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You may enroll your child in three days or five days a week. Students have a morning snack and bring a lunch to school. The regular day ends at 1 p.m. 

Students have a snack, eat lunch in the cafeteria and dismiss at 1 p.m. Students who stay until 3 p.m. in Bright Afternoons will dismiss in the car line with grades K-5.

Students eat lunch in the dining hall, have a snack during the day and dismiss at 3 p.m.

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 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 as a class, small group or individuals.

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. 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 extended care staff. Registration for Bright Days begins in the winter. Visit our Bright Days page to learn more.


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. 


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. Examples include being a Tuesday Helper in PK, helping teachers organize the class play, volunteering at our annual fall Bonanza, planning class celebrations, and more. Visit our Parents' Association page to learn more.

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