Saint Dominic Catholic School has been serving the Kingsport community for over 70 years. We welcome all children...all faiths! While we are a Catholic school, all children are loved here regardless of faith. We only hope you will feel comfortable enough to feel welcome...as Jesus welcomed all the little children.
You will be known...you will be loved.
Our school has a long reputation of being exemplary preparing students in challenging academics, friendships, manners, and physical well-being. All teachers are licensed with many holding advanced degrees. Our curriculum is studded with project based learning: hands-on science experiments, journeys in social studies, cross-curricular writing, book clubs, math constructions, and more! State of the art, wireless technology enhances our programs with Smart Boards and computers in every classroom. Safety is of utmost importance to us. Our building is secured with electronic doors monitored by the front office, principal's office, and school age care area. Fire, bad weather, and intruder drills are planned by specialists and practiced by the students and staff. All employees and volunteers of our school are VIRTUS trained in Protecting God's Children, a national program used in Catholic schools and churches.
Related Arts classes include:
...two or more days a week religion classes where children learn to be Christ-like in their everyday lives; explore His Gospels and lives of the saints; study and receive the Sacraments; and participate in the rich traditions of the Catholic faith like Mass, Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and the ever popular Church Day, a day of fun holy activities set at our parish church.
...two days a week library science where students listen to the best of literature rich in prose, rhyme, and animation. Students can check out books daily to take home to share. Our librarian also assists the teachers with classroom research projects, teaching the students how to create power point projects, graphics, videos, and more.
...two days a week music classes with young students learning rhythms and patterns of music, instruments, and dances. Older students learn the language of reading music by studying the recorder, chime bells, xylophone, and drums. Saint Dominic School students go on to become leaders in their middle school and high school bands and orchestras.
...two days a week art classes where children learn to appreciate and study the elements of art: line, shape, form, space, texture, value, and color. Their creations are amazing and endless. The walls of our school provide backgrounds for showcasing these masterpieces.
...two days a week physical education instruction with "Coach" who loves the children and encourages each to excel in his or her physical potential. Team building skills are taught with appreciation for all capabilities emphasized.
...one day each week health class. Our parish nurse enjoys using technology to delve into the bodily functions and systems that are so vital to each of us. She encourages nutrition and exercise, personal safety, fire, stranger, and car safety, plus hygiene and keeping germs at bay.
Special Education Program
...part time teacher who can help with providing an individualized program for children with special needs.
Kids Talk and Family Talk
...a partnership offering counseling services to students and their families in the form of Talk Therapy, Art Therapy, or Play Therapy during and after school.
...a partnership offering pediatric speech and language therapy onsite.
...a partnership offering French lessons after school to 3rd-5th grade students.
These are only some of the highlights. Come see the details!