The study of Tennessee is a tradition in fourth grade. Students learn all about our home state in this social studies unit, which culminates in the Tennessee Celebration.
Fifth graders took part in Latino Career Week, a program through La Paz Chattanooga, by listening to Chattanoogans share their businesses and cultural experiences via Zoom during Spanish class. October is Hispanic Heritage Month.
Alumni from the late 1970s to 1990s have fond memories of playing games in P.E. with the giant Earth Ball. It was painted to look like the Earth by the Class of 1978 and quickly became a favorite for many students.
Three fifth graders are promoting a Halloween sign project to raise money for the Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center. They presented information about "Share a Scare" to their grade, and all families are invited to participate.
One of the dearest traditions we have at Bright School is buddies. Fifth graders are matched with a kindergarten buddy, and they participate in various activities throughout the year.
We said good-bye to two retiring teachers and eight faculty and staff members who left for various reasons after the 2019-2020 school year. JPK teacher Cathy Hicks and fifth grade reading teacher Brenda Austin retired in May.
Junior pre-kindergarten is often a child’s first experience at school—which is an exciting time! Meeting your first teacher and seeing your first classroom is a big step in your child’s educational journey.
Last spring's shutdown because of the pandemic led to many changes and a reinventing of Bright School. Today, we are committed to in-person instruction and seamless online instruction when necessary.
Bright School’s mission places the endowment of wisdom and compassion as our highest goal. Our wisdom and compassion figure strongly into how we, as members of the Bright School community, approach the many challenges at hand.
Mary Gardner Bright was born on September 16, 1885, and founded her school in 1913. Hands-on learning and play were hallmarks of her school, and we continue her vision today. She began many traditions we still honor.