The Bright School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded1913

Student Body

Total Students319 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade The Bright School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chattanooga
    Grades: PK-12 | 1273 students
    5.1 miles
    3354 Charger Drive
    Chattanooga, TN 37409
    (423)265-6411
    5.1 PK-12
    1273
  • Chattanooga
    Grades: PK-5 | 364 students
    2.8 miles
    300 Brookfield Ave
    Chattanooga, TN 37411
    (423)622-3873
    2.8 PK-5
    364
  • Chattanooga
    Grades: PK-12 | 1072 students
    8.5 miles
    7236 Bonny Oaks Drive
    Chattanooga, TN 37421
    (423)892-2319
    8.5 PK-12
    1072
  • Chattanooga
    Belvoir Christian Academy
    Belvoir Christian Academy Photo - BELVOIR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY SERVES INFANTS - 8TH GRADE, TEACHING THEM TO EXCEL IN ACADEMICS AND LEADERSHIP WHILE NURTURING AND GROWING THEIR CHRISTIAN FAITH.
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 205 students
    6 miles
    800 Belvoir Ave
    Chattanooga, TN 37412
    (423)622-3755
    6 PK-8
    205
  • Chattanooga
    Boyd-Buchanan School
    (Church of Christ)
    Grades: NS-12 | 980 students
    5.2 miles
    4650 Buccaneer Trail
    Chattanooga, TN 37411
    (423)629-7610
    5.2 NS-12
    980

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The average private school tuition in Chattanooga, TN is $18,838 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chattanooga, TN is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).