There are two main models of Christian schools: Covenant and Evangelistic. CAK is a Covenant school which means we require at least one parent to be a practicing believer in Jesus Christ, connected with other believers in a local house of worship. In other words, an "inreach" opportunity for the East Tennessee Christian community.
An Evangelistic school often opens its admissions doors a little wider, considering parents who are not yet believers, but who are seeking Christian schooling for their children. Evangelistic schools are often branches of a specific church campus or denomination base.
The average graduating class size is around 100 students -- large enough to maintain a healthy campus, yet small enough to cultivate close, personal friendships. The Early Learning Program (ELP ages 3 and 4) classrooms do not exceed 12 students on any given day; kindergarten averages 16/classroom with 1st-5th grades averaging 18/classroom. Middle school and high school classes will vary depending on the subject matter and schedule.
Our teachers have a passion for their students, for teaching, and for the Lord. They take the time to learn about each student and to develop a relationship based on mutual respect and Christian love. They strive to create a customized education plan for each student, regardless of academic strengths and weaknesses, that will help them reach their goals.
Our teachers work to develop close partnerships with parents including frequent feedback and conferences. Working together with parents ensures success for the student on all levels. There are volunteer opportunities throughout campus at all levels of education.
Christian Academy of Knoxville encompasses 77 acres with classrooms designed for active learning, extensive on-campus athletic facilities, and exciting plans for the future!
The CAK staff selects the best curriculum programs available with constant evaluation by a staff member dedicated to curriculum mapping. The rigors of our academic plans are enhanced and supported by: up-to-date technology and science labs, libraries in each school, frequent field trips, retreats, Bible classes and discussions, scripture memorization, prayer groups, weekly chapel services, community service and mission projects, and extracurricular activities in both the arts and athletics. These components create an opportunity for academic, social, and spiritual growth.
From academics to fine arts and sports, teachers are free to teach God's truth and help students apply this truth to their lives. Whether it’s asking the difficult questions, getting to know the Lord personally, living out their faith, or learning and socializing with peers who share a desire to love and to know God, there’s a place at CAK for students at all levels of spiritual development.
Our students are encouraged to get involved – to look outside of themselves and see the “bigger picture” by being a part of their community through service projects. Short-term mission trips are organized by our faculty throughout the year, both locally and abroad.
CAK offers close to 50 competing high school and middle school teams as well as youth/elementary programs in basketball (boys and girls), baseball, cross country, track, golf, tennis, swimming, lacrosse and football. In addition, there are several club/recreational opportunities throughout Knoxville that CAK promotes for sports and activities that aren't currently offered on campus.