Young people need the light of watchful guides to lead them on a path of salvation."

~ St. John baptist de la salle


The one thing that sets Knoxville Catholic apart from other secondary schools in the area is our Catholic Faith.

Gospel Values, Christ-Centered Character

Ultimately, students graduate Knoxville Catholic with the knowledge and training necessary to continue a life of discipleship of the Lord Jesus Christ and thus to influence a constantly changing world. 


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. Daily Mass is celebrated in the Holy Trinity Chapel. School-wide Masses are celebrated twice a month and on Holy Days of Obligation. The Sacrament of Penance is offered communally during Advent and Lent, through Religion classes and individually by appointment. 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, the YMCA and YWCA, Catholic Charities and more.


In 2020, Catholic High welcomed school chaplain Fr. Christopher Floersh, a 2002 KCHS graduate. Every first Friday of the month, Fr. Floersh exposes the Blessed Sacrament in the Holy Trinity Chapel so all may have the opportunity to pray before our Lord throughout the school day. He also hears confessions in the chapel sacristy on these days. He is excited for the "grace-filled opportunity he has been given by God to support students in their path of self-discovery and to help raise them to living Saints."


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.