The Goddard School of Gilbert

School Address: 1420 N. Higley Road
, Gilbert, Arizona 85234
School Phone Number: 480-830-6028 , School Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Welcome to Our School

The Goddard School of Gilbert (Higley) is a warm and nurturing space where extraordinary awaits your child each and every day.

We distinguish ourselves with our one-of-a-kind STEAM curriculum which you won't see in any other preschool. From fun topics in Science, Engineering, and Technology, to the Music & Arts program and the Computer Lab (both run by outside specialists), our students are immersed in learning when least expected: while having fun. But we wouldn't forget the nurturing side by preparing their emotional needs with our very effective Life Learning Library program. Come check out our school today!

Meet  Van

Meet Van

Ms. Van is the owner of the Goddard School on Higley Road since 2011. She has over twenty-five years of experience in the education field in various capacities, from being a lead-teacher in premier private preschools to being a vice-principal of a public elementary school. She won several best-teacher awards in her career. Ms. Van strongly values education. She believes children have an incredible capacity to learn in the early years. A day we waste in teaching something new to a child is a day lost forever. Children who enter kindergarten should have firm concepts of basic math and science/technologies without sacrificing their appreciation for the Arts. That is why the STEAM curriculum at this school is very robust. Ms. Van also believes having fun is a much-needed component to promote a life-long love of learning. Ms. Van earns a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She has two daughters who read before four years old. One of the daughters went on and graduated from UC Berkeley University. The other one graduated from Stanford University.
  • Our School

    Welcome! We’re committed to your child’s health, safety and education, which is why we provide children with safe and healthy learning environments at our School.

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    Our teachers blend the highest standards in early childhood education and development with nurturing care.

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    Special Programs

    We enhance our play-based curriculum with a range of enrichment programs designed to fit your child’s interests.

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Something Fun Is Always Happening at Goddard!

Upcoming Events

  • May 27 School Closed
  • May 27 Puterbugs Computer Lab 9:30 - 11 AM
  • May 28 Music with Ms. Claire 9 AM - 12 PM
  • May 28 My favorite Animal Graph 10 - 11 AM
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Your Child’s Education

The F.L.EX.® Learning framework is designed to provide a well-rounded learning experience in a safe, nurturing environment to help prepare children for school, careers and life.

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Life Lesson Library

Life Lesson Library is The Goddard School’s proprietary social-emotional learning curriculum that brings stories and their lessons to life through great children’s literature.

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We work tirelessly to ensure children thrive in a healthy, safe and warm environment. Within this secure and nurturing environment, children can discover their unique gifts.

Our programs go beyond academics and help children develop important social-emotional skills like kindness, empathy, responsible decision making and more.  

In our classrooms, creativity and curiosity blossom as children discover the wonder of learning. Through fun learning experiences (F.L.EX.®), your child will develop academic and social-emotional skills that will help them feel ready to take on the world.

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