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The Kings Daughters School

The Kings Daughters School is a coeducational private Other special needs school

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural

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Overview

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The King’s Daughters’ School is a residential school for individuals ages 7 to late adulthood with developmental disabilities. KDS offers four comprehensive programs: the Total Lifestyles Program (TLP), the Center for Autism (CFA), the Young Adult Academy (YAA) and the Adult Lifestyles Program (ALP). While KDS is a primarily a residential school, there are a limited number of openings for day students each year. Students come to KDS from all over the United States and abroad.KDS is primarily made up of two campuses: our main campus and The Center for Autism campus. Both are located in Columbia, TN, which is approximately one hour south of Nashville.All students are placed in an academic program based on their ability level. Students participate in a regular 6 1/2 hour school day of basic skills plus physical education and vocational training. All programs are non-graded, but parents and teachers set goals through an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) and an Individualized Program Plan (IPP) for each student at the beginning of every semester. Students are evaluated on their progress toward these goals every nine weeks.Education is the top priority at KDS, because it is the essential tool students use to create the lives they dream of and deserve. Since we are a residential school, learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom; in fact, it's often cleverly disguised as fun! Students benefit from small peer groups, in which certified teachers use many methods of instruction to meet the needs of each student. In the residential homes, teacher/counselors focus on life and social skills. The King's Daughters and Sons is an international and interdenominational group of Christians organized to serve "In His Name". In 1912, the group built and operated the first hospital in Maury County, Tennessee located in Columbia. It was the only hospital in the county until 1954 at which time the Maury County Hospital was completed. The mission of The King's Daughters' School is to serve the educational and training needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities. The school strives to provide a high-quality program of personal development in a wholesome residential atmosphere aimed at allowing each person to reach his or her fullest potential as an independent and productive citizen. Education is the top priority at KDS because it is the essential tool students use to create the lives they dream of and deserve. Since KDS is a residential facility, learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom; in fact, it's often cleverly disguised as fun. During classroom time, certified teachers use many methods of instruction to meet the needs of each individual student. And in the residential homes, teacher/counselors focus on life and social skills. The program is non-graded, but parents and teachers set goals through an Individualized Educational Plan and an Individualized Program Plan for each student each semester. Students are then evaluated on their progress toward these goals every nine weeks. KDS maintains an admissions committee that reviews referrals and applications, and accepts all students who are appropriate for the program, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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Finance

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Admissions
Phone
  (931) 388-3810
Email
  [email protected]

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 65
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Ungraded 65

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Student Teacher Ratio 7 : 1
Gender 68% Male / 32% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 62%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 35%

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