"TKA is nationally-recognized for excellence in academics, fine arts & athletic"
Students enrolled 1157
Hours 8:15 AM - 3:05 AM
School leader Jeffrey M. Loveland, '75
Transportation options Yes
After school Yes

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8401 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

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3 stars
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October 31, 2014
King's has been the only school my 4 children have ever attended. My first child graduated last year and went on to continue her education at one of the top Christian colleges in the nation. Her rigorous academics along with her demanding extra-curricular activities, fully prepared her for college. At a very early age, the teachers implement critical thinking skills as well as biblical integration in their daily lessen plans. As your child progresses into middle and high school, they are introduced to numerous honors and AP courses. My remaining 3 children, continue to excel at every level. As I have spoken over the years to potential incoming parents, I have reminded them of what a wonderful, yet imperfect place it is! There is no perfect school! What I do know is this...from JK to their Senior year, your child will be academically challenged, emotionally nurtured and cultivated spiritually. One thing is for sure....you and your child will leave better for it. Allow the Lord to use every situation as teachable moments! My husband and I, have invested quite a bit monetarily to send our children to King's, and yes, we would do it again, because the return has been priceless!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2014
As both a graduate and current parent of students at The King's Academy, I am sold on the school. Academics, Sports, Music - all of the programs give my kids (and gave me) a chance to excel with their gifts. And the fact that the school presents everything from a Christian perspective is important to me. They are learning from teachers who love them in a secure environment. TKA is an investment, but it has a great return.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2014
My children have attended TKA since age 4 and are in 10th and 8th grade. We love The King's Academy! Two years ago, my family left South Florida for a one-year sabbatical RV trip to every state in the country. After our trip, we could have moved anywhere in the USA, but we decided to return to West Palm Beach primarily so that our children could attend The King's Academy again. Our children score in the 99th and 98th percentile on standardized testing thanks to TKA's rigorous academics and participate in championship-winning teams (soccer and lacrosse) and amazing Broadway-style fine arts productions. My daughter enjoys the full dance program and the acting and vocal training she receives. My kids are given sound Biblical training and have earned class leadership opportunities too. I am thankful for the well-rounded education that my children receive every day, and I cannot imagine them attending anywhere else. You really should visit the school to see what it could offer your student.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2014
We have had too many issues from year to year. Think twice about sending your children to Kings.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2014
Coming from a student (upcoming sophomore) this school honestly was TERRIBLE. Id rather take my own life then attend at kings again. Never have I ever felt more isolated at a school and i previously came from public school. Favoritism is shown a lot at kings, theres a lot of cliques, and bullying as well. The students are repulsive, snobby& arrogant.

- submitted by a community member
June 05, 2014
Agree with all the previous comments regarding favortism shown if you are a large donor. This school should consider making steps to change it's current reputation. There are some great teachers, coaches, and families at this school but make no mistake your money in the form of donations will buy you exceptions to the code of conduct provided by the administration.

- submitted by a community member
June 01, 2014
Despite all prior comments, The King's Academy is a very challenging high school, if you want it to be. Take all AP and honors classes, and get as far ahead as possible, and you will get a rigorous, challenging education. Some departments (math, for example) are behind in curriculum, but if you want to get ahead, it is very possible (online, doubling up courses). My opinion is that the more you put into your education, the more you can get out. The end result is a rigorous, indefatigable homework load and vast opportunities. This school is no less difficult than many competitor schools, such as Suncoast. However, difficulty varies with the teachers. Some teachers assign an impossible quantity of homework and endless tests, and some teachers hardly care. Many of these teachers are leaving this year. Rarely do students get much sleep, and I, personally, have had to quit all extra-curricular activities. It IS, and CAN BE, a very difficult school!!

