High School

High School

Giving students what they need to succeed

At King’s High School, students gain what they need to succeed in college and life through academic excellence and a caring Christ-centered community. Ninety-eight percent of King’s High School graduates pursue higher education, at the school of their choice. Our standard private Christian high school curriculum is the highest-quality college-prep track available with a strong honors and Advanced Placement program, as well as concurrent college credit opportunities.

Developing passion through opportunities and experiences is a key for life beyond the high school walls. King’s offers multiple opportunities for students to implement real-world skills, develop gifts and interests, and balance hands-on experiences with college-prep rigor. 

King’s blends academics with sports, music, drama, student government, and more. Two-thirds of our exceptional faculty hold master’s degrees, and all are knowledgeable, committed Christians who teach from a biblical worldview. 

During the 2020-2021 academic year King’s students earned 907 college credits through our Concurrent College Credit program. King’s students took 199 AP tests with 71% of those earning a rate of 3 or higher, qualifying them for even more college credit. 

Concurrent College Credit Program

During the 2020-2021 academic year, students at King’s earned 907 college credits through our Concurrent College Credit program.

Concurrent credit provides students with the opportunity to take college-level courses on campus and graduate with over 40 college units. Taught by KHS faculty, 14 courses are offered through Northwest University that strengthen college applications and give students a jump-start on college requirements. Offerings vary from year to year depending on teacher availability and scheduling.

For more information about our concurrent college credit program, please contact our College and Career Counselor, Diana Fairchild at dfairchild@kingsschools.org.

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High School

Christian High School Curriculum

King’s High School is on a block schedule which includes four daily classes that meet for 75 minutes, completing one course in two nine-week semesters, or one term. One block of 50 minutes over the entire school year (except Chapel days) meets at the beginning of each school day.

Students take nine or ten classes per year. Core classes include Bible, English, Mathematics, Science, Foreign Language, and Health and Fitness. Learn more about what you’ll be learning at our Christian high school in Washington state below.

Bible

Our goal at King’s is to teach, mentor, equip, and disciple students to be in relationship with Jesus Christ. We do this through teaching biblical literacy, equipping students to embrace their identity in Christ, and discipleship or spiritual mentorship.

The King’s educational experience distinguishes the Bible as the supreme authority in life and equips our students to be leaders able to live out their faith as a practical demonstration of God’s love.

  • Grade 9: The Life of Christ (from the four Gospels)
  • Grade 10: Foundations of the Christian faith from the Pentateuch and Wisdom Books
  • Grade 11: Orthodox Christian doctrine (a study of Romans 1-12) with a focus on personal faith and a defense of Christianity
  • Grade 12: Christian worldview, Biblical apologetics, and interpersonal relationship principles

English

  • Grade 9: Expository writing and Literature (a variety of short stories, plays, poems, novels, and informative texts)
  • Grade 10: Reading literature, writing arguments and narratives, and speaking/listening skills using world literature
  • Grade 11: Language and writing skills essential for future education and a life of wise, discerning civil discourse
  • Grade 12: A deeper look at literary genres and text types approached in a way that develops critical reading and writing skills in preparation for college

Mathematics

Students are placed at the appropriate level of mathematics and can advance beyond grade level.

  • Grade 9: Algebra 1 or Geometry
  • Grade 10: Geometry or Algebra 2
  • Grade 11: Algebra 2, Algebra 3/Trigonometry, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus.
  • Grade 12: Algebra 3/Trigonometry, Statistics, or a Math-based science course such as Physics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus

Science

  • Grade 9: Cell Biology, Genetics, and Ecology
  • Grade 10: Foundational discipline of Inorganic Chemistry
  • Grade 11: Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, or Anatomy/Physiology
  • Grade 12: Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, or Anatomy/Physiology

Foreign Language

Spanish should be started by grade 11 to fulfill the two-year foreign language graduation requirement. If a student desires to complete all of the Spanish courses offered, this should be started between grades 8 and 10.

Health and Fitness

  • Grade 9: Healthy Living Fitness: equipping students with awareness, knowledge, and skills to make healthy choices in all aspects of their life: socially, emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually
  • Grade 10: Offered as electives: Power Weight Training, Fitness and Sport, Low Intensity Fitness
  • Grade 11: Offered as electives: Power Weight Training, Fitness and Sport, Low Intensity Fitness
  • Grade 12: Offered as electives: Power Weight Training, Fitness and Sport, Low Intensity Fitness

Composition

Grade 12 students take an in-depth college writing course designed to prepare them for rigorous academic research and writing.

