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The Sacred Heart Cathedral Preschool Program is accredited by the Tennessee State Department of Education, and operated under the supervision of the Diocese of Knoxville’s Catholic Schools Office. Coming for a visit is the best way to learn about our Catholic preschool! To schedule a tour call 865.558.4129.

Preschool Program

The Preschool is divided into the Infant class, Toddler class, 2-year-old class, 3-year-old class, and two Pre-Kindergarten classes; one for 4-year-olds and another for older 4 and 5-year-olds. Each child experiences a well-planned, child-centered environment that encourages learning through exploration and discovery. Examples of units covered during the year include:

Family | Home | Pets | Fire Safety | Health & Nutrition | Senses | Manners | Emotions

Through these units, many teacher-directed learning activities will take place in math, science, language skills, art, music, dramatic play, and storytime.

Learning/play centers are also an integral part of the preschooler’s learning and social environment. These self-play areas are used to meet various objectives including large and small muscle development, art, reading, and imaginative play.

Our religious education program is designed to help young children at the preschool level discover their individual qualities and importance in God’s Creation. The primary focus is to assist children in developing positive self-concepts through awareness that God has made each of them very special. Through the media of stories, songs, fingerplays, games, dramatization, lesson-related prayer, and sensorial activities, children can sense God’s love for them.

Our preschool is now FULL. But, we are accepting applications for our waitlist for the next available opening. Don’t miss this opportunity for your child to receive a loving, faith-based pre-kindergarten experience.

If you currently have a student enrolled at SHCS (Preschool-8) and know your Parents Web Login, click below to apply to Sacred Heart Cathedral Pre-School.

If you are a new family to SHCS (Preschool-8) or do not know your Parents Web login, click below to create an account and apply to Sacred Heart Cathedral Pre-School.

For more information, please contact:
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preschool
Director: Barbara Alfaras ( for more details.

417 Erin Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 558-4129