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We’re looking for passionate, talented teachers to join our team of educators committed to equity and excellence.
Bright Star supports 3,600+ students from kindergarten through higher education. We stand with our students for nearly 20 years.
Your Future is Bright!
In Bright Star’s free, public, and joyful schools, we provide students with strong academics, holistic and inclusive support, and rich life opportunities beyond the classroom so they thrive in kindergarten through 12th grade … and far beyond!
High School Graduation Rate (2021)
Bright Star Graduates Eligible for Cal State or UC Admissions
Matriculation to 2- and 4-Year Colleges and Universities (2021)
Counseling Minutes Yearly to Support Students and Families
In the Los Angeles communities of West Adams/Baldwin Village and South Los Angeles, Koreatown, and the San Fernando Valley, we operate joyful, high-quality, tuition-free charter public elementary, middle, and high schools that serve over 3,600 students from transitional kindergarten through 12th grade.
West Adams/Baldwin Village
San Fernando Valley
means we need to be the best versions of ourselves
means our humanity is shared and we value kindness
means hometown and encourages us to build meaningful connections
means having a mindset that allows us to achieve excellence
Latest News & Updates
5 Benefits of Becoming a Bright Star Schools Teacher
By Carmen Garcia-Shushtari At Bright Star Schools, our teachers are eligible to receive excellent core benefits su…
May 15, 2023
Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month
Happy Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! At Bright Star Schools, we acknowledge and honor the c…
May 2, 2023
KCAL News CBS LA Features Bright Star's Approach to Support Students' Mental Health and Well-Being!
We’re proud that KCAL News CBS Los Angeles featured Bright Star Schools’ approach and program to suppo…
March 23, 2023
Bright Star Students and Staff Run LA Marathon!
With the support and partnership of Students Run LA (SRLA), numerous Bright Star students and staff across our school…
March 21, 2023
Bright Star's Dr. Eliza KimLy featured in EdWeek!
Bright Star’s co-Head of Schools, Dr. Eliza KimLy, is featured in two stories on EdWeek! Recently, Dr. KimLy…
March 15, 2023
After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles
Bright Star Schools is happy to announce our partnership with After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles on the 21st Century application. If successful, this award will allow us to provide our students with a comprehensive after-school program at:
- Stella Elementary Charter Academy
- Stella High Charter Academy
- Rise Kohyang Elementary School
- Rise Kohyang High School
- Valor Academy Elementary School
- Valor Academy High School
Join our Bright Star Family
“Bright Star Schools helped me in many ways academically and emotionally. Even if I doubted myself, the staff and teachers all encouraged me. I was able to start as a sophomore at UCLA because I’ve taken all the opportunities that Bright Star has given me.”
Hear From Bright Star Teachers
“I have never felt so motivated and empowered to teach. Bright Star Schools is an impressive organization that makes educators feel supported and equipped in their efforts to change lives.”
Alumni Support & College Success
“It made me feel really good to know there’s someone in my corner. College can be stressful and to know there’s someone at Bright Star pushing me, saying ‘you got this,’ it felt really good to know I have that support."