Catholic Schools Office


The Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Knoxville prepare SCHOLARS, LEADERS, and SAINTS.


Empowered by the Holy Spirit and recognizing the vital ministry of Catholic education to the future of the Church and nation, we will provide a learning environment that emphasizes quality education and spiritual growth for all.

Core Values

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 to 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 Individual Persons

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.


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.



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.








2017-2018 School Year

Knoxville Area Schools


Johnson City



Catholic Schools Week  2018

January 28 – February 3, 2018

Letter from Superintendent of Catholic Schools

     Family Letter from Bishop Stika (English)                                              Family Letter from Bishop Stika ( Spanish)



2017-18 Tuition Support Letter-English

2017-18 Tuition Support Letter – Spanish

(Highlights are posted around the 15th of each month for the previous month’s happenings)

August 2017

Welcome Back to the start of a new school year! Stay tuned for the August highlights which will be posted soon.


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