Dr. Sedonna Prater, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Knoxville
The Diocese of Knoxville offers excellence in education with ten AdvanceEd accredited Catholic schools located in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Kingsport, Johnson City, and Oak Ridge. Click the map at the left to find a Catholic school where you live.
Catholic Identity Our schools are family-centered communities where all decisions, traditions, and teachings originate from our membership in the Catholic Church and are visible as we serve, pray, encourage, and support each other. We collaborate and problem-solve in positive ways while respecting the views and needs of others.
Service of God & Others Our schools serve God by placing our personal needs second to the service of others. We believe that work has dignity and contributes to the community.
Dignity of Individuals Our schools believe that God created each person with dignity and love. We believe that this God-given life should be supported and cared for from conception to natural death.
Honor & Integrity Our schools are open, honest, and trustworthy. We seek to be fair and loyal to our calling, to those we serve, and to those who serve us. We seek to overlook the faults of others and continue to strive to love them as our Lord has asked.
Excellence Our schools strive to do the very best in all endeavors. We prepare, support, and assist our students to glorify God and to be successful members of society.
Leadership Our schools bring out the best in others through leadership and guidance in a collaborative and community-based environment. The love of God helps the growth of leadership.