History & Future
Skyuka Hall was established in 2014 with only a dozen full-time students in a business complex in Red Bank. Skyuka Hall is now a dually accredited, K-12, independent school dedicated, equipped, and endorsed to provide individualized instruction for students with learning differences. The school shares the same dual accreditation, Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancED, as Baylor School, McCallie School, and Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga. Skyuka Hall students possess the ability to learn but require a small, individualized setting with individualized instruction to achieve their true potential. Skyuka Hall students thrive in a nurturing environment where they can explore the world around them in a variety of multisensory ways.
In August 2018, Skyuka Hall moved to its current campus off Brainerd Road after a devastating flood, caused by a water main break, destroyed the former campus on Mountain Creek Road three weeks before the start of school. The school benefited from the outpouring of support from faculty, parents, students, advisors, and community leaders working together to expedite the move to the new campus. Skyuka Hall was able to successfully start school just one week delayed on August 23, 2018 with a record enrollment of 97 students. Without the support of the community and families, none of this success would have been made possible.
The current facility on Brainerd Road is twice the size of the previous school campus and includes many amenities Skyuka Hall has lacked in its history. These amenities include over-sized classrooms, cafeteria, gymnasium, and playground, which have evoked much pride within the Skyuka Hall community. The larger facility will accommodate up to 121 students. Inquiries and applications for admission have skyrocketed since Skyuka Hall has an actual school facility to utilize. Skyuka Hall is currently at capacity and has moved to a waiting list for most grade levels.
In 2018, Skyuka Hall was gifted over $2 million dollars worth of property off Highway 153 in Hixson. The school is now seeking to make a second move to a home of its very own. Renderings have been produced for the new facilities, and the Board of Trustees is presently working with the Head of School to secure the necessary funding to begin construction of the project. Due to the many issues caused by the pandemic, a specific time for moving has not been established.
I value and respect the vital mission of Skyuka Hall and the excellent education they provide their students. Their upcoming campaign will surely further strengthen the learning and experiences they offer their students.
Lee Burns, Head of School The McCallie School for Boys