Chantilly (East Gate) 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.

  • We appreciate everything that the Goddard School has done during this pandemic to keep the teachers and students safe. We are also very pleased with all the teachers and management staff. They are very caring and responsive. Our daughter loves going to school every day and has continued to develop her reading and math skills. She loves learning and I credit her teachers for that. We will miss you all!

    Annabeth 's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • First, the teachers and staff are so nice and caring. Second, they have been so wonderful with all the changes due to COVID. Their flexibility and willingness to bring in teachers to help with the School Aged kids so they could do their Distance Learning at Goddard and allow parents to work was wonderful! We are truly appreciative of all they are doing to help us, our kids, and to keep everyone safe!

    Frederick (Freddie)'s Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • Goddard has been a constant in our lives for about 7 years now and especially during COVID times, we have once again trusted this school with our children. We are thankful that they staff has worked so hard to enable a safe place for our kids to learn and grow and to try to make the most of this year! Thank you!

    Eleanor (Ellie) & Coralie (Cora) & Brianna (Bree)'s Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • The quality of the teachers is the best thing about the teachers at Goddard. However, to retain those excellent teachers, they have to be supported by a stellar office & support staff, director and owners. Enrolling our child at The Goddard School is THE BEST educational decision we feel we could have made. Superior education, loving/dedicated/professional staff, CLEAN and SAFE environment... what's NOT to love? :)

    Heather's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers and front staff are professional and warm. My son loves school so much and it is a testament to how Goddard is run and the high quality teachers they hire. My son's love of learning has ignited and his behavior has drastically improved, since starting school at Goddard. We couldn't be happier!

    Caden's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The quality of care, safety, and education of children is second to none. I have watch my children become confident kids who love to socialize, read, and be active in sports. The school is run by a staff of dedicated educators who know well how to encourage greatness, keep my kids safe and always keep them engaged. Thank you Goddard School.

    Henry & Madeline's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love getting the emails after our daughter finishes school about what she did that day and the occasional photos. Parent teacher conferences with great teachers! The checkins from the owners about how our daughter is doing and if there is anything they can improve on. The great staff at the front desk that are always nice and welcoming.

    Penelope's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Made us feel like family right from the start! Small classrooms and student to teacher ratio, teacher tenure is much longer than other schools (very little turnover), handling covid really well, etc... They have great communication too!

    Caroline's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • The staff and teachers are great. They listen to your concerns if they should arise and truly work with you to solve the problem. I love the curriculum. I feel my kids leave preschool prepared for kindergarten.

    Hannah & Ella's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I feel like this is a great program! Far better than any of the preschools my children experienced in the area. The teachers in my sons pre-kinder room are working with him on skills that I did not think he would be doing until kindergarten. The teachers are amazing!

    Flynn & Brayden's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I like that my son is taught not only acedemics but also important "life" skills, manners and etiquette, and a vast variety of topics to make him interested in the world around them and other cultures.

    Colin & Ayden's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The staff and programs are exceptional. My child has been very well prepared for the next level of education. She has been safe and well cared for the entire time she has attended from 3-months to almost 6 years. I recommend The Goddard School frequently.

    Lily's Mother

    Summer Program

  • The teachers' care for the kids and the cooperation between them and parents is amazing. We love our son's teachers. They're amazing.

    Dmitri's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We love the interaction between the teachers and babies. They have all taken such interest in our son and we greatly appreciate that.

    Braeden & Michael's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Everything! The teachers are highly qualified, follow a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate for the child. Goddard maintains a portfolio for every child to showcase their growth and creative skills which moves with the child as they progress through the school. Up to date and timely feedback on a daily basis of children's activities with pictures and memorable moments. Goddard is an outstanding educational intuition and a provides outstanding service to the families it serves.

    Alexander's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Everything! We love the teachers/aides/staff - we literally feel like extended family. The curriculum is fantastic and our kiddo is learning like crazy.

    Benjamin (Ben or Bo)'s Mother

    Preschool Classroom


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