Christian Academy Of Knoxville

The Mission of Christian Academy of Knoxville is to partner with Christian families to provide a comprehensive college preparatory education from a biblical worldview in a Christ-centered environment.
Preschool - 12th grade  Unique "all-inclusive" tuition includes a healthy farm fresh all you can eat lunch, field trips, and more (see website for details)
Tuition discounts offered to alumni, pastors, first responders, military and teachers

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1977

Student Body

Total Students904 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Christian Academy Of Knoxville Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses11 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language & Comp., English Literature & Comp., European History, Government/Honors Macroeconomics, Psychology, US History
Average ACT score25

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesRanges from $7,000 - $14,500 depending on grade level, includes healthy farm fresh all you can eat lunch and may other "extras"
Admissions DirectorAmy Loope
Admissions AssociateBarb Houser


Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Mountain BikingSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Choral Ensemble, Chorus, Community Service, Concert Band, Marching Band, Mission Trips, Mu Alpha Theta, Musical Theater, National Honor Society, Scholar's Bowl, Student Senate, Student-Led Bible Studies, TREC Outdoor Club, Twirling

Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Young Life

School Notes

  • Covenant school partnering with Christian families 
  • Spanish and French offered at all grade levels
  • Full range of extra-curriculars including athletics, arts, and academic societies 
  • Rolling admission, but apply early as some grades fill up quickly and financial assistance consideration is given to those who apply first
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  • Knoxville
    Grades: K-12 | 713 students
    4.6 miles
    5914 Beaver Ridge Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37931
    (865) 342-3811
    4.6 K-12
  • Knoxville
    Grades: PK-12 | 1035 students
    0.9 miles
    9800 Webb School Ln
    Knoxville, TN 37923
    (865) 291-3838
    0.9 PK-12
  • Knoxville
    Paideia Academy
    Paideia Academy Photo - Paideia Academy l Classical Christian School Knoxville l Assembly
    Grades: NS-12 | 215 students
    2.7 miles
    10825 Yarnell Road
    Knoxville, TN 37932
    (865) 670-0440
    2.7 NS-12
  • Knoxville
    River's Edge Christian Academy
    River's Edge Christian Academy Photo - Graduation 2019
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: PK-12 | 560 students
    6.2 miles
    5600 Western Ave
    Knoxville, TN 37921
    (865) 201-1192
    6.2 PK-12
  • Knoxville
    Grades: NS-12 | 90 students
    4.7 miles
    5311 Mckamey Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37921
    (865) 690-1720
    4.7 NS-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (15 reviews)
We have three children at CAK and we feel so blessed to be part of this school. It feels more like a close-knit family where you have the love and support of each other. Our children have been attending CAK since Pre-K and we can't imagine being anywhere else! The faculty and staff are amazing. They love and nurture our children on a daily basis. We feel fortunate to be a part of this community!
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We have been a CAK family for going on 8 years, with children currently in the middle and elementary schools. My children are thriving! They are both successful in the classroom which we attribute to caring teachers and staff who not only teach but also get to know each individual child so that they can minister to them throughout the year (and beyond). They care for both the head and the heart, which is evidenced every day as they are greeted at the door of their respective schools. My children have had opportunities to participate in Math Olympics, spelling bees, chorus groups, musical theater, summer camps and multiple team sports - cheerleading, basketball, baseball, golf - and that is only a sampling of what is available to them! We are grateful for the foundation that is being built at CAK, and we are confident it will carry them far in their lives.
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CAK has been one of the biggest blessings my family has experienced. We enrolled my 7th grade son here three years ago and I could not have imagined the way he has flourished in this environment. The hearts of his teachers, coaches, and administrators has impressed my wife and me beyond measure. These people truly love and guide these students in their scholastic, athletic, and Christian growth. I cannot recommend our school highly enough. Go Warriors!
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I have been a part of the CAK family for 10 years. When choosing a school for our kids, we wanted to enroll them where they could grow spiritually, academically, and socially. CAK has proven to be a great fit for all of these aspects. It is such a blessing to know that all three of my kids, from Elementary, Middle, and High School are being taught and coached by staff that love them, and KNOW them and have the freedom to teach God's love for them. In addition, the opportunities they have had to try different things during their academic career have been fantastic. From drama to band to athletics, there is a place for everyone. When you enroll in CAK, you enroll into the CAK "family". It's a partnership that is priceless. It's great to be a Warrior.
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I cannot say enough about how wonderful I think CAK is! I have three children, one in each school and we have been part of the CAK family now for 11 years. I have volunteered in many ways over the years and this year I am fortunate enough to be helping some of the teachers in the elementary school so I am there and see daily how our teachers, staff and administrators pour into each and every child. They truly love and care for each child and go above and beyond not only to teach them but to love and nurture them and help them grow in their faith with our Lord Jesus Christ! The teachers go above and beyond academically to make sure their students are prepared for the future and always find fun, creative and engaging ways to teach their students. Another thing I love about CAK besides getting a Christian education and the academics is how well-rounded our students are and how many activities, clubs, sports, arts are available. I feel like there is definitely something for everyone no matter what you are interested in. All three of my children love sports and also love the arts. They have each been involved on a sports team and musical theater. The teachers and coaches are always supportive in and out of the classroom on and off the field. The CAK community is a true family and I can`t imagine our lives without being a part of CAK!
