St. John Neumann Catholic School

Welcome to St. John Neumann Catholic Preschoolpreschool4


We provide an environment of love and security as preschool students begin their years of educational adventures and build their life of faith. Our program is designed to work with individual children at their level, promoting their strengths and developing their areas of need, enabling them to be successful life-long learners. The curriculum is structured by the Diocese of Knoxville and the State of Tennessee. All students attend full school days beginning at 8:00 AM and ending at 2:45 PM.

Preschool staff includes two full-time certified teachers and two full-time teaching assistants (one of which is a registered nurse). Each student attends Mass one time per week in small groups.

Parents have the following choices for our 2018/2019 preschool program:

3 Year-Old Class – This class is designed to be a part-time program and only offered two days per week, Tuesday and Thursday.

4 Year-Old Class – Parents may choose either full-time 5 days per week, or part-time three days per week (MWF) for the 4 year-old pre-K program. This class is designed to be a full-time, 5 days per week, Kindergarten preparatory program. Days are not repeated. If your student is enrolled in our 4 year-old class on a part-time basis, they will participate in the activities of that day.

A hot lunch is offered at a cost of $4.00 per day, or you may choose to pack your child’s lunch. Afternoon snacks, such as crackers and grapes, are provided.

All students are required to have a rest time each day by the State of Tennessee. We realize that some children sleep better than others to start, but find that most of them adjust to this rest period after attending regularly. All students must be potty trained prior to attending. Pull-ups are not allowed to be used at school.

Before and after care is available at an additional cost. Before care is from 7:00 – 7:45 AM, and after care is from 2:45 – 6:00 PM. After care for preschool students is only offered on days that they are scheduled to be in attendance.

No summer program is offered at this time.

Preschool students are required to wear any solid navy blue top and khaki bottoms. Any socks and sneakers are permitted.

Preschool Registration Process –preschoolacademic2

The following is the documentation needed to start the registration process:

  • Application – Please fill out an application for each child you wish to enroll
  • Application fee ($30 for one child, $50 for two or more, made payable to SJNCS)
  • Copy of student’s birth certificate
  • Copy of student’s baptismal certificate (if Catholic)
  • Copy of student’s Tennessee Child Health Record (from your pediatrician)

Once all the documentation has been received, we will process your application.

After you receive your acceptance letter and accept your child’s spot, the following paperwork will need to be returned:

  • Enrollment fee-Preschool students only-$125 (per child, made payable to SJNCS)
  • Parent custody plan (if applicable)
# of Days Attending 2018/2019
PK3 - 2 Days (T,TH)$2,900
PK4 - 3 Days (M,W,F) $4,250
PK4 - 5 Days$6,450

Tuition may be paid in full at the start of the school year, or monthly for 10 months. For students that join our classes within the school year, the first month’s tuition will be prorated according to the number of days that they actually attend.

St. John Neumann Catholic School (SJNCS) admits students of any race, color, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. SJNCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies and athletic or other school administered programs.

We accept preschool students throughout the school year as long as space is available. If you are interested in learning more about our program, please contact Janet Harrigan, Director of Admissions & Development at or call the school at (865)777-0077 extension 140.