Why do families choose King’s Ridge Christian School for their children?
Each year parents of our graduates affirm their investment as they see their college-bound child ready for their future. We believe our students should be prepared for college and life with not only the academic background, but also the “soft skills” that make the difference for future success. Read more about the differences by clicking on one of the headings below for more information.
At King’s Ridge Christian School we recognize that each student is created by God’s unique design. The intentionality of this design directs each person to a specific purpose using his or her gifts and talents. The JOURNEY for Life Impact begins the moment a child steps foot on our campus. As early as PreK, faculty and staff begin to notice where each student excels and encourage students to discover and nurture these natural talents. Within academic curriculum, co-curricular activities and students’ daily interactions, the JOURNEY for Life Impact is developed within these elements.
- Reveal purpose and calling
- Identify talents and gifts
- Explore careers
- Prepare for college
- Provide mentoring and coaching
- Connect globally
- Develop life skills
Students begin to understand the connection between their actions and the consequences on their future. They gain perspective of the global environment and learn to communicate through a variety of new technology formats.
Students are taught to be innovative, identify problems, adapt to change, think critically and work within a collaborative environment that today’s world and the future work place will require, all while understanding how their unique strengths and talents allow them to make an impact as Self-Directed Learners, Self-Aware Leaders, and Self-Confident Servants.
The King’s Ridge college prep program prepares students for more than the college level work they will experience after high school. Graduates stand out amongst their peers in their preparation for writing skills, time management, the ability to get along with a variety of personalities, effective verbal communication skills and self-advocacy to seek help when needed.
King’s Ridge is more than a school. It is a community of families, faculty and staff who contribute to a welcoming and supportive environment for all students. King’s Ridge teachers invest in their students by knowing them as people first, and as students second. Students are eager to come to school since it is a community where they find affirmation as the unique person God created them to be. Students are encouraged to find multiple areas for involvement in fine arts, athletics, student organizations and the Christian life programs of community service and mission trips.
Even after graduation you will find King’s Ridge alumni often return to visit with staff and each other at campus events and alumni activities. For many, KRCS serves as a second home.
King’s Ridge Christian School is also a place that recognizes that faith is an integral part of our lives. Living out your faith daily, leveraging your talents and serving others is a way to honor God.
From the outside, one might look at a private school with well-manicured lawns, stacked-stone buildings and students in tailored uniforms as being one that produces entitled students. Nothing could be further from the goal of what we want for our children. King’s Ridge students are eager to embrace their role to welcome new students into the School community.
KRCS cultivates an environment in which students have ample opportunities for authentic relationships while serving together. They learn that what they do carries more weight than what they say, and the value of leading by example.
Our students are the core to all that we do as a community and school at KRCS. Staff and parents form a mutual partnership surrounding students throughout their lives to prepare them with the resiliency to handle change given an unknown future.
We recognize that parents are the spiritual leaders in their homes and are respectful of the denominations they select for their family. King’s Ridge Christian School is a multi-denominational school with families identifying as a representative survey sample as approximately 45% non-denominational, 20% Catholic, 18% Methodist, 7% Baptist, 5% Episcopalian, 5% Presbyterian, 10% other. We also recognize there are some families where parents are unsure how to introduce faith to their children. For this reason, King’s Ridge has always functioned as an outreach mission into the community.
The safety of our students is our highest priority. KRCS has invested resources and partnered with local law enforcement in the development of a Standard Emergency Response Protocol System, which prepares the KRCS community on various scenarios should a safety issue occur. All staff, students and parents are aware of their unique campus evacuation roles in the event of an emergency. Visitors to the KRCS campus are required to register with a photo identification/background check system. Closed circuit cameras, locked access and other security measures have been implemented to keep the KRCS community as safe as possible.
Raising children in today’s society is truly a community effort. It’s not just our students on the JOURNEY for Life Impact. We know that parents benefit from understanding changes in society so that they are prepared to support them on their unique paths. As a community we seek to nurture students who will become adults, understand their potential to make an impact on this world and have an anchor of Christian faith to guide them along the way.
At King’s Ridge, we believe in each family’s right to select an educational option that is appropriate for their child. As an independent school, King’s Ridge Christian School offers a strong college prep experience while also helping students to understand who they are and equipping them with the skills they will need to navigate their futures.
As such, we are proud to be members of AAAIS, a highly regarded consortium of Atlanta area schools, which works to serve families by operating with Principles of Good Practice. We recognize that some of our applicants may also apply to surrounding schools that have elected to operate outside of this organization and common notification date. It is our desire to serve families by providing them with all of their enrollment options from schools that operate within the AAAIS Principles of Good Practice.