Peters Township (Venetia) 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.

  • Staff and teachers have been so welcoming and helpful since we just started at this school. Our son loves his school and is so excited to go each and every day!

    Aidan's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Great owners and teachers. They are truly exceptional

    Reese & Luke's Father

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • I love the curriculum, and the teachers! The difference in my child's development from September until now is incredible- The Goddard curriculum helps, but having great teachers is KEY!

    Delaney & Jillian's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • Very friendly and love the photo updates. Love my sons teachers, they are amazing. Great updates from the school, emails to keep parents informed of what is going on

    Connor's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Everyone has been very welcoming and warm toward my daughter and family. My daughter is learning so much! She loves school. I also very much enjoy knowing the things she’s doing during the day and seeing pics. Very reassuring.

    Viviana's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

MIDDLE STATES ACCREDITED

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several locations internationally. The Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations and resources. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions.

May 2007 - May 2024

PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The PA DOE considers the education of its children to be among the highest priorities of state government and has dedicated many resources toward that end. Educators who are PA DOE certified prepare for their responsibilities in the schools of the Commonwealth through the completion of a State Approved Teacher Education program (includes student teaching or field experience), The Pre Service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) in Reading, Writing and Mathematics, and completing application materials documenting that all certification requirements have been met.

January 2007 - January 2024

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE

Goddard’s Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by GSI in the areas of health and safety, curriculum, overall quality, punctual reporting and business operations. Eligibility is limited to franchisees that score in the highest range in all of these categories.

January 2012 - January 2022

CONGRESSIONAL RECOGNITION

The Congress of the United States recognizes Lori and Bob Santo, owners of The Goddard School located in Peters Township, for the significant contributions they have made to the communities of Upper Saint Clair and Peter’s Township.

November 2015 - December 2016

HEALTH & SAFETY AWARD

The Health & Safety Award honors the top franchisee or franchisees who have gone above and beyond to provide the highest health and safety standards for the children.

January 2015 - January 2016

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE PRESIDENT’S CLUB

Goddard’s Circle of Excellence President’s Club Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by GSI in the areas of health and safety, curriculum, overall quality, punctual reporting and business operations. Eligibility is limited to franchisees that achieved the highest level of excellence, scoring in the top ten percent in each category.

January 2012 - January 2015

MARKET OF EXCELLENCE

This award is presented annually and acknowledges a market that has demonstrated the best collaborative effort in representing The Goddard Schools in their community.

January 2012 - January 2013
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