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            ​​​​Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Preschool

​                Nursery School

BHPCNS Parent Testimonials

"All three of my children went to Bradley Hills. I cannot thank the faculty and staff enough for their professionalism and genuine love of caring for young children. BH engages in very effective combination of play and structured teaching to educate children. The results I have seen speak for themselves. The kids I have known, including my own, are happy, consistently excited to learn, and well prepared for kindergarten. I am impressed particularly with BH's commitment to improving and evolving year after year. I would recommend BH without hesitation." -Parent of a 5 year old and 3 graduates

The Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School is a preschool of excellence in Bethesda, MD providing an early childhood education which nurtures the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social growth of each child according to his or her needs.

We believe young children learn best through play.  Our preschool programs incorporate stories, music, physical movement, indoor & outdoor play, as well as creative and sensory activities to foster a life-long love of learning.

Play, Grow, Learn

Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School - 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda MD  20817 301.365.2909 (office) - 301.467.6784 (fax) -

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy

as to Students
The Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and other school-administered programs.

MSDE License #71228   Mont. Cty. PEI License #27677

Noteworthy Notes:

​S'Mores & More Summer Camp!

Join Bradley Bear as he goes a'wandering the hills and dales with a backpack on his back this June!  Click here for more information and the registration form.


BHPCNS is currently looking for one or two more school assistants. School assistants work throughout the school helping out in classrooms and in the office. We specifically need individuals to work on Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 8:30-12:45. BHPCNS is also looking for a few more people to round out our substitute roster. Requirements for both positions include a love of children, being able to get down (and up) off the ground, willingness to help children in the bathroom and/or changing table and a sunny disposition. All applicants must successfully pass a criminal background check and be vaccinated against COVID-19.


Call the school office: 301-365-2909 or

email Liz at:

2022-23 School Year

Registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open to students who would be new to BHPCNS

Pre-K and younger student applications may be found here.

Transitional Kindergarten applications may be found here.

Registration for the 2022-23 school year for returning students will begin December 9th. 

Pre-K and younger student applications may be found here.  Transitional Kindergarten applications may be found here.

2021-22 School Year

There are limited openings in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and two-day (Tuesday/Thursday) two-year-old program.  All other programs have waiting lists. 

Pre-K and younger student applications may be found here. 

Transitional Kindergarten applications may be found here.

Early Mornings with Bradley Bear
 Students of all ages may be dropped off as early as 8:00 a.m.   A light, early morning snack will be provided. 

Stay and Play
This optional enrichment program is for children enrolled in our 3-year-old through TK programs.  Students may stay one, two, three afternoons or more until 2:30 p.m. 

Lunch Bunch
Two-year-olds may stay at Bradley Hills for lunch!  Our youngest cubs may stay until 12:30 p.m. and eat lunch (parent provided). 

Scholastic Book Club
Scholastic books are a great, relatively inexpensive way to add books to your child's collection or to give as gifts. Flyers are sent home monthly.  If you like to place your order online go to:  Log in using the activation code L8HGN.  

Order online or by sending a check to school with your order form completed--Either way, your books will be delivered to the school.