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A Message From the Head of School

Dear Parents of Prospective TKA Students: 

Choosing a school for your children is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. At TKA, we listen very carefully and intentionally to parents who tell us repeatedly that they are concerned with the development of their child's whole being, especially their spiritual development.

The King’s Academy is extraordinary because of our commitment to Jesus Christ. This is His school. Our mission statement sums it up, “The King’s Academy is a Christ-centered school that inspires academic excellence, servant leadership, and enduring relationships.”  We believe that God has uniquely called every faculty and staff member to help fulfill our school’s mission.

TKA is a place where we are not just interested in your student's academic, spiritual, and extracurricular development. It is a place where your student will be accepted, loved, and poured into as we do life together. That is what an ‘enduring relationship’ is all about. We are FOR your student! And, our Lord is FOR your student!The King’s Academy uses daily opportunities to mature students spiritually and help them grow in their relationship with God (Luke 2:52) through Bible classes, home groups, retreats, chapels, rallies, peer groups, mentoring and service. I encourage you to read our Core Values which detail our commitment to your child.

Year after year, The King’s Academy is rated as one of the best Private Christian schools in California (ranked an A+ school by Niche). We encourage you to visit TKA to see what makes us special. Drop by for one of our Open House events or one of our many athletic competitions or fine arts performances.  Let our wonderful Admission’s Director, Michele Duncan, take you on a tour and answer any questions you may have. You will find that our staff and students are always welcoming, and you can see firsthand the TKA difference.

TKA really is a special place. I hope you take the time to come and visit us at The King’s Academy and learn what it means to "Be a Knight"!

In His Service,

Jeff Freeman
Head of School

My (our) purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. —Colossians 2:2-3                                            

Jeff Freeman, Head of School

Jeff Freeman comes to TKA from Indianapolis, IN, where he served as CEO for ten years at Heritage Christian School (HCS), a PK – 12, 1500-student school that, under Jeff's leadership, has been identified as the "Top College Prep School in Central Indiana."  

Prior to serving as CEO, he was Chief Financial Officer and Athletic Director.  During his tenure at HCS, Jeff was responsible for the financial turnaround of the school. He also established a Teach, Mentor, Train (TMT) model for discipleship and started a Young Life chapter.

 Jeff brings a deep love for Jesus, a strong affection for kids, a passion for mentoring staff, a wealth of financial and business acumen, experience in both educational and corporate settings, and a zeal for Christian education.

When asked what drew him to The King's Academy, Jeff stated he is drawn to every aspect of TKA’s mission to inspire academic excellence, servant leadership, and enduring relationships. Jeff is also excited about the challenging goals outlined in TKA’s Strategic Plan, remarking, "God is up to something at TKA, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. Seeing students' lives transformed through the power of the Holy Spirit and Christian education fires me up." 

Jeff joins TKA with his wife, Kim, who has been in full-time Christian education for 30 years, including as an assistant principal. Jeff and Kim first met in high school and were both involved in Young Life as teenagers.

Head of School Blog

May is such a busy yet fun time of the school year. There are so many events for special recognition and so many opportunities to express gratitude.  At our recent awards ceremonies, we recognized the accomplishments of students who excelled in their coursework. In our sports programs and in VPA (Visual and Performing Arts), it seems like every day, there’s another story celebrating school records being broken on the track and in the pool, artistic performances that wowed the crowd, and competitions being won by TKA teams. And, of course, the ultimate recognition event–Graduation–is less than two weeks away.

Read More about A Time to Express Gratitude

My recent journey to Tecate was a profound experience. We often speak of transformation, and I witnessed firsthand the opportunities our students and staff had to be transformed. The earnest desire to serve exhibited by our students, the steadfast support from long-term parent volunteers, and the heartening return of alumni to lend a hand left me deeply moved. 

Read More about TKA Service Week Was...Awe-Inspiring!

For The King’s Academy, UNITY is the basis for discussions about diversity. We are united in Christ!  

TKA celebrates that we are all uniquely made in the image of God, and as Christ followers, our identity is in Christ. This is the basis of our approach to every aspect of diversity. First and foremost, we ask, “What does the Bible say?” All that we say and do will reflect our commitment to the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. A foundation in Christ differentiates our school from the world’s approach and is neither political nor ideological.

Read More about Biblical Unity

Meet Our Principals

  • Kristine Lui, High School Principal

  • Jack Ferrante, Junior High Principal

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TKA is accredited by ACSI & WASC.

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