The Goddard School of Third Lake
(Gurnee/ Grayslake)

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

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Kick off Teacher Appreciation Week with this message from our Chairman and CEO, Dennis R. Maple.

Welcome to Our School

The Goddard School of Third Lake (Gurnee/ Grayslake) is more than a warm and nurturing place. It's more than a great education for your child. It's peace of mind.

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 am proud to say that I have worked here since the school opened in 2004! I have had the unique opportunity to work in many positions at this school by starting as a lead teacher. In January 2006, I was hired as the Education Director and then became the Executive Director in 2016. I was also a parent here 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 now as the on-site owner!!
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    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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    Education becomes extraordinary when teachers like you help little learners achieve big goals! If you want to make a difference in the lives of young children in a supportive, engaging environment, apply today!

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  • Private Kindergarten

    Our private kindergarten program focuses on fun learning experiences that will prepare your children for success in first grade and beyond! 

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It's Their Time to Thrive!

This year is your child’s time to thrive! Find out how The Goddard School sets your child up for success, so they’re prepared to confidently take on the world around them. 

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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.  

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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