The mission of Notre Dame is to share the Catholic faith in an environment which fosters spiritual growth and academic excellence and embraces religious, academic, cultural, and economic diversity.
Founded in 1876, Notre Dame is the only Catholic high school in the region and the oldest independent school in Chattanooga. We have been accredited since 1933 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/AdvancED). We are also accredited by the State of Tennessee and the Diocese of Knoxville.
The Bishop of Knoxville, Most Reverend Richard Stika, is the chief representative of the church's teaching authority and the head of the Diocesan School System. He is responsible for the educational policies of the Diocese of Knoxville. He delegates the administration of the school to the Diocesan Superintendent of Schools, Sr. Mary Marta Abott, RSM, Ed.S.
Our campus nestles on twenty acres at the base of historic Missionary Ridge, three miles from downtown Chattanooga. Co-educational and serving grades 9 through 12, we are a welcoming community of students and faculty members from diverse religious, cultural and economic backgrounds. We welcome qualified applicants of all races, religions and national origins.
Our 2011 graduates received scholarship and award offers totaling more than $7.8 million. They were accepted at 119 different colleges and universities in 30 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Twenty-one members (17%) of the class scored a 30 or higher on the ACT Test.