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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

Play, Grow, Learn

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

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.

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 Notes:


Introducing Transitional Kindergarten!!

New for the 21/22 School year, this program is perfect for those children who are age-eligible for Kindergarten, but would benefit from another year developing school-readiness skills to be successful in a more rigorous academic environment.  Click here for the TK fact sheet.  Click here for the TK application.    

2021-22 School Year

Applications for the 2021-22 school are now available!  

New student applications can be found by clicking here. 

Current students applications can be found by clicking here


Summer Camp 2021

Our Camp Sessions are Full!! To be placed on the waiting list please call 301-365-2909.

Session 1: June 21 through July 1

A Preschooler's Guide to the Galaxy!

Session 2: July 6 through July 16

Bradley Bear's Beach Bonanza! 

Click here for details. Click here for registration forms. 


Spring Term 2021

    BHPCNS safely re-opened April 6, 2021 with an emphasis on outdoor programming! Our play-based curriculum is taking place on our beautiful 6 acre campus full of playgrounds to play on, a creek to explore and wooded areas to tromp through.  Limited openings are still available in the three-year-old program in both our three and five-day options (must have been 3 years of age by Sept. 1, 2020).  Call (301-365-2909) or email (info@bhpcns.org) us today to arrange a tour!  


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 and 4-year-old (Pre-K) 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:  http://www.scholastic.com/bookclubs.  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.