Sacred Heart Cathedral School

Sacred Heart Cathedral School Photo #1 - Welcome to Sacred Heart Cathedral School in Knoxville, Tennessee, the largest school in the Diocese of Knoxville. We're more than a classroom, we're a community!
  • The Sacred Heart Cathedral School community educates the whole child in a Catholic, Christ-centered environment with the ultimate goal of developing students to their fullest potential and to a life of service.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage-based, mild learning differences
Year Founded1956

Student Body

Total Students664 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Sacred Heart Cathedral School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size22 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorBeth Robertson
Admissions AssociateMaxie Schneiter


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Altar Servers, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Buddy Classes, Geography Bee, HABIT Therapy Dogs, Mentoring, National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), Recycling Club, RISE-Reaching and Inspiring Students Toward Excellence Academic Program, Robotics Team, Safety Patrol, Science Fair, Service Projects, Spanish K-8, Speech Team, Spelling Bee, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Big Eagle Band, Drama Productions, Liturgical Choir, Orchestra, Piano Instruction, Praise Band, Tech Team

School Notes

Mission Statement
The Sacred Heart Cathedral School community educates the whole child in a Catholic, Christ-centered environment with the ultimate goal of developing students to their fullest potential and to a life of service.Vision StatementSacred Heart Cathedral School will foster faithful disciples through prayer, academic integrity, and service to others.

We will live our faith, love God`s family, and learn for the future.

In light of our stated mission, Sacred Heart Cathedral School, in conjunction with parents and students, is dedicated to the following personal growth principles:
  • Developing in each child a positive self-image
  • Developing in each child a sense of responsibility, courtesy, and respect
  • Encouraging the discovery and cultivation of unique, God given gifts and talents of each child
  • Motivating each child to pursue their highest potential
  • Developing in each child a sense of responsibility as a member of the community
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Knoxville
    Grades: PK-12 | 904 students
    5.7 miles
    529 Academy Way
    Knoxville, TN 37923
    (865) 813-4225
    5.7 PK-12
  • Knoxville
    Grades: K-12 | 713 students
    6.1 miles
    5914 Beaver Ridge Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37931
    (865) 691-3427
    6.1 K-12
  • Knoxville
    Grades: NS-12 | 384 students
    8.3 miles
    2329 Prosser Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37914
    (865) 521-6054
    8.3 NS-12
  • Knoxville
    Grades: PK-12 | 127 students
    9.6 miles
    4615 Asheville Highway
    Knoxville, TN 37914
    (865) 525-7807
    9.6 PK-12
  • Knoxville
    Garden Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8 | 155 students
    8.9 miles
    3225 Garden Dr
    Knoxville, TN 37918
    (865) 688-6776
    8.9 PK-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
We are so happy to have found Sacred Heart Cathedral School! Our daughter went to St. John Neumann from pre-K through 1st grade. We were looking for something more spiritual and for teachers that would look at the child individually not as a group. Amazing family and school community. The teachers and staff care about your child individually and every interaction is with care and compassion! It has been a great fit for us!
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A very warm and nurturing family atmosphere. We love the STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering, arts, math) curriculum. A wonderful school with great teachers and organized programs. Both of our boys enjoy the sports and music activities.
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There`s a beautiful consistency and tradition at Sacred Heart. The school has a tremendous faculty and staff and incredible priests. The community is warm and welcoming and you can feel that everyday.
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"Best school and best teachers ever! We love SHCS!"
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I love the school`s Virtue program, House mentoring program in Middle School, orchestra, Art/Theatre programs, thoughtful implementation of technology, interactive projects, and most importantly the Community. What a gift it has been to my boys to be a part of Sacred Heart.
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I love this school. Each of my children is known and challenged here. The priests of the Cathedral are really involved in the school. God comes first and the school has great academics and great opportunities. You are missing out if your child does not attend Sacred Heart.
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"So very proud of this school, faith, family, future. Blessed beyond words."
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I would highly recommend this school. It has a great faith filled community and excellent academics.
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