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.

It's a Bright World

We are celebrating all the countries represented by our Bright families.

Summer Program

Learn more about Bright Days, our new summer program for early learners. Registration is open.

Admissions Event

Learn about our school while your child enjoys the playground on April 8. Click above to RSVP.

Today, 1:23 PM ET
From junior pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, Bright School prepares students for middle school and beyond. Beth Warren teaches fifth grade, the last year at Bright but perhaps the most special for all the extra activities and traditions for the student leaders of the school.
Today, 1:16 PM ET
The second grade spent the day at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center. Look at them standing in a replica of an eagle's nest!
Today, 10:58 AM ET
Third graders are spending the morning at the UTC Challenger STEM Learning Center. They made and tested telescopes with Commander Garrett.
Today, 10:52 AM ET
Bright World Week culminates with this special event for Bright families to share their cultural dishes and traditions with each other. Join us to sample food from around the world and participate in various activities in the gym.
Today, 10:36 AM ET
This is an admissions event. Parents may come to learn more about Bright and ask questions while children enjoy the Early Childhood playground. Please RSVP to Brooke Moore at
Yesterday, 9:20 AM ET
The track season is off to a fast start! Yesterday was the first of four track meets Bright School is hosting. Welcome to visiting teams: Silverdale, Normal Park, Grace, Chattanooga Patriots, CSAS, Brainerd Baptist and Belvoir Christian Academy.
March 27, 2:37 PM ET
Sign up to help Bright's library win a visit by author and illustrator Jan Brett!
March 27, 12:58 PM ET
Thank you to all the students and families who donated gently-used sports equipment. The rackets, balls, shoes, etc. were distributed along with gallons of milk by the Chattanooga Area Food Bank at the East Side Elementary School mobile food pantry before spring break. Great job by Helen Guerry and fellow fifth graders for organizing the equipment drive!
March 16, 12:16 PM ET
Noah Cobb set the all-time Bright School record in the high jump today at 5 feet. WOW!
March 16, 12:13 PM ET
Here is fifth grader Mattie Nall's winning jump at 4 feet, 1 inch. Way to go, Mattie!
Bright World Night
6:00 p.m. | Gym
Kindergarten Play
8:15 a.m. | Centennial Theater
Kindergarten Play
8:15 a.m. | Centennial Theater
Fifth Grade Play
8:15 a.m. | Centennial Theater
Fifth Grade Play
8:15 a.m. | Centennial Theater
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