The Goddard School of Third Lake
(Gurnee/ Grayslake)

School Address: 34638 N US Highway 45
, Third Lake, Illinois 60030
School Phone Number: 847-543-9075 , School Hours: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Welcome to Our School

The Goddard School of Third Lake (Gurnee/ Grayslake) is a warm and nurturing space where extraordinary awaits your child each and every day.

The Goddard School of Third Lake has been serving Central Lake County, including Grayslake, Gurnee, Lindenhurst, Lake Villa and more for 2 decades. Our goal is to walk along side your children as they learn & grow in a safe, healthy & nurturing environment. In this, we will not fail.

Meet  Terry

Meet Terry

On-Site Owner
Hello I'm Terry, On-site Owner here at The Goddard School in Third Lake. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from Bradley University. I'm proud to say that I have worked at The Goddard School in Third Lake since the school opened in 2004! I have had the unique opportunity to work in almost every position here by starting as a lead teacher in August 2004. In January 2006, I was hired as the Education Director and then became the Executive Director in 2016 where I remained until offered the on-site owner opportunity in May 2023. I was also a parent throughout the years with my 4 children who attended from Infancy - Kindergarten! In my free time I enjoy traveling and spending time with my kids! I look forward to many more years here at The Goddard School as the on-site owner!!
  • 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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    Summer Camp with Goddard

    Our summer program is all about exciting outdoor adventures, child-led discovery and fun learning experiences!

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Something Fun Is Always Happening at Goddard!

Upcoming Events

  • July 27 20th Anniversary Party for Current and Alumni fami 10 AM - 12 PM
  • August 15 Last Day of Summer Camp
  • August 16 No School
  • August 19 Transition Day
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The Goddard Difference

Choosing the best educational experience for your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. At The Goddard School, we focus on authentic, fun learning experiences that happen in a safe, caring and flexible environment that children love, and parents have trusted for over 30 years.

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Summer with Goddard

Our summer program is all about exciting outdoor adventures, child-led discovery and fun learning experiences. Your children will be encouraged to follow their natural curiosity as they develop new skills, build their confidence and celebrate accomplishments all summer long!

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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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