- submitted by a community member
May 29, 2014
I have 4 kids at Kings and we love it. The education is great. The teachers and administration is great. They do have a strict code of conduct that is enforced no matter who you are. The college acceptance rate for Kings graduated is very high, including Ivy league. Students and parents do agree to a code of conduct for behavior outside of school. If you want your child to receive a great education then I highly recommend The Kings Academy.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2014
I would not recommend this school. My child has attended this school since middle school. We came from another private school and I would say I should have kept my child at the old school. The teachers seem tired and uncaring. There have been a few great teachers but they are few and far between. The majority seem as though they do not care and do not go to any extra effort to help your child. The other reviews are correct - this is not truly a christian evironment unless you are a large donor. Then you will be treated very well and your child will be given every benefit of the doubt and the school will bend over backwards for you. If you cannot donate large sums of money - do not send your child here. If they are invovled in any type of problem invovling a large donor's child - they will always come out on the short end of the deal. At this school Christ is not King - the large donors are. lastly, my child's academic and learning have not kept pace with what they were learning at the old school - particularly in the Math and writing areas. Do yourself a favor and send your child to a school where they will be treated in a fair and equitable fashion.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
The King's Academy provides an excellent academic education. The classes are difficult and most teachers are well-educated and suitable to teach their classes. The advanced classes are difficult and comparable to out her "difficult" schools in the region. Students could most likely pass with C's with no effort, but it takes much effort to earn solid A's. I study up to twelve hours each night, seven days each week. I have all A+'s. However, this is the only positive aspect in the school. The administrators are harsh and unfair, there is much bias towards the lower social class of society. I would recommend this school for those who are willing to work diligently.

- submitted by a community member
April 19, 2014
I have been a student at the kings academy since 6th grade and am currently at the end if my junior year. It was pretty good for middle school considering I already had friends from church that went there and I was pretty oblivious to the reality if how the kings academy works. Honestly it is amazing how accurate every single negative review is. They say TKA is where Christ is king but the reality of the matter is it is where money is king. There are 3 teachers I have really loved in my 6 years at kings so far and all of them are leaving next year. The politics are ridiculous. This past year I was involved in several situations where a teacher or administrator was being unfair and I went to the principal to try and stand up for myself and be treated fairly. Complete waste if my time. If you are going to send your child to kings I suggest not contesting ANYTHING!!! Unless of course you work at the school or donate money... Then you're fine. I am strongly considering going to Lake Worth Christian for my senior year!

- submitted by a community member
March 24, 2014
I've been attending the school since freshman year. The parents/students will either love or hate it here. If you are a donor, the school will look the other way when your child makes a mistake. If your child makes a mistake, and you're not a donor, the school sometimes goes to the extreme. Instead of working with students or giving them a 2nd chance, they may just expel him/her. Boys can get detention for not wearing belts and having long hair. Girls can get a detention for having a skirt that is a few inches above their knee. Often students get severely penalized for what they do outside of school. The math department is a weak point. The tuition is also very expensive. On the positive side, I will say that the school has nice facilities, a nice big campus, decent sport programs, and an excellent fine arts program. The faculty is a mix of good and bad. Some of the teachers are very sweet, while some others just seem miserable. Many students are kind, but there are many that start drama. Then the front office gets involved, which leads to expulsion or some form of punishment. There are pros and cons about the school, but I think a few front office changes would benefit the school.

- submitted by a community member
February 27, 2014
I do not recommend this school, it is full of drama with classmates and parents. Many of the staff do not practice what they preach. Bulling between students does happen. If you are one of those families that donates a lot, your child can do no wrong. unfortunately the kids are not the only bullies at this beautiful campus. "Don't trust a book by its cover".

