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Information about the Admissions Process

Campus Tours and Visits

All future parents are invited to schedule an individual parent tour any time of the year.  Tours may be scheduled by emailing Brooke Moore: or calling 423-267-8549.

Applicants for early childhood (junior Pre-K, Pre-K and Kindergarten) have the opportunity to come for a play date with current students and teachers during a school day in the winter, and they will have individual academic assessments.

Applicants for first through fifth  grades will be invited to come for a classroom visit and academic assessment. These visits are typically scheduled during the months of January-April.

Other opportunities will occur during the course of the school year for you to visit Bright School. Check the admissions calendar to save these dates!


Applications now being accepted for the 2017-18 school year. An application must be submitted before the applicant's play date or classroom visit. Our online application is available here.

All applicants are required to submit a student recommendation form, completed by your child’s current or most recent teacher. You may download them below:

Student Recommendation JPK, PK, K (This form is due in January before your child's play date.)

Student Recommendation 1-5 (This form is due before your child's classroom visit)

Once completed, recommendation forms should be returned directly to:

For first through fifth grade applicants, we also require copies of report cards and standardized testing (if applicable).

Events for Applicants

Kindergarten Play Date and Assessment
Thursday, February 9, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Pre-K Play Dates and Assessments
Tuesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 23
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Junior Pre-K Play Dates and Assessments
Tuesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 9
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Ages for Our Programs

August 1 is our age cut-off date

  • Junior Pre-K: 3 years old
  • Pre-K: 4 years old
  • Kindergarten: 5 years old


2017-18 school year: 
Junior Pre-K: $5,300 (3-day), $7,600 (5-day)
Pre-K: $10,450
Kindergarten-5th grade: $15,160

Tuition payments may be made in full or through the FACTS payment plan. Lunch is included in tuition. 

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for grades Pre-K through fifth. Visit our financial aid webpage to learn more about the application process.

We also have tuition payment plans that enable families to spread tuition payments throughout the year. Learn more here.