As an "old" graduate of TKA I was disappointed to hear that nothing has changed since I went there...which is truly disgusting, I would have thought that over time and with an influx of students and the overturn of faculty and administrators that favoritism would have died out and that the school would practice what it teaches. I guess nothing will ever change there and as far as education goes, as a graduate I was totally unprepared for the real world, real college, once I graduated and if I wasn't a motivated intellectual go-getter (which was never acknowledged during my time at Kings due to my religious beliefs not fitting the Southern Baptist they espoused) I would have been sunk! Siblings were moved to public school during there high school years based on my experience which gave them a great start in college. I have been contacted relentlessly to donate to the school which I finally put a stop to by stating the school received more than enough from my parents sending all of us there and they didn't deserve any additional funding from me...wish it had been different but thought I would back up what the kids at the school are saying and also advise parents to listen to your TKA children when they tell you bizarre stories because they are more than likely true!
Great school. A family that truly loves its new members as much as its old ones. There is one major complaint that needs to be made about the school, however. The class size is not what is advertised; in fact, it is incredibly misleading. This past year, Three regular Physics classes for 9th graders exceeded 30 students, one reaching as high as 32. This is not beneficial for students' learning. If the school didn't advertise it to prospective parents as one of the top pros for sending their children to the school, I wouldn't say anything about it... but that's a pretty big oversight by a school administration to allow.
There are amazing things about Kings. The ability to openly worship Jesus Christ among fellow believers is a great privilege. The loving teachers make for a familial atmosphere. However, pressure for tuition and enrollment may squeeze the school to its limits in terms of the teachers they are able to hire and retain, as well as the amount of students crammed into classrooms.
If your child needs more one-on-one attention in the classroom, please consider this sometimes overlooked aspect before enrolling at Kings. Otherwise, enjoy the wonderfully warm and loving atmosphere of The King's Academy!
As a TKA alumna, I give this school a great rating. It prepared me mentally for the path to receiving my undergraduate and juris doctorate degrees, spiritually for the "real world," and mentally for life's challenges. I was supported by a few favorite teachers and embraced by my peers as an incoming 8th grader many years ago. I was active in many extra-curricular activities, including sports, theatre, choir, and band, and loved it! If my husband and I lived in South Florida, we would be sending our children to King's!
Our son is currently in 8th Grade at TKA and has been a student there since Jr. Kindergarten-- 10 years in all. Throughout those ten years, we have felt the love of a caring teaching staff and administration. Our son has developed strong and lifelong friendships with close, committed and caring friends. We are proud of the solid Christian foundation that he has been afforded. And we are very pleased with the quality of education-- and the level of challenge-- that he has experienced. Of course, there great teachers and good ones; there are nights when we are weary from helping him through rigorous homework loads. But if your child-- and your family-- is committed to working together towards a successful academic, spiritual, and even athletic experience; than you will find The King's Academy to be a wonderful place to raise-up your child/student. We feel very blessed that our investment has, and will, pay-off tenfold.
I have two daughters that attend The Kings Academy and have so for 3 years. They are both in elementary and have had nothing but a wonderful experience. My wife and I wanted our children to attend a school that provided education with a Christian world view. We also wanted them to have the best possible experience in preparing them to be college ready and career ready. The staff at TKA is second to none. My daughters love their teachers, and their ability to connect with children at all levels to help them be successful is like nothing I have ever experienced at both public and private schools. TKA has made significant investments in technology (Promethean Interactive whiteboards in every elementary classroom, laptops, tablets) to prepare our children for a highly skilled and highly competitive work force. I have seen my daughters grow in their relationship with God, their education, and their confidence in themselves. I am so grateful that we have the opportunity to attend TKA, and that God's kingdom has been so well represented by the fine work done every day by their faculty and administration.
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!
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.
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.