The Goddard School of Fort Mill
(Gold Hill)

School Address: 868 Gold Hill Road
, Fort Mill, South Carolina 29708
School Phone Number: 803-802-2112 , School Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer with Goddard

See how your child will discover the wonder of learning all summer long!

Welcome to Our School

The Goddard School of Fort Mill (Gold Hill) is more than a warm and nurturing place. It's more than a great education for your child. It's peace of mind.

Meet  Caroline

Meet Caroline

My name is Caroline Smith and my Husband, Cole, and I are the owners of the school. We are from from Edisto Beach, South Carolina. I have a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Masters degree in Divergent Learning, both from Columbia College. I have 10 years of teaching experience in Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade. Cole and I also spent two years serving in the Peace Corps on the small island nation of Vanuatu where I taught in grades 1-5 and he did community development work. Cole now works for Continental Tire here in Fort Mill. I started out as the Education Director here at our school in 2019, became the on site owner in 2020 and Cole and I officially purchased the school in May of 2022. We are so thrilled to be here and to be a part of your child's learning and growth! We love to travel and to spend time with our two children, Ann and Brantley, who are students here at Goddard!
  • Virtual Tour

    You and your family can now tour our School from the comfort of your home!

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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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  • 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

  • February 2 Soccer 9 AM - 12 PM
  • February 3 Pizza Friday! 12 - 1 PM
  • February 8 Music! 9 - 11:30 AM
  • February 9 Soccer 9 AM - 12 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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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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