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Schedule

JPK
You may enroll your child in three days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday only) or five days a week. Students have a morning snack and bring a lunch to school. The regular day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. 

PK
All students come five days a week, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students have a snack and eat lunch in the dining hall. Students who stay until 3 p.m. in Bright Afternoons will dismiss in the car line with grades K-5.

K-5
All students come five days a week, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students eat lunch in the dining hall and have a snack during the day.

We strongly encourage parents to have their child to school by 7:45 a.m. to begin preparation for the school day. A child may be dropped off as early as 7:15 a.m. If you are late and drop off your child after 8:05 a.m., you must park and come into the office to sign in your child.

Bright Afternoons

Students in all grades may stay at school longer through Bright Afternoons, an extended day program. It is available for JPK and PK students beginning at 1 p.m. and at 3 p.m. for K-5. Bright Afternoons ends at 6 p.m. JPK and PK students may stay until 3 p.m. and be dismissed through the regular dismissal car line or stay until Bright Afternoons ends. Visit our Bright Afternoons page to learn more.

Class Size

JPK classes have a maximum of 12 students, due to licensing requirements. Other grades have about 16 students with exceptions made from time to time on various circumstances. Grades JPK, PK and kindergarten have a teacher and an assistant teacher per class. Grades 1-5 have one teacher. During different periods of the day and week, additional teachers from the Kilbride Enrichment Center work with students in a class, small groups or individually.

Summer Program

Bright Days is our school’s summer program for early learners. The program is available from June through the first week of August. Bright Days is closed the week of July 4. It is open to the community. Ages 3-8 or JPK through rising third graders are welcome. Bright Days counselors include Bright teachers, assistants and Bright Afternoons staff. Registration for Bright Days begins in the winter. Visit our Bright Days page to learn more.

Bus

The school offers bus transportation each morning and afternoon to Dalton, Georgia, and Signal Mountain. Families may choose to sign up for an entire year or on a drop-in basis for $10 a day.

Uniforms

Students in grades PK-5 wear uniforms. Students in JPK do not wear uniforms. The school sells used uniforms through the bookstore and during special sales throughout the year. Visit our uniforms page to learn more.

Parent Volunteers

Parents have numerous opportunities to volunteer through the Parents’ Association and each classroom. Visit our Parents' Association page to learn more.

School Affiliations