The Bright School

1950 Hixson Pike
Chattanooga, TN 37405-0374
Tel: (423)267-8546
Grades: PK-5 | 319 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 professions best teachers, Bright Schools 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)
Other school association(s)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded 1913

Student Body

Total Students 319 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade The Bright School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
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