The Bright School

1950 Hixson Pike,
Chattanooga, TN, 37405-0374
     Tel: (423)267-8546
Grades: PK - 5 | 279 students
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 Prekindergarten - 5

Student Body

Total Students 279 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 8%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
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 St Peters Episcopal School (2.6 miles away)
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  • ChattanoogaGirls Preparatory School
    All-girls
    Po Box 4736
    ChattanoogaTN37405
    (423)634-7600
    All-girls
    1.6 mi | 600 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • ChattanoogaScholze Center
    Alternative School
    911 Pineville Rd
    ChattanoogaTN37405
    (423)425-0215
    Alternative School
    2.3 mi | 53 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • ChattanoogaBaylor School
    171 Baylor School Road
    ChattanoogaTN37405
    (423)267-8505
    2.4 mi | 1079 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • ChattanoogaSt Peters Episcopal School
      (Episcopal)
    848 Ashland Ter
    ChattanoogaTN37415
    (423)870-1794
      (Episcopal)
    2.6 mi | 150 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • ChattanoogaSt Jude School
      (Roman Catholic)
    930 Ashland Ter
    ChattanoogaTN37415
    (423)877-6022
      (Roman Catholic)
    2.7 mi | 352 students | Gr. PK-8                      

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