compassion. curiousity integrity respect

Welcome to The Bright School

The Bright School was founded in 1913 by local educator Miss Mary G. Bright, who was head of the school until 1961. With an enrollment of more than 300 students in grades junior pre-kindergarten through fifth, Bright School seeks motivated students, offers a child-centered curriculum and develops in children a lifelong love of learning and a sense of responsibility that provides a critical foundation for their future endeavors.

The Bright School Way

Makerspace, design thinking and STEM? Yes, we've had them for 100 years!


Expanded Spanish 

Our two teachers are native speakers and experienced educators.

Welcome New Teachers

Five new classroom teachers are starting their Bright School tenures.

Guten Tag 

A group of Bright School students visited Germany this summer.

Today, 3:05 PM ET
Our kindergarten harvested more from ECC garden that is going to folks who need it. Thank you!
Today, 2:25 PM ET
The first Bright School lunch of the year was today!
Today, 10:23 AM ET
Help us collect 12,000 Box Tops by the end of the year to pay for new snack stations around the school. We're on a Box Top Blitz from now until Monday, Sept. 12, to collect the most Box Tops. Alumni, grandparents and friends can help students you know collect the Box Tops or find them and send them to Bright School. Go to the Box Tops links below to learn more. Thank you!
Yesterday, 3:11 PM ET
Good luck to our cross country team at today's first meet! We have so many on our team we had to get a big bus!
August 26, 2:35 PM ET
Congratulations to our alumna Margaret Lim '11 for winning this very prestigious scholarship!
August 26, 9:05 AM ET
We made a splash this morning! Make a Splash Day started with dunking Mr. Park, Coach Connell and Coach McDaniel in the tank beside the GMAC. Thanks to all the parents for helping us make a splash and giving to the Bright Fund! We're all in! Watch our time lapse video:
August 25, 3:18 PM ET
We are ready for Parents' Night tonight. See you soon!
August 25, 12:28 PM ET
Our fifth graders are in charge of raising and lowering the flag. Mrs. McMillan visited Mrs. Warren's class to show them the proper way to fold the flag.
August 24, 8:06 AM ET
Parents: We're getting closer to our goal of 100% participation in the Bright Fund. Let's all make a splash today by making a gift of any amount, and the students will enjoy Make a Splash Day on Friday. To donate, go to: We apologize for the donation site not functioning properly yesterday, but it is up and running today. We're all in!
August 23, 2:45 PM ET
Our new mobile-friendly website went live this afternoon, and it features a new admissions video front and center. Thank you to the teachers, parents and students who helped make it possible, and thanks to everyone for being a part of this great school! Please share this video with your friends!
10:00 a.m.
Founder's Day
11:30 a.m. | Fairyland Club
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