Since its conception in 1972, the Dyslexia Association of Greater Baton Rouge, Inc., (aka The Brighton School) identified that the educational needs of dyslexic children were not being met; therefore, a small group of parents of children with dyslexia organized and provided a research-based Saturday tutorial program under the direction of Dr. Charles Shedd, a clinical psychologist. The summer program began the following June. The association built and moved into its own facility in 1982.
In 1999, the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council accredited the Structured Language Arts Teacher Education Course. The fall of 2001 marked an expansion of Brighton with the Foundations Program. This early intervention program is for children ages 5-7 years of age. The Brighton School K-5 campus now offers four programs: Foundations, Lower and Upper Elementary and the Bridges to Success Summer Program.
The high school campus was opened in the fall of 2002. This campus offers a college preparatory curriculum for students in grades 6-12.