TKA Elementary has been announced by Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, as a Blue Ribbon School!

West Palm Beach, Florida, September 30, 2014 – The King’s Academy’s Elementary School was designated as a National Blue Ribbon School today by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The King’s Academy Elementary School is being recognized as an “Exemplary High Performing School” as measured by performance on assessments referenced against national norms. The King’s Academy is one of only 50 private schools nominated for the honor by the Council for American Private Education (CAPE), and one of 239 elementary schools honored nationally.

Tomorrow morning (Wednesday, October 1st) at 9:45 a.m. The King’s Academy Elementary School students will gather in the school’s cafeteria to celebrate the announcement with Principal Heath Nivens and the entire Elementary Faculty and Staff. Members of the media are invited to attend, and Mr. Nivens will be made available after the ceremony for interviews along with select faculty and students. Those attending should enter the school’s main lobby to be directed to the cafeteria.

“Being named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence is an incredible honor. It validates and confirms our dedication to excellence here at The King’s Academy. Our continuous exemplary performance as an elementary school would not be possible without the dedication of such a professional group of faculty members, a committed contingency of parents and diligent students. We are honored to be considered one of the top 239 elementary schools and top 50 private schools nationwide.”

“We are thankful to receive such a distinguished honor and we will continue to seek ways to improve and strengthen our elementary program.”
Mr. Heath Nivens
Elementary Principal
The King’s Academy

“The King’ Academy strives for excellence in all of our programs: Preschool, Elementary, and Secondary; Academic, Athletic, Artistic. This recognition is an encouragement for our dedicated faculty and staff who work each day to provide students an amazing education in a loving, Christian environment.”
Mr. Jeffrey Loveland, ‘75
The King’s Academy

The King’s Academy is a nationally recognized private Christian school serving approximately 1,300 students from preschool through twelfth grade and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King’s Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach and Hendry Counties at its main campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way in West Palm Beach, its Clewiston campus on Caribbean Avenue, and its satellite preschool campuses in Greenacres, Loxahatchee/Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, and Royal Palm Beach. More information about The King’s Academy is available online at

Attachment: US DOE Press Release