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.


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.

Central Education Foundation of Silver Bow

Scholarship Program


The Central Education Foundation of Silver Bow Scholarship Program was established to provide scholarships to Montana families attending private K-12schools. We are proud to be a state approved Student Scholarship Organization (550) and we are excited to provide scholarships to eligible students who attend a qualified education provider (QEP).

Our goal is to help families in their pursuit of private education for their K-12 children. Central Education Foundation of Silver Bow Scholarships are based on family income and are designed for families with an adjusted gross income {AGI) of $125,000 or less.

To apply please complete the Central Education Foundation of Silver Bow Scholarship form and mail to PO Box 634, Butte, Mt. 59703 or email to scholarship@buttecentralfoundation.org 

The Central Education Foundation of Silver Bow utilizes the FACTS Management to process scholarship applications and to assess a family's financial eligibility. Applicants must complete the online FACTS Grant and Aid application. Please click the link below to access the application.

For questions or assistance please contact Sue Burt at 406-782-4500.

Applications Close July 31, 2024

2022/2023 Maroon Activities Association

The Maroon Activities Association supports athletics and activities at Butte Central Catholic High School and Junior High School. Through the 108 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.

Annual Fund

By Tamora | May 19, 2023

Attention BC Family: Below is a link to a video promoting the Butte Central Catholic Schools Annual Fund 2023. The Annual Fund is very important to our school system ! Please share the video with friends and please post to your social media sites. Thank you for your dedication to BCCS and Catholic education. Go …

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Thank You to the Honorable Brian Morris

By Butte Central | April 23, 2023

A special thanks to the Honorable Brian Morris (BC class of 1982) for your incredible presentation to our senior U.S. Government students. Judge Morris met with our students in his courtroom at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Butte!

Friday Prayer Leaders

By Tamora | April 23, 2023

A special thanks to our Friday Prayer Leaders, Colt Hassler and Tony Stajcar.

Pep Band!

By Tamora | March 10, 2023

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

Cote Volunteerism Award Recipient’s

By Tamora | March 10, 2023

Congratulations to the Cote Volunteerism award winners!

Teachers PLC…

By Tamora | March 10, 2023

A special Thanks to Tim Norbeck for presenting a workshop to our faculty on mental health issues facing students!

Go Maroons!

By Tamora | March 8, 2023

Our Boys gathered for a quick photo, followed by our morning prayer in the rotunda!  Good Luck coaches and players

BC Maroons Head to State!

By Butte Central | March 8, 2023

Good luck to the Maroons! Let’s get to Bozeman and cheer our team on !!  Watch the interview (click picture) with Maroons Head Coach Kelly and a preview of the State Tournament.    

2003 City Champions!!!

By Tamora | February 28, 2023

Congratulations to the 7th-grade Lady Maroons!  Job well done.

Outstanding year for the speech and debate team.      

By Butte Central | February 28, 2023

Butte Central’s dynamic duo of speech, Ethan Andersch and Hallie Kellicut, both placed in the State A Speech and Debate tournament in Sidney last week. In doing so, they each have qualified for the Montana West District National Qualifying meet in Missoula this weekend.  The two-day event will be hosted at Sentinel High School. The …

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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