The Goddard School

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The Goddard School Photo #1 - The Goddard School is located at 7005 St. Florian Dr., Waldorf, MD 20603. You may contact us at 301-638-9777.
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The Goddard School Photo #1 - The Goddard School is located at 7005 St. Florian Dr., Waldorf, MD 20603. You may contact us at 301-638-9777.
  • 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 places among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded1999
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students160 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
60%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeThe Goddard School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$237
Tuition Notes3's..............from $144 to $247 per week 4's..............from $142 to $235 per week 2's..............from $151 to $256 per week Infants .........$328 per week Before & After School...from $78 per week.
Admissions DirectorMs. Dawn Hughes
Admissions AssociateMs. Michelle Patterson

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Dance, Drill Team, GymnasticsBasketballDance,
Drill TeamGymnastics,

School Notes

  • 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. 
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Elkridge
     St Augustine School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 271 students
    43.1 miles
    5990 Old Washington Road
    Elkridge, MD 21075
    (410)796-3040
    43.1 PK-8
    271
  • Upper Marlboro
    Grades: PK-12 | 243 students
    14.3 miles
    6707 Woodyard Road
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
    (301)599-9600
    14.3 PK-12
    243
  • Alpharetta
    Grades: PK-8 | 169 students
    514.3 miles
    4755 Kimball Bridge Rd
    Alpharetta, GA 30005
    (770)751-1972
    514.3 PK-8
    169

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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