compassion. curiousity integrity respect

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.

Alumni Awards 

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

Today, 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?
Yesterday, 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.
October 19, 9:54 AM ET
Best wishes, hugs and prayers to Will Hunt, Class of 2012!
October 17, 3:10 PM ET
The Pajama Party Auction is now live and open for bidding! All proceeds benefit the children of Bright School. Check out the range of items from experiences to clothing and jewelry. Click below to access the auction site. Thank you!
October 17, 1:42 PM ET
Katie Stagliano of Katie's Krops visited school today and planted in the Early Childhood Garden with junior pre-K, pre-K and kindergarten students. Katie began her non-profit organization that grows and donates vegetables when she was a fourth grader. Now she is a senior in high school. The children enjoyed her inspiring visit, and we are eager to watch our garden grow!
October 17, 12:52 PM ET
Way to go cross country! Boys won the Chattanooga Area State Qualifier and girls came in second. The whole team is going to the state championship in Knoxville on Saturday!
October 14, 4:46 PM ET
The bear is home. Congrats again to Addison!
October 14, 3:00 PM ET
Good luck to our cross country runners on Saturday at Baylor! This is the area qualifier race for the state championship. The girls race starts at 11:30 a.m. and boys at 11:45 a.m. The XC race course will start and end in the large grass field behind the outfield of the baseball field. Enjoy the nice fall weather and come cheer on the Bright School runners!
October 14, 1:22 PM ET
What a beautiful fall day for the annual fourth grade Tennessee Celebration!
Art Party
5:30 p.m. | Sophie's Shoppe
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