We understand that parents have many choices for their child’s education. From other prestigious local private schools to top-notch area public schools, the competition is fierce. What makes families choose Brighton School and stay until their child graduates? The fact that so many great things can be found #OnlyatBrighton. Let us tell you more.
What is Brighton FIERCE? Fearless, Innovative, Enthusiastic, Responsible, Compassionate, and Enlightened. These are all the qualities that a Brighton student embodies.
We encourage students to be fearless by trying new things and being brave. We bring out their innovative side with activities that foster their creativity and problem-solving skills. We also believe that a positive, enthusiastic attitude is key to academic and social success. Brighton raises responsible leaders that are respectful and socially aware through service learning. We also encourage our students to be compassionate in a world that is not always kind, teaching them the value of respect and sympathy. Lastly, we foster an enlightened environment full of open-mindedness and reflection.
We come together regularly to recognize students’ success and continue to push them outside their comfort zones, while making FIERCE a part of our everyday lives.
Field trips help bring learning to life and are embedded in our curriculum. All students in third grade and above have the opportunity to go on field trips that foster independence and confidence, and help them make real-world connections to what they are learning in the classroom. These experiences focus on team building, science, environmental studies, and appreciating the world around us. Our students spend time in locations such as Mt. St. Helens, the Olympic National Park, and Orcas Island.
In their final year at Brighton, 8th graders spend 10 days exploring our nation’s history in Virginia, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City. This trip is packed full of visits to historical sites, combined with a final class bonding experience before high school.