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.

2023/2024 Maroon Activities Association

The Maroon Activities Association supports athletics and activities at Butte Central Catholic High School and Junior High School. Through the 110 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.

court yard drawing

Scholarship Matching Gift Fund

In November 2021, 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.
Please consider a gift to this matching gift challenge. This fund is not only an investment in our school system but also in the student’s lives and their journey toward academic and civic leadership.

Congratulation Zane.

By Tamora | May 28, 2024

Zane made the podium with a 5th place finish in the 300 hurdles at the state meet May 25, 2024.  Congratulations Zane.

Congratulations Ella!

By Butte Central | May 25, 2024

Senior Ella Moodry, a three-time State Champion in the Javelin.

Shout out

By Tamora | May 15, 2024

Each day, Mr. Edgar’s classes watch “World News A-Z” to learn about global and national current events.  The 10 minute school friendly updates occasionally send “shout outs” to schools who watch and comment.  Today, (April 19), the students at Butte Central High  School received a shout out.  Way to go BC students and Mr. Edgar.

Pat Dudley Award for the Dedication Ceremony for 2023

By Butte Central | May 5, 2024

In 2022, the friends and family of Pat Dudley, from the Class of 1974, established an award to honor Pat’s lifelong hard work and dedication to Butte Central Catholic Schools. His wife Margaret, and daughter Breanna , and son Sean, along with good friend Jim Williams stepped forward to establish this proud award. The award …

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Walsh Benefactors Award

By Butte Central | May 5, 2024

2023      Dr. Nathan and Maria Cook, Dr. Paul and Alice Grmoljez,  Bill and Daniella Harrington, Bryce and Belia McPartland, John “Tom” Mitchell, John Rickman, Sue Ueland

Tomich Track Meet

By Butte Central | April 28, 2024

The Tomich track meet, which took place on April 27th, 2024, at the Charlie Merrifield track within the Gene Fogarty Sports Complex, saw persistent rain throughout the day. Despite the challenging weather conditions, student athletes showcased their skills with notable achievements.  Ella Moodry, a two-time state champion did well in the meet.  Ella threw the …

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Kindergarten class

By Butte Central | April 27, 2024

Don Peoples stopped in to spend some time in Mrs. Kambich’s Kindergarten class and witnessed an excellent interactive Reading and Writing lesson. The students were highly engaged in the assignment and did a great job writing complete sentences. “It was incredible to see how the kids were Reading” Mrs. Kambich helps each student complete their …

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Mrs. Paske’s 1st grade class

By Butte Central | April 27, 2024

I joined Meghanne Paske’s 1st graders for a great reading lesson.  The class had just finished the book, “The Winner’s Choice.”   Mrs. Paske started the lesson by reviewing vocab words that were part of the story.   The students responded with a great understanding of the words and were very attentive.  The lesson was very interactive, …

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Pep Band!

By Tamora | March 10, 2023

Very Proud of the BC Pep Band!  Great Job at the City Championship Game!

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