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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.

The Bright School Way

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

Community Service 

Founder of Katie's Krops inspires our young students to grow their dreams.

Teacher Spotlight

"Bright is a great place to be," says kindergarten teacher Jana Evans.

Online Auction 

Bid now through November 1 in our Pajama Party Auction to support Bright School.

Today, 11:32 AM ET
Violinist and Bright School graduate Allen Liu '11 is having a recital on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the McCallie Chapel. It is free to the public. Allen is involved in several competitions this fall and was part of the prestigious NYO2 training program at Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute this summer.
Today, 8:33 AM ET
Four days left in the Pajama Party Auction! Lots of great items and good deals still available. Check out the auction website:
October 25, 11:36 AM ET
This year's cross country team had 58 third, fourth and fifth graders -- a show of force at XC meets this year and great representatives for our school. This morning, they each received a medal and pep talk from Coach McDaniel, and they presented him with a bag of goodies from the team families. The team finished the season last Saturday at the state meet in Knoxville. For the season, the girls won the ISC elementary tournament and came in second in the state qualifier. The boys won the state qualifier. Congratulations!
October 24, 10:12 AM ET
Thank you to the families who volunteered Saturday morning at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and helped prepare more than 2,000 meals!
October 21, 4:07 PM ET
Yee-Haw! The fifth graders and kindergartners had a great time at the annual hoedown this afternoon.
October 21, 3:55 PM ET
Here's a sneak peek at the gift baskets that will be items in the silent auction tomorrow at the Art Party. Thanks to parents in every grade who made donations toward the baskets and to the room reps for organizing the baskets. The Art Party is tomorrow from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sophie's. See you there!
October 21, 1:01 PM ET
Our German students missed being in the fight song video for Will Hunt '12, so they made their own get well messages. Fight Will Fight!
October 21, 9:34 AM ET
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's author Marc Tyler Nobleman! Great presentation this morning by the author of Boys of Steel and Bill the Boy Wonder, who talked to third, fourth and fifth graders about the detective skills he used to learn more about the creators of Superman and Batman. What inspiration might strike our young students today?
October 20, 4:02 PM ET
All these beautiful and one-of-a-kind works of art await you as part of this year's Art Party silent auction. It's Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sophie's in North Chattanooga. All proceeds benefit the children of Bright School. Many thanks to the donors of the artwork.
October 19, 1:29 PM ET
Fight Will Fight! Go Will Go! Love to Will Hunt '12 and family from The Bright School. This is our fight song for you.
Fourth Grade Play
8:00 a.m. | Centennial Theater
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