The Bright School

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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.

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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
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1913

Student Body

Total Students329 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade The Bright School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorBrooke Moore

School Notes

  • 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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The average private school tuition in Chattanooga, TN is $19,184 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chattanooga, TN is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).