The Goddard School of Lewis Center

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.

8542 Owenfield Drive
Powell, Ohio 43065
740-657-1300 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Lewis Center

Meet  Ruth

Meet Ruth

My name is Ruth Arbaugh and I am the proud owner of the Goddard School in Lewis Center. For the past 15 years I have been an elementary school educator and administrator in the private sector. I consider myself a lifelong learner and my passion is to help children grow by providing a fun, safe and accepting learning environment for all. It was our search to find such an environment for our young son that led us to pursue ownership of our Goddard School in the summer of 2020. I have a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University as well as additional certification from Harvard University. My husband, Kyle, also helps run the school and is a technology entrepreneur who graduated from Ohio Northern University. We recently relocated to Columbus from Los Angeles with our son, Benjamin, and dog, Scarlett. Thank you in advance for the opportunity to prepare your children for both school and life.
  • 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.

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  • 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
  • July 27 Summer Water Play (AM) 9 - 11 AM
  • July 28 Pizza Day 11 AM - 12 PM
  • July 29 Soccer with Mr. Kyle
  • July 30 Summer Water Play (AM) 9 - 11 AM
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Summer Programs

It's never too early to start planning for summer fun. Register today to secure your child's spot at The Goddard School’s Summer Camp, our exciting summer learning program! 

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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.

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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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