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2013
My kids love the school. They have been attending since JK and now one just started high school. We are not wealthy and have worked extra job so our kids can go to school there. What we have seen is that each of our kids has different strengths and weaknesses. While one enjoys sports the other enjoys the music and arts programs. The school may not be right for every family, but it offers a fantastic student and family life. We love that the parents and families are involved with their children and the school activities. It is a healthy and challenging environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
My child has been at this school for 3 years now. I have to say Kindergarten was the worst year. Teachers who claim to be Christian discipline to the point of degrading and hurting self esteem. Like a lot of the comments previously given if you are a big donor your child might be shown some grace but my child was harshly treated as I watched other 5 year old cutie pies being treated the same. Whatever you do make sure your child knows how important it is to go up a slide the right way. The teachers in first and second were amazing and loving but the atmosphere is very stale and The school is very clicky with the parents which in my opinion is just not the Christian environment I was hoping for my child. I have to think if the parents are this way will their children be? I worry about my child being trained up in this school. Our family is very Christian and accepting of others. My fear here is my child will grow to be judge mental and judging is for God only. The campus is beautiful which is what leads to your enrollment but the staff has too much power over the disciplining of our children and we are constantly asked for money. 3rd grade classroom has about 25 students to 1 teach

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2013
My child currently attends The King's Academy. I personally do not recommend this school. They are literally being kept in a bubble as far as education goes. Some kids might be book smart but it is almost as if they are being kept from the outside world. I do not want my children to be in shock when they graduate and go off to college, finding out not everybody in this world is a Christian.Christianity is being shoved down their throats and my child is drifting away from Christianity because of it. What they say is law and they are not allowed to learn about anything else. The administration and staff say they are all Christians but they are not. Their attitude towards the kids and the parents is just ridiculous. The coaches for sports do not put up with some kids and do not try to work with them and help them, this most definitely goes for the teachers as well, never encouraging or really caring for the students only the money. Don't waste your money.It took me 10 years to realize they are literally sucking the money right from my pockets while I've been thinking it's all worth it, it is not. Your child could have a much better education and a healthier environment to learn in.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2013
As a parent, I was disappointed with the legalistic spirit in the school. My son's faith actually declined by being at Kings. The word grace does not exist with the principle or the head of discipline. They do not look into a child's heart. But choose to play God. The damage has been detrimental but we are praying for the school and trusting God. Needless to say I chose to remove him in the middle of the year. The leaders in the school are not open to any healthy criticism. They chose to put their head in the sand.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2013
I am currently a student inTKA's high school. I admit that I did not go to the school for elementary or middle (Public is just fine in those cases.) So i Cannot comment on what others have been saying about the previous grades, but from what I have seen the problems are in the elementary school side. Though there are quite a few problems with the high school as well... 1. Social- Now while there is some bullying, mainly towards new kids (Yes I got it as well...) It subsides once you find a group, since there are quite a dew of them such as the Wellington kids,the sporty types, the nerds, the outcasts and just the regular kids (Where I call "home") after that most just stick to there groups. 2.Admin-Crazy about the uniform and PDA policies. how do they enforce these policies? Cameras in the hallway. I myself was caught giving a quick hug to a (girl)friend who was going on a trip for a 2 weeks. And all teachers in general are just strict about that stuff. 3.Academic-These actually are good, though some teachers are just grading too harsh, which affects GPA. And the amount of AP seems sufficient. 4.Overall- 3.8 Good education, no drugs,lot's of groups,mean admin, harsh teachers.

- submitted by a community member
December 31, 2012
To anyone who is thinking of pulling their kids from this school but is having doubts: DO IT. My parents pulled me out after years of ridiculous drama perpetuated by the staff and students and my life is incredible now. It's easy to adjust to a new environment when it's filled with people who are actually kind. I've literally never written a review for anything before but I felt compelled to do so to perhaps spare someone else from this horror of a school. I went here for years and the amount of bullying is something that I have never seen in the public schools I have attended. Donors are given so much preferential treatment it's ridiculous and please don't be fooled by any claims about academics. That is truly the worst part. I ended up going to a university far better than anyone I know who graduated from TKA. Classes are easy and there are very few advanced placement classes. I'm truly sorry to say this but anyone who rates this school positively is either completely oblivious or a part of the problem. Send your kids to a magnet school or a regular public school. They will thank you for it later.

