The Goddard School of Lee's Summit

School Address: 3301 NE Ralph Powell Road
, Lees Summit, Missouri 64064
School Phone Number: 816-293-9393 , School Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Welcome to Our School

The Goddard School of Lee's Summit (Lakewood) is more than a warm and nurturing place. It's more than a great education for your child. It's peace of mind.

Meet  Abby

Meet Abby

Abby Hendren is the Owner of The Goddard School – Lee’s Summit (Lakewood). She and her husband, Shane, have lived in Lee’s Summit for 10 years, and were both born and raised in the area. Abby is originally from St. Joseph, MO, and Shane is a local Blue Springs High School graduate. Their two children, Connor & Cody, will attend their Goddard School, and Abby can’t wait to open and provide a warm, welcoming environment for the families of their community. Abby & Shane met at Missouri State University and their love for outdoor adventures and all things Missouri, will be evident in the decor of the school. Abby has always been passionate about education and knows firsthand the importance, not only of early childhood education, but of the role children’s educators play in their development & learning experience. Abby grew up helping her mom, a now retired early childhood educator, in her classrooms and realized the impact a safe, nurturing environment has on children’s capacity to learn and to WANT to come to school. Abby is passionate about instilling a love for both learning and for school from the youngest age possible, and is incredibly excited to have the opportunity to provide the highest-quality preschool education within a warm and supportive environment.
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    Our teachers blend the highest standards in early childhood education and development with nurturing care.

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    Summer with Goddard

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

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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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Something Fun Is Always Happening at Goddard!

Upcoming Events

  • November 22 School Closing Early 7 AM - 3 PM
  • November 23 School Closed
  • November 24 School Closed
  • December 22 School Closed
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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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