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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 NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
4 Bethesda Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Chevy Chase Elementary School 3Rd Grade - 5th Grade Public
5 Somerset Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4 Rock Creek Forest Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 North Chevy Chase Elementary School 3Rd Grade - 6th Grade Public
5 Westbrook Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Wood Acres Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4 Ashburton Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Wyngate Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Burning Tree Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Carderock Springs Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Bannockburn Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Seven Locks Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Bradley Hills Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4 Westland Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
5 North Bethesda Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
5 Thomas W. Pyle Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
4 Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
3 Walt Whitman High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Walter Johnson High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Stone Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart Preschool - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A St Jane De Chantal School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Our Lady Of Lourdes School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Little Flower School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Mater Dei School 1St Grade - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A The Woods Academy Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A The Bethesda Montessori School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Bethesda Community School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Lycee Rochambeau French Intl School Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Fernwood Montessori School Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Family Academy Of Bethesda The Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
N/A Chevy Chase United Methodist Church Pres Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
N/A Oneness Family School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Concord Hill School Preschool - 3Rd Grade Private/Charter
N/A Washington Waldorf School Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Washington Episcopal School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Crestview Montessori School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Holton-Arms School 3Rd Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A The Primary Day School Preschool - 2Nd Grade Private/Charter
N/A Harbor School Preschool - 2Nd Grade Private/Charter
N/A Norwood School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Landon School 3Rd Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Apple Montessori School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A The 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.