History

  • Grade 9: Offered as electives: Social Justice, History in Film, Culture and World Religions, Pre-AP World History
  • Grade 10: World History is taught by looking at the big themes of history from Prehistory up to and through the Cold War
  • Grade 11: U.S. History from roughly the Civil War to the present
  • Grade 12: Civics is in two halves, U.S. Government and Contemporary World Issues

AP Classes

AP classes are offered as early as 10th grade at King’s High School. Advanced Placement courses are College Board directed for advanced students. Students may receive college credit by passing the AP test given in May of their senior year. King’s offers the following AP classes:

  • Spanish
  • 2D Studio Art
  • 3D Studio Art
  • Drawing
  • Language and Composition
  • Literature
  • World History
  • U.S. History: This course is a chronological and thematic study, from the early arrival of Europeans to the present, of the people and events that have shaped the course of the United States. During our learning, there will be an emphasis on understanding history through the analysis of primary sources, construction of essays, and development of one’s own opinion in discussion and debate.
  • American Government and Politics: Available by application, this course covers contemporary world issues, focusing on Islam, India, China, and Japan. This class focuses on the impact of religion, foundational history (briefly), 20th-century trends that led to the current state of affairs, and problems and prospects of these areas today.
  • Calculus AB and BC: Students in the honors trajectory take AP Calculus AB. Students who have previously completed AP Calculus AB may take AP Calculus BC.
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A

Electives

We have a wide variety of electives for each grade level in high school. These include:

  • Bible classes
  • Leadership
  • Mock Trial
  • Film
  • Journalism
  • Film Making
  • Music: Worship Arts, Concert Choir, Orchestra
  • Fine/Performing Arts: Advanced Drama, Improv, Graphic Design, Pottery, Studio Art, Glass & Fiber Arts, World Art, Intro to Theatre Workshop
  • Career Concentration: Business 101, Marketing/DECA, Journalism Production & Design, Intro to Engineering, Intro to Computer Science, AP Computer Science, Graphic Design College Admissions Prep
  • Photography
  • Yearbook
  • Robotics
  • Speech & Debate
  • L.I.F.E.
  • Missing Chapters
  • Media Literacy

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose King’s High School?

In addition to outstanding academics, King’s High School offers students the opportunity to grow into well-rounded individuals. Our caring community is centered around guiding students both spiritually and academically to assist them in higher education and beyond.

At King’s Schools, you’ll have endless opportunities to become involved in the community, both inside and outside of the classroom. Take academic excellence to the next level with education at King’s private Christian high school.

What is the difference between a private vs. public school?

Choosing a private high school, such as King’s High School, provides ample benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Individualized attention. Smaller class sizes mean you’ll have more 1:1 time with teachers to review challenging material.
  • Emphasis on character development. At King’s Schools, we’re not just focused on academics. We encourage all students to participate inside and outside of the classroom to become well-rounded individuals.
  • Caring community. From teachers to parents to fellow peers, King’s Schools fosters a caring community you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Unique programs. Private schools often have the ability to offer unique programs not found in public schools, such as King’s Schools Mock Trial Program. We’re constantly expanding our extracurriculars, so there’s a place for everyone to call home at King’s High School.

Can I visit the campus?

Of course! Come see what it means to be a part of King’s High School firsthand with a visit to our beautiful campus. We offer regular open houses for students to come and explore our classrooms, meet staff, and hear just how King’s Schools has impacted our students. Those looking for a more interactive experience can also shadow current students and spend the day as a Knight. Contact us to learn more!

How do I apply?

Depending on when you apply, you can choose between our priority or general applications. For either application, students will need to fill out the online form and pay a $50 non-refundable fee. From there, our admissions office will contact you with the next steps. Keep an eye on our admissions page to learn when you can start applying!

How much does a Christian high school experience cost?

On average, our education at King’s Schools tuition is $20,800/year. While this can be an expensive endeavor, we offer plenty of opportunities for financial assistance. Over 25% of our families receive financial aid. For every child after the first student, families can receive a discount. These discounts can be found on our tuition page.

Additionally, families may apply for financial aid. We recommend filling out the application to learn if you are eligible. We also offer annual, semi-annual, and monthly payment options to suit your financial situation.

If a Christian high school in Washington state is the best option for your family, we’ll work closely with you to ensure you can afford tuition and experience all King’s Schools have to offer. Contact our financial office today to learn more about payment options.