We at Butte Central, go beyond the normal classroom experience, to develop the whole student, in a welcoming and caring environment. We believe that academic excellence leads to the development of life-long learning, and the understanding that intellect opens the mind. Our teacher’s offer student’s opportunities to be open to growth, instilling in them that we are all on our own Spiritual journey. And that Faith, must lead to action. But most importantly, we provide a community that promotes love. It is with that in mind that our Butte Central community is committed to all children who deserve an education in a loving environment. Our teachers understand, and are committed to the responsibility they have for the academic, social, and emotional development of their students. Their dedication goes beyond the normal expectations of a teacher.
Butte Central Elementary and Middle School
Through the generosity of its Catholic parishes and numerous alumni and families, Butte Central Elementary and Middle School serves all committed families in Butte, Montana and the surrounding area, by providing an outstanding Pre-K through 8th-grade college preparatory educational experience, rooted in the Catholic faith and moral values. Accessible to all families, no matter their faith, our entire staff and faculty are committed that every experience is designed to not only guide our students on a path to attend a four-year college or university, but help them to be the best young people they can be along the way.
We prepare our students for an exciting future by providing the most state of the art technology of any private elementary and middle school in the state and an unmatched tradition of excellence for nearly one hundred and forty years. Our faith is truly central to everything we do and we’re committed that every family, no matter their financial circumstances, have the opportunity to learn with us. Welcome to BC!
Butte Central Catholic Elementary School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association and is dedicated to help students grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, physically and academically.
College preparatory is central to Butte Central Catholic Elementary and Middle School. We’re committed that every experience, throughout their eight years, is designed to not only guide our students on a path to attend a four-year college or university but excel once they arrive. Butte Central Elementary and Middle School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association and dedicated to helping students grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, physically and academically. They are prepared to live extraordinary lives.
- New 6th – 8th Grade Science Program à Glencoe Science
- New 3rd – 8th Grade Writing Program à Institute for Excellence Writing
- New K – 3rd Grade Phonics Program à Person Education
- We are currently exploring a new K-2 primary level reading program
- Our STEM Lab is a new addition to our school and invites students to explore science and learn in a hands-on, creative environment.
Butte Central Elementary and Middle School is one of the most technologically advanced private Pre-K through 8th-grade schools in Montana. Every day we learn with SMART Boards and Chromebooks in every classroom. Our 400 new computer devices, including personal computers, laptops, iPads, and Chromebooks, give our faculty an edge that helps prepare our students for college and beyond. We’re also blessed with a new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) Lab and our 5th Grade class has piloted a Google Classroom project. In a word, Butte Central Catholic Elementary & Middle School is “Technopalooza”!
College preparatory is central to Butte Central Catholic Elementary and Middle School. We’re committed that every experience, throughout their eight years, is designed to not only guide our students on a path to attend a four year college or university, but excel once they arrive. School tours can be scheduled by calling (406) 782-4500, but we also encourage interested families to stop by anytime to tour the school. We’re confident you’ll be impressed with not only our educational environment, but also our caring and loving community.
Butte Central is Dedicated to making sure all families can afford our schools! In 2018-2019 our tuition structure was condensed to 2 tiers:
- Tier II $3,000 (AGI up to $99,999)
- Tier I $5,000 (AGI $100,000 or greater)
The Maroon Pride Package has been added to each family's tuition statement which includes the following: Maroon Activities Center memberships & activities cards, Autumnfest Tickets, and Auction Tickets. (package will be a per family additional fee for all K-12 families)
We work with every family on an individual basis to find a way for your students to attend Butte Central. Our goal is to find a way for everyone to be a part of our community. Scholarships, financial aid, and multiple student discounts are available. We believe in what our school has to offer and want to give everyone the opportunity to experience Butte Central Catholic Schools.
For more information regarding scholarship assistance and ways that Butte Central can help your child receive the education you deserve, please contact:
Life for Elementary and Middle schoolers is more than, well, school. At Butte Central, athletics, activities and the arts are central to the well being of our students, giving them a cultural edge that will separate them from the rest of the pack. From participating in team sports to developing student leaders right alongside future rock stars, we are committed to providing our students a wide array of cultural experiences that create well rounded young women and men ready to change the world for the better.
At Butte Central Elementary & Middle School, we’re in the center of everything on the courts and fields. Strong athletic programs have been a part of Butte Central Schools for nearly 140 years. Besides providing a strong physical fitness curriculum for all grade levels, our middle school teams give every student the opportunity to participate in team basketball, football, volleyball, and track. Additionally, many of our students participate with their friends in city or state-sponsored programs in baseball, soccer, and softball.
At Butte Central Catholic Elementary and Middle School, the arts are central to the well being of our students, giving them a cultural edge that will separate them from the rest of the pack. We’ve been encouraging the artistic side of our students since we opened our doors nearly 140 years ago, with our own dedicated music room and art program, we are committed to providing our students with a wide array of cultural experiences that create well rounded young women and men ready to change the world for the better. And who knows, maybe there’s a future rock star, Picasso and Meryl Streep walking our halls right now…
- A new retreat program offers retreats our 8th-grade class.
- Community Service and the Gospel Messages are important parts of our school systems.
Butte Central Students continue to be actively involved in exciting programs and organizations including:
- BC to DC
- Battle of the Books
- Annual participation in the City-Wide Spelling Bee
- Science Fair for 5-8 Students
- Title I – Services have been added to serve students in need of additional academic support
- Esther (Sullivan) Cote Resource Program has been expanded to provide personal attention & academic support to students
- Jr. Bishop Thomas Scholars Academy (offered to students 6-8 grade).
Junior High Teachers
Pam Sholey | Jr. High Social Studies
Jerilyn Woods | Jr. High Science
Michael Hessler | Jr. High Math
Pam Sholey| Jr. High English Language Arts
Caroline Burns | K-8 Music
Becky Peoples | Religion
Elementary School Teachers
Dawn Ann Peterson | Principal
Sue Burt | Administrative Assistant| Admissions | Tuition
Samara Brunet | Art K-8
Melissa Turner | Kindergarden
Pam Olson | Para Professional
Kari Rohan | Para Professional Preschool
Kara Button | Part time Teacher
Becky Peoples | First Grade
Meghanne Paske |First Grade
Peggy Kambich | Second Grade
Carmie Dunbar | Third Grade
Barb Peoples | Fourth Grade
Caroline Roos | Fourth Grade
Alex Rouse | Fifth Grade
Nacyshla Mehring | Sixth Grade
Karla Ahlborn | Resource Room Director
Mariya Peck | Technology and Library | Tech Support Elementary
Shannon Sullivan | Title I Teacher
Sherrie Mihelich | Preschool Director