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The Goddard School of Rockville

The Goddard School is more than a warm and nurturing place. It’s more than a great education for your child. It’s peace of mind.

School Address: 900 Gaither Road
Rockville, Maryland 20850
School Phone Number: 301-330-2300 , School Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Rockville

Meet  Ross

Meet Ross

Owner
Ross Flax opened The Goddard School in King Farm in October of 2003. A Philadelphia native, Ross attended Temple University where he earned his BA degree in Business Administration. He has been married to his wife Sandra since 1987 and has successfully raised two Goddard School graduates - Gabriela and Harrison aged 26 and 23. Both children have active, successful lives since graduating from college and graduate school. Gabriela lives and works in London and Harrison in Denver. Ross began his Goddard School career in 1997 when he opened the first Goddard School in Columbia, Maryland. Since then, he has opened three additional schools in Clarksburg, Bethesda and Tysons Corner.
  • 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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  • Faculty

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

    Meet Our Teachers
  • 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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  • Reviews & Recognition

    We greatly value feedback we receive from parents and our communities, and are proud to share these publicly.

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Something Fun Is Always Happening at Goddard!

Upcoming Events

  • October 26 One Little Scarecrow!
  • October 27 Touch-a-Truck 10 AM - 12 PM
  • October 28 Colors All Around!
  • October 29 Halloween Parade 5 - 6 PM
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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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LEARNING YOUR CHILD LOVES

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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.

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

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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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