PROVO — A Kimber Academy — a collection of private schools that focus on reuniting church and state with a heavy emphasis on LDS scriptures — will be coming to Utah County in February. The new academy will be located in either Provo or Orem, depending on final student enrollment.

Possible sites include a building in downtown Orem and a location near Timpview High School in Provo, said Glenn Kimber, the founder of Kimber Academy.

There are now seven Kimber academies, with five operating in Utah — in Murray, Layton, Logan, North Ogden and Eden — and two outside of the state, in Everett, Wash., and Farmington, N.M. Those academies are thriving, and another will open soon in San Antonio.