The founders of Knoxville Christian School shared a common vision. A vision of teaching students from a Biblical worldview. A vision of offering a needed quality education alternative in changing times. A vision for the future.
Founded in 1967, Knoxville Christian School is an independent private school dedicated to providing each student with the highest quality academic, spiritual, social and physical education in an encouraging Christian environment. Our school serves students ranging from 18 months old through 12th grade in our prime location in Farragut, TN, conveniently located in west Knox County.
Knoxville Christian School built the first building on its current campus in 1980. Today this building serves at the elementary building, along with housing the Pre-K classrooms. Knoxville Christian School expanded with its upper school building for Middle School and High School in 2011. In 2013 the high school gym with additional classroom space was built.
The mission of Knoxville Christian School is to develop children and young adults spiritually, emotionally, academically, and physically with Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible as their foundation, preparing them to be Godly representatives in their community, church, and home.
To provide an excellent Christian education that equips children and young adults for success in this world and eternity.
Considering the Benefits of Quality Christian Education
Students spend more waking hours per week in school than anywhere else, making it one of the most formative institutions in one’s life. Your child’s education is an opportunity to instill a lifetime’s worth of Christ-inspired principles and character traits. Take a moment to review the benefits of a quality Christian education at Knoxville Christian School:
Knoxville Christian Schools’ curriculum and philosophy can help bridge the gap in an era when character education is so important. Morals, ethics, and character development inform some of the fundamental beliefs and values of a Christian school.
The Bible is taught
At Knoxville Christian School not only is the Bible taught for what it is, but the inspired Word of God serves as a foundation for other texts as well. Knoxville Christian School students become familiar with Bible stories at a young age, and the truths in the Bible become more familiar to them as they continue grow and learn. While the Bible is centuries old, it’s a timeless lesson that is brought to life and is made relevant for students’ lives today. With this, students have the opportunity to walk away with a better understanding of their curriculum as it relates to God’s Word.
We share your moral values
If your goal is to offer your child the same moral foundation that the Bible suggests, a Knoxville Christian School education is the best option. It’s our belief that a healthy environment for learning includes authentic relationships, and that education should develop both intellect and character, equipping students for lives of service in this world.
Every teacher models Christian principles
A child’s teacher is an important role model. Your child spends a major portion of the school day under the influence of one or more key teachers. In the Knoxville Christian School classroom, the teachers openly demonstrate and model Christian principles.
Curriculum is aligned with Christian values
While strong academics continue to be at the forefront, Knoxville Christian School has the freedom to align state curriculum with Christian values. Concepts learned in the classroom can be viewed through a variety of lenses, including those of the Christian faith. For instance, if students are studying social justice, part of the conversation could include why Christians should care about social justice following the example of Jesus.
Prayer is part of the school day
Knoxville Christian School encourages praying and understand that prayer is a path to a more personal relationship with God. It also strengthens students’ relationships with one another. Teachers and students continually pray for each other during challenging times and in good times – providing an inclusive, loving learning environment where everyone feels supported and welcome.
In addition to physical well-being, Knoxville Christian School offers a safe emotional and spiritual environment. Bullying is not tolerated, and children are nurtured in a safe, caring environment, modeled by adults. Knoxville Christian School offers a safe avenue for students to express their ideas, explore new things, and most importantly, be themselves.
Individual attention and differential instruction
Knoxville Christian School can almost always offer more individual attention than public schools. Our school classes generally have fewer students which makes it more possible to teach for various learning styles.
Positive peer influence is all around
Having peers who have similar values helps complete this nurturing environment. Students are expected to reinforce positive habits, as well as positive attitudes. This goes for teachers, too. They’re more than just lecturers; they are mentors, sometimes even friends, who truly know their students. This gives them more freedom to individually encourage, support and influence their students – demonstrating that it’s okay to try new things, and it’s cool to be smart.
Whole child development
Knoxville Christian School’s educational philosophy focuses on a Christian-based education that aims to develop well-rounded individuals. It is our belief that education should develop both intellect and character, thereby equipping students for lives of servant leadership. We seek to inspire and encourage each student to discover and develop his or her God-given talents, preparing them for future success.
