Wesley Nursery School

Since 1961, a Non-denominational Preschool where Diversity is Celebrated and All are Welcome



About Our Preschool

Located in Bethesda, our preschool was established in 1961 as a community outreach program.  Wesley Nursery School (WNS) offers half-day programs for 2 through 5 year-olds.  WNS offers an opportunity for each child to develop as an individual and as a member of a larger community.  As a non-denominational preschool, all are welcome.  Our staff strives to promote a loving environment encompassing trust, character development and the value of diversity.

Wesley Nursery School offers additional programs before and after regular program hours.  WNS is governed by the Wesley Nursery School Board and is certified by the Maryland State Board of Education.

WNS is committed to equal education opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, or national origin in admission or treatment of students, or in the employment of faculty and administrative staff.



Come Visit Us!


Welcome prospective families!  WNS is unique among area preschools in that we are a hybrid co-operative school.  Families may select from a range of co-oping options or chose not to co-op.  WNS families enjoy many activities and programs throughout the school year.  Come visit Wesley Nursery School to meet our teachers and staff, tour our classrooms, and learn about our philosophy.

Wesley offers programs for 2-year olds, 3-year olds, and Pre-K class for 4- year olds and young 5-year olds who will be starting kindergarten the following fall.  Using the Creative Curriculum approach, we promote learning through play, exploration, and developmentally appropriate activities designed to build early literacy and math skills, fine and gross motor development, social/emotional capabilities and a love of learning.  See how our program differs from other area preschools.  Inquire about our active duty military discount.


Open House & Tours


You are invited to join us on Saturday, January 6th at 10:00 a.m. and Monday, February 19th at 10:00 a.m. for a tour through our wonderful school.  You will see teachers and children playing, learning, and exploring together.  Meet Wesley director, Diana Mears, our School Administrator, teachers and parents to learn more about our philosophy and program offerings.  Wesley Nursery School promotes the emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of each child by using an age-appropriate curriculum.  A caring environment is provided by the teachers through guidance and love given throughout the day.

We offer tours every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and also schedule tours that work with your schedule.

WNS has rolling admissions for a limited number of spaces available in our 3s and PreK classes for the 2017-2018 year.

To attend our Open House, schedule a tour, or for more information, please contact the school office at:


(301) 654-5285

We look forward to meeting you soon!