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Directions to the School

English Now! is located at 4963 Elm Street, Suite 300, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. We are in the heart of Bethesda, conveniently located near shopping, the Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, and many restaurants. We are at the corner of Elm Street and Arlington Road, diagonally across the street from the Giant grocery store. We are a few miles north of Washington, D.C. We are just three blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station on the Metro red line, and buses at the Bethesda Metro Station.

Our building has two entrances, at 4963 Elm Street and 4940 Hampden Lane. The Elm Street entrance is on a busy shopping street. Most students and visitors will use the Elm Street entrance.

However, some students and visitors will use the 4940 Hampden Lane (elevator) entrance:

Please see below for directions on how to visit us. We look forward to seeing you!

Walking Directions from the Bethesda Metro Station and Bethesda Metro Station Bus Stop:

1. From the Metro, take the long escalator to exit the Metro. Turn left at the top of the escalator and walk towards the bus station. From the bus station, walk down the short flight of stairs towards the parking garage.

2. Once on the sidewalk turn left and continue down Woodmont Avenue. You will see restaurants called Cesco’s Osteria and CO2 Lounge.

(Hampden Lane Entrance) Faster from the Metro/bus station, and for all students/visitors who need an elevator

3A. Walk one block on Woodmont Avenue to Hampden Lane; at the intersection of Hampden Lane and Woodmont Ave., turn right, cross Woodmont, and continue uphill on Hampden Lane.

4A. Continue on Hampden Lane. Pass the “Shoppes of Bethesda” shopping center, on the left.

5A. On your left you will see the Arlington and Elm Center. There is an elevator on the ground floor, under the building, next to parking.

6A. Take the elevator to the third floor (press 3) and follow the hall to our school.

(Elm Street Entrance) For students/visitors without need of an elevator, and from shopping on Elm Street

3B. Walk two blocks on Woodmont Avenue to Elm Street; at the intersection of Elm Street and Woodmont Ave., turn right and cross Woodmont.

4B. We are on the right side of Elm Street. Walk to the end of the block, in the busy shopping area.

5B. Continue until just after Club Pilates. The entrance to the Arlington and Elm Center, our building, is on the right.

6B. Enter the building, go up the first flight of stairs, and follow the hall.

7B. Follow the signs to Suite 300. Continue until the end of the hall, at the elevator.

8B. Pass Training Ground Gym and take a left.

9B. At the end of this hall take a left, you will see an elevator, take the elevator to the third floor.

Driving Directions from Wisconsin Avenue:

Coming from the south (from Washington D.C.)

1. Driving north on Wisconsin Avenue, turn left onto Hampden Lane, it is a two-way street.

2. Continue on Hampden Lane. At the intersection of Hampden Lane and Woodmont Avenue, turn left onto Woodmont.

3. Take a right on Elm Street.

4. There are two parking garages, both on the left side of Elm street:

a) Bethesda Elm Street Garage (look for the large blue “P”), 4910 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814. Monday-Friday: parking is $1.25 per hour, Sat-Sun: Free. This garage uses the app Mobile NOW! as a pay system.

b) Colonial Parking, 4950 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814 (look for a green “P”), at the corner of Elm Street and Arlington Road. Cost: Monday-Friday: 1 hour- $1.95, 2 hours- $3.95, $1/hour for subsequent hours, to a maximum of $11.95/day. This garage accepts cash and credit cards.

5. After you park, cross Elm Street and enter our building (4963 Elm Street).

6. Go up the first flight of stairs, and follow the hall.

7. Follow the signs to Suite 300. Continue until the end of the hall, at the elevator.

8. Pass Training Ground Gym and take a left.

9. At the end of this hall take a left, you will see an elevator, take the elevator to the third floor.

Coming from the north

1. Driving south on Wisconsin Avenue, turn right on Hampden Lane.

2. Continue on Hampden Lane till the intersection of Hampden and Woodmont Ave.

3. Turn left on Woodmont Ave., stay in the right lane.

4. Turn right on Elm Street.

5. There are two garages, both on the left side of Elm Street:

a) Bethesda Elm Street Garage (look for the large blue “P”), 4910 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814. Monday-Friday: parking is $1.25 per hour, Sat-Sun: Free. This garage uses the app Mobile NOW! as a pay system.

b) Colonial Parking, 4950 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814 (look for a green “P”), at the corner of Elm Street and Arlington Road. Cost: Monday-Friday: 1 hour- $1.95, 2 hours- $3.95, $1/hour for subsequent hours, to a maximum of $11.95/day. This garage accepts cash and credit cards.

6. After you park, cross Elm Street and enter our building (4963 Elm Street).

7. Go up the first flight of stairs, and follow the hall.

8. Follow the signs to Suite 300. Continue until the end of the hall, at the elevator.

9. Pass Training Ground Gym and take a left.

10. At the end of this hall take a left, you will see an elevator, take the elevator to the third floor.

Driving Directions from Arlington Road:

For students:

1. If you are going north on Arlington Road, after passing a Giant grocery store on your left, turn right on Elm Street. If you are going south on Arlington Road, after passing the Bethesda Library on your right, turn left on Elm Street

2. There are two parking garages on Elm Street: The Colonial Garage is on the right side of Elm Street, at the corner of Elm and Arlington; the Bethesda Elm Parking Garage is on the right side of Elm Street, after Café Deluxe.

For first-time visitors:

1. Going north on Arlington Road, after passing a Giant grocery store and the Caroline Freeland Park on your left, turn right on Hampden Lane; going south on Arlington Road, after passing the Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library on your right, turn left on Hampden Lane

2. The elevator is located under the Arlington and Elm Center building (4940 Hampden Lane) in the garage, there is 30 minute free parking in the Shoppes of Bethesda parking lot (4928 Hampden Lane) for all visitors.

Details Regarding Parking at English Now!:

There are two parking lots on Elm Street for parking longer than 30 minutes:

a) Bethesda Elm Street Garage (look for the large blue “P”), 4910 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814. Monday-Friday: parking is $1.25 per hour, Sat-Sun: Free. This garage uses the app Mobile NOW! as a pay system.

b) Colonial Parking, 4950 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814 (look for a green “P”), at the corner of Elm Street and Arlington Road. Cost: Monday-Friday: 1 hour- $1.95, 2 hours- $3.95, $1/hour for subsequent hours, to a maximum of $11.95/day. This garage accepts cash and credit cards.

For all visitors and pick-ups:

There is 30 minute free parking at the Shoppes of Bethesda, adjacent to our building. This lot is more expensive for longer-term parking but is very convenient.

Bike Parking:

Biking is a great way to travel around Bethesda. We are near the Capital Crescent Trail, and there is bike parking nearby the school. There are twelve bicycle parking spots in the Bethesda Elm Parking garage at the same cost for car parking. There are also various bike racks at the Bethesda Library and the Caroline Freeland playground.

Walking Directions from the Old School Location:

From the old location, walk down Montgomery Avenue towards Wisconsin Avenue. Cross Wisconsin Avenue, turn left, and walk one block to the intersection with Hampden Lane. Turn right on Hampden. Continue on Hampden Lane until you see the “Shoppes of Bethesda” on the left. Our building is the Arlington and Elm Center (4940 Hampden Lane), take the elevator to the third floor and follow the hall to our school.

Welcome to English Now! We look forward to seeing you!