The Goddard School of Washington DC
(The Wharf)

School Address: 910 7th Street SW
, Washington, District of Columbia 20024
School Phone Number: 202-318-1818 , School Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
652 Maine Avenue SW
, Washington, District of Columbia 20024
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Welcome to Our School

The Goddard School of Washington DC (The Wharf) is more than a warm and nurturing place. It's a safe space where your child will discover their extraordinary.

Goddard DC at The Wharf originally opened in July of 2019. Due to demand we have opened a 2nd location (across the street) to serve the families of our wonderful SW community. 910 7th Street (original location) now enrolls children between ages of 18 months and 5 years. Our new location, 652 Maine Avenue, enrolls children 6 weeks - 18 months. Both Schools have their own private playground space, key fobbed entry for added security AND also ample parking for pickup and drop off! Now Enrolling!!

Meet  Taylor

Meet Taylor

My name is Taylor Pope and I am the on-site owner of The Goddard School in Washington, DC at The Wharf! I am a third-generation franchisee, originally from the Hampton Roads area of VA where my family currently owns one other Goddard School (Virginia Beach “Lynnhaven”) . I attended Marymount University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. My wife Ashley and I met at Marymount and currently live in Alexandria with our amazing daughter, Lyla, and our two dogs - Penelope and Nelson. Lyla was born in July 2022, and she is currently enrolled in the School's First Step's program. She loves to commute to and from the School on a daily basis with her "Dada"! We NOW have TWO locations OPEN at The Wharf - 652 Maine Ave. (Infants - 24 months) with an indoor playground and 910 7th St. (2 years - 5 years) with a private outdoor play area! We are excited to continue enrolling more families into our wonderful School community we have created since first opening in 2019!
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Find Their Extraordinary

We nurture your child’s unique potential by encouraging their natural curiosity so they’re prepared to confidently take on the world.

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What Teachers Mean to Me

Every member of the Goddard faculty has special, often extraordinary, gifts they share with their students. When a child comes home happy and can't wait to see their teacher the next day, tell us about it. Take this moment to celebrate your child's teachers!

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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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