Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School (BHPCNS), a mission of Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, nurtures all aspects of a child's growth through an age appropriate play-based program.


Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School (BHPCNS), a mission of Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 

encourages children's growth in a community of inclusion and respect reflecting core values inspired by faith traditions.  In this loving and caring community, children are encouraged to develop their own talents, uniqueness, and self-esteem.


BHPCNS is a mission of the Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, but is run independently, governed by a Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors is comprised of Church members, current BHCPNS parents and staff.  The current Chairman of the BHPCNS Board is Rosanna Morrison.


BHPCNS is licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education through it's Office of Child Care and holds a Letter of Compliance (license #71228).  BHPCNS is also a licensed by Montgomery County, MD as a Private Educational Institution (license # 27677).  To learn more about early child education and child care in Maryland visit their website at http://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/.  For a quick overview of regulated child care in Maryland, click here to view the MSDE brochure.

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

Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School - 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda MD  20817

301.365.2909 (office)  -  301.467.6784 (fax) - info@bhpcns.org


Our program focuses on the whole child through social-emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual development tailored to each child's individual needs.  Our children learn through free play, arts and crafts, individual and communal projects, dramatic play, literature, music, science, foreign language and creative movement.


Presbyterian Church Nursery School


Through our nurturing atmosphere and respect for each child's unique learning style and temperament, our children grow in resilience, confidence and independence.  Our classroom communities provide an environment where children learn to be kind, respectful, sympathetic and to develop relationships with both adults and peers.


BHPCNS believes that young children learn best through play.  Our play-based early childhood education program provides hands on multi sensory experiences, both indoors and outdoors, to foster a lifelong love of learning.

BHPCNS was founded in 1957 by the ladies' group of Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church.  Initially a playgroup of just a few children, the school has grown to an international enrollment of over 175 students offering classes to 2, 3 and 4-year-olds.​​

​Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School is a preschool of excellence, offering programs for two, three and four-year-olds. Our staff members are extremely qualified. Each lead teacher has a college degree or training in preschool education; assistant teachers are qualified and experienced in early childhood care. Admission is open to children of all races, faiths, ethnic backgrounds and nationalities.​​


​​​​​​​​​2022-27 STRATEGIC PLAN​​

BHPCNS has enlisted the help of a long-term planning committee to create a 5-Year Strategic Plan to guide the school's continued success as a premier preschool in the surrounding community. 

Thank you to current and former parents, staff, and administrators for their time and valuable input into developing this 5-Year Strategic Plan

We would like to hear your thoughts and ideas. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey HERE. Your comments and suggestions are always much appreciated.

If you are able to help BHPCNS make these goals a reality, please reach out to Liz Sobrino or our any of our board members.