tuition information is available at a tour.
Admissions Director Patty Hidalgo Frey

School Notes:

  • MSDE Accredited preschool and child care center
  • Established in 1997
  • Maryland Excels Highest Level
  • Committed to quality

Profile last updated: 07/31/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Atholton Adventist Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Atholton Adventist Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Atholton Adventist Academy (0.7 miles away)
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School Reviews

3 months ago
This school is fantastic! If you want your child in a true preschool, not just a babysitting day care, you can''t get a better program. It''s expensive, but I truly see how the $$ goes back to the kids via the quality of the program, events, and staff. I was initially wanting to do a Montessori program because I knew my child was a little ahead and wanted to make sure she got an opportunity to be challenged. No problem here. She gets individual attention, and the program is challenging enough that she''s always learning new and fine-tuning skills. She started with their summer program this year and has loved it ever since (we''ve increased her time twice already). I understand why some people are put off by the owner, but I think it may be expectation. She runs her school like a private school, not like a day care. She''s very professional, which some may view as cold. However, she''s very hands-on. She and her admin staff have been so involved, and they all know most of the kids by name (100+ kids). They never hesitate to contact me with any concern or praise. The teachers are also exceptional, though of course some are better than others (as would be anywhere).
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