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 www.goddardschool.com.  Learning for fun.  Learning for life.

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The Goddard School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded
1999
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
150 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
60%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
The Goddard School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
List of Courses Offered

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Infants .........$394 per week 2's..............from $206 to $344 per week 3's..............from $184 to $306 per week 4's..............from $188 to $314 per week Private KG.....$321 per week Before & After School...from $92 per week.
Admissions Director
Ms. Hasna Belayachi
Admissions Associate
Ms. Ebony Hayes

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

School Notes

  • Intro to Goddard School in Waldorf, MD:
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBpuAGuPlho
  • Parent Testimonials:
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifwu27C38I4
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huzdMwz2d-8
  • The Goddard School`s F.L.EX. Learning Program provides the optimal environment for your child`s social and academic development. This program is based on academic research that states children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. The program focuses on academic, social, creative and child-centered development to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure children become confident, joyful and fully prepared students.Offering a wide range of enriching activities to meet the individual needs of each childFocusing on building each child's emotional, social, cognitive and physical skillsOffering multi-cultural and developmentally appropriate materials and equipmentComplying with Quality Assurance Reviews and parent surveys conducted by GSISupporting the professional development of teachers through early childhood education trainingOffering open communication with families in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. 

School Reviews

5  
Wonderful Child Development Center. My 2 year old boy has been with the Goddard School in Waldorf since he was six month old. The facility is warm, welcoming and cheerful with different rooms dedicated to providing an age appropriate learning environment. The facility is safe and secure with a dual control entry making it almost impossible for an unauthorized person to enter. The teachers are educated professionals who have chosen child development as a career not just a paycheck. My little boy has made amazing progress and continues to amaze me daily with little songs, colors, shapes, and growing vocabulary he shares with us. His vocabulary and speech have been somewhat delayed so his progress is testimonial to his teachers and learning environment. They have made wonderful efforts to successfully potty train my little boy and for two working parents this is priceless :). I love the fact that the teacher to child ratio is less the the state requirement. But I suppose the biggest peace of mind a parent can have is showing up early and peeking through the window to see your child engaged in an activity (not just controlled chaos) and HAPPY!!
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