Brighton’s days are full of activity, academics, fun and friends. There is always something happening beyond the scope of a typical school day. Whether is is an assembly or spirit day, a S.T.E.A.M session or a Fun Friday event, students are consistently engaged with their school community. Our older students have various opportunities to work with younger students in mentorship roles. All Brighton students are invited to be in specific academic or social based challenges. Diversity is celebrated and highlighted as a regular part of our program and specifically at the end of the year in our Holidays Around the World event.
Developing student integrity, pride, accountability and high moral standards is a cornerstone of Brighton’s foundation. Everyday we teach and model for students what it looks like to be a caring friend and a responsible citizen. We provide opportunities for our young learners to step out into their community and support others. Character development is not just a part of our curriculum, it is the way we live in front of our students.
Our character development program is reinforced through recognition of positive character traits in our monthly assemblies. Every student is awarded by their teachers with a heartfelt acknowledgement that showcases their individual strengths. The students are enlightened more with character building demonstrations presented by our school community (students and teachers) as well as occasional outside educational vendors. Our assemblies are informative, engaging, sincere and loaded with school spirit.
Treat others the way you wish to be treated. The Golden Rule is alive and well at Brighton Private School. Whether it is a Brighton family in need or across the nation, Brighton’s students and families have helped to lend a helpful hand. Our involvement in the community includes being a major sponsor for the local egg hunts in Folsom or Granite Bay. Our school has supported local soccer and baseball clubs. We have taken pride in support of one of our favorite field trip destinations- the Folsom Zoo and Sanctuary.
For many years our schools have partnered with organizations that served other such as our long standing relationship with the Sacramento Children’s Home through hosting a giving tree, or through food and turkey drives that have yielded almost a thousand pounds of food and up to 50 turkeys in one year for Twin Lakes Food Bank. Students have worked on projects for grassroots organizations like Rolling Hills Blue Star Moms that creates care packages to send overseas to deployed service men and women. Students have excitedly stepped up to support other disadvantaged schools such as sending hundreds of dollars to an elementary school in the Southern United States that did not have the funds to properly stock their art closet. As a member of our local community we know how important our support can be to others. As a member of the world community we know how vital our actions can be for the ones we serve but the impact our efforts have on our young students. The habit of kindness and responsibility is one we wish to foster now!
Mental Math Bowl
This event is a local tournament that encourages student participation in competing with mental math against other students in local districts. The program was created by an instructor at Brandman University, Dr. Joe Walsh, to help children find a love for math and learn to appreciate the value of numbers in everyday life. Brighton Private School students have competed and placed for the last three years at the FCUSD Mental Math Bowl.
Crocker Art / Library
Each year, our art teacher arranges a date to display the art created by our students in the foyer at Folsom Public Library allowing all students to experience what it is like to have their art available for public viewing. In addition, select artists have their art displayed at the Crocker Art Museum for Youth Art Month. In the spring of 2017, two of our students were ranked in the top 3 of their age group and were placed in an online regional competition through the Northern California CAEA Art Call online show.
Daughters of the American Revolution
In the 2016-2017 school year, our fourth and fifth grade students had the opportunity to submit an essay on the United States Constitution. One of our fifth grade students placed first in the American History Essay Contest for fifth graders and will advance to the state level with the potential to go all the way to the national level.