At the Bright School, diversity and the richness it brings to the school community is celebrated every day. The school’s diversity was highlighted Wednesday through the annual International Fest.
The City of Chattanooga proclaimed March 20 “Bright School Day” in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Tennessee’s oldest independent elementary school.
Senator Bob Corker’s office sent a representative to present a letter congratulating the school on this important milestone. An American flag also flew over the plaza acquired by Senator Corker that previously was flown over the United States Capitol on the 100th day of Bright School’s 100th year.
More than 200 dignitaries, school officials, students and invited guests were on hand to witness the presentation of the proclamation and to celebrate the rich diversity of Bright School with the ribbon cutting of the school’s new Guerry International Plaza. The Guerry International Plaza, similar to the United Nations Plaza in New York City, features flags of the nationalities of currently enrolled students. Flags from 22 countries are on display.
Founded in 1913, Bright School is a coeducational, independent elementary school serving children in grades prekindergarten through five.