"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." Deuteronomy 6:5-7
In 1977, people from different denominational backgrounds worked together to establish a nondenominational Christian School in West Knoxville, based on the Lord's tug at their hearts to follow the commands given in Deuteronomy 6. Their vision was for Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) to be an extension of the Christian home with excellence in academics to prepare students for college and careers. That vision lives on today.
Sitting on a 77-acre campus, CAK brings together students from over 140 churches to study, grow, and pray together. We are intentional in our approach to educating students in a way that reflects relationships, excellence, and service all to the glory of God. This distinction guides our academic curriculum as we seek to help students integrate their faith into the various disciplines of study.
The Lord has blessed CAK over the years, and we pray for those blessings to continue. Beginning with around 100 students in 1977, CAK currently serves just over 900 from preschool to 12th grade. From strong athletics to the arts, our students are exposed to a variety of extracurricular activities to help them discover their individual gifts.
Service is also at the heart of all we do, and CAK offers mission opportunities both locally and abroad. Each of our high school students completes community services projects preparing them for a 40+ hour senior Capstone project, one they plan and implement themselves with a mentor.
As a college preparatory school, our academic standards are strong with the top quarter of our high school students earning an average of 29 on the ACT. CAK offers 20 honors classes, 11 AP classes, and 4 dual enrollment classes. Since 2010, our students have earned over $50 million in college scholarships. In all of this, we keep the Bible central to everything we teach, and each subject is discussed through the lens of Scripture.
CAK is proud to be accredited by both the AdvancED/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/AdvancED) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). We hope you will take some time to look around our website and consider a campus tour. We would love to meet you!