Mission Statement

Founded in 1863, Goddard is recognized for innovation in education. Our mission is to advance the theory and practice of learning by undertaking new experiments based upon the ideals of democracy, and the principles of progressive education first asserted by John Dewey. Goddard's students are regarded as unique individuals who take charge of their own learning. Through collaboration with faculty and staff, Goddard encourages students to become creative, passionate, lifelong learners, working and living with an earnest concern for others and for the welfare of the Earth.