The Preschool through 8th grade advantage
When you choose Butler Catholic, you are choosing a comprehensive Preschool through 8th grade education in a single building. This provides continuity and stability, and nurtures a priceless sense of security and self-confidence. This format allows families to have all of their children in the same school, and on the same schedule throughout elementary, middle school and junior high years.
Excellence is our Goal – Innovations in Catholic Education
Butler Catholic School was selected by Today’s Catholic Teacher as a finalist in their 2018 Innovations in Catholic Education Awards. The award honors 12 Catholic schools across the country that have led the way by implementing exemplary, innovative programs. BCS was recognized for its Community Partnership Program, which contributions have been used to organize a leadership development day for 7th and 8th grade students, as well as enhance the technological offerings of our school.
Preparing our students to be future leaders
Three Butler Catholic School alumni were honored as 2018 Carson Scholars. The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Only one student from each school is able to be nominated, ensuring each nominee epitomizes academic excellence. Winners were Jonathan Livermore ‘18 for Butler Catholic School, Julia Singleton (BCS ’15) for St. Joseph High School and Mason Grenci (BCS ’17) for Butler Area High School.
Forming students strong in faith and integrity
Our students spend 35 hours a week filled in an environment that values faith and Gospel teachings. In today’s world, there is a real benefit to learning and understanding the values of respect, love, forgiveness, reconciliation, tolerance, service and compassion. Each day at Butler Catholic School presents opportunities for students to put their values to use – to be the best possible reflection of Jesus that they can be. Learn more how we encourage each child in their personal love relationship with Jesus and promote their spiritual development.
Faculty focused on teaching, not testing
Teachers at a Catholic school have the unique privilege of being able to educate the whole child, mind, body and spirit. Our teachers can concentrate on teaching, not testing. While Butler Catholic does have standardized testing, it is not the focus of instruction. Despite this, our students consistently score higher than national and local Diocesan averages.
When class sizes are small, minds have room to expand
With less than 20 students in each class, children receive the individual attention they need to help them grow and succeed. We were created as individuals, with special strengths, challenges and talents, and our faculty have the opportunity to asses and celebrate each child’s abilities as gifts from God. Those gifts are encouraged both inside and outside the classroom. With many extracurricular activities, our focus is the development of the whole child.
Butler Catholic School Community
Our smaller school size means we offer a community of close-knit faculty, parents and students. This is especially evident among students, who frequently interact across grade levels, building confidence, school pride, and a sense of community. You and your child will not be just a number here – we are a family.
“Community is at the heart of all Catholic education, not simply as a concept to be taught, but as a reality to be lived . . . Your students will learn to understand and appreciate the value of community as they experience love, trust, and loyalty in your school and educational programs, and as they learn to trust all persons as brothers and sisters created by God and redeemed by Christ.” -Saint Pope John Paul II