Fast Facts

Students

Total Enrollment 2020/2021 School Year (PK3-Gr. 8) = 353

Non-Catholic Students = 28 (8%)

Minority Students = 63 (18%)

Students receiving financial aid = 19.7%

Classes

Average class size: 17

10:1 student/licensed teacher ratio

Teachers

Total Number of Certified Educators = 31

Advanced Degrees = 23 (74%)

Minority = 4 (13%)

Accreditation

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, a division of AdvancED State of Tennessee Certification

Academics

SJNCS provides a progressive curriculum emphasizing rigorous instruction in all subject areas including religion, English, literature, math, science, Spanish, technology, art, music, and physical education. Teachers take a balanced approach to academics, recognizing each student’s need for mastery of fundamental skills, combined with the use of higher order of thinking and 21st century skills including communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

Required Enrichment Courses

  • Library
  • Music (General Music, Choir or Band)
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish
  • Visual Arts
  • Each grade level also has an additional “special” that they attend once a week.
    • Kindergarten- Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
    • 1st-3rd grade- Service
    • 4th grade- Health and Nutrition
    • 5th grade- Research Skills
    • 6th grade- Ecology
    • 7th grade- STEM
    • 8th grade- Personal Finances

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Catholic Youth Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Swimming

Extracurricular

  • After School Study Sessions
  • Altar Serving
  • Band
  • Boy Scouts
  • Chess Club
  • Girl Scouts
  • Leadership Council
  • Safety Patrol
  • STEM Scouts
  • Tiny Saints – Youth St. Vincent de Paul
  • Yearbook Club
Class Hours
Preschool 7:55AM-2:45PM
Lower School (K-4) 7:55AM-3:00PM
Middle School (5-8) 7:55AM-3:20PM
Before Care 7:00AM-7:40AM
After Care 3:00PM-6:00PM