Private Schools

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Baylor School

History, innovation, joy of learning… together they form the framework for Baylor School's mission: to foster in its students both the ability and the desire to make a positive difference in the world. Just imagine where that kind of thinking can lead.

Bright School

The Bright School builds a foundation upon which students become wise and compassionate citizens of the world. Its century of progress fosters the intellectual, artistic, physical, and moral growth of young boys and girls. Founded in 1913, Bright School is Tennessee's oldest, independent elementary school, enrolling 354 boys and girls in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. Bright School is dedicated to the academic, artistic, and physical development of each student and emphasizes citizenship, the joy of learning, and self-confidence within a happy, welcoming environment.

Chattanooga Christian School

Chattanooga Christian School has a strongly developed comprehensive college preparatory curriculum program of academic excellence. Practical arts, fine arts and Biblical studies are a part of the curriculum. Chapel programs supplement the curriculum. Scriptural truth is always the foundation of our academic program, and is the basis for developing character and fostering social, emotional and physical growth. Integrating the principles of the Word of God into each area of the curriculum is the most unique characteristic of the Chattanooga Christian School program. The goal of the CCS curriculum is to stress to our students the need to think through and to apply human knowledge and the Word of God to all the affairs of life in a responsible way. Students learn to discern the order and relationships that make for a meaningful and fruitful life.

Girls Preparatory School

Girls Preparatory School, one of the largest secondary girls' day schools in the United States, enrolls nearly 600 college-bound students in grades 6-12. Generations of our accomplished alumnae are evidence that single-sex education works. The roster of GPS graduates who have gone on to make a difference in the world includes women in every field and every walk of life. On a campus where a quality education is prized, GPS faculty members demonstrate an understanding of how girls learn and succeed. There is among the GPS faculty a special spirit of camaraderie, helpfulness, and going beyond what is expected. They know that an atmosphere of high expectations in a nurturing, supportive environment leads to competent and confident students. They know that collaborative activities often work better in all-girls' classrooms. They know that classrooms should be places where many student voices are heard and respected.


McCallie School is dedicated to preparing young men to make a positive difference in their world. By fostering their intellectual, spiritual, physical and emotional development, the school seeks to inspire and motivate them to: strive for excellence; seek truth; live honorably; act responsibly; and help others.

Notre Dame High School

The mission of Notre Dame is to share the Catholic faith in an environment which fosters spiritual growth and academic excellence and embraces religious, academic, cultural, and economic diversity. Founded in 1876, Notre Dame is the only Catholic high school in the region and the oldest independent school in Chattanooga. They have been accredited since 1933 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/AdvancED). We are also accredited by the State of Tennessee and the Diocese of Knoxville.

St. Peter's Episcopal School

St. Peter's Episcopal School has provided young people with a high quality educational experience rooted in Christian principles since 1964. A unique private school option in Chattanooga, St. Peter's combines the traditions of the Episcopal School with the latest technologies to teach children to "learn to love and love to learn." St. Peter's offers children from preschool (three year-olds) through fifth grade a high-quality, comprehensive experience to foster academic, spiritual, social and physical development. St. Peter's Episcopal School is accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and is a member of NAES, TAES, (National and state associations of Episcopal Schools); NAIS and TAIS (National and state associations of Independent Schools).