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The Goddard School of Gainesville

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.

School Address: 7801 Heritage Village Plaza
Gainesville, Virginia 20155
School Phone Number: 571-222-5576 , School Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Gainesville

Meet  Lisa

Meet Lisa

Owner
Lisa and Greg O'Brien are the on-site owners and business managers of The Goddard School located in Gainesville. We have a young daughter and recognize the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment. We are excited to be able to provide Goddard's outstanding program to the children in the community. Lisa earned her Bachelor's degree in Communications and a Juris Doctorate degree in Law. Greg earned a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. We are eager to be a part of shaping young minds and helping children for a successful future. We want to welcome everyone to our School and look forward to getting to know each of the children and their families!
  • Virtual Tours

    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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  • Reviews & Recognition

    We greatly value feedback we receive from parents and our communities, and are proud to share these publicly.

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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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