Bethesda Nursery School

Founded in 1961, Bethesda Nursery School is a small, private nursery school in New Haven, Connecticut, that serves the families of three, four, and five year-old children. We are a nonsectarian, non-profit organization that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and licensed by the State of Connecticut.

Bethesda Nursery School fosters a vibrant, diverse community of children, families, and teachers, where everyone is welcome and the joy of learning is shared. Our program is based on the principles of developmentally appropriate practice and supports the growth of every child in a safe and enriching environment. Children are encouraged to develop and learn through play. Our school recognizes the importance of partnership between home and school and promotes collaboration and connection between school, families, and community.

For more information about our school, click here.  You may also reach us by calling 203-787-5439 or email at

Hurray For School! We Are Open!

Dear Friends,

We are thrilled to be surrounded by the sounds of cheerful children once again! Our outdoor classroom is up and running and has been a huge success. Some of the precautions we have been taking to keep our children, teachers and families safe are smaller class sizes, increased outdoor experiences, the wearing of masks and increased cleaning and sanitation. Visit our COVID-19 Response page for a list of precautions and protocols.

Limited spaces are available for the 2020-2021school year. Due to COVID-19, in person tours are limited.  We encourage you to check out our Virtual TourYou can fill out this APPLICATION and email it to our director, Sara Gannon.

Read Bethesda Director Sara Gannon's contribution to The Atlantic's feature story on:

305 St. Ronan St., New Haven, CT 06511 • (203) 787-5439 •

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