About Sacred Heart
Founded in 1956, Sacred Heart Cathedral School is a co-educational Preschool through 8th Grade school operated under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Knoxville.
Sacred Heart offers a rigorous and diverse academic curriculum, complemented by an exceptional co-curriculum of fine arts, technology, athletics, and campus ministry to over 600 preschool, elementary and middle school students. It is a ministry of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, a diverse parish of over 1,600 families located in Knoxville, Tennessee, near the University of Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains, an area with a growing Catholic population.
This is a historic moment in the life of Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish and School. We have recently built a new Cathedral that will serve as the center of worship not only for our parish and school but for the vibrant and growing Catholic community in East Tennessee. Learn more at SHCathedral.org.
The Sacred Heart Difference
SHCS is certified by the Tennessee Department of Education and honored as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
SHCS is accredited by AdvancED through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). AdvancED commends SHCS for promoting an atmosphere that recognizes the uniqueness of each child and encourages cooperation between all stakeholders concerning the child. The accreditation report proclaims Sacred Heart to be an effective school embedded in Catholic culture, traditions and identity where strong, caring, and competent leadership is evident.