A Word from TKA Principal LeRoy Beam

Equipping Students for Over 130 Years
To Become Citizens, Servants & Scholars

The King’s Academy is a Christ-centered college preparatory day and boarding school. Located on 67 acres of gentle rolling foothills in East Tennessee, TKA is committed to empowering students to reach their greatest potential and equipping them for a life of service in the cause of Christ. The King’s Academy is pleased to offer a quality education to students in grades K4 through 12.

Regardless of the family, school or cultural environment, all children and teens everywhere share certain developmental characteristics. The King’s Academy seeks to be sensitive to the developmental needs of each individual child.  Balance is a key word at The King’s Academy. While excellence in academics is at the core of the program, equal attention is given to other aspects of student life. The academy views its role as an extension of the Christian family, and as complimentary to the student’s church.

“One of the most confusing things that we can do to children,” says TKA Headmaster Walter Grubb, now in his 25th year at the academy, “is teach them one thing at home, supported with a church that believes as we believe, but then place them in an educational environment that contradicts that teaching at school.  We believe a biblical world view should permeate all that we do.  If we cannot defend what we do as being within a biblical context, then we must reexamine what we are doing.”

Each aspect of the school’s curriculum and co-curriculum is designed to compliment Christian teaching. “A biblical world view education requires so much more than just adding chapel services or a Bible class,” Grubb adds.  “Science, literature, social studies, mathematics—everything—must be seen from a the perspective of God’s Word. The Bible says ‘in Christ are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.’ ”

Accreditation and Affiliation

The King’s Academy is accredited by AdvancED /Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation, and maintains active membership in the Association of Christian Schools International and the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools.

The King’s Academy is a program of Harrison-Chilhowee Baptist Academy and is affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

The King’s Academy does not discriminate in any of its policies or programs on the basis of race, sex, physical handicap, or national or ethnic origin.