InSpiring excellence since 1932.


Welcome to Catholic High! From the classroom to the theatre, from the chapel to the playing fields, KCHS is preparing scholars, leaders, champions and saints. Established in 1932, Catholic empowers students with the essential skills and knowledge needed to thrive in college and beyond.

Knox Catholic is a community of faith and academic excellence, where every student is known, loved and called to greatness. I encourage you explore all the possibilities Knoxville Catholic has to offer. Please visit us soon – I look forward to meeting you!

Dickie Sompayrac
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Knoxville Catholic is:

  • Centered in the Person of Jesus Christ
  • Distinguished by Excellence
  • Committed to the Educating the Whole Child
  • Steeped in a Catholic Worldview
  • Sustained by Gospel Witness
  • Shaped by Communion and Community
  • Accessible to All Students


Irish Faithful

Faith is at the heart of all we say, think and do. The daily celebration of Mass and spiritual direction builds community and encourages service, allowing students to grow in their faith.


Unleash Your Creativity

Fine Arts is a cornerstone of the Irish student experience. Encompassing band and chorus, theatre, visual arts and digital arts, our dynamic arts curriculum promotes creative self-expression and imagination.


Tradition Never Graduates

Irish athletics are distinguished by strong tradition, leadership, teamwork and school spirit. Athletic excellence is embodied in the preparation and discipline it takes to grow in mind, body and spirit.


Seize The Day

With more than 40 clubs on campus, opportunities abound for students to learn, play and grow as a community. Bonded by shared interests in culture, technology, music, sports, social justice, writing, movies, science and more...the options are limitless.



Though the Great Depression threatened to defeat plans for a new Catholic high school in Knoxville, the old Ashe home at 1610 East Magnolia Avenue was purchased and the Sisters of Mercy opened the school to 98 young men and women in the Fall of 1932.


Knoxville Catholic became an accredited member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Facilities were expanded to accommodate growing enrollment, and included a gymnasium, auditorium, science labs, library, cafeteria and chapel.

2000 to present

After almost seven decades on Magnolia Avenue, the new Knoxville Catholic High School at 9245 Fox Lonas Road was dedicated in 2000. In the past 20 years, growth has included the additions of Schaad Hall, Faris Fieldhouse, Blaine Stadium, Baylor Field and the St. Gregory the Great Auditorium.

Want to LEARN with us?

The best way to experience Catholic High is to visit our beautiful campus and meet our committed faculty, tour our state-of-the-art facilities and witness the impact a loving and Christ-centered Catholic education can have on on your family. Come explore all the possibilities KCHS presents. Go Irish!