Butte Central Catholic Schools


Welcome to Butte Central Catholic Schools

Faith. Family. Excellence. Tradition.

In the late 1800’s we came here in droves. Across an ocean and traveling thousands of miles by horse and wagon in search of a better life. Almost seventeen thousand students later, we are Butte Central Elementary School, Middle School, and High School. Every day we prepare for college and beyond. Everyday we learn with state-of-the-art technology, with SMART Boards and Chromebooks in every classroom, from Pre-K to high school. 80% of our students receive college scholarship assistance worth $1.5 million dollars per year, and 95% of us go on to colleges and universities across the United States and the world. But most of all, our Faith is Central to everything we do. Butte Central Catholic Schools are accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association and dedicated to helping students grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, physically and academically.

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2021/2022 Maroon Activities Association

The Maroon Activities Association supports athletics and activities at Butte Central Catholic High School and Junior High School. Through the 107 years of Maroon athletics, we have funded our programs with donations, ticket sales, and concession revenues. Tuition dollars have never been used to fund athletics and activities.
This year our activities budget will require $210,000.00 to fund equipment, uniforms, officials, travel and coaching stipends. We are asking all former Maroon athletes, boosters, parents, and friends to join us with a gift to the Maroon Activities Association. Your support will benefit seven boys and girls high school sports, cheerleading, music, pep band, choir, speech and debate, and our 7th and 8th grade programs.


Facilities Maintenance Fund

The Butte Central Catholic Schools operate and maintain three campuses that include Butte Central High School, Butte Central Elementary and Junior High School, and the Maroon Activities Association. The costs to maintain our facilities with maintenance, utilities, and upgrades is a substantial expense annually for our system.
There are upgrades and improvements needed for both school campuses, and the Maroon Activity Center needs regular maintenance with its high volume of use both with our school system and the Butte community. An investment in our facilities allows us to maintain the necessary safe and productive learning environments for our students and staff. Please consider an investment in our Facilities Maintenance Fund to help us meet the challenge of providing top-notch facilities to our school system.

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Scholarship Matching Gift Fund

In November, a generous benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous, established an exciting matching gift challenge for donors who contribute to our scholarship fund. This incredible donor pledged to match all gifts to our scholarship fund up to $250,000.00.
To date, we have received $27,500.00 in gifts to this scholarship program. Please consider a gift to this matching gift challenge. This fund is not only an investment in our school system, but it is an investment in the student’s lives and their journey towards academic and civic leadership.

Congratulations Brooke!

By Tamora | December 1, 2022

Congratulations to Our BC Cross-Country runners

By Tamora | November 14, 2022

  William participated in the American Legion’s Veterans Day Race with some of his cross-country teammates, and he came in first place his teammates also finished in the top 10! He ran this race to honor his great-grandfathers, grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, and all other military veterans.

  Richie O’Brien Named First Head Coach of Butte Central Baseball Team.

By Butte Central | November 12, 2022

Butte Central is thrilled to announce that Richie O’Brien has been hired as the school’s first head baseball coach. A 2002 graduate of Butte Central, Richie was a standout athlete for the Maroons, earning multiple all-conference and all-state honors in football, wrestling & track & field.  From 2012-2021 Richie was an officer with the Butte-Silver …

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By Tamora | July 14, 2022

We have an amazing opportunity for several positions at Butte Central Catholic Schools, we would love to have you join our team.  We are looking for teachers who are passionate about helping kids make a difference in the world. High School Principal High School Counselor High School Biology Teacher Please submit a complete application packet. …

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Annual Fund 2022

By Butte Central | May 20, 2022

                        Mind-Body-Spirit                Annual Fund 2022     Dear Butte Central Alumni, Parents, and Supporters: As we all know the last two years have been especially challenging for Catholic schools. Thanks to the incredible support of our alumni, parents, …

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Butte Central Speech Team tunes up for the postseason

By Tamora | January 10, 2022

Butte Central Speech Team tunes up for the postseason. Bradshaw notches first Lincoln-Douglas win. Over the past weekend, the Butte Central Talking Maroons joined 21 schools and 230 oratorical athletes from around the state in the first Montana All State Extravaganza virtual speech meet. The students competed over two days, performing their pieces via webcam. …

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Maroon Speech Team Success!

By Tamora | November 10, 2021

Butte Central Catholic High School Speach and Debate meet in Livingston update! Hallie Kellicut took 2nd Place overall for Memorization Speech. Ethan Andersch took 2nd Place overall for Impromptu Speech. Jim Bradshaw took 9th Place overall for Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Incredible work to these students! Keep working hard!

2021 Lady Maroon Seniors Click Here

By Butte Central | October 22, 2021

Check out our newest interview with our five outstanding senior Volleyball players! Come support on Senior Night this Saturday @4:00 vs. Hamilton!

Butte Central Maroon Senior Boys 2021 click here.

By Butte Central | October 22, 2021

Check out our newest interview with our five outstanding senior football players ! Senior night is this Friday @7:00 PM at MT Tech!

MacLeod Family – Great Friends of Butte Central Schools

By Butte Central | June 3, 2021

Above: BC Seniors Craig Tippett & Erin Paull with Tom & Marie MacLeod in May 2002 By Don Peoples Jr., President of Butte Central Catholic Schools Catholic Education in the Mining City “A Proud Legacy of Perseverance & Excellence” From its early days in the 1880’s Catholic education in the Mining City has demonstrated a …

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Elementary and Middle School

Butte Central Elementary & Middle school are the first step to your child's future. Our schools begin preparing your child for college the second they walk in our doors in a safe, secure, family oriented environment. Offering state-of-the-art technology and leading, always, with faith, Butte Central Elementary & Middle School are Central to your future!

High School

Butte Central Catholic High School has emerged through over 100 years of tradition and excellence to become a premier Catholic school system in the state of Montana. A family oriented community driven by Catholic faith development, academic excellence, and exciting extracurricular activities; We are Central to your future!


The Butte Central Foundation serves as the cornerstone of fundraising for Butte Central Catholic Schools. Annually, the Foundation must raise an important source of revenue for school operations, academic programs, scholarships, activities, teachers salaries, and school facilities. The Foundation also strives to strengthen the future of our schools through an endowment fund.

Did You Know?


of Butte Central students receive scholarship assistance