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2012
To the parent that rated this school on 9/10/12: With all respect, what are you waiting for to take your child out of this school? My son was here when he was only 4 years old and it took me only one semester to realize what kind of school this is. They say they are a christian school but I am sure that God is nowhere to be found in this school. Do your homework and get your son a better school. It's not all about how beautiful a school is, it's about the teachers, staff and directors and even parents. I wish you the best of luck and especially for your child.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2012
I have had children at Kings for the past 18 years. I must disagree with the negative reviews. Every school will have challenges, but my experience and those of many I know at the school ( and I know many) the positives outweigh the negative 1000-1! . To bash the school and the hard working teachers and staff (that could work ANYWHERE for more money and better benefits), is simply unfair. They make it sound like the school is a concentration camp! It is simply not true! It can be hard at times for all children to obey the rules but life is hard too. One of my children had a problem with being bullied and it was dealt with by the school quickly and properly. It really impressed me the way the school conducted itself and our bully was with the son of a large donor! This kid got no break what so ever...! So don't believe everything you read, find out for yourself and talk to the many people who had a positive experience not just the few who having all bad and no good to say. There had to be something good they could say but it sounds like sour grapes for whatever reason. I wish I had more kids so they could experience what we have already, a very loving school that cares.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2012
HORRIBLE....STAY AWAY from this school. Nothing about this school is christian-like. The teachers are bullies and allow kids to be bullied! The last three posts describe this school as if I typed it myself! This school's value and the teacher portray a nurturing and loving environment but actually foster a culture built upon negativity.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2012
This school has all the bells and whistles WITHOUT the christian values, The Staff does not exude a loving nurturing enviroment, they seem to be upset ALL THE TIME. Never saw a genuine smile among themselves. They are constantly asking for money and do not care about families in need. what a great dissappointment!!!! The worse part is that The parents are the last to know when their child is being bullied they keep it hush hush with no paper trail. The elementary guidance counselor is prejudice and will keep your child there in her office all day if she feels like it over a little infraction....then forced child to confess over something she didn't do. The Guidance counselor is basically a bully herself. YOUR CHILDS" WORTH" IS BASED ON HOW MUCH YOU DONATE TO THE SCHOOL,

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2011
We selected this school because we thought it was the perfect educational environment for our child. After all, it's promoted as a top Christian school in PBC. However, our experience has been that this school is consumed by money; tuition costs are unreasonably high; and teachers/administrators are obsessed with disciplining students and imposing infractions for seemingly minor uniform code violations. Instead, they ought to focus on creating a nurturing learning environment for our children and building relationships with them that encourage a thirst for knowledge and the development of character.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2009
Hello I previously attended this school and I loved it at first until the values declined with the new campus. The focus turned to money rather than spiritual enrichment of the students. It's very dificult to serve two masters(God and Money).

- submitted by a student
November 04, 2009
My grandchildren attend The King's Academy and I could not be more pleased with the school. I have noticed that their skilss are higher than average when compared to children in the same grade at other schools. I am also glad that grandparents are valued and included in school activities, especially the annual 'Grandparents' Day' celebration.

- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2009
I attended this school during high school. For many years I wanted to go there. The extracurricular activities here are phenomenal and a great way to meet other kids. I really liked most of the kids I met there, in all grades. In high school, many teachers 'pick on' certain kids for disciplinary issues, and most are unwilling and relentless on uniform codes for certain students (those not involved in chapel leadership, etc.) and not on others. O felt that some teachers worried too much about scolding students rather than creating a relationship with them. One of my substitute teachers said the same thing. Secondary discipline is too involved. Teachers need to make a real impact on students and work on their relationships so that, in turn, their education is solidified. Some students are very nice, some are extremely judgmental if you do not fit into a certain 'Christian' mold.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 29, 2009
When my daughter was in elementary at Kings, I loved the nurturing environment. However, her high school experience was below average. The classes were too easy, and the teachers did not seem to know the material required for higher level learning. I enrolled my daughter at a nearby public high school and found that she was way behind in basic knowledge in all academic areas. Very disappointing! With tutoring and help from some exceptional teachers at the public school, my daughter finally caught up. She was a solid A/B student at Kings, so apparently, the teachers there believed she was doing fine. It took us a year of extra help a the public school for her to be a solid B student. I'm pleased that she caught up enough to do well in college - I don't know if she would've been able to succeed at college with her King's education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 10, 2008
As an alumnus of The King's Academy, I would highly recommend for any child looking for education, social involvement, and extra activities. Fantastic teachers, Fantastic Parents, great staff who love the children. And the best part of it all is the feeling og God's love in everything that is accomplished at the school.

