Not many private schools accept children with medical or educational challenges. However, families report positive experiences for their students with special needs at the following schools.
414 Brymer Creek Road, McDonald, TN 37353
We are a non-profit, private boarding and day school for students with learning differences. Located in the rolling hills of Tennessee, we serve students in grades 6-12 who have been diagnosed with challenges such as ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, executive functioning deficits, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and nonverbal learning disorders.
Belvoir Christian Academy
800 Belvoir Ave. in Chattanooga, Tennessee
BCA offers online learning classes for students with special needs in a blended environment with typical peers.
Chattanooga Christian School
3354 Charger Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37411
CCS provides comprehensive Exceptional Education services to facilitate student growth through evaluation, intervention, accommodations, and modifications. Exceptional Education professionals work with faculty and staff so that teachers are able to meet a variety of student needs across ability levels. Alternate reading and math curricula are used as needed for students who require a different means of instruction.
300 Montessori Way, Chattanooga, TN 37404
The beauty of Montessori is that it is the right “fit” for children with a wide array of personalities, temperaments, and learning styles. All children find joy in learning in an atmosphere of both cooperation and respect. The Montessori method works for families with a range of learning expectations. At our school, the teachers and parents work together, between home and school, to help the children learn and develop to their fullest potential.
Oakwood Christian Academy
113 Oakwood Street, Chickamauga, GA 30707
Oakwood Christian Academy is fully accredited through the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS) and the Georgia Association Of Christian Schools (GACS). GACS schools are members of the Georgia Private School
Accrediting Council (GAPSAC) which is recognized by the Georgia Department of Education and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. While Oakwood does not have a formal special education program, they do have a great working relationship with Walker County Schools for therapy services and multiple students have successfully navigated a diploma because of small class sizes and multidisciplinary approaches to learning.
109 N Germantown Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411
Educational preschool, early intervention, daycare programs, support services of physical, occupational, and speech and language therapies, parent training. Employment services, assistive technology services, adult services, Families First, Child Care Resource Center, Parent’s Place, Child & Adult Care Food Program.
Silverdale Baptist Academy
7236 Bonny Oaks Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421
The IMPACT & Bridging program is an inclusive program that offers educational and therapeutic services designed to improve the student’s perceptual capabilities, cognitive processing, and social and emotional learning in a Christian environment.
Siskin Children’s Institute
1101 Carter Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Siskin Early Learning Center provides a high quality preschool education to young children with and without disabilities, including children with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, chromosomal abnormality and brain injury. All children learn and play side-by-side in an environment that celebrates the accomplishments of every child.
5600 Brainerd Road Suite A-24 Chattanooga, TN 37411
Skyuka Hall provides individualized learning experiences within a community to enable your child to develop academically, physically, socially, and spiritually with confidence, courage, and conviction.
3171 Hewitt Street SE Cleveland, TN 37323 Phone: 423-479-7130
Trousdale is a resource for high functioning adults, 22 years of age or older, with mental disabilities to continue their education after high school. Our goal is to fill that gap through the creation of an atmosphere of creative learning, encouragement and education. Our curriculum, currently offered through a day program, includes mathematics, reading and writing skills, language and computer development as well as world studies and science enrichment. Because we believe in nourishing the spirit as well as the mind, sports, creative arts and social events are also a vital part of Trousdale.