Grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, the academic program at King's Academy provides opportunities for both breadth and depth of study. We offer Advanced Placement exams in 28 subjects, as well as a variety of electives in history, religion and the arts, including courses in vocal and instrumental music, dance, theater, sculpture, drawing and painting.
In the fall of 2016, King’s Academy opened a middle school for grades 7 and 8. The addition of these grades allowed King's to deepen its mission, extend the educational runway for students, and design a more powerful and integrated curriculum. Moreover, it has provided Upper School students with additional opportunities for growth, learning and leadership – as mentors, tutors, and big brothers and big sisters of younger students.
We stress canonical approaches to the acquisition of understanding, as well as less traditional means, such as collaborative small group work, individual research, and a "portfolio" approach, in which students demonstrate their understanding through projects and activities, not just through exams.
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Students typically take six to seven classes per day suited to their course of study and their particular stage of academic development. Each day is divided into seven periods and the school year is divided into three terms, with some year-long courses and some term-long courses. The Academy’s curriculum is administered by eight academic departments:
King’s Academy graduates are equipped with all of the critical tools to lead them into their next academic experience. They will have the intellect, confidence, social awareness and curiosity necessary to excel in their post-secondary studies. King’s graduates attend prestigious institutions of higher learning in 28 countries around the world, including North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and all over the world.
King’s is a founding member of Global Online Academy (GOA), whose programs offer our students a way to pursue their passions, learn with peers from around the globe, and acquire and practice modern learning skills that will serve them well in college, career, and life.