TKA at a Glance
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- Academics Curriculum & Test Scores
- Academic Support
- Campus Facilities
- College & Academic Counseling
- College Acceptance
- Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs)
- Lunch Program
- Spiritual Life
- Tuition & Financial Aid
- Visual & Performing Arts
- 10 Honors Courses
- 18 Advanced Placement Courses
- Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics 1
- Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics
- English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition
- Chinese Language & Culture, French Language & Culture, Spanish Language & Culture
- Psychology, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History, World History: Modern
- Computer Science Principles, Computer Science A
- AP Tests 2019
(All TKA students taking AP courses are required to take the accompanying AP exam. In May 2019, 562 AP exams were administered to 272 TKA students)
- 3.91 - Average AP Score
- 92% passed (score of 3, 4, 5)
- 61% received top scores of 4 or 5
- SAT Scores 2019
- 651 - TKA Average Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (2019 California - 540)
- 661 - TKA Average Math (2019 California - 536)
Staffed by a full-time Director and two part-time assistants, the Academic Support Department offers a limited range of support services for students who have been diagnosed with a learning issue, a medical illness, and/or emotional issues.
The staff create individual student support plans for students needing some accommodations. Teacher and peer tutoring offered in Academic Support Center.
The fee for the year is $750.
- Athletic Teams 2019-20: 51 (17 - fall, 18 - winter, 16 - spring)
- 512* - Total high school participants
- 220* - Total junior high participants
*may count athlete on multiple sports
- High school participating in CCS championship playoffs in 2019-2020: 6*
- Championships: football - 2nd Time CCS Champions
- *NOTE: TKA's 2019-20 spring season was disrupted due to COVID-19
- High School Sports
- Boys & Girls—Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball
- Boys—Baseball, Football Golf
- Girls Softball
- Junior High Sports
- Boys & Girls—Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball
- Boys—Football, Baseball
- Girls Softball
*Unfortunately, TKA’s athletes’ spring season was disrupted due to COVID-19.
- Central gathering spot," the Quad," with student lockers
- College & Academic Counseling Center
- Academic Support Center
- Testing Center
- Knights Café with walk-in salad bar, self-serve beverage dispensers, multiple microwave stations
- Library with multi-media center
- 5 computer labs: 3 PC and 2 iMac
- 2 chemistry labs; 3 life sciences labs; 2 biology labs; 1 physics lab
- 475-seat, 10,000 square-feet performing arts theater
- Dance studio; vocal music studio; band room
- Art and ceramic studios
- Large spiritual life/student life building with stage
- Full-size gymnasium and an auxiliary gym
- State-of-the-art, all-weather running track
- Artificial turf (organic infill) football/soccer field
- 6 tennis courts
- Turf multi-purpose field for junior high athletics and lunchtime play
- Baseball and softball fields (artificial turf outfield) with dugouts
- Outdoor athletic quad for basketball, volleyball, hockey
- Athletic training room and weight room
- Broadcasting center
- Solar panel structures over front and back parking lots
- Electric vehicle charging stations
The King’s Academy places a high value on counseling our students throughout the academic and college planning process.
- The College and Academic Counseling program begins in the freshman year and emphasizes a sound foundation for academic and extracurricular planning.
- During the sophomore year, an academic counselor schedules a one-to-one meeting with every student and their parents for comprehensive academic planning and advising for college admissions, including SAT/ACT test planning.
- Junior year, each student is assigned a personal college counselor who remains with the student through the senior year.
- Our ratio of student to college counselor is 50:1, enabling a highly personalized college counseling experience.
- Our comprehensive program includes individualized counseling, informational presentations at each grade level, student workshops on essay writing and applications, and guest speakers on topics such as financial aid.
- State-of-the-art online tools are available for our students and families to navigate the college admissions process successfully.
- TKA counselors work closely with families to find colleges and universities that are best aligned with a student’s academic and extracurricular interests, career aspirations, and financial aid requirements.
- The primary goal is to help students find the best “fit” institution, enabling them to apply their God-given gifts to pursue their goals with confidence and maturity.
