As a former middle school teacher, I wanted to find the best school possible for my daughter's introduction to the educational environment. We had read and heard great things about The Goddard School.
Unfortunately, The Goddard School in Holly Springs was a complete disappointment. We enrolled our extremely shy four-year-old daughter in the Pre-K program with the hopes of preparing her socially for kindergarten as well as having her gain the basic skills such as handwriting, number and letter recognition/practice, etc.. After five months at the school, she has had three teachers, three directors and no consistency. She has not even mastered writing her first name.
The school is extremely pricy, especially since it operates as a glorified daycare. This school has not only failed to ease our daughter's social fears, but has in fact worsened them. We are switching her immediately. We gave a two-week notice, but the school apparently intends to seek payment for two additional weeks, as they feel a 30-day notice is required. Our most recent teacher only gave us a 10-day notice.
In addition to the inconsistency and lack of instruction, we picked up our daughter on the Monday of her final week at the school and found her unattended and crying in the corner. All others were sitting at the table for lunch, including the two teachers in the room that day. No one was making any attempt to console our daughter. No one made any contact with us to let us know she was that upset. We only found out because we happened to pick her up early that day. We refused to send her back after that despite having paid for the remainder of the month.
I would not recommend this school to anyone.