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We have been incredibly pleased with the experience that all 3 of our boys are having at CAK. The CAK family has been warm and welcoming from the very first time we set foot on the campus. The academic excellence has exceeded our high expectations and the extracurricular opportunities are second to none in our community. Our children are growing in so many ways — academically, athletically, socially, and spiritually. We look forward to many more years ahead at CAK!
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I have three children at CAK. Two are in high school and one is in elementary school. My favorite thing about CAK is the teachers and the administration. The school truly partners with parents and seeks to develop, nurture, and love each child. I love that it's a Christian school with strong academics. It is a college prep school, and I have no doubt that my children will be well prepared for college. I love that the teachers know each of my children on a personal level and are able to form strong relationships because of the small class sizes. My children have very varied interests. My youngest loves sports and has many athletic opportunities. My older children love the arts and have the opportunity to be involved in choir, musical theater, and Warrior Network. It's a well-rounded school. The school is very welcoming, and I love volunteering at the school. I love CAK!
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CAK is a blessing to our lives! As parents that have experienced public schools for our children and now in our 7th year at CAK, we can truly say that CAK is the best. Our three daughters attend CAK, and we have a child in each of the three schools. They are nurtured in their faith, surrounded in love and prayer each day and challenged academically. CAK is preparing them for the future and serves as a reinforcement to our parenting and church. The extracurricular activities are all amazing as well! The teachers, administration, staff and families are extraordinary, and we are richly blessed to be a part of the community! We would highly recommend CAK to everyone.
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We are so thankful for the teachers and coaches at CAK, and we love the smaller class size and personal relationships that are formed between our kids and their teachers. They feel truly LOVED by their teachers, and we have felt the sense of warmth and community from other parents and families since coming to CAK.
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I have been a part of CAK for 11 years. I have three children that are currently enrolled, one in all three schools. As a parent, it is beyond comforting to know that my children are being taught in a professional and challenging way, but most importantly in a loving and Godly manner. I know my children, and our family, are being prayed on a consistent basis. They are challenged academically and also blessed to have teachers that care about their hearts and their relationship with others and with our Lord Jesus Christ. CAK is truly a community of believers that love and support each other. My best friends today are CAK families. We are truly blessed to be a part of this community!
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I am a parent of CAK middle and High School students. My children are loved at this school. They Play on several sports teams too. If I am being honest, my children are average kids. In the public schools they came from they were somewhat lost in the `data`. At CAK my children are not treated like they are average. They love their school. They love their friends. They love their teachers. They are prayed over, and it is made known to them that Christ loves them too. Also, the academics are outstanding! What more could you want in a school for your children? How about a bonus: the community cares about my wife and I too! We have found an outstanding friend group of other believers at the same walk as us. By the way, don`t be fooled by the `sticker price` it is all-inclusive unlike others we have experienced and the tuition assistance program makes it affordable! It is well-worth it for my family! I highly recommend this school.
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Our children have flourished since coming to CAK 3 years ago. We have had a child in each level of the school - elementary, middle and high. The teachers have been well above average. We have also thoroughly enjoyed the athletic program and coaches. Our oldest child is now in college and went 100% prepared because of CAK. It is definitely great to be a CAK Warrior!
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Both of our children have attended CAK from Preschool and into elementary school where our oldest is now. This school is truly a special place; I had heard that but we are continually seeing it. My children are surrounded by teachers who know them and who "get them". They are loved and prayed for and the education they are receiving is unbelievable. My 4 year old tells me things all the time, and I ask "where did you learn that?"..."at school, momma".We have been so blessed and are thankful for the details to our children`s lives that are given in every aspect.
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We have absolutely loved our CAK preschool experience. My oldest child did 2 years in the preschool program and my youngest is in his first year there currently. The teachers are so kind and nurturing, which is especially helpful with my super shy child. I love that they are learning a solid academic curriculum along with Bible knowledge and memorizing Bible verses. I am also comforted knowing that my child is making friends with children who come from strong Christian families also. I cannot say enough good things about CAK!
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As I am finishing this school year in college, at a major SEC school, I have realized how much CAK truly blessed me. The faculty and staff truly care about all of the students, and I am still thankful for how they influenced me in my personal, academic, and spiritual life. CAK not only has an amazing spiritual atmosphere, but it is awesome in academics. I am currently receiving a full ride to my dream college, while excelling in my work. I see my peers struggling to write papers and do basic math problems, but CAK made sure I was ready. As I am getting ready to return to Knoxville and life at home, I can't help but to express my gratitude for everything CAK did for me. I will forever be thankful for the opportunities this school created for me, and would highly encourage anyone to send their child here.
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The average private school tuition in Knoxville, TN is $6,989 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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