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

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

Play, Grow, Learn

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

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.

Noteworthy News

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.

            ​​​​Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Preschool

​                Nursery School

​​​​2022-23 School Year

Morning classes begin at 9:00 a.m.  We provide a mid-morning snack.  Two-year-old classes conclude at 11:30 a.m.  Three-year-old and Pre-Kindergarten classes conclude at 12:30 p.m. following lunch.  Children bring their lunch from home and we provide organic milk.  All programs follow a traditional school year (Sept-May).  Your child must be the age of the program by September 1st of that school year.

Registration for the 2022-23 for students who would be new to BHPCNS may be found here.

Registration for the 2022-23 school year for returning students may be found here.  

​Additional Programming

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. 

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). 

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

Camping with Bradley Bear was a wet and wild adventure!

We learned the basics of camping in Session 1 and then visited many National Parks in Session 2. Each camp day started with a den cheer and was followed by an outdoor inspired craft, a delicious snack (hello s'mores on a stick), water play, and games. We never stopped smiling!