The Harbor School

7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817 | | 301-365-1100

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day and half day / part time with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Individualized, inquiry-based, early childhood curriculum that integrates academic, social-emotional, and physical skill development
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish class twice weekly

Profile: Early childhood education has been our specialty at The Harbor School since 1973, and we take this responsibility seriously. The early childhood years, ages 2–8, are a critical developmental stage that forms the foundation of a child’s future growth and advancement.

We educate each child as a unique learner with differentiated instruction and individualized attention so that your child can develop and thrive to reach his or her fullest potential. We accomplish this with two dynamic teachers in every classroom and a curriculum that increases in rigor, individual responsibility, and social awareness over the course of a child’s time at Harbor.

To meet the development needs of the whole child, our program has three key components: academic, social-emotional, and physical.

Class offerings:

  • 2-year-old options:
    • Full time: M–F, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Half day / part time: T/Th, M/W/F, or M–F, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • 3-year-old options:
    • Full time: M–F, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Half day / part time: T/Th, M/W/F, or M–F, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • 4-year-old options:
    • Full time: M–F, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Half day: M–F, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Young 5-year-olds (those who will have turned 5 by Dec. 31):
    • M–F, 8:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Before care: Begins 8 a.m.
  • After-school care: Until 6 p.m. on M–Th and 4:15 p.m. on Fridays

Enrichment activities: PE, music, Spanish twice weekly, art and library once weekly, Makerspace, optional after-school enrichment classes (ages 4 and up)

Openings for 2019–2020: Please inquire

Openings for 2020–2021: Yes

Minimum enrollment age: Must be at least 2 years old by first day of school

Due date for enrollment applications: Feb. 1, with late enrollment and waitlist options

Last updated: Oct. 1, 2019

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