Chagrin Falls Reviews & Recognition

The love and commitment of our Goddard families inspires us every day. To help make each child’s learning experiences the best they can be, we are always happy to listen when parents share their expectations. Here’s what our families have to say.

  • Everything! The physical classrooms are welcoming and safe for exploration, the staff are knowledgeable and engaging, the administration are focused on parent outreach and connection, the teaching philosophy is consistent through the classrooms and is supportive but challenging and growth focused. We love Chagrin Goddard School.

    Jacob (Benny)'s Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Positive and Friendly Atmosphere for Children and Parents. Welcoming and free of judgement, staff is caring and engaged with each student/individual. Thank you all for all your work!

    Kennedy's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We adore the Goddard School and all of the staff and teachers. Our daughter has been attending Goddard for about a year and has thrived. She has grown so much academically and socially this past year. With the pandemic this year, Goddard has been on top of everything keeping the kids safe. We could not have chosen a better school and adore everyone we have come in contact with!

    Riley's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Friendly staff and teachers that really seem to care about the children. Clean and organized facility. They have handled all the Covid restrictions very nicely, keeping everyone safe and changing things as needed at the drop of a hat.

    Jameson's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • You don’t just “watch” my 2 yo, the teachers are actively teaching her and doing things to help her grow. She has learned so much at school and has become even more independent than she naturally is. I would highly recommend Goddard to anyone.

    Natalie & Evan's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We love our school! The teachers and all staff genuinely care for our kids, and our family. The structure, the love, the discipline and respect for our kids is felt- and so appreciated! We love going here!

    Leonardo & Vinny's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Some of the many things we like about Goddard: 1. Staff kindness & competence 2. Curriculum 3. Communication between school & home 4. Follow through with COVID-19 health/safety guidelines

    Henry's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Goddard has the best teachers and staff. My kids love their teachers and are happy to see them everyday. They are involved in engaging activity and play throughout the day which has helped in their development and socialization.

    Leonardo & Vinny's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We highly recommend Goddard! The teachers are loving and compassionate, the curriculum is the perfect balance of fun/play and educational plus we have seen major cognitive developmental growth since our son started at Goddard.

    Whitman's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We are going on our third year at The Goddard School and we cannot say enough about the quality of the staff and the kindergarten preparedness that our son is getting. The Goddard School provides a safe, nurturing and friendly environment with a wonderful curriculum that continues to challenge our son.

    Marin & Logan's Mother

    Summer Program

  • We chose the Goddard School because the facility is absolutely clean and organized, the staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgable, and the teachers love the children and enjoy being with them. It is such a welcoming place with a variety of activities and areas of focus from yoga, to science and environmental discovery, to sign language! My kids are thriving at Goddard!

    Eileen & Jack's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We like the individualized care our son receives from all of his teachers. They go out of their way to ensure he has an amazing school experience! We enjoy the daily personalized notes and photos they send and the adorable artwork too! We’re very appreciative of everything they do for our family.

    Alexander's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • First, the location and improvements to the school are great. The teachers and director take the time to connect with parents one on one and really have an open dialogue about the kiddos; this is very helpful in understanding both the achievements and struggles that happen. The school continues to introduce new and exciting events, weekly themes and opportunities to the kids and parents. The owners are there every day with an open door as well.

    Max's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We feel like the owners care about the kids and learning environment. They have greatly improved the experience - from facility upgrades, tech enhancements, SMS messaging for relevant updates - to make it more engaging for the parents and students.

    Abigail & Elizabeth's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • It starts at the top. The owner's Kim & Scott not only care for there staff but each and every student in the school. They don't look at it as a business as much as really trying to develop each & every employee and each & every student. Because of there genuine care for there staff it reflects how the staff interact with the students. With much love and patience. They are professional but also very caring and wants what is best for all who enter there building.

    John David & Michael's Father

    Before/After School Program

  • Teachers genuinely care. Greatcommunication about activities the kids are doing as well as back and forth with the teachers themselves. Unique approach to learning. Embraces signs and technology, good style of discipline. Feels 'good' ??

    Leo's Father

    Preschool Classroom


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