- King’s Daughter School
- Location: Columbia, Tennessee
- Phone: (931) 388-3810
- Website: http://www.tkds.org/
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.
About Therapeutic Boarding Schools in Tennessee
Tennessee Therapeutic Boarding Schools
The Division of Health Care Facilities via the Department of Health is responsible for regulating the quality of care facilities throughout Tennessee as well as licensing standards.
Accreditation is optional for private schools, as is registration. All church-related private schools must meet accreditation standards set by one of several Christian school associations. In Tennessee, private schools are categorized by the Board of Education. Teachers in Category I and VII schools must meet state licensing and certification standards, while teachers of Category II and II must only meet the standards set forth by their school. Category IV and V teachers must have a bachelor’s degree. For curriculums, Category I, II and VII schools must meet the state’s graduation requirements. Where testing is concerned, each category school is subject to a range of standards, from testing with public school requirements.