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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 celebrated our cultural diversity with Bright World Week. Our families represent more than 20 countries.

Summer Program

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

Teacher Spotlight

"Bright School is specifically designed to prepare students to move seamlessly from grade to grade and then on to middle school," says teacher Beth Warren.

Today, 10:57 AM ET
The fifth grade presents "525600 Minutes: How Do You Measure a Year?" It's a reflection of their fifth grade year and entire time at Bright School. Parents, bring a few tissues when you come to watch tomorrow! Don't want to spoil any of the funny lines or poignant moments, so here's a little teaser. (Fifth graders are in charge of raising and lowering the school's flag.)
Yesterday, 5:41 PM ET
A beautiful day to salute the May Court at GPS, which includes Bright alumnae Tia Kemp, Mimi Vance and Elisabeth Hale, and all the other seniors from the class of 2010.
April 25, 4:13 PM ET
Thank you to all the faculty, staff and parents who volunteered at the last home track meet yesterday! A big shout out to Coach Jeff McDaniel for all his hard work and encouragement of all athletes from every school.
April 24, 2:41 PM ET
The first grade had a great time today at Crabtree Farms of Chattanooga!
April 24, 2:16 PM ET
Alumnus Lee Connell '96 came to P.E. today for third, fourth and fifth grades to help teach chipping. He picked up golf while in college, plays very well and beats his dad, according to his mother, Coach Jan Connell!
April 21, 2:39 PM ET
A nice profile of Bright alumna Alizeh Ahmad '03, who is currently studying at Harvard Divinity School.
April 21, 2:07 PM ET
First grade had a zero-waste lunch they brought from home today for Earth Day, and it was "Lights Out Lunch" in the cafeteria.
April 21, 2:05 PM ET
First graders raided their recycle bins at home and brought in boxes, bottles and cans to make all kinds of objects like a doll house, dog house, submarine and robot for Earth Day.
April 21, 2:02 PM ET
Kindergarten celebrated Earth Day by going on a nature hike and scavenger hunt, creating projects with recycled garbage and making bird feeders out of empty toilet paper rolls.
April 21, 1:43 PM ET
Fourth grader Max Hickman was Chef for the Day with Ms. Mary and her crew (Sandra, Arlene and Vickie). He rolled the wrap sandwiches, made some chicken salad and served his classmates with a smile and "Have a nice day, sweetie!" just like the ladies do every day in the lunch line. Maybe your child can be the chef next year thanks to the Pajama Party Auction to benefit the Bright Fund!
Fifth Grade Play
8:15 a.m. | Centennial Theater
Fifth Grade Play
8:15 a.m. | Centennial Theater
Pre-K Luau
8:15 a.m. | Centennial Theater
10:00 a.m.
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