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The King School

The mission of The King School is to build a strong foundation for students in grades K-5 focusing on family, education, diversity, community, and faith.
Now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year!
Preview Day | February 7 | 9:00-10:00 AM

Click here or email Heather Manuel to register to attend a preview day or schedule a tour.

Educational Program Overview

The King School is a small neighborhood K-5 Christian school located on the campus of Olivet Baptist Church in downtown Chattanooga with one class per grade. Instruction and curriculum practices include:

  • Language-rich classroom environments
  • Literacy instruction specific to needs
  • Math instruction including coding and real-world problem solving
  • The study of history and science in connection with other subjects
  • Bible and technology integration
  • Art experiences
  • Weekly chapel time
  • Flexible Seating options that allow students to move as they learn
  • STEM, Art, Music, and Library activities weekly

Admissions Process

The King School admissions process begins with each prospective applicant going through the checklist described below. We're now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. The application deadline is March 15. We will continue to receive applications after this date as long as there is space available.

To begin your online application or to schedule a tour, please create an account in MyCCS. Within 24 hours a checklist will be assigned for registration.

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  • Admissions Application

    Complete the online application. (Scroll down to find The King School and select appropriate grade level). A one-time, nonrefundable application fee of $25 is required to submit the application. A pastor recommendation will be needed. Applications are due by March 15, however we will continue to receive applications after this date as long as there is space available.
  • New Families Financial Aid Application

    The deadline for new families to apply for financial aid is March 15. To apply for financial aid, complete the TADS Application, then click Financial Aid Assessment. Click Financial Aid Instructions for help. You will need the following:  
    1) Most recent W2 
    2) Most recent 1040 Form 
    3) Most recent pay stub
  • Returning Families Financial Aid Application

    The deadline for returning families to apply for financial aid is March 1. To apply for financial aid, complete the TADS Application, then click Financial Aid Assessment. Click Financial Aid Instructions for help. You will need the following:  
    1) Most recent W2 
    2) Most recent 1040 Form 
    3) Most recent pay stub
  • Transcripts and School Records

    Please use the Transcript Request Form to submit the following records from your student’s current school (grades 1 and up only):
    • Grades and test scores for last three years
    • Exceptional Education records, if applicable
    • Additional records, as needed (i.e., discipline records, eligibility report)
     
  • Admissions Committee Evaluation

    The Admissions Committee will evaluate all applicants, and admissions decisions will be released on April 1.
  • Tuition + Fees

    The cost to attend is $7,250 per student for 2022-2023. Financial aid is available by application.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Please click here to read the FAQs.

The King School Team

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  • Meg Word

    Director of Admissions
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  • Heather Manuel

    Lower School Admissions
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  • Tony Brown

    Micro School Admissions
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  • Shonda Caines

    Head of School
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  • Tracy Austin

    Admin. Assistant
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  • Michele Cummings

    3rd Grade Teacher
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  • Sydney Fisher

    Kindergarten Teacher
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  • Debbie Foster

    1st Grade Teacher
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  • Tonya Hammonds

    2nd Grade Teacher
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  • Nicha Jean

    Principal
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  • Sam Lubben

    4th Grade Teacher
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  • Haley McDuff

    Related Arts & P.E. Assistant
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Come Visit

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  • Phone Number

    Main Office: 423.490.5233
    Admissions: 423.265.6411
  • Physical Address

    Olivet Baptist Church
    740 East ML King Blvd.
    Chattanooga, TN 37403
  • Directions

    From Downtown Chattanooga: Head Southeast from downtown on MLK Blvd. Look for a large mural of Martin Luther King on the side of the building. This is Peeples St. Take a right onto Peeples St. The King School is your first left in to Olivet Baptist Church.
  • School Day Hours

    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
    9:15 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday