How big are the classes at CAK?
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 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.
What are the teachers like?
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.
How involved are parents in their child's education?
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.
How big is CAK's campus?
Christian Academy of Knoxville encompasses 77 acres with newly-renovated classrooms, extensive on-campus athletic facilities, and exciting plans for the future!
What is the curriculum at CAK?
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, 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.
How is spiritual development included in the learning process?
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.
What off-campus opportunities are offered?
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.
What type of athletics are offered at CAK?
CAK offers 47 competing high school and middle school teams as well as youth/elementary programs in basketball (boys and girls), baseball, cross country, track, golf, tennis, 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.