Goddard College is a private institution located in Plainfield, Washington County
, whose programs and concentrations lead to a bachelor's, master's, or master of fine arts degree in such areas as health arts and sciences, teacher education and creative writing. The college's approximately 500 students interact in a real world, student-focused model with 83 regular faculty selected from all over the country.
The campus rests on 175 acres of pastureland and forest. Its buildings represent different eras in the college's and region's history. The core is the old Greatwood Estate buildings and gardens, a Vermont historical landmark, which became the college's home in 1938.
More recent buildings include 12 eight-room cottage dormitories called the "Village For Learning;" the multipurpose Eliot Pratt Center that houses the library and its Progressive Education archives; three student-built arts buildings that reflect the college's philosophy; and a student-built solar greenhouse.