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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!


Expanded Spanish 

Our two teachers are native speakers and experienced educators.

Welcome New Teachers

Five new classroom teachers are starting their Bright School tenures.

Alumni Awards 

We are proud of our alumni of all ages and enjoy hearing their stories.

Today, 10:19 AM ET
Good luck to our volleyball team in the conference tournament tomorrow. The first game is at 8 a.m. against St. Jude, and the second game is at 10 a.m. against CCS. The games are at CCS.
Yesterday, 11:57 AM ET
Thank you to all the parents who worked in the Early Childhood gardens yesterday. Great job!
Yesterday, 11:41 AM ET
Today's Fifth Grade-Teachers Volleyball Game was a great way to end a short week. Check out our video to see all the fun!
September 28, 2:53 PM ET
Bright School loves our alumnus Fletcher Bright '43!
September 27, 1:03 PM ET
Congratulations to the cross country team! The girls won the Independent School Conference tournament yesterday. Five runners placed in the top five in boys and girls: Ava Greer Allan (2nd place for 5th grade girls), Ellie Bickerstaff (5th place for 5th grade girls), Nehemiah Coleman (4th place for 4th grade boys), Soleigh Kueter (2nd place for 3rd grade girls) and Zain Rifai (4th place for 3rd grade boys). Great job by all the runners!
September 26, 4:07 PM ET
The big bear was in Mr. Morgan's office today. He is looking for a home. Sell Charleston Wrap to claim him!
September 26, 8:50 AM ET
It's the first week for the Bright Post to be in action. These third graders were learning their pickup route this morning. Later this week, the Bright Post workers will sort and deliver letters.
September 26, 8:44 AM ET
Chomper is visiting Isabella and Miss Satterfield's fourth grade class for Charleston Wrap. Last week to sell! Turn in all orders and tickets by next Monday.
September 25, 6:00 PM ET
Welcome back Class of 2016! They were at school Sunday afternoon for the annual Sixth Grade Yearbook Party. A great turnout, and it looks like they have grown so much since May. Best wishes in middle school! You are always welcome at Bright School!
September 23, 10:37 AM ET
One of the most endearing traditions at Bright School is the fifth grade-kindergarten buddies. The students met each other today, and the fifth graders "interviewed" the kindergartners to find out more about them. Overheard in the hallway were comments by fifth graders like "My buddy is awesome!" "My buddy reads at a second grade level already!" "My buddy has a girlfriend!" It is fun to see the fifth graders take on their roles as leaders in the school!
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