"The Catholic school is a place to encounter the living God who in Jesus Christ reveals His transforming love and truth."

pope emeritus Benedict xvi


What sets Knoxville Catholic apart is the real sense of belonging to a
faith community, which is the mark of a Catholic school.

Gospel Values, Christ-Centered Character

At Knoxville Catholic, our religion courses proclaim and teach the Christian message in a way that provides a foundation for the development of our students' spiritual lives, so they grow in understanding what it means to be disciples of the Lord Jesus. Opportunities for the gift and nurturance of faith are made available through liturgical and pastoral activities both in and out of the classroom. Here is where students discover the true value of the human person: loved by God, with a mission on earth and a destiny that is immortal. As a result, they learn the virtues of self-respect and self-love, and of love for others – a love that is universal. In addition, each student will develop a willingness to embrace life, and also his or her own unique vocation, as a fulfillment of God's will.


Gospel Values

All spiritual activities are intended to proclaim Jesus Christ, in light of Catholic Church teaching, for the interior transformation of the student and the renewal of humanity. The Religion Department exercises the lead role in the religious education of its students in order to foster personal relationships with Jesus Christ and His Body, the Church. Gospel values are incorporated throughout all course work.


Each school day begins and ends with prayer, and all classes start with prayer. Class Masses are celebrated in the Holy Trinity Chapel according to priest availability. All school Masses are celebrated once a week and on Holy Days of Obligation. The Sacrament of Penance is offered communally during Advent and Lent, and individually on a weekly basis. All student organizations are encouraged to incorporate discipleship principles into their activities.


In imitation of Jesus’ loving concern for others, KCHS students contribute thousands of service hours every school year. Students volunteer for many organizations that are working to improve lives in our community and beyond, including Habitat for Humanity, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, YWCA, Catholic Charities, and more.


Retreats are an encounter with Christ, and every student at Catholic takes time during each school year to nurture his/her spiritual life at a class retreat.

Retreats are a component of each student's formation, regardless of religious affiliation, because it is integral to the holistic growth we offer each student and lies at the very heart of our goal of forming the whole person.


It is with excitement that we announce the establishment of The Aquinas Society, a booster club for campus ministry at KCHS. The Aquinas Society is open to all parents, faculty and alumni who are interested in supporting and furthering the efforts of campus ministry at KCHS.

Mission Statement
The Aquinas Society Booster Club is dedicated to supporting the Knoxville Catholic High School Campus Chaplain, Campus Minister and Religion Department in the spiritual development experiences of the Knoxville Catholic High student body. The Aquinas Society Booster Club aims to promote the Catholic faith upon which our school was founded and help students grow in their personal knowledge of the Catholic faith and to deepen their personal connection to Jesus Christ. Our mission is to foster spiritual growth opportunities to help students examine their faith, deepen their understanding of how to live a Christ-centered life and experience meaningful connection with their classmates.