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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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 664 students
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Sacred Heart Cathedral School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Language-based, mild learning differences
Year Founded
1956

Student Body

Total Students
664 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Sacred Heart Cathedral School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
22 students
List of Courses Offered

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Beth Robertson
Admissions Associate
Maxie Schneiter

Sports

Extracurriculars

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.

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

Philosophy
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

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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5  
"Best school and best teachers ever! We love SHCS!"
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5  
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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5  
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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5  
"So very proud of this school, faith, family, future. Blessed beyond words."
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5  
I would highly recommend this school. It has a great faith filled community and excellent academics.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 664 students
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Knoxville, TN is $7,467 for elementary schools and $7,306 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Knoxville, TN is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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