Construction Completed at The Goddard School of Locust Point, July 5th Opening Eyed

| June 15, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Goddard School, which has more than 570 early childhood education centers in the United States, has completed construction on its new school at 1111 Key Hwy. East in Locust Point. Jim and Mary Wolfarth, who also own The Goddard School of Canton, are the franchisees of The Goddard School of Locust Point.

The school is a development by Goodier Properties and it was built by Waverly Construction. The two-story, 15,000 sq. ft. school sits at a site once approved for a nine-story, 60,000 sq. ft. office building.

Jim Wolfarth said The Goddard School of Locust Point was on board to be a tenant of the nine-story building, but as the real estate market changed following the COVID-19 pandemic, he was approached about being the sole tenant at the property. He and Mary Wolfarth loved the idea.

The school’s 14 classrooms have enough space for 165 infants through pre-kindergarten-age students. It has an indoor gym with a rock wall as well as 8,100 sq. ft. outside recreation space featuring two playgrounds and a small turf field for soccer and additional activities.

The building has a lot of windows that overlook the Inner Harbor. Jim Wolfarth said he loves all the natural light and the views.

The school, which the Wolfarths hope to open on July 5th pending approvals, will be open Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm. It will have approximately 40 teachers.

Jim Wolfarth said they already have about 70 local families enrolled at The Goddard School of Locust Point.

The property has a large frontage on Key Hwy. East, a small portion on the 1400 block of Woodall St., and a larger portion on the 1400 block of Stevenson St. where the outdoor area is.

The Goddard School of Locust Point will be the fourth location to open in the Baltimore area. It is adding 40 to 45 teaching jobs to the community.

“We are thrilled to continue building on the success we’ve achieved at our first location as we bring this valuable service to even more families in the Baltimore community,” said Jim Wolfarth.

Former LPCA President Kate McComiskey released the following statement to SouthBMore.com when the project was announced last year:

The LPCA spent years negotiating the construction of the building with Goodier, and the community is thrilled to welcome the Goddard School to the neighborhood.  With so many young families in Locust Point, it’s hard to imagine a business better suited to meet the needs of the community.  Although there are concerns about the upcoming construction and influx of traffic to the area once the school opens, we are hopeful that the plans developed in advance will ease congestion, and that if any issues arise, Goodier will continue to work with the LPCA, Domino Sugar, and DOT to implement quick and effective solutions.

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