CORE VALUES & MISSION
Core Values of Christian Academy of Knoxville:
- Acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the authority of the Scriptures.
- Promote a covenant partnership with Christian families to build an authentic Christian community.
- Place an equal importance on academic excellence and spiritual development of students.
- Provide a dynamic college-prep curriculum, programs and activities that develop the whole person for the glory of God.
- Hire, develop and retain godly faculty and staff who model biblically integrated lives.
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.
To honor and serve God by providing a Christ-centered educational environment that is an extension of the Christian home, that is accessible to a broad cross-section of the Christian community, that meets the needs of students with varying scholastic aptitudes through a balanced emphasis on academic excellence and continual spiritual growth and service, and in doing so is widely recognized and respected.
"When the Lord your God brings you into the land He swore to your fathers...a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant...be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of the land of slavery." Deuteronomy 6:10-12
A few women began praying for a Christian school in Knoxville.
A Board of Directors was established and the school was formally chartered.
The school opened in Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church with 96 students grades K-6. By the end of the year, 100 students were enrolled.
Enrollment grew to 159 and grades 7 and 8 added.
The high school began with the addition of ninth grade.Enrollment was at 260.
Twenty-seven acres of land was purchased for CAK’s campus. CAK’s first graduation ceremony honored two graduating seniors.
CAK’s high school building was completed and occupied in January; the elementary building opened in September.
The first gym, with band room and home economics room, was completed.
CAK becomes the first school in Tennessee to gain dual accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association of Christian Schools
Two portable classrooms were added to the campus.
Six additional portable classrooms were installed and an addition to the elementary building is proposed.
The new elementary wing opened in October. This is the first time we had enough classrooms for all students to meet on campus.
Additional land was purchased to bring the campus to 77 acres.
Enrollment topped 800 and the new high school building opened. The school officially opened its own street, Academy Way.
The Campus Center with gym, stage and administrative offices opened. The spring band concert inaugurated the use of the building. The baseball field was completed in the spring.
Pre-K program opened and new classrooms built. The school also saw the addition of a new playground, alighted football stadium, an eight-lane track, a lighted softball field, a lighted soccer stadium and new parking lots and athletic field houses.
Middle School remodel of the original building and addition of new classrooms was completed. This project
included the building of new science rooms, computer labs, a music room and a library.
High school remodeled offices and added new science lab, computer lab, music room, classrooms andexpanded the commons. New parking lots also added.
Six tennis courts were constructed and opened near the Campus Center. The weight room was refurbished in preparation for a remodel.
Modular Buildings were removed and construction began on the new campus cafeteria. CAK's Football team claimed its first state championship.
CAK Celebrated its 35th Anniversary. Superintendent Scott Sandie announced his retirement as he completed his 13th school year at CAK and a national search began to fill that spot.
Bob Neu joined CAK as the school's 9th Head of School.