The Kings Daughters School

412 West 9th Street,
Columbia, TN, 38401-0384
Tel: (931)388-3810
Grades: NS - 12 | 96 students
The King’s Daughters’ School is a residential school for individuals ages 7 to late adulthood with developmental disabilities.
KDS offers four comprehensive programs: the Total Lifestyles Program (TLP), the Center for Autism (CFA), the Young Adult Academy (YAA) and the Adult Lifestyles Program (ALP).
While KDS is a primarily a residential school, there are a limited number of openings for day students each year.
Students come to KDS from all over the United States and abroad.KDS is primarily made up of two campuses: our main campus and The Center for Autism campus.
Both are located in Columbia, TN, which is approximately one hour south of Nashville.

All students are placed in an academic program based on their ability level.
Students participate in a regular 6 1/2 hour school day of basic skills plus physical education and vocational training.
All programs are non-graded, but parents and teachers set goals through an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) and an Individualized Program Plan (IPP) for each student at the beginning of every semester.
Students are evaluated on their progress toward these goals every nine weeks.Education is the top priority at KDS, because it is the essential tool students use to create the lives they dream of and deserve.
Since we are a residential school, learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom; in fact, it's often cleverly disguised as fun! Students benefit from small peer groups, in which certified teachers use many methods of instruction to meet the needs of each student.
In the residential homes, teacher/counselors focus on life and social skills. 

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported most developmental delays
Year Founded 1955

Student Body

Total Students 96 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 15%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(school shirt and khakis)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes residential/main campus: 5k-7k residential/Center for Autism: 7k-10k day student rates also available
Admissions Director Shauna Bryant
Admissions Associate Jesse Davis

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 10/08/2012

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Calvary Baptist Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Calvary Baptist Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Columbia Academy (0.9 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended December 11, 2012 - Kings Daughter''s has been an additional family to our family since July, 2012. My son attends there & if it were not for the love, caring & support from all staff, teachers, nurses, etc, we couldn''t have made this trasnisiton. The campus is spotless, the staff are the kindest I have ever had the pleasure of. And the children are delightful. They greet me each time they see me with a huge smile & it just warms your heart. This school has been my saving grace & I have seen such a big difference in my son. There is hope! - Posted by Parent

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