The Goddard School

9100 Quarterstaff Road
Columbia, MD 21044-0210
Tel: (410)531-1511
Grades: NS-K | 32 students
The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children from six weeks to six years old have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life.
Talented teachers collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners.
The Goddard School's AdvancED and Middle States-accredited F.L.EX.? Learning Program reaches more than 45,000 students in 430+ Goddard Schools in 35 states.
The Goddard School's comprehensive play-based curriculum, developed with early childhood education experts, provides the best childhood preparation for social and academic success.
To learn more about The Goddard School, please visit
Learning for fun.
Learning for life.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students 32 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
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

Nearby Private 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)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Columbia
    Atholton Adventist Academy
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: PK-10 | 237 students
    0.7 miles
    6520 Martin Road
    Columbia, MD 21044
  • Columbia
    Hickory Ridge KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    0.9 miles
    6185 Sunny Spring
    Columbia, MD 21044
  • Columbia
    Grades: K-2 | 66 students
    1.1 miles
    5890 Cedar Ln
    Columbia, MD 21044
  • Columbia
    Gan Israel Day School
    Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
    Grades: PK-KG | 9 students
    1.1 miles
    770 Howes Ln
    Columbia, MD 21044
  • Columbia
    Grades: K-5 | 100 students
    1.3 miles
    7175 Riverwood Drive
    Columbia, MD 21046

School Reviews

5.0 Stars   05/17/16
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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