Connecting kids to Christ through excellence and JOY in the arts, academics and travel.


Academic and spiritual adventures that inspire your child with curiosity and wonder.


Theatre arts in drama, musicals, Shakespeare, offering programs performances and summer camps for ages 8 to 18. Also multiple enrichment classes in art, music, and languages.


High bar academic classes in English and history for ages K through 12. All academic classes are approved for credit by Bridges Virtual Academy and other virtual schools.


We work with EFTours and Biblical Israel Tours to provide students and families tours to Europe and beyond.


As a 501c3 nonprofit we are able to offer scholarships to individuals and donations to student projects that enhance opportunities for learning.

NEW! We offer Kindermusik classes for babies, toddlers, big kids, and families (ages 0-7).

Intergenerational learners pursuing academic excellence, real world experience and spiritual wisdom.

About Us

Focused on excellent academics and adventures with a Christian worldview.
A creative, warm and active learning community.

Bright Rising Arts and Education (formerly DaySpring) offers high quality educational experiences and courses in a joyful, creative, group setting for students in the greater Milwaukee area and beyond. We design academic courses and arts classes that are undergirded in a Christian worldview.

We host tours with EFTours, to expand both knowledge and understanding of our wide world. Our courses, trips and classes in the arts are all credit-worthy and taught by the most passionate and loving staff.

Bright Rising staff are driven by a heart to offer spiritual and academic challenge to young people, enabling and equipping them to live out God's gift of life in Christ, using all of their faculties to exalt Him.


Our staff is eager and committed to teaching the JOY of learning that will last a lifetime.

Diane Stewart

English, Theatre, Kindermusik and French

Henry Stewart

History, Grammar and Wordview

Amy Swenson

Music Director and Pianist

Mike DeLong

Theater and English

Beth Kuhn

6th-8th grade

Barb Lee

6th-8th grade

Elisa Kelly

3rd-5th grade

Susie VanEerden

K-2nd grade

Heidi Woehlck

Greek and Latin

Sue Henriksen

K-2nd grade

Mike Kee


Dolores Thorpe


Janis Marks

Theater and Kindermusik

Abby Kelly


Erica Conner



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