Demographics for 2020-2021 school year for grades 6-12:
- Total Enrollment: 882
- 9th-12th: 562
- 7th-8th: 225
- 6th: 95
- Gender: 45% Female, 55% male
- Ethnicity: 25% Caucasian, 56% Asian, 11% Multi-racial, 5% Hispanic/Latino, 1% Black, 2% Other
- International Students: 14
- Faculty: 68 - 62 full-time, 6 part-time
- Student/Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
- Average Class Size: 90% of classes have less than 25 students
- Average 6th Grade Class Size: 20
The King’s Academy strives to have all graduating students be spiritually maturing, academically excellent, morally principled, and socially confident and concerned. Every classroom has a poster on the wall to remind both teachers and students of our Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs). It is our goal that graduates of The King’s Academy are….
- Spiritually Maturing
- Academically Excellent
- Morally Principled
- Socially Confident and Concerned
In August 1990, six families with seventh-grade girls hired a teacher to help provide the type of education they felt would best honor God. They did not want to have to choose between a school with an excellent academic record and one that nurtured a Christ-like attitude. The families were convinced that God was leading them to pioneer an educational setting that would aspire to both and encapsulate all they envisioned. The school was established in 1991. Read more about TKA's history.
Hot and cold meals can be purchased for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. A full-service salad bar is open daily for lunch. Other healthy snacks and drinks are available for sale at the Knight's Café at meals and after school.
Service has been a core component of the mission and values of The King’s Academy since the very beginning of our school. Moreover, service is an integral part of the educational experience at TKA. Through the lens of service, education and learning make the most sense and provide the greatest purpose and meaning for life. “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10).
For TKA, the goal of service is not to go somewhere and simply perform a service, but rather to return transformed into a servant leader for life. TKA’s service program takes students to destinations all over the globe. TKA has sent service groups to Belize, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, India, Japan, Malawi, and Mexico, as well as here in the United States to Kentucky, Louisiana, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley. Students continue to testify how service rises to the top as one of the most impactful elements of their TKA education.
High school students are required to fulfill 35 hours of service per year, which can be fulfilled by participating in a school-led service trip each spring. Students are strongly encouraged to join their classmates and staff to experience the unique bonding offered by TKA service trips. If unable to attend a school-led trip, students may fulfill their service requirement by receiving prior approval for alternative service projects.
The mission of the Spiritual Life Department is to lead students to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
Although The King's Academy places high value on academic excellence, it differs from other schools in that everything at TKA is designed to bring students closer to God, to create strong relationship between students and staff, and to build Christian servant leaders.
The entire student body has daily opportunities to mature spiritually through home groups, retreats, chapels, clubs, peer groups, mentoring and service.
Students bring their own device (BYOD) to school, according to school specifications. Starting in fall 2021, grade 6 and grades 9-12 will use MacBooks. Grades 7 and 8 will use iPads, though the iPads are being phased out over next two years.
TKA has a 1:1 technology program that offers many impactful learning experiences in the classroom and prepares students to utilize all the technology and applications required for 21st century careers. The use of technology in the classroom sparks in students a new sense of enthusiasm, allows more engaged and individualized learning, and creates independent thinkers.
With regard to technology, The King’s Academy wishes to partner with families to teach students digital citizenship and civility, appropriate use of devices, necessary boundaries, how to maintain balance, and the importance of face-to-face engagement.
When students are on TKA's campus, all their online activities will be filtered and monitored by TKA; the school does not monitor nor filter computers off campus.
- 2020-2021 Tuition:
- $20,500 for grade 6;
- $21,600 for grades 7-8
- $22,900 for grades 9-12
- 2020-2021 Financial Aid
- 167 students received financial aid
- $1,022,000 was the amount of financial aid given
- Art: Discovering Art, Advanced Art, Calligraphy, Ceramics, Digital Photography, Linear Perspective Drawing, 3D Modeling-Z Brush, Digital Design & Animation, Film Studies, Art Portfolio
- Dance: All levels dance instruction; Ignite advanced dance performing group
- Instrumental Music: string ensemble & orchestra, marching band & color guard, jazz band
- Theatre: junior high – one play and one musical each year; high school – one play and one musical each year; one-act plays directed by high school students; theatre tech crew; Jesters improv troupe
- Vocal Music: concert choir, Knightshine show choir