Butler Catholic School offer a wide variety of activities for students. Whether it is learning a musical instrument, developing your artistic abilities or honing your athletic skills, there is always something for everyone!
At Butler Catholic, our sports program is an integral part of the school experience. We have competitive teams in the sports of cross country, basketball, volleyball, and soccer. A Basketball Madness Night is held for parents and students to enjoy the athletic experience while the annual Sports Banquet is a time for sharing tributes and awards.
Students in Grades 4-8 have the opportunity to join the school band. Instrumental music lessons are available during the school day, and participating students perform at 2 band concerts each year.
Challenge of Champions
Butler Catholic is a frequent host for Challenge of Champions, where hundreds of students from local private schools participate in this day long, team-based, problem solving competition. Students in grades 4 through 8 are eligible to participate.
Drama/All School Play
Students in grades 5th through 8th are offered the opportunity to develop acting skills through the school play. Younger students in grades K through 4th are included in minor roles.
Forensics is a competitive public speaking program that builds confidence, poise and critical thinking skills. Students in Grades 5-8 may participate in this public speaking program. There are 26 schools involved in the program with 5 tournaments of competition.
Junior Achievement brings the real world to students through a hands-on curriculum delivered by a trained classroom volunteer. This program encourages work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills.
Students hone their writing skills by covering school news and current events concerning the school. The paper is published quarterly.
PA Junior Academy of Science
PJAS is a statewide competition that encourages and supports students’ interest in science investigation. While all Butler Catholic middle school students participate in a science fair each year as part of the science curriculum, 7th and 8th grade students have the opportunity to present their project at a PJAS regional competition, with the goal of earning a spot at the statewide competition.
Students in grades 6 through 8 have the opportunity to join Butler Catholic’s Robotics team, the Robo-Pens. Using the guidelines provided by Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Academy, the team competes 2 times per year in First Lego League competitions. The goal of Robotics is to give students a fun and exciting way to explore science and technology.
Boy Scouts / Cub Scouts – This program is open to all boys at Butler Catholic and is sponsored by St. Paul Parish.
This servant leadership program is available to students in 4th through 8th grade. Students in 7th and 8th grades are the elected officers. The general membership is comprised of elected homeroom representatives from grades 4th through 8th. Student council provides opportunities for the student body to engage in a variety of projects that promote the spirit of the Gospel Mission.