- submitted by a community member
October 16, 2008
The best school in Palm Beach County. This is my fifth graders 2nd year at King's and I would not want a better envoroment for her.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
The King's Academy is an incredible community! The teachers, faculty and families are A+. Our son thrives with the strong college prep curriculum, but also learns life lessons that he will use forever. I am proud to be a TKA parent and grateful for the opportunities that this environment will offer for our son's future.

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no rating February 28, 2008
I am taking my child out of this school due to the low quality of the science classes and the lack of caring on the part of the administration. College applications require transcripts and repeatedly TKA has failed to send transcripts in a normal time frame. The science classes are also far below the lever of regular public school classes and not aup to the level of college prep classes.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
I have a child at Kings and I am very pleased with the quality education and discipline he is receiving. The facilities are first class and the football program is second to none. Very happy with our choice.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2007
One of the best if not the best school in Palm Beach County. Our daughter is in the 11th grade and we feel she has always been in a safe and properly trained environment fully prepared for college.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2007
The King's Academy is an amazing school with excellent academics and teachers who have a true love for children in their hearts. Unfortunately, the ever-increasing tuition is forcing many wonderful families out and making it a school for the wealthy. It's such a shame this opportunity will be lost for so many. Needs more attention to college counseling, and at upper end. Elementary is fantastic.

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May 07, 2006
My girls started there in November 2005 after our family was relocated here. What a relief it was to find The King's Academy. The students were very welcoming and the staff was so helpful in making this hard transition for 2 middle school girls! My girls feel very safe here and they really appreciate the Christian education they are receiving and the nurturing environment that they are learning in. What a difference between the public middle school they attended here for 2 weeks and The King's Academy. They felt afraid to go to public middle school and the kids at King's were so much friendlier and warm! I would definitely recommend this beautiful campus and learning environment to anyone!

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- submitted by a former student
May 03, 2005
This school just seesm to offer the right combination of academic rigor, values and arts emohasis that is lacking in many schools these days.Not to mention the smaller class size.

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- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2004
Possibly the best school in Palm Beach County. 1 to 2 grades ahead of Public schools. Teachers love the kids. Other kids are nice and don't be afraid of riding the bus it's fun and safe.

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- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
As an alumni parent, I continue to support this incredibly gifted and excellent learning facility. My son always wanted to go to college there...if only they had one. God's gift to Palm Beach County indeed has been The King's Academy. From their excellent teachers to incredible learning environment to overall enhancement of a child's well-rounding and character molding, this school helps shape the leaders and success stories of our country in the most loving way, that of God's presence and example.

- submitted by a community member
February 23, 2004
Great Safe School. Excellent curriculum and parent participation.

- submitted by a community member
February 23, 2004
Kings is a great school, the norm is to excel. Both my children received scholarships to college, I thank Kings for the impact a high quality education has on a young person's life.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
You can expect a high quality education in a loving environment. The staff is wonderful! The students are taught values and pray daily. We love our school!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
A School like no other. People at this school really reach out and care about each and every student. Also, the learning and education is of high expectations, just phenomenal.

- submitted by a former student
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The King's Academy
8401 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL  33411
(561) 686-4244
Last modified The King's Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
The King's Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top