Bright School

1950 Hixson Pike,
Chattanooga, TN, 37405-0374
Tel: (423)267-8546
Bright School, the oldest independent elementary, coeducational school in Tennessee, is committed to the intellectual, artistic, physical, and moral growth of young boys and girls.
We seek academically talented students of diverse cultural, racial, religious and economic backgrounds who are willing and capable of engaging in the challenging academic opportunities the school has to offer.
We offer these students a rich and rigorous interdisciplinary, child-centered curriculum designed to stimulate creative inquiry, intellectual achievement and independent thinking in a world increasingly without borders.
With the guidance of the profession’s best teachers, Bright School’s students develop a life-long love of learning, high personal expectations and integrity, and a strong sense of responsibility for themselves, their community, and the natural world.
Throughout their journey, they build a firm foundation upon which they will become wise and compassionate citizens of the world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 6

Student Body

Total Students 352 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 23%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Bright School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Girls Preparatory School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Girls Preparatory School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Avondale SDA Elementary School (2.6 miles away)
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  • Chattanooga Girls Preparatory School
    All-girls 
    205 Island Ave
    Chattanooga , TN , 37405
    (423)634-7637
    All-girls 
    1.6  mi  |  640  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Chattanooga
    Scholze Center    
    Alternative School
    911 Pineville Rd
    Chattanooga , TN , 37405
    (423)425-0215
    Alternative School
    2.3  mi  |  53  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Chattanooga
    Baylor School    
    171 Baylor School Road
    Chattanooga , TN , 37405
    (423)267-8505
    2.4  mi  |  1079  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Chattanooga
    St. Peters Episcopal School
    (Episcopal)
    848 Ashland Ter
    Chattanooga , TN , 37415
    (423)870-1794
    (Episcopal)
    2.6  mi  |  184  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Chattanooga
    Avondale SDA Elementary School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    1201 N Orchard Knob Ave
    Chattanooga , TN , 37406
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    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    2.6  mi  |  33  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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