Athletics Program

Congratulations to Chris van Baaren for receiving the Geoffrey Kier Memorial Athletic Excellence Scholarship. Just four are awarded annually and recipients receive a $1000 scholarship.

Previous TKA recipients of this scholarship include:
2016 - Chris van Baaren (University of South Carolina)
2014 - Lizzie Jackson (University of South Carolina)
2014 - Anna van Baaren (University of South Carolina)
2013 - Logan Grimsley (Charleston Southern University)
2012 - Lisa Marie van Baaren (University of South Carolina)
2011 - Katie Pierce (Coker College)

To be considered students must be a senior and exemplify excellent leadership qualities in the classroom and on the athletic field. Students who want to be considered are asked to write an essay describing the impact that athletics has on their life and their coach must recommend them for this scholarship.

TKA Athletics Vision

The purpose of athletics at The King's Academy is to bring glory to God through striving for excellence in competition. TKA's outstanding program offers students the opportunity to learn the skills of the sport, develop teamwork and exhibit sportsmanship at all times.

This purpose is reflected in the following goals of the TKA Athletic Department:

  1. Develop Christ-like character in each athlete. (Galatians 5:22)
  2. Be an effective witness of the transforming power of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 5:16)
  3. Fully develop the athletic abilities of each athlete. (Colossians 3:17; II Timothy 2:5)
  4. Develop and maintain good relationships with other schools and coaches. (I Timothy 3:7)


The King's Academy Lions are members of the South Carolina Independent Schools Association.


Every student's health and immunization record needs to be current and on file at the school. To participate in any team sport both a SCISA pre-participation health assessment signed by a parent, and a SCISA medical examination form completed and signed by a physician must be turned in before the first practice.  

NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulates many college athletic programs. The NCAA has established rules on eligibility, recruiting, and financial aid. There are three membership divisions within the NCAA - Division I, Division II, and Division III. Institutions are members of one or another division according to the size and scope of their athletic programs and whether they provide athletic scholarships. The King's Academy qualifies for Division III. If you are planning to enroll in college as a freshman and you wish to participate in Division I or Division II athletics, you must be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. You should plan to start the certification process early, usually the end of your junior year in high school. Contact TKA Guidance Counselor Karen Holmes
at or call 843-661-7464 for an application.