TKA Fourth-Graders Visit St. Augustine

Each year, the King’s Academy’s fourth-grade class enjoys two fun-filled days exploring the nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine.

The trip is filled with excellent experiential reinforcement of their Florida history studies. Some of the sites they visited include: a Spanish military hospital, the oldest lighthouse, Spanish and Indian villages, the oldest jail, the Heritage Museum, Castillo de San Marcos fort, and a church that Henry Flagler built in memory of his daughter and granddaughter. Students also enjoyed an informational tram tour of the city.

“St. Augustine was a lot of fun. It helped me learn about how life was before electricity and electronics,” said TKA student Reese Collier.

Townsend Childress enjoyed the “different engravings on the walls of the Castillo de San Marcos. It was cool to see the battle weapons and cannons.”

“Our field trip to St. Augustine provides a wonderful opportunity to see our history curriculum come alive,” TKA Elementary Principal Heath Nivens said. “The hands-on events and exhibits provide students with an up-close encounter with history. The time together with other students and family members provides memories that will last for a lifetime.”

The King’s Academy is a private Christian school serving approximately 1,200 students from preschool through 12th grade. More information is available online at

ABOVE: TKA students at Memorial Presbyterian Church built by Henry Flagler.