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

We are accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. Call or email for more information and to schedule an in-person tour.  We encourage you to check out our Virtual Tour too. You can fill out this APPLICATION and email it to our director, Sara Gannon.

Bethesda Nursery School Inc. admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion and disability to all rights, privileges, program, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  Our program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion or disability in administration of our educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and other school-administered programs.

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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