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Christ The King Catholic School Photo #1 - Christ the King Catholic School inspires each child to grow in the love of Christ, joy of knowledge and spirit of service.
Christ the King Catholic School delivers an academically challenging curriculum in a nurturing, Christ centered environment. For over 70 years, CKS has served Pre-K 4 through 8th grade students with a mission to help our students grow in the love of Christ, joy of knowledge and spirit of service.
Learn more about the CKS experience today by visiting our website or scheduling a personal tour.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 516 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,700
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 16 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Christ The King Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1949
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011, 2020

Student Body

Total Students
516 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Christ The King Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size
22 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
blue shorts or skorts or plaid jumpers or skirt with red logo shirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 16 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition subsidy available for registered, active, contributing parishioners as well as sibling discount; accept Step Up for Students
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions Director
Danielle Welsh
Admissions Associate
Ali Shanahan

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Beta Club, Chess Club, Communications Team, Drama Club, Early Engineering, Forensics Club, Student Government (Middle and Upper School), Yearbook Staff

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drama Productions, Drum Line

School Notes

  • Christ the King Catholic School is located in south Tampa and has been a ministry of Christ the King Catholic Church in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida for 70 years. Serving over 500 children, from Pre-Kindergarten to grade 8, the CKS commitment to educating the whole child emphasizes rigorous academics, a faith-infused curriculum, service opportunities and a myriad of co-curricular opportunities that prepare students for high school and beyond. 
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Christ The King Catholic School cost?

Christ The King Catholic School's tuition is approximately $10,700 for private students.

What sports does Christ The King Catholic School offer?

Christ The King Catholic School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is Christ The King Catholic School's ranking?

Christ The King Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Christ The King Catholic School?

The application deadline for Christ The King Catholic School is Dec. 16 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 16 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
I have been a CKS parent for 18 years. Two of my children went through all 10 years at CKS, went to high school and then on to college with much success. I still have one left at CKS. The growth of the school academically has been amazing but the community and character it instills in the children and families is 2nd to none. The parent involvement is one of the keys to it's success and the leadership and teachers are fully dedicated and love the kids. The full experience of art, music, STEM, Spanish , physical education on a regular basis along with various community service opportunities round out each grade's wonderful curriculum. There are also several other after-school and other enrichment opportunities like drum line, drama performances, Engineering, Chess, Karate, etc.. There's also competitive sports in 5th grade and up. Mass each week is also attended by the students. I'm so thankful to have this faith-filled Blue-Ribbon school in South Tampa and even more thankful that we have made the sacrifice to send our three kids to CKS.
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5  
Our family is proud to be a CKS family! As a mom, I've been so grateful that when I take my children to school every day, we all feel like we're going to our "other family" and have always been welcomed by students, parents, and teachers at CKS. Not only are they challenged academically, but they are growing in their Catholic faith and have really adopted a heart for service. We are so encouraged that our children realize they are part of a bigger community and bigger world and need to be concerned for others around them and not just themselves. We know we made the right choice for our children's education because they love going to school every day. We're confident that our children will leave CKS with a strong foundation of academics, faith, service and community.
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5  
Our family is proud to be a CKS family! As amom, I've been so grateful that when I take my children to school every day, we all feel like we're going to our "other family" and have always been welcomed by students, parents, and teachers at CKS. Not only are they challenged academically, but they are growing in their Catholic faith and have really adopted a heart for service. We are so encouragedthat our children realizethey are part of a bigger community and bigger world and need to be concerned for others around them and not just themselves.We know we made the right choice for our children's education because they love going to school every day. We're confident that our children will leave CKS with a strong foundation of academics, faith, service and community.
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5  
CKS is really an incredible place - more than just a National Blue Ribbon school, it's a family, a community. There is a sense of joy in learning that is pervasive and a faculty and administration that is truly committed to continuously improving the experience. Curriculum is current, relevant, dynamic and thoroughly prepares students for any high school. In fact, it's so awesome to see our kids continue to get into the high schools of their choice year after year! There are extras every year - improved music and performance experiences, championship winning sports teams, an great art experience, new STEM labs that include robotics, engineering, coding and a host of after school activities. The experience is elevated by the faith-filled environment and the focus on service to others. So thankful to be part of the CKS family!
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 516 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,700
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 16 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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