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Notes for Prospective Students
- OUR APPROACH TO EDUCATION: Individualized instruction is the
key to our approach at Benton Hall.
We recognize that every student
learns differently, and by maintaining low student-teacher ratios,
we are able to prepare our students academically, socially,
behaviorally, and emotionally to reach their potential and make a
successful transition into higher learning or a chosen vocation.
place the highest priority on developing sensitive, autonomous
human beings who relate well to others and become life long
learners who understand how to solve problems, make wise choices,
and become contributing members of their communities.
OUR STUDENTS: The students at Benton Hall come from diverse
backgrounds and have various talents and unique learning styles.
Many students have transferred to Benton Hall from public school
systems or large private schools where they felt lost and unable to
get the attention and encouragement they needed to excel.
struggled with ADD, ADHD, and other challenges that require the
individualized instruction larger schools are not equipped to
When these students come to Benton Hall, they not only
experience dramatic academic improvement, but increased self-esteem
OUR CURRICULUM: Benton Hall provides a broad curriculum that
meets all standards set forth by the state of Tennessee for all
Designed for students who were not thriving in
traditional schools, Benton Hall's third through twelfth grade
curriculum challenges each student to his or her highest
intellectual and creative abilities.
QUOTES: "When I was in high school, I received a wonderful
education, but the school lacked compassion.
I always knew there
was a better way to teach, and Benton Hall allows me to do this
There is no 'back of the room' at Benton Hall.
student gets lost here or falls between the cracks.
receive immediate and caring attention." - Veronica Paradis, Dean
"We are all seen as individuals here.
We have very small
classes, and our teachers know how each and every one of us learns.
I've been here for almost eight years, and it's only gotten better.
Teachers and students are like family." - Grade Eleven Student
"Benton Hall is a home away from home.
It's a place where I can
go and feel safe and where everybody wants to be there for you and
help you as much as they can." - Grade Twelve Student
"For my son's first two years of high school, he attended a
school with more than 2,400 students, and he was no more than a
mere number in the crowd.
He was doing mediocre work with very
little effort...even though I knew he was capable of doing so much
Since becoming a Benton Hall student, his entire outlook has
He gets up each morning ready to go to school, and comes
home ready to be a part of the family.
His grades have improved,
and he is involved in many school activities.
He is no longer a
number in the crowd, but a student who has expectations to succeed
in the classroom.
I have Benton Hall to thank for this tremendous
change." - Parent