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Bethesda is an unincorporated, census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, located just northwest of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. The National Institutes of Health main campus and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are in Bethesda, as are a number of corporate and government headquarters. The area commonly known as “Downtown Bethesda” is centered at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue, Old Georgetown Road and East-West Highway. This intersection is approximately two and one-half miles from Washington, DC’s western boundary, making Bethesda a close-in suburb of Washington. Other focal points of downtown Bethesda include the Woodmont Triangle, bordered by Old Georgetown Road (Maryland Route 187), Woodmont and Rugby Avenues, and the Bethesda Row, centered at the intersection of Woodmont Avenue and Bethesda Avenue.

Important medical institutions located in Bethesda include the National Institutes of Health campus, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and the adjoining Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, as well as a number of other military medical and research institutions. Other federal institutions include the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division. Bethesda is the home of Congressional Country Club, which is recognized as one of the most prestigious private country clubs in the world. Congressional has hosted four major golf championships, including the 2011 U.S. Open, won by Rory McIlroy. The AT&T National, hosted by Tiger Woods, has been played at Congressional four times. Bethesda is also home of the exclusive Burning Tree Club, Bethesda Country Club, and the Bethesda Big Train, a summer collegiate baseball team.

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Bethesda is often associated with its neighboring communities, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Great Falls, Virginia, and McLean, Virginia, for their similar demographics. In April 2009, Forbes ranked Bethesda second on its list of "America's Most Livable Cities". In October 2009, based on education, income, health, and fitness, Total Beauty ranked Bethesda first on its list of the U.S.'s "Top 10 Hottest-Guy Cities." In 2009, Self magazine ranked Bethesda as the second healthiest place for women in the country, a year after ranking it number one. As of 2009, eight Pulitzer Prize winners live in Bethesda, as do several well-known political commentators (including George Will, David Brooks, and Thomas Friedman). In 2014, it placed first on both Forbes' list of America's most educated small towns[17] and Time's list of top earning towns.

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RATING*SCHOOL NAMEGRADESSCHOOL TYPE
4Bethesda Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5Chevy Chase Elementary School 3Rd Grade - 5th Grade Public
5Somerset Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4Rock Creek Forest Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5North Chevy Chase Elementary School 3Rd Grade - 6th Grade Public
5Westbrook Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5Wood Acres Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4Ashburton Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5Wyngate Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5Burning Tree Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5Carderock Springs Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5Bannockburn Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5Seven Locks Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5Bradley Hills Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4Westland Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
5North Bethesda Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
5Thomas W. Pyle Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
4Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
3Walt Whitman High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5Walter Johnson High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/AStone Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart Preschool - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/ASt Jane De Chantal School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/AOur Lady Of Lourdes School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/ALittle Flower School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/AMater Dei School 1St Grade - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/AThe Woods Academy Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/AThe Bethesda Montessori School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/ABethesda Community School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/ALycee Rochambeau French Intl School Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/AFernwood Montessori School Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
N/AFamily Academy Of Bethesda The Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
N/AChevy Chase United Methodist Church Pres Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
N/AOneness Family School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/AConcord Hill School Preschool - 3Rd Grade Private/Charter
N/AWashington Waldorf School Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/AWashington Episcopal School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/ACrestview Montessori School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/AHolton-Arms School 3Rd Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/AThe Primary Day School Preschool - 2Nd Grade Private/Charter
N/AHarbor School Preschool - 2Nd Grade Private/Charter
N/ANorwood School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/ALandon School 3Rd Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/AApple Montessori School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/AThe Greentree School 9th Grade - 9th Grade Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.