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Owning a Goddard School is a rewarding experience, both personally and financially. Becoming a franchisee is simple—our owners are people just like you. Start here and see if you’re the right fit. 


Operating a successful Goddard School requires a commitment to building lasting relationships with families, staff and other Goddard franchisees.  In addition, every Goddard location must first become an effective teaching and learning environment before it can become a successful business. If you can commit to these ideals and have the interpersonal skills needed to build and lead an effective team, then a Goddard School may be the right opportunity for you. 

Operating Standards

Our Goddard School operating standards are the foundation of our success at each location and as a brand.  If you are seeking a franchise business in which you can develop and do things your own way, a Goddard School is not the right opportunity for you.

In contrast, if you would like to join a select community of difference-makers who adhere to operating standards developed and honed over 30+ years, then perhaps we are a match.   

Available Locations

With over 600 locations across 38 states, The Goddard School is a well-established national brand. However, many areas remain available for development and a small number of existing schools are available for purchase each year.

While no two Goddard Schools are exactly the same, all Goddard Schools meet specific building location requirements. Using data analytics and local expertise to identify suitable locations, our real estate team works closely with franchisees to secure new sites. 

Financial Requirements

Opening a Goddard School or purchasing an existing location involves some substantial investments, depending on location. Between franchise fees, opening costs and post-opening costs, our owners typically invest between $879,950 - $1,229,950 to open their franchises.

We understand that joining the Goddard Family requires a significant financial commitment, but our system track record speaks for itself. The foundation you provide allows your School to flourish within our roadmap of success.

Your Journey Starts Here

Interested in joining the Goddard Family as a franchisee? Request more information to get the process started.

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