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All-inclusive* Tuition

At Christian Academy of Knoxville, we believe that investing in a high quality, Christ-centered education for your child is one of the most beneficial gifts you can give them. CAK's unique all-inclusive* tuition includes many items that are often add-ons at other independent schools. These include: All you can eat lunch catered by SAGE (see menu), Field trips, 1:1 iPad program (3rd-12th), In-class technology (all grades), Retreats, Warrior Wednesday child care, Yearbook, In-school events, Class t-shirts (preschool-5th), Curriculum including workbooks.

We want to ensure all families have access to a high-quality Christian education. Scroll down for information on how to make CAK affordable for every family. 

Tuition Information 2020-2021

Preschool 3-day week: $4,805
Preschool 5-day week: $7,770

Kindergarten: $10,305
Pre-1st to 2nd: $11,975
3rd and 4th: $12,165
5th: $12,285

6th and 7th: $13,725
8th: $13,805

* Most activities are included in tuition. However, some elective activities are not included such as optional iPad insurance, athletic fees, extracurricular music fees (Jr. Praise, musical theatre, ensemble), senior trip, student parking pass, certain electives (art, music, graphic design, and photography), academic center, mission trips, aftercare, and fees for AP or dual enrollment courses. The application fee for new families has been reduced from $250 to only $20 for the 2020-2021 school year and is non-refundable. The continuous enrollment fee is $150 for preschool and $300 for Kindergarten - 11th grades (Facility fee is $100 for preschool and $200 for K-11th grades). Learn more about continuous enrollment here.

Affording CAK

There are many ways to afford a high-quality Christian education at CAK! From tuition assistance to discounts, we want to work with you to ensure access to CAK is possible for families who desire a Christian education. 

Tuition Assistance

CAK's tuition assistance program is similar to the college financial aid process. Applying for tuition assistance will not affect your admissions or enrollment process, and we encourage our families with students in K-12 to apply. Apply for Tuition Assistance HERE


  • Multi-Child Discount 
    Parents with multiple children (siblings) in the same household will receive the following sibling discounts:
    5% off the second child's tuition
    10% off the third child's tuition
    20% off the fourth child's tuition 
  • Early Pay Discount 
    Pay in full by July 10 to receive a $150 discount; Pay by semester to receive a $50 discount ($25 credited by July 10 and $25 credited by January 10) 
  • CAK Faculty and Staff Discount 
    Current employees, please see Human Resources for details 
  • CAK Alumni Discount 
    Parents who are graduates of CAK receive a 15% discount
  • Pastor Discount 
    Full-time Pastors:  50% discount (must be actively employed by a church)  
    Bi-vocational Pastors:  15% discount (pastors who actively serve part-time in a church and hold another full-time job)
  • Active Military
    Parents who serve as full-time, active duty in the military receive a 20% discount 
  • First Responders
    Parents who serve as full-time, active first responders (police, fire, medic) receive a 20% discount 
  • Certified Teachers
    Parents who are certified K-12 teachers employed full-time in Knox and/or surrounding counties receive a 15% discount. Parents who receive this discount must have an active State of TN teacher license. 


Tuition Assistance & Discount Exceptions

Discounts and tuition assistance cannot be combined (except for early pay discount). Tuition Assistance is for eligible students admitted/enrolled in grades K-12. Preschool 5-day is only eligible for early pay and multi-child discount. Preschool 3-day is not eligible for any discount or assistance.

For questions or more information, reach out to our admissions office at