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Middle School

Ephesians 2:10

For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
The Trying Years:
"We often tell students that middle school is for trying," says Principal Lynette Fowler. "We want students to discover new talents and try different extracurricular activities within our school. We want to encourage our students to be well-rounded and use all their gifts for our Savior's glory."

Pair our love for Jesus with our emphasis on high-quality education and students receive a valuable experience. Our curriculum focuses on hands-on learning; training students to think abstractly and providing experiences that will prepare students for high school.

Our middle school teachers are experienced with 67% having advanced degrees and a total of 241 years of service. Our faculty are aware of the challenges facing our teens today. They work diligently to guide and support our young people with a Christ-centered perspective during the challenging adolescent years.

Well-Rounded Students:
CAK offers a variety of ways for students to become involved. Not only do we offer a high-quality education, but we guide students spiritually, athletically, and with meaningful activities.

Hands-on Academics
With small class sizes, hands-on learning is something our students experience on a regular basis. Whether it’s learning about military practices during the Civil War or how to mummify a chicken, like in ancient Egypt, our students have fun while learning. A biblical perspective is integrated into each subject area.

Spiritual Life
One unique thing about CAK is that we have many denominations represented on our campus, and it was intentionally set up this way by our founders. We are an independent campus of believers, all coming together to learn about Christ's teachings. Our students experience a vibrant chapel experience each week with guest speakers who challenge them to live out what it means to be a follower of Christ.

Middle School is a great time to try out the arts! With electives like Band, Piano, and Art Class your middle schooler doesn’t need any past experience to give something new a try. Plus with Musical Theater as an after-school activity, there is no lack of new experiences. Find out more by visiting our Arts page.

With 17 different middle school sports teams, students have the opportunity to develop their athletic skills. Our coaches strive to develop mentoring relationships with our athletes and to teach them how to respect their opponents with a character that reflects Jesus’ love.  Find out more by visiting our Athletics page

At CAK, Spanish is taught from elementary school to high school. However, even if you are new to a world language, don't worry! Our teachers ensure each student receives what he or she needs to be successful. 

With a wide variety of clubs, including our Middle School award-winning Robotics Club, students can explore what interests them. From mountain biking to student council and lots in between, clubs help build confident students that learn how to use their God-given talents for years to come.

Field Trips
The Middle School offers day or overnight field trips for each grade level. In years past, trips to Washington DC, Charleston, Atlanta, and the 8th-grade retreat have allowed students to experience, firsthand, the things they are learning about in books. These trips are included in your child's tuition! 

Middle School Day 
8:15 am - 3:20 pm
Drop off at or after 7:15 am
Optional Zero Period Class: Begins at 7:20 am
Aftercare options available until 5:45 pm 

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Bart Kareken

    Bart Kareken 

    MS - Assistant Principal
    (404) 625-3477
  • Photo of Lynette Fowler

    Lynette Fowler 

    MS - Principal
    (865) 690- 4721, ext. 201

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