St. John Neumann Catholic School

  • St. John Neumann Catholic School's mission is to serve God with loving hearts, joyfully embrace our Catholic faith, and nuture individual and academic excellence.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1997

Student Body

Total Students334 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade St. John Neumann Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform Polo shirts/Uniform Docker pants/Uniform jumpers or skirts for girls)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,665
Tuition Notes$7465 includes the Parish Contribution. We do offer sibling discounts.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMary Marlowe


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryGolf,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Adoration Club, Altar Servers, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Buddy Program, Chess Club, Duke TIP Program, Geography Bee, HABIT Therapy Dogs, Leadership Council, National History Day Competition, Power Hour Tutoring, Safety Patrol, Science Fair, Service Learning, Spanish K-8, Spelling Bee, STEM Scouts

Arts and Music Programs:
Concert Band, Dogwood Arts Festival, Private Music Lessons, Student Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Girls On The Run, Soccer Shots, Summer Camps & Courses

School Notes

  • SJNCS implements a progressive, rigorous curriculum focused on skills essential for students to become socially responsible global citizens. There is great emphasis in the development of creativity, problem-solving, decision-making and appreciation of truth and beauty in all aesthetic and cultural forms.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Knoxville
    Grades: K-12 | 756 students
    9.6 miles
    5914 Beaver Ridge Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37931
    9.6 K-12
  • Knoxville
    Grades: PK-8 | 664 students
    11.2 miles
    711 S Northshore Dr
    Knoxville, TN 37919
    11.2 PK-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
St. John Neumann Catholic School is a very welcoming environment. The students are happy, cared for, and well educated. There are lots of extra-curricular options with sports, art, and music. The kids are very involved providing great holistic education. Walking down the halls, smiling children who are actively engaged with their peers and teachers will be found. The environment is calm and happy. The positive culture is even evident by watching the custodians who proudly keep the school clean. The faculty do a great job teaching Catholicism and this is apparent in the behaviors of the children and the high scores on the NCEA assessment of Catholic knowledge.The teachers are all wonderful, but Sister Angela really stands out. There is nobody that will better care for the children, while still teaching literacy and religion. The children run to her when they see her. My own kid even ran to her trying to give a tackling hug in the middle of Mass (he is still learning). The education is superb as the students scored in the top 96% on the national Iowa tests. Also, the school scored highest in entrance exams for Knoxville Catholic School. Beyond testing, the children have a love for learning. The teachers will build inquiry into the lessons to engage the children. There are several private school options in the West Knoxville and Farragut area, but none compare to St. John Neumann. Students are provided the best education while learning the values and ethics that come with a Christian and Catholic education. It is a pleasure to see the happy children with a love of learning who are cared for and educated so well by the faculty and staff.
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SJNCS is a great place for students to grow their faith and learn. The teachers and staff have high academic expectations and promote Christian principles. The principal knows all the students by name. Great place!
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My wife and I have had two daughters in St. John Neumann Catholic School in Farragut. Our experience has been nothing short of amazing. We simply can`t say enough wonderful things about the academics, the culture, the families, and the faculty of this school. Our girls have proven to be extremely well prepared academically for high school and beyond. Their experience of representing their school in a variety of sports has cultivated a love for athletics and a healthy future. Our familes experience at SJNCS has given our daughters an incredible foundation to build-on as they mature into fabulous young women who are surrounded by wonderful peers whose families all seek to give their own children the greatest opportunities for a successful life where the love Christ is at the core.
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My third child is currently a middle school student at SJN. My two oldest attended SJN though the 8th grade. After having been involved in this school for over 13 years, I cannot imagine a better elementary and middle school experience for my children. The faculty is dedicated and supportive, but firm. High school entry exam scores for SJN far exceed national averages and rank among the highest of the local private schools. My two oldest left this school feeling happy, loved, and well prepared for high school and beyond.
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