For a child who may be having trouble succeeding in school or in a community, Beacon School, housed in the Cunningham Center, offers an opportunity to gain knowledge, interpersonal skills, and a personal worth that will allow him or her to discover new, positive ways to relate to the world.

A ministry of Holston United Methodist Home for Children, Beacon School and the Quillen Day Treatment Program guide students toward social, behavioral, academic, and emotional well-being. Staff members work with students and with family and friends on individual programs of instruction that guide young people into new directions. We are licensed to teach students from kindergarten to seniors in high school by the State of Tennessee.

Who Are The Students?

How Do We Help Them?

Students at Beacon School are prepared to succeed in their community settings by an intensive educational experience that begins with a rigorous assessment of their needs. Each student progresses through one-on-one and small-group opportunities in the classroom, in counseling, in spiritual guidance and in recreational activities. Our ultimate goal is to enable every child to return successfully to public schools or less-intensive day programs.

To accomplish this goal we:

How Can We Help?

Staff members at Beacon School are dedicated professionals who help children grow and learn in a positive, non-judgmental way. More than that, they are individuals who have a genuine love for children and a commitment to help their students succeed. The school is small. The community is caring. The approach is person-to-person.


Holston United Methodist Home for Children does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, or handicapping conditions in the provision of its services and in its hiring practices

For additional information and questions please contact Beacon School (423) 787-8708 or send us an email.