History

In 1969 a group of gentlemen began to meet and pray about the need for a centrally-located interdenominational Christian school to serve all of Palm Beach County, Florida.

history01Dr. Kye Harris was enlisted to spear head the efforts to begin a school.
Dr. Harris had extensive experience in the Christian school movement.

At Dr. Harris’ recommendation, Mr. William H. Vimont was hired as the first headmaster. Mr. Vimont had written The Victory Drill Book and had many years of academic experience. Under the leadership of a succession of gifted educators, The King’s Academy is accredited under the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS).

Classes began in the fall of 1970 in the Belvedere Baptist Church on Cherry Road in West Palm Beach. 196 students from junior kindergarten through grade 11 made up the student body, and in 1971 the first senior class graduated. Today more than 1800 alumni have earned diplomas from The King’s Academy.

Also in 1971, the school bought the twenty-acre Roger Dean estate at the west end of Cherry Road, and classes opened in the Fall of that year. In 2001 the Palm Beach County Airport Authority purchased the Cherry Road campus, and the school began a complete relocation after purchasing 60 acres on the northeast corner of Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way. The King’s Academy opened its brand new campus in August of 2005.

Since its founding, The King’s Academy has been led by self-perpetuating Board of Governors. Three presidents have over seen the day-to-day operations of the school; Dr. Kye Harris (1970-1974), Mr. M. Nelson Loveland (1974-1999), and Mr. Jeffrey M. Loveland (1999-present).