The King's Academy

Tel: (865) 573-8321 Ext. 125
202 Smothers Road
Seymour, TN 37865
TKA is a private Christian university-preparatory school committed to empowering students to reach their greatest potential.
Students who attend The King's Academy follow a rigorous academic track that meets or exceeds the minimum of 24.0 credits required for graduation including four 4 credits (4.0) in Bible.
The Academy offers an extraordinary education that focuses on nurturing each individual student.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 483 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $37,500
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $9,740
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The King's Academy ranks among the top 10 schools with > 400 students (out of 100 schools) for:


School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
The King's Academy
Grades Offered (Boarding)
Grades Offered (Day)
School Type
ADD/ADHD Support
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
65 acres

Student Body

483 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score
Average ACT score

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Khaki, black, or navy pants and polo shirts
Average Class Size
15 students
Student : Teacher Ratio
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$1.3 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Application fee $50 Student Fees (Included) Annual International Insurance Fee (not included))
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
Director of Admissions
Lori Campbell
April Kandel

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
Pre-Calculus Honors, Advanced Anatomy - 3 College Credit Hours Possible, Advanced Art I, II, III, IV, Algebra I, II Honors, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics, AP World History, Biology Honors, Chemistry I Honors, Chinese III, IV Honors, Choir Honors, English I, II, III, IV Honors, Geometry Honors, Orchestra Honors, Physics Honors, Spanish III Honors - 6 College Credit Hours Possible, Spanish III, IV Honors, Spanish IV Honors - 6 College Credit Hours Possible



Total Extracurricular Organizations
Club or Organization:
Junior Beta Club, National Honor Society, Pep Club, School Band, Science Olympiad, Team Delta

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Praise and Worship Team

College Matriculation

10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • Founded in 1880, formerly known as Harrison-Chilhowee Baptist Academy, The King`s Academy has served generations of students in the pursuit of a biblically-based, academically rigorous K3-12 education. While the heritage of The King`s Academy is rich and deep, it is our belief that our best days as an institution remain ahead of us as we seek to develop servant leaders who will change the world for Christ.
  • At the heart of all we do at TKA are three guiding principles; Faith, Family, Future. We seek excellence in academics, athletics, fine arts, and extracurricular activities to be able to fully hone and sharpen students` God-given gifts so they will find themselves prepared for the future.
  • The King's Academy accreditations: ACSI
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The King's Academy cost?
The King's Academy's tuition is approximately $37,500 for boarding students and $9,740 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of The King's Academy?
The acceptance rate of The King's Academy is 95%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 60%.
What sports does The King's Academy offer?
The King's Academy offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is The King's Academy's ranking?
The King's Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Least expensive tuition.
When is the application deadline for The King's Academy?
The application deadline for The King's Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

Alumni Reviews Review School


Class of 2016
Concordia University
My 7 years as a dorm student could not have been any better. Being surrounded by people from all over the world, people with different perspectives, life stories, and goals, and being able to live. . .

Class of 2007
Boise State University
The living environment at TKA was phenomenal. It was a very family-like environment where everyone cared and looked out for each other. You get to know all of students and faculty members at the academy. . .

Class of 2012
Carson-Newman University
The King's Academy is a day and boarding school founded in 1884 with an enrollment of 484 students. The school is located on a beautiful campus located in the foothills of the Great Smoky. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 483 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $37,500
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $9,740
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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