As Notre Dame operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Church and the Diocese of Knoxville, the school maintains the threefold purpose of Christian education- to teach doctrine, to build community, and to serve. Students enter Notre Dame from both the Catholic and non-Catholic communities without regard to religious origin. While the school considers the needs of each student, the beliefs, values, and traditions of Catholic Christianity underlie academic instruction and religious formation. All students are required to take a religion course each year they attend Notre Dame.
The daily celebration of the Holy Eucharist, the celebration of the sacrament of reconciliation, spiritual direction and involvement in community service are only a few of the many blessing offered to our students.