In June 2001, the Dyslexia Association of Greater Baton Rouge voted to expand school operations to include grades 9-12. The association purchased property with a classroom building and gymnasium on Parkmeadow Avenue from St. Patrick Church. With that purchase, Brighton Academy split into two campuses with grades K-8 at the Partridge campus and grades 9-12 at the Parkmeadow campus. Eventually, grades 6-8 were added to the Parkmeadow campus.
The fall of 2001 marked the expansion of Brighton with the Primer Program. The Montessori-based early intervention program was for children ages 4 to 6 years of age and offered four programs: Primer, Basic, Transition, and the Bridges to Success Summer Program.
In January 2006, DAGBR voted to change the school’s name to The Brighton School, and the school has maintained that name since. Brighton successfully completed the accreditation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in January of 2015. The school has maintained that accreditation since that time.
In the fall of 2016, the association voted to combine all grades onto one campus, “One Goal, One Campus,” and in January 2017, the elementary grades began classes at the Parkmeadow campus. Construction of a new elementary and administrative office building began in May 2017 with occupancy taking place in November 2017.
As enrollment has increased, so has the demands on the buildings. The need for increasing amounts of classroom space, especially for small reading therapy groups throughout the day, prompted the board of directors to acquire two adjacent parcels of land, with the long-term plan to erect another building in the future.