I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth.– Martin Luther
Our Core Values
Power of the Gospel
Knoxville Christian School is committed to evangelism. Jesus Christ is the son of God and the savior of humanity.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes. (Romans 1:16 ESV)
Knoxville Christian School looks to the Bible as God’s word, and the source of all truth and knowledge. Christianity is more than a cultural or denominational identity, it calls for uniting under God’s word to learn, grow, and be a disciple of Jesus.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16 ESV)
Knoxville Christian School uses all aspects of the school experience including curriculum, extra-curriculars, sports, and field trips as an opportunity to reveal the character and nature of God. Students are encouraged to think both biblically and critically.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 ESV)
Knoxville Christian School aims to provide a school experience where students and staff are engaged participants, spiritually active, and encouraged to use God’s gifts. Teachers, staff, and coaches are Christian role models discipling students through active spiritual lives that include a love of God’s word and prayer.
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. (1 Cor 11:1-2 ESV)
Excellence in Education
Knoxville Christian School focuses on a high-quality school experience that makes a sustained and substantial on how students think, act, feel, and believe.
Train up a child in a way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6 ESV)
Safe and Nurturing Environment
Knoxville Christian School strives to be a clean and encouraging environment free of violence, bullying, harassment, and substance abuse. The best learning and growth occur when students are in a physically, emotionally, and spiritually safe environment.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. (Proverbs 18:10 ESV)
Knoxville Christian School is committed to equipping students and staff to be Godly leaders, living out God’s word and the will of God through acts of service.
But whoever would be great among you must be your servant. (Matthew 20:26 ESV)
Knoxville Christian School is a kingdom building mission and it is a privilege to attend, work, volunteer, and serve the school. The school is at the intersection of two things God loves – children and education. Directors, staff, students, and families should practice personal and institutional ownership, responsibility, and accountability to God for the school and the school experience.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. (Colossians 3:23-24 ESV)
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.1 Timothy 4:12
Our Statement Of Faith
The Statement of Faith of Knoxville Christian School, signed annually by each member of the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, and staff, provides affirmation of biblical doctrine that is in concert with the message of God as reflected in the Bible and historic Christianity. The statement also defines the perspective that shapes our education. Our Statement of Faith clarifies and insures ongoing faithfulness of the entire school community to God’s purpose and will.
We believe in one God, the Creator of the Universe and the Giver of Life. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Hebrews 11:3; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Act 17:24-28)
We believe in Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God and co-equal with the Father. (John 1:1-3; 14, 18; Acts 2:23-24, 36; I Timothy 2:5; John 14:6)
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the presence of God, in the lives of believers. (John 14:16-17; Romans 8:9-14; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 4:11-13)
We believe the Bible, the Old and New Testament, is the inspired Word of God, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, and is entirely true. (2 Peter 1:20-21; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe Jesus Christ came to restore not only our relationship with God – but also to bring unity and dignity to men and women of all races, ages, and classes. (Galatians 3:26-29; Ephesians 2:11-22; John 17:20-26; Acts 10:9-23; Colossians 3:11-14)
We believe the Bible teaches that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that those two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. God ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between a man, a woman, and God Himself. This institution will only recognize marriages between a biological man and a biological woman. (1 Corinthians 7). The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture and Romans 1:24-32 condemns the homosexual lifestyle. (Romans 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 6:9-20; Ephesians 4:1-11, 5:3-5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8; 1 Timothy 4:12; 2 Timothy 2:19-22; 1 Peter 1:15-16,2:15-17; 1 John 3:1-3).
We believe that all people are created in the image of God and have tremendous potential for good, but we are all marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. As a result of our sin, we have a shattered and broken relationship with God that can only be made whole through Jesus Christ. Salvation is God’s free gift (grace) to us but we must accept it by acknowledging Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior (confessing); turning from our sinful lifestyle (repentance); being immersed in water (baptism); and trusting in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. (Romans 5:1, 3:23, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9, John 1:12; 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Acts 2:38)
We believe that beliefs are far more than intellectual affirmations: Our faith impacts our actions. Therefore, these faith statements will be the guiding principles for decision making for both institutional direction and for each individual entrusted with responsibility within Knoxville Christian School (James 2:19-20; Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).