About Us

The Goddard School in Skokie is conveniently located near Evanston and Wilmette and is dedicated to providing an environment where teachers support the nurturing and learning children want and need, where children are offered the opportunity to develop their natural curiosity and creativity and where they can develop a lifelong love of learning.

Some helpful information about us: Our programs span from 6 weeks to 6 years of age (Infant through Jr. Kindergarten; part time or full time after 15 months).  While there are many options out there, The Goddard School has many incredible differentiators.  Every classroom in our school is led by a lead teacher with a four year degree.  Our staff are educators and the very best in the industry.  Our low ratio and non-crib sharing at the infant age is a big differentiator.  In addition, we have two separate infant rooms.  Infant I is for 6 weeks to 9 months.  Infant II is for 9 months to 15 months.  For children on the food program, we offer an organic and local food program.  We have an incredible school with an indoor gym with a rock wall and over 10,000 SF of private and secure outdoor play space.  We have many incredibly happy families in our school and would love to have you come by for a tour!  My husband and I are the on-site owners focused on bringing the very best early childhood education experience to the North Shore.

Our School Highlights Include:

  • F.L.EX. LEARNING PROGRAM – putting your child at the center of our approach – encourages your child’s lifelong love of learning
  • Qualified Educational Professionals – Every classroom has at least one lead teacher with a 4-year degree
  • Organic and non-GMO food program (breakfast, lunch & two snacks)
  • Indoor gym with rock climbing wall
  • 10,000 SF+ private and secure outdoor play space – Separate playgrounds for Infant/Toddlers and Preschool/Pre-K
  • Music & Movement Programs, Yoga and BASE Fitness
  • Handwriting without Tears, Reading & Manners programs
  • Language Arts including our partnership with Language Stars for Spanish and soon to be Mandarin classes.
  • Performing Arts enrichment program for our Preschool, Pre-K and Junior Kindergarten classrooms
  • School wide green programs – composting and recycling
  • Eco-friendly school wide programs, Green Lawn care management program – safe play for your children!
  • Dedicated parent parking lot for drop off and pick up
  • AdvancED Corporation Accreditation –  our children are prepared for success!

The Goddard School will:

  • Offer a wide range of enriching activities to meet the needs of each child
  • Focus on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child
  • Offer multi-cultural and developmentally appropriate materials and equipment
  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment
  • Comply with Quality Assurance Reviews and parent surveys conducted by GSI
  • Support the professional development of teachers and Directors through Goddard Systems University (GSU)
  • Offer open communication with families in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect
  • Offer curriculum resources to enhance the learning experience

Please let us know if you have any questions or if you have interest in coming in for a tour.  We can be reached at 847-773-0200.  Thank you again and we hope to hear from you soon!


Andrew & Mary Fratini

On-Site Owners

EMAIL: SkokieIL@goddardschools.com

DIRECT: 847-773-0200

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9651 Gross Point Road

Skokie, IL 60076

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