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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.

Chess Team Excels

Two teams placed in top five in primary and elementary divisions.

Summer Program

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

Community Service

Bright raises money for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank to give out milk at mobile pantry.

Yesterday, 2:37 PM ET
Sign up to help Bright's library win a visit by author and illustrator Jan Brett!
Yesterday, 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!
March 16, 12:07 PM ET
Record-breaking day! The winners of the 41st annual Bright School High Jump are fifth graders Mattie Nall and Noah Cobb. Mattie was the top girl with a height of 4 feet, 1 inch. Noah set the all-time Bright School record for fifth grade and sixth grade with a height of 5 feet. The previous school record was set by sixth grader Sam Lynch in 1996 at 4 feet, 9 inches. By the way, the national boys' record for ages 9-10 is 5 feet, 3 inches. Congratulations to both and to all jumpers. It was a great competition!
March 16, 12:02 PM ET
Special guests at today's high jump were former champions Drew Hamilton '16 and Trey Hamilton '14.
March 16, 11:52 AM ET
More from the second grade play. (It was that good!)
March 16, 11:51 AM ET
Congratulations to the second grade students and teachers for a great job on the play "Go Fish!"
March 16, 8:24 AM ET
A wonderful article about Bright alumnus Shalin Naik '10!
March 15, 4:16 PM ET
Wear Bright World shirts tomorrow with uniform bottoms!
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
Pre-K Luau
8:15 a.m. | Centennial Theater
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