The King’s Academy seeks to provide spiritual growth and academic empowerment for promising students. Our students come from around the globe—an average of 17 countries are represented—and they leave profoundly changed by the welcoming culture that we call “family.”
TKA has an amazing chapel program that challenges students to follow Christ closely and consistently. Dynamic guest speakers and engaging praise and worship music make weekly chapel a meaningful time for our students. Grades K4-5 and 6-12 each have a chapel experience that is tailored to their age group and life experiences.
Community service is an important aspect of student development and maturity. In addition to bringing people together, community service promotes personal growth and self esteem. Most importantly, Christ calls His followers to serve others; this is the heart of community service here at TKA.
Our students are given various opportunities throughout the school year to participate in community service both on and off campus. Some examples include volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank or Knoxville Area Rescue Mission; raking leaves and helping with other campus beautification projects; and assembling and delivering Thanksgiving baskets to needy families.
Our Athletics Department is committed to offering each student a full range of athletic opportunities. Like our namesake, the Lion, our student athletes are fierce competitors, exhibiting superior athleticism while adhering to the moral code of good sportsmanship. To be a TKA Lion is to be part of a rich tradition of top-notch athletes who have achieved great success both on and off the field. Under the direction of Athletic Director Marc Weekly, we continue to add to our winning tradition by helping students develop their athletic abilities.
We believe that God is the ultimate creator and that we are created in His image. As such, each of us is a creator–perhaps a painter, a poet, a musician, etc. We offer opportunities for each student to discover the creator within and engage their talents in performing and fine arts.
TKA offers a wide variety of clubs and activities – an important part of student life here. Students who participate in extra-curricular activities have additional opportunities to develop leadership skills and learn how to work as a team. In addition, these programs help students expand their resume and give back to the community.
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- National Honor Society
- Student Action Leadership Team (SALT)
- Beta Club
- Debate Team
- Math Team
- Scholar’s Bowl
- Science Olympiad
- Chess Club
- Safety Patrol
Many years ago, students at The King’s Academy (known then as Harrison-Chilhowee Baptist Academy) worked on the campus farm after school. Now, students in the intermediate grades are carrying on the tradition, working with the Farm to Cafeteria program. Third, fourth and fifth grade classes take turns completing tasks each week such as planting, weeding, harvesting, and caring for chickens and tilapia. Students and teachers alike are excited about the program which gives students the opportunity to learn new skills and serve others in the process!