Our Approach

Suburban Nursery School is a cooperative preschool for 2, 3, and 4-year olds located in Bethesda, Maryland that has been in operation for over fifty years.

As a cooperative nursery school, we give parents the unique opportunity to be part of their child’s first school experience. Having parent involvement, both in and outside the classroom, fosters a close-knit community that benefits our children, parents and their families. We are mindful, however, that parents today have more and more constraints on their time that may make joining a cooperative preschool seem daunting. With that in mind, we do offer a range of co-oping options. For more on the options available and the duties of a co-oping parent, please see Co-op Options.

Our school’s hours of operation are 9:30 am to 12:15 pm. Classes are held from September to June. Each day has a consistent schedule that includes an emphasis on play-based, experiential learning and outdoor play on our unparalleled outdoor space. SNS is also licensed by the Montgomery County Office of Child Care as a School, meaning we follow detailed, specific guidelines to ensure health, safety, and preparedness in our classes, and quality in our teaching staff and curriculum.

In addition, SNS offers after-school activities for our Bluebird and Redbird (3 and 4-year-old) classes as well as sibling care for the parents while they co-op. For more details about our program, please see Curriculum.

We welcome you to join our wonderful world of play at Suburban Nursery School!