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The Bright School Alumni Association seeks to promote the interests and welfare of the school, to create and maintain an ongoing mutually beneficial relationship between the school and alumni, and further the school's mission and values through its alumni.

Every person who has graduated from The Bright School is a member of the Alumni Association.

For generations of Chattanoogans, Bright School means so many things...
It is a happy place where lifelong friendships were forged...
It is the teachers who first sparked a passion for learning...
It is where a strong mind and a caring heart took root...
Remind yourself what Bright School means to you.


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Alumni Update

Elizabeth Davis

Meet Our Alumni Director

Elizabeth Davis
Joined the Bright School staff in 2015

Elizabeth is a Bright alumna and parent of a recent Bright graduate. 

Fort Wood Society

The Bright School has been located at six different addresses in Chattanooga since its founding in 1913 by Mary G. Bright. The current location off Hixson Pike in North Chattanooga has been the site of the school since 1963, graduating its first class that spring.

Prior to the current location, the school was located at 833 Fort Wood Street on what is now the campus of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 1924 to 1962. Alumni who attended The Bright School at this location have special memories of the building and Miss Bright that the school believes are important to its history. All four previous locations of the school were at various addresses along McCallie Avenue.

The Fort Wood Society was established in 2017 for all alumni who attended school at this location.

Students in front of the Fort Wood building in 1939
Legacy students and their alumni parents for the 2023-24 year


Bright Legacy

Bright Legacy, established in 2022, is an alumni program that honors and recognizes families with multiple generations of graduates and students. There are currently about 40 families with enrolled students that include parents who graduated from Bright School, and of those, several include grandparents who went to Bright. Legacy families help preserve traditions and the history of the school. 

The Class of 2015