What’s Right With Our Schools: Skyuka Hall’s New Campus
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Skyuka Hall has come a long way in 9 years. When it was founded, there were only a dozen students. Now, it’s a dually accredited K-12 independent school, and it’s about to move onto one of the most breath-taking campuses in Tennessee.
Jill Ingalls is the Associate Head of School at Skyuka.
She explains,”Skyuka Hall was established in 2014. We were originally at Four Square, which was the outdoor mall that was in Red Bank. We were there for three years, three and a half years, before we experienced a flood with debris scattered around the parking lot. We had a water main break that actually filled up the roof of our building, and then the building, the roof collapsed. We lost everything. We were fortunate to find this facility at Eastgate.”
Louis Lee is the Digital Media Specialist at Skyuka.
He says,” We were so fortunate that in the years that we’ve been waiting for the perfect property, it appeared.”
Louis continues, “Multiple bedrooms, large great rooms, 12 000 square feet under roof on 16 acres of land. It was the perfect place. Our new home is going to be as comfortable as a home, but it’s going to be large enough to service all of our current students, and with 16 Acres, we have enough land. We have enough expansion room that we can grow as our student body grows.”
We asked, “Is it safe to say that, that tragedy had to happen to get you to where you’re going today?”
Jill answered, “Absolutely, even as we stood there and watched the water pour into the roof, we really did not agonize over losing that facility. It was hard, but it was necessary to get us on the road to where we needed to go.”