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 Why The King’s Academy?


Consistently, people who visit the campus comment about the peaceful campus setting, the school’s family atmosphere and the positive attitudes evident among academy students.  The academy’s 134-year history alone is a testimony that this is a special place.  There are many features that attract students and their families to The King’s Academy. Here are just a few:

The Location

TKA is located in Seymour, TN, a suburb of Knoxville, TN. The Seymour community is a safe, family friendly community. Seymour is convenient to McGhee-Tyson Airport, Knoxville and the tourist cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg as well as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Seymour experiences the beauty of spring, summer, winter, and fall seasons. Click here to learn about the weather in Seymour.

The academy is far enough away from the city to be peaceful; but, it is close enough to the city to be convenient for shopping, movies, and countless educational opportunities.

The Setting

The King’s Academy’s beautiful 67-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Ample views of the mountains abound on the academy campus. People who visit the campus describe it as tranquil, peaceful and beautiful.

The People

Academy teachers, staff, students, and parents are friendly and welcoming. Relationships are important here.

The Academics

TKA offers students superior academics with a Christian worldview. Graduates of TKA have a well developed worldview strengthened by biblically-based values as well as the ability to express a clear and convincing defense of their faith.  Essentially all TKA graduates attend the college or university of their choosing. Click here to view a list of where recent TKA graduates are attending college. Click here to view recent SAT/ACT rankings.

The Athletics

The King’s Academy offers a wide variety of  competitive sports for boys and girls. To learn more about TKA sports, click here.

The Diversity

Students from an average of 18 different countries and the local community study at The King’s Academy each year.  Although they are from different cultures, TKA students, faculty, and staff respect and love each other and learn from one another – they become a close school family.

The Christian Heritage

The school’s name makes a statement.  The “King” in “The King’s Academy” is the King of Kings, God’s only Son, Jesus Christ Himself.  Above all, The King’s Academy is “His” Academy. The academy affirms that all truth is God’s truth, and we can accomplish nothing of value apart from Him.   Since the academy’s inception in 1880, God has protected, guided and blessed this school, inspiring people to provide educational opportunities to children from the hills of East Tennessee as well as from all over the world.

The academy’s mission statement, developed by the Board of Trustees, is a carefully crafted declaration that charts the course for the school’s future: The King’s Academy is a Christ-centered day and boarding school reaching local, national and international students of all socioeconomic backgrounds, educating and preparing them academically, emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually for the twenty-first century.

Click here to learn how we emphasize learning in each area of development.