Fort Mill (Gold Hill) 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.

  • It’s the perfect mix of love and education for our children. Growing hearts and minds.

    Harper & Leo's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Where to begin? The staff is fantastic from top to bottom. They all seem to function as a cohesive unit / team with everyone working together toward the common goal of taking excellent care of children. We feel so safe dropping our daughter off at Goddard every morning, because the teachers and admin staff clearly CARE about our child in addition to caring for her. We are so thankful for that.

    August's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • Very welcoming and accommodating staff and management. Goddard has a superior curriculum that allows our child to learn and have fun. And overall a culture of kindness, collaboration and connectedness.

    Emma's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We really like, value and appreciate the teachers, staff and management. They make the school a welcoming place while delivering a high level of education. They are open and connected and listen to parents with a collaborative approach. Their communication style continues to increase, always keeping parents informed with regular emails, reminders and updates.

    Gabriella's Father

    Junior-K Classroom

  • The staff including the teachers, directors and owners are all very personable and professional. The school is clean and well-organized and the kids learn so much in a fun environment.

    Jack & Lucy's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Goddard is the most well run, safe, and kind environment!

    Daniel & Ivy 's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • It's clear that the educators at the Goddard School genuinely care about the students. I feel that my child is very ready for Kindergarten thanks to what she has learned at the Goddard School. I appreciate the clear and frequent communication from the school and the ability to message my child's teachers.

    Isla Rose's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • We love our teachers and the constant communication. We love the pictures and reading about the daily activities they do!

    Leo's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • The Teachers and admin truly love the kids. They treat them as if they were their own. As a parent, it’s a good feeling knowing your kids are in good and loving hands.

    Charlie & Andrew's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • My child seems happier than ever at this school, and she has been to other preschools. I think the curriculum is really sretting her up for success and she is truly learning. I love the extra things like yoga and jump bunch!

    Ella's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The staff and owners are very friendly, and actually seem to care about my child. Unlike many daycares, Goddard keeps my daughter engaged and learning and having fun as well. Classrooms/facility are very clean, safe and secure. We have tried many other preschools/daycares in the area and there is nowhere else I would send my children.

    Charles & Blake's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers are fantastic! They truly enjoy their jobs and make each kid feel loved. Our child has learned an immense amount and loves going to school.

    Alexandra's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Teachers are phenomenal. Technology is current and amazing. Directors and owners are professional and fantastic in everything that they do!

    Vance & Scarlet & Lily's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • Nothing but GREAT Experience! My daughter loves going to school, always comes back happy and loves telling me about her day. On top of this the amount of knowledge she is getting on a daily basis is impressive! (when your 4 y.o. casually during the car ride home tells you about space and gravity - WOW, what is there not to be fascinated by, am I right?!) LOVE GODDARD!

    Scarlett's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • Warm and inviting environment, excellent and caring teachers, strong leadership.

    Brenner & Ella Rose's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • We have loved the Goddard School from the moment we placed our first boy at three months of age into Ms. Emily’s arms. Those nurturing arms of Ms Emily have been a guiding force and consistency in the love and care every staff member provides and gives to every child. We are so grateful that our children attend Goddard.

    Harper & Leo's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The Teachers, staff, communication, responsiveness and daily learning updates and teaching plan.

    Gabriella's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • My child is learning in a safe, friendly, and clean environment. She talks about how much she loves her friends and teachers all the time. We love the tadpole updates throughout the day. Highly recommend!

    Soriya's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I have had 3 children attend Goddard over the last 11 years and it simply gets better with each passing year. They are professional and dedicated. Their commitment is evident in the growth of my children socially and intellectually.

    Julianna & Makenzie & Kayleigh's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • Welcoming environment, great staff and the sense of security when we drop off our child. Would highly recommend!

    Emma's Mother

    Toddler Classroom


Cognia ( is a global organization with a holistic approach to continuous improvement of education through accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning and customized improvement services.

June 2012 - January 2027


The Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees for elevating the Goddard School brand, reputation and business performance through outstanding achievements in education and operational delivery. The Circle of Excellence program represents the very best of the system and reflects Goddard’s mission and values.

February 2024 - February 2025


The mission of P21: A Network of Battelle for Kids (BFK) is to serve as a catalyst to position 21st century readiness at the center of American K-12 education by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders. P21, now a network of BFK, will continue to support a vision for learning to ensure 21st century readiness for every student. The Goddard School strives to provide the best possible learning environment, educational framework and professional development opportunities.

January 2020 - January 2022


The Coalition represents the broadest and most unified voice in advocating for policies to improve STEM education at all levels. As an alliance of more than 500 business, professional, and education organizations, they work aggressively to raise awareness in Congress, the Administration, and other organizations about the critical role that STEM education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century.

January 2020 - January 2022


The Circle of Excellence President’s Club Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by Goddard Systems 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 2019 - January 2022


The Education Excellence Award honors the top franchisee or franchisees who have gone above and beyond to provide the highest quality and most consistent educational programs in every classroom.

January 2014 - January 2015
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