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  • Welcome to Catholic Schools

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Nashville is to promote a love for and a knowledge of Christ through a quality education in the Catholic tradition.

    Vision Statement

    Through the mission of the Catholic School’s Office and as a ministry of the universal Church, the schools of the Diocese of Nashville strive to provide an exceptional Catholic educational experience open to all in Middle Tennessee. By offering a balance of love, faith, academics, service, fine arts, and athletics, the schools of the diocese seek to develop the whole child in the image of Christ.

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  • Purpose and Value

    We offer a quality education in the Catholic tradition, promoting a love for and knowledge of Christ. By offering a balance of love, faith, academics, service, fine arts, and athletics, the schools of the diocese seek to develop the whole child in the image of Christ.

    Why Choose Catholic School

    The Catholic school difference is real. We educate the whole child-mind, body, and spirit. For over 160 years, Catholic schools in the Diocese of Nashville have served as a beacon of learning and service in Middle Tennessee. The Catholic school climate, mission and purpose positively impact student achievement and attendance. Students in Catholic schools regularly demonstrate higher academic achievement than their public school peers from similar backgrounds.

    Athletics

    Students attending Catholic schools in the Diocese of Nashville can participate in a wide variety of sports, which enables them to acquire new skills, learn the value of teamwork and enjoy some healthy competition. Whether running cross country in kindergarten or competing in state tournaments at the high school level, Catholic school students have plenty of opportunities to exercise their passion for sport. Basketball, football, lacrosse, swimming, and softball are some of the many sports available to students attending Catholic schools in the diocese.

    FINE ARTS

    We believe that visual, fine and performing arts are integral to a well-rounded education that students receive in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Nashville. Students receive art and music education as part of their daily routine. The Nashville Catholic Middle School Forensic League encourages and assists students in the development of public speaking skills, fostering a friendly spirit of competition among middle school students. Students at the three Catholic high schools in the diocese have the opportunity to participate in robust choral, band, dance and theater programs.