The Goddard School

The Goddard School franchise was founded in 1986 and awarded its first franchise in 1988. In addition to providing year-round programs to children from six weeks to six years old,  the franchise also provides summer and after-school enrichment programs. The brand understands that children learn through experience,  so they pride themselves on using methods that allow children to have fun while learning important skills. The franchise attracts families to their schools through their F.L.EX. Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience). This program allows children to explore their interests in a nurturing environment, which has allowed the franchise to expand to more than 560 schools in 38 states.   

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The Goddard School


The Goddard School Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


There is almost nothing as important to a child than their education. As young as six weeks old,  children are learning by observing the world around them. Are you a prospective franchise owner looking to work with a nationally recognized educational franchise that helps children learn and become good people? The Goddard School franchise could be for you. It was founded in 1986 and started franchising two years later. Since then, the franchise has grown to over 560 locations in 38 states that serve more than 70,000 students. To attract families to their schools, they understand that children learn through experience. Thus, they came up with the F.L.EX. Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience). This program allows children to learn in a safe, nurturing environment. The ideal franchise owner with the brand is looking for multi-unit deals and come from a variety of backgrounds, including young professionals who are tired of corporate life. 
As a franchisee with the Goddard School franchise, you are looking to find a fulfilling business that allows you to improve the lives of children and help foster a life-long love of learning. The franchise also offers veterans a $20,000 discount of the franchise fee when they decide to franchise with them. Additionally, the franchise offers prospective owners financing options when they want to franchise with them. You can make a good living while making a positive impact on the community with a Goddard School franchise. In terms of support and training, the franchise owner can expect the franchise to help them every step of the way from marketing support to site selection.

Company Details

Founded: 1986
First Franchise: 1988
Headquarters: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Canada: No
International: No 

Support and Training Offered By The Goddard School

The franchise owner can expect the franchise's Digital Marketing and Communications teams to implement social media, online marketing, and advertising campaigns to drive enrollment at your school. Additionally, the franchise owners will also receive receive operational support from their franchise consultants. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a The Goddard School Franchise.

What does a The Goddard School Franchise Cost?

The Goddard School franchise fees for 2024:

Initial Investment $698,300 - $873,800
Cash Requirement $250,000
Royalty Fee 7%
Financing Options: Yes
Veteran Incentives: Yes; $20,000 off franchise fee

Is The Goddard School a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. The Goddard School is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is The Goddard School a Home Based franchise?

No. The Goddard School is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do The Goddard School Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much The Goddard School franchisees make. The Goddard School offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does The Goddard School Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. The Goddard School franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is The Goddard School Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. The Goddard School franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is The Goddard School Looking for International franchisees?

No. The Goddard School franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see The Goddard School's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Child Related, Education, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


The Goddard School Franchises for Sale

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