Academics

Preschool

Matthew 19:4

Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.'
Starting in the fall of 2021, Christian Academy of Knoxville's preschool will be moving to a full-day program preparing students for Kindergarten in a fun, safe, Christian environment with both academic and play-based learning! CAK offers several preschool options. Students interested in the PreK option must be 4 years old by August 15. Students interested in the Junior K option must be 4 years old by March 31. 

By attending preschool at CAK, your child will receive priority placement in CAK's popular Kindergarten program. Preschool follows our standard school calendar: 

May-August (see Calendar)
2021-2022 Year - 8:00 am - 2:40 pm 
Morning Drop Off: 7:30 am - 8:00 am
Aftercare Available (additional cost): Until 6:00 pm 
Find Tuition Information HERE

CAK Preschool Tuition includes: 
Lunch by SAGE Dining  1:1 iPads and other technology
Yearbooks In-school Field Trips
Full-Day Preschool Program Most school supplies
Class t-shirts Student admission to non-playoff athletic home games

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    Shannon Troutt 

    Director of Preschool and Advancement Programs

The CAK Preschool Difference

CAK's preschool focuses on structured learning through play, projects, technology, nature, and enrichment through in-school field trips (Zoo Knoxville), Spanish, Music, Art, and physical education. 

School uniforms are required at CAK and can be purchased through Lands End or Educational Outfitters. There is also a school spirit store, CAK Outfitters, that offers outerwear and other fun items. 

CAK offers both a Pre-K program as well as a Junior K program. Results of the Gesell Developmental Observation are used in consideration of student placement.

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  • Pre-K (3 or 5-day Program)

    Students must be 4 years old by August 15. Parents can choose from a 3-day (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) or a 5-day (Monday-Friday) option. 

    PreK focuses on a pre-writing curriculum including letter formation (Zaner-Bloser), developing a strong number sense using interactive learning and manipulatives, and building social-emotional intelligence and strong cooperation skills. PreK also develops early literacy skills such as phonemic awareness through pre-reading activities.
  • Junior K (5-Day Program)

    Students must be 4 years old by March 31. Junior K serves as a year-long half step between Pre-K and Kindergarten and is offered 5 days a week (Monday - Friday). This program allows children to gain an extra year of growth before entering Kindergarten. 

    Junior K follows a similar schedule and format to a regular kindergarten day. Creativity and curiosity are embedded in structured classroom activities. We use the OWL curriculum, which introduces students to core literacy, math, science, and social studies standards. Structured learning through play, projects, and nature the foundation of this class.

Afterschool Childcare

For the 2020-2021 school year, preschool classes meet from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm with the exception of those who choose the extended care option. 

Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, preschool classes are moving to a full instructional day, 8:00 am - 2:40 pm. We will still offer Aftercare until 6:00 pm.

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  • Extended Care

    For preschoolers in the 2020-2021 school year
    Monday - Friday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Cost: 3-day option: $1,000 annually 5-day option: $1,700 annually Drop-in (limited to 4x per month): $14 per day
    Registration fee: $200 annually
    Register HERE

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  • Aftercare

    For preschool to 8th grades
    Monday - Friday, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Cost: $15 per day
    Registration fee: $100
    Register HERE
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