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 https://www.goddardschool.com/schools/md/columbia/columbia Learning for fun. Learning for life.
Quick Stats (2023)
- School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
- Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
- Enrollment: 154 students
- Average class size: 18 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details
Student Body Type
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Tuition information is available from the school. Please call us at 410-531-1511
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer program costs are available from the school. Please call us at 410-531-1511
Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Recreational Athletic Programs:
- MSDE Accredited preschool and child care center
- Maryland EXCELS Level 5
- Established in 1997
- Committed to quality
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
Does The Goddard School offer a summer program?
Yes, The Goddard School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
When is the application deadline for The Goddard School?
The application deadline for The Goddard School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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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