Admissions: Grades K - 8


We Are St. Jude School!

Video courtesy of our parent, Beth Johnson


The philosophy of St. Jude is to provide the students with a knowledge and love of God thus creating an atmosphere that offers the best opportunity for Catholic religious training and the best opportunity for a quality academic education.  The highest degree of academic excellence is the goal for each student.


St. Jude strives to instill values, to develop a sense of responsibility for the students toward society.  The school aims to develop students of sound character with healthy self concepts, capable of making a positive impact in the world.  Realizing that the primary educators of children are their parents, the faculty accepts their role of assisting parents in this critical duty and accepts the responsibility this brings.

A love of family life is emphasized as a value and its spread to the civic community, country, and world is encouraged.  Students are urged to seek truth always and base their lives upon it.

St. Jude School is open to all children in the surrounding Chattanooga region; however, due to class size limitations, the following policies are used for admittance:

  • 1st priority to all current students who have fulfilled registration requirements.

  • 2nd priority to siblings of children already attending St. Jude School.

  • 3rd priority to Catholic children of St. Jude Parish or any other area Catholic Parish that does not have an elementary school.

  • 4th priority to Catholic children from another Catholic Parish that has an elementary school

  • 5th priority to Non-Catholic children.

Students must be age 5 by August 15th to enroll in Kindergarten. Admittance for any student will include consideration of prior conduct marks.  Students requiring Tuition Support will be directed to the office of the Chattanooga Deanery Operating Fund .