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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is The King’s Academy accredited?
Yes. TKA is accredited by SACS/AdvancED. In addition, TKA is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International.
How many TKA graduates attend universities?
+95% of TKA graduates pursue college or university studies.
What universities do TKA graduates attend?
Each year, The King’s Academy graduates are accepted to top universities and colleges across the United States. On average, over 95% of graduating seniors attend colleges and universities.
The King’s Academy graduates have attended the following colleges and universities between 2011 and 2015.
- Anderson University
- Arizona State University
- Auburn University
- Azusa Pacific University
- Baylor University
- Belmont College
- Berry College
- Boston College
- Brevard College
- California Baptist University
- California State University
- Carson-Newman University
- Clemson University
- Coastal Carolina University
- DePaul University
- East Tennessee State University
- Fordham University
- Full Sail University
- Georgia Technological University
- Indiana University, Bloomington
- Johnson University
- Johns Hopkins University
- Lee University
- Liberty University
- Lincoln Memorial University
- Maryville College
- Memphis School of Art
- Michigan State University
- Middle Tennessee State University
- Northwestern University
- Ohio State University
- Pellissippi State Community College
- Pennsylvania State University
- Philadelphia Baptist University
- Purdue University
- Roane State Community College
- Rutgers University
- Savannah College of Art and Design
- San Francisco State University
- State University of New York
- Syracuse University
- Tennessee Technological University
- Tennessee Wesleyan College
- The Citadel
- Tusculum College
- Union University
- University of Arizona
- University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
- University of Mississippi,
- University of Missouri, Columbia
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- University of Oregon, Eugene
- University of South Carolina
- University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- University of Texas, Austin
- University of Washington, Seattle
- University of Wisconsin, Madison
- Virginia Military Institute
- Walters State Community College
- Washington State University
- Western Carolina University
What percentage of TKA graduates receive scholarships to universities?
Over the last 5 years, an average of 61% of TKA seniors have received scholarships to universities.
What is the average GPA of graduating seniors?
The average GPA for TKA graduating seniors is 3.46 (Average over the past 5 years.)
What is The King’s Academy birthday cutoff date?
Grades K-12 – September 1
PreK – The student must be 4 years old on or before the first day of school.
Tell me about TKA’s standardized testing.
Each spring, grades K-8 take the TerraNova tests. Eighth graders take the ACT Explore test each fall. Students in grades nine and ten take the ACT Plan exam. Students in grades eleven and twelve take the ACT and/or SAT. International students take the TOEFL when they make application to universities.
How well do TKA students perform on standardized tests given to grades K-8?
TKA students consistently perform above the state and national average in every subject and every grade level. Click here to see 2012-2014 Terra Nova scores.
What is the student-teacher ratio at TKA?
Average student-teacher ratio is 12-1.
What are the school hours?
Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.
Is care available before and/or after school?
Yes. Care is available from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and from 3:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Explain TKA’s dress code standards.
Click here to view TKA’s dress code standards.
When can my child get extra help if needed?
Teachers are available from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to help the students with their studies.
How many students attend TKA?
508 students are currently enrolled (9/2014).
How many students are in the high school?
187 high school students are currently enrolled (9/2014).
How many of the students are boarding students?
48 boarding students are currently enrolled (9/2014).
How much does it cost to attend TKA?
View the financial information page for details.
How diverse is the student population?
Students from an average of 15 different countries attend TKA every year.
Will my child be tested when applying for admission to TKA?
Students in grades 6-11 will take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) as part of the application process. International students who have taken TOEFL or TOEFL Jr. must submit these scores with their application.
Does TKA offer athletic programs?
Yes. The King’s Academy offers a variety of athletics. Click here to learn more about TKA athletics.
The King’s Academy is a Christian school. Does a student have to be a Christian to attend?
No. TKA serves students of all faiths from all over the globe. However, subject matter in all classes is taught from a biblical perspective. All students are required to take Bible class and attend chapel every Friday. Students who are not Christians are encouraged to embrace Christianity while they are a part of the TKA family.
Which airport do boarding students fly into and does school staff pick them up?
Fly into McGhee-Tyson Airport (TYS) in Knoxville, TN. The airport is located 20 miles from The King’s Academy. Resident life staff will pick up the student and drive him/her to The King’s Academy campus.