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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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 329 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

The Bright School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1913

Student Body

Total Students
329 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
The Bright School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Brooke 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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 329 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Chattanooga, TN is $17,633 for elementary schools and $19,457 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).

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