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“Each student comes to us with a unique set of challenges and we are able to create a curriculum for that child that fits their specific need. And that is phenomenal.”

— Ashley Moore
Skyuka Hall Parent and Teacher

Who We Are 

Skyuka Hall is a Tennessee Category Three school centrally located on Brainerd Road in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Skyuka Hall is an accredited member of SACS-CASI, AdvancED, and Southern Association of Independent Schools, and a member of Tennessee Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.

We enroll students grades kindergarten through twelfth grade and provide individualized teaching and learning experiences for those that may have struggled in a typical learning environment.  Every student here is unique, which is why we have a 8:1 student teacher ratio for all of our programs. We serve students with average to superior abilities who have been diagnosed with learning differences such as dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, or attention deficit disorder.

Our Mission 

Skyuka Hall is dedicated to providing individualized learning experiences within a community that enables students with learning differences to develop academically, physically, spiritually, and socially with confidence, courage, and conviction.

The Traditional Way 

In traditional classroom settings, students are placed in a particular grade by age, and all of the students are working toward the same standards and concentrating on the same skills. This sounds like a good idea, but we all realize that children develop at different rates. One student might excel in reading, but have difficulty in math. This leaves a child working “below grade level”, but being addressed with only “grade level” instruction. Imagine the frustration a child might feel when the class is learning division, but he hasn’t yet really mastered subtraction. This situation can create “holes” in foundational skills which tend to continue throughout a child’s schooling. Students have difficulty moving forward until prerequisite skills are mastered. Likewise, a student who has mastered subtraction at a young age might be stuck in a traditional classroom working on the same old thing, resulting in boredom and disinterest in learning.

The Non-Traditional Way 

In a Skyuka classroom, each student's education is personalized to ensure a strong foundation.  Skyuka Hall has created Color-Band Standards for Lower School. These standards eliminate the grade level labels that are hindering students potential and replace them with a series of colors through which the students progress. Students work through these standards and move on to the next color when they are ready. Parents will be provided a list of standards at progress report time that shows the particular skills their children are working on. This makes it easy to track progress in a specific way, and it allows students to progress at their own rate of development.