At a Glance
Bolton Hill Nursery is a nursery school and childcare center for pre-school-aged children. Our distinguished and well-trained staff of early childhood professionals offer a rich and engaging curriculum to children ages 2, 3, 4 and 5. A full-scale pre-kindergarten program rounds out every child's years at BHN.
Operating year-round and located at 204 W. Lanvale Street in the center of the historic Bolton Hill neighborhood in Baltimore City, BHN is an anchor institution beloved by all.
Illustration by Grant Nickson
Operating year-round, BHN is located at 204 W. Lanvale Street in the center of the historic Bolton Hill neighborhood in Baltimore City.
BHN’s foundations can be traced to the late 1950’s, when a group of Brown Memorial Church families acknowledged the need for a mother’s group in the area. Eventually their group grew into a cooperative nursery school that served the needs of both working and non-working parents. Bolton Hill Nursery was officially founded in 1969.
In the mid-1980s, Bolton Hill Nursery became an independent, non-religious, non-profit school utilizing a play-based philosophy of learning. In December 2012, the BHN board made the decision to purchase our current building, the former home of Family and Children's Services. Importantly, the building boasts a big yard perfect for children’s outdoor discovery and spacious, bright, “homey” rooms ideal for indoor investigation.