Butler Catholic School follows the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Curriculum Guidelines and the Pennsylvania State Standards. The curriculum at Butler Catholic attempts to ensure that success is attained by all of our students. As a Catholic school, our program is permeated with a spirit of mutual respect and concern for each individual. At Butler Catholic we are concerned about the individual progress of each child. The size of our student body allows our teachers to individualize lesson plans around the strengths and challenges that our students face. Our goal is to take each student to the next level of learning.
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Religious Education – The reason for the existence of Butler Catholic School is helping children to grow in knowledge of and practice in living out the Catholic Faith. Daily instructions in the tenets of our faith are a priority. Weekly class celebration of the Eucharist is central to why we are here doing what we do. All students are encouraged to develop a personal relationship with Jesus through prayer, study, scripture reading and spending time in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. The Priests of the merger parishes, and those priests whose parish families attend Butler Catholic, offer Mass and the sacrament of reconciliation. The first Friday of every month we celebrate with a Whole School Mass which is attended by all students of Butler Catholic. Parents are always welcome to join the students in either their weekly or monthly Mass celebrations.
Academic Grouping - Beginning in the fifth grade, students are grouped academically for reading and math. Students are monitored and evaluated closely. Placement is never written in stone.
Above and Beyond Program - Students in grades 1st through 4th who meet the criteria may participate in the “Above and Beyond Program”. This program offers students the opportunity to explore areas of learning not offered in the regular classroom. Students in 3rd and 4th grades meet twice a week for one hour sessions. Students in 1st and 2nd grades meet for 40 minutes. Students are expected to maintain all work in both the regular classroom as well as the Above and Beyond Program.