International Students Celebrate End of Year

TKA’s International Student Program held a carnival style End of Year Celebration for students and their host families last Saturday. It was a great time of fellowship and an opportunity to recognize nine graduating seniors who have added tremendous value to The King’s Academy. Representing China, Mexico, Iraq, Brazil, and South Korea, their average GPA… Continue Reading

TKA choir

TKA’s choirs performed at the Florida Vocal Association Music Performance Assessments this week.  Two middle school choirs and three high school choirs performed beautiful selections to rave reviews.  The five choirs received the highest possible Superior ratings including superiors in sight reading, a very challenging portion of the evaluations.  The high school choirs will compete… Continue Reading

Japanese concert band

Last Friday, members of TKA’s Symphonic Band attended a clinic/concert with the Inagakuen  Sogo H.S. Wind Orchestra from Saitama, Japan. Students were able to observe, up close, the methods they have used to become 17-time Gold Medalists at the All Japan Band Contest. The band also gave a concert that was enthusiastically received by everyone… Continue Reading

5th graders dissecting a shark

Fifth graders will return this evening from a two-day trip to Nature’s Academy, a hands-on environmental program in Bradenton. Through this hands-on experiential education program, students learn about our state’s diverse ecosystems. Their itinerary was full of interesting activities such as a canoe trip on Upper Myakka Lake, a nature walk and canopy investigation, cast-netting,… Continue Reading

Students Experience School in the 1890’s

Fourth grade students enjoyed a day at the Little Red Schoolhouse this week. This building was the first schoolhouse in southeast Florida and now provides a “living history” program that takes students back in time to experience a day in a one-room school of the 1890’s. Students dressed as children from that time period, practiced… Continue Reading

spider diorama

First graders have learned many interesting facts about bugs during their recent unit study. This week they presented their bug research projects to classmates and parents. Each student selected a bug to research, write about, and create a life-size model. There may be some aspiring Entomologists among this talented group of students.

TKA trending news

Have you noticed the new segment TKA Trending News on the school Facebook page? This weekly news segment presents links to topics in today’s interesting world. The two features recently posted reached more than 4,000 friends and people are sharing these attention-grabbing stories.  Click here to visit TKA’s Facebook page and make sure you “Like”… Continue Reading

TEA recipients

Congratulations to Elementary 3rd grade teacher Rhett Paulsen and HS Academic Support teacher Deanna Mayer for receiving the March Teacher of Excellence Awards (TEA)! These teachers go above and beyond for our students and are daily examples of His heart and hands.  TKA is blessed to have you!

TKA students in chapel

TKA elementary students participated in three days of “Spiritual Emphasis” this week with George Estornell, Pastor of Children and Families from Family Church WPB.  Using Solomon’s messages of wisdom and truth to his sons in the book of Proverbs, Pastor George challenged students to see God as the architect of their lives and helped them… Continue Reading

Teacher of Excellence awards

Elementary Art Teacher Christina Schwartz and High School Science Teacher Mary Virkler received the March Teacher of Excellence Award (TEA)! These teachers were recognized for going the extra mile in the classroom during the past month. TKA is blessed to have you!