Creating Confidence in Kids Through Excellence and Joy in the ARTS, ACADEMICS, TRAVEL and OUTREACH


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, languages, and woodworking.


High bar academic classes in English and history for ages K through 12 and hands-on science labs. 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.

Teacher Bios

Diane Stewart

3rd-5th, Theatre, Kindermusik and French

Henry Stewart

History, Grammar and Wordview

Mike DeLong

Theater and English

Beth Kuhn

6th-8th grade

Barb Lee

6th-8th grade

Sue Henriksen

K-2nd grade

Susie VanEerden

K-2nd grade

Elisa Kelly

3rd-5th grade

Amy Swenson

Music Director and Pianist

Dolores Thorpe


Heidi Woehlck

Greek and Latin

Mike Kee


Janis Marks

Theater and Kindermusik

Erica Conner

Fine Arts/Charlotte Mason

Abby Kelly


Jen Greenwell



I just can’t say enough about the labor of love that is Bright Rising. The director and staff make the children feel like family. The programs are top-notch and are such an excellent resource for homeschooling families. It truly is a special organization!


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