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The Goddard School of Chantilly (Westfields)

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.

5001 Westone Plaza
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
703-378-4088 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Chantilly (Westfields)

Meet  Risa & Brad

Meet Risa & Brad

Owner
Mr. Brad and Ms. Risa are the proud owners of both Goddard Schools in Chantilly; Chantilly (Westfields) opened in 2003, and Chantilly (East Gate) opened at the end of 2011. When their oldest child was only two they decided to open a Goddard School, committed to creating the nurturing learning environment and school community they wanted for their own growing family. Risa has a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and serves as the Senior Education Director for the schools. Risa was a 4th and 5th grade teacher for the New York City Public Schools for six years, so she knows well that an exceptional school depends on exceptional teachers. Risa oversees the hiring of every teacher we invite to join The Goddard School, and, as Senior Education Director, she makes sure that the environment we provide is caring, fun, safe, and educational. Brad is the business manager of both schools. Brad was trained as a lawyer, and he brings ten years of experience in the banking industry to the business side of running the school. Welcome to 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
  • September 28 Read, "Where do I Live?"
  • October 1 Paint your Home
  • October 3 Police, Fire, and Rescue
  • October 4 Germ Experiment
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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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LEARNING YOUR CHILD LOVES

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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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