Our History, Philosophy and Mission...
Bellevue Heights Nursery School (BHNS) is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian preschool founded in 1972 to meet the need for a quality preschool in Syracuse's Strathmore area. We began with a handful of children and teachers and have grown to an inclusive preschool collaborative with Jowonio School serving six children with special needs alongside approximately 40 children without identified special needs. At BHNS, our philosophy has remained the same:
"Children learn best through play."
Since our collaboration with Jowonio School in 2001, our 3-5 year old students reap the benefits of a multi-disciplinary team of Regular Education teachers, Special Education teachers and support staff, a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, and Family Support Liaison. Our blended expertise and enriched staffing allows for a minimum of 6 staff to 27 children on any given day.
Our mission at Bellevue Heights Nursery School is to create a nurturing, child-centered environment where children learn through play and are empowered to make decisions, solve problems, and to build relationships that promote the inclusion of all people and a love of learning.