The King's Academy

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: 865-573-8321
202 Smothers Road
Seymour, TN 37865
  • The King`s Academy is a world-class private Christian boarding school serving students in grades 7-12.
  • Day students from the area attend the academy alongside boarding students from throughout the United States and an average of 18 countries each year.
  • The King's Academy boasts an rigorous college preparatory academic program, competitive athletics, fantastic fine arts, and various other co-curricular activities.
  • In addition, the academy also offers an exemplary English Second Language (ESL) program as well as ACT and SAT preparatory classes.
  • In 2015-16, 489 students attended attending the academy, with boarding students making up approximately 23% of the nineth through twelfth grade population.

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  • Review Description

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   8/11/2016
    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 2012
    5 Stars   7/22/2013
    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. . .

  • Class of 2007
    5 Stars   8/11/2016
    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. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
The King's AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)7-127-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-127-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationChristianNon-denominational
Year Founded18801910
Campus Size67 acres120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment489 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1080* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score23*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki or navy pants and polo shirts)
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:121:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3117
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Endowment Size$2 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(American Tuition Amount Grades 9-12)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Grades 9-12 = $7970, Grades 6-8 = $7180, Grades K-5 = $6750)
Tuition international students$31,875$47,425
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$3,551$22,700
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineFeb. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsJanice Mink

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3117
Courses Advanced Anatomy, 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 Environmental Science, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Biology Honors, Calculus I, II 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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1514
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations1523
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Chess Club, Debate Club, High School Government Association, High School Scholar's Bowl, Math Team, Middle School Scholar's Bowl, Middle School Student Government Association, Multi-media Club, National Honor Society, Scholar's Bowl, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drama Club, Orchestra, Praise and Worship Team

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

    Students at The King`s Academy excel academically. Here are just a few statistics about TKA:
  • Average of over 95% of graduates attend college
  • Average GPA for seniors over the last 11 years is 3.39
  • Average of 57% of seniors over the last 9 years have received college scholarships
  • TKA has served students from over 100 countries
  • Each year, students representing an average of  17 countries attend TKA
  • The King`s Academy resident life program is about family and community.  Close friendships that students develop often last a lifetime. TKA has a healthy resident life community led by dorm directors and staff who create a safe, supportive, compassionate, and respectful family environment.The King's Academy's beautiful 67-acre campus is located in the southeastern region of the United States in Seymour, TN. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the campus consists of 9 stately buildings, swimming pool, tennis courts, football field, baseball field, softball field, five homes and two apartments. The academy is conveniently located 20 minutes from Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport and 12 miles from downtown Knoxville, a major city. The King's Academy is commited to empowering students to reach their greatest potential academically, spiritually, physically, mentally, and socially for the cause of Christ. Visit our website to learn more about the academy. Consider your options... consider The King's Academy.
  • LD types supported: NILD Program
  • School accreditations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Southern Association of Colleges & Schools AdvancEd (Accreditation), The Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (Member) Association of Christian Schools International (Member)
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