Four Pillars Of Catholic Education
Faith plays a critical role in the daily educational life for students and staff at Great Falls Central Catholic High School. As the mission statement says, we take seriously the responsibility of preparing our youth to live fully God’s will for their lives. Our Catholic Identity is evidenced through daily prayer, weekly Mass, opportunities to participate in Adoration and Reconciliation, the celebration of Catholic Traditions, and the symbols of the Catholic Faith. Religion classes and retreats are also a core component of our identity. Our identity is most apparent in how we treat and interact with one another and our community. We welcome students of any faith background. Central is holy ground and God wants to be working in the hearts of young adults as they grow in His plan for their life.
Academic rigor and excellence is promoted through the effective use of resources, instructional materials, and technology. Learning means understanding the material presented and developing problem solving, effective communication and critical thinking skills.
Here, the noise of the outside world is quieted; this is a place of learning, where our values and morals are nurtured. Students come to school each day ready to learn. High behavior standards and a modest dress code are set for our students any time they are at school or representing the school in the community. Parent and family involvement is encouraged and is a part of everyday life at Great Falls Central Catholic High School. In this small community, parents know each other and the staff, often working and volunteering side by side to support the school and the students.
Extra-Curricular and Service Opportunities
Great Falls Central Catholic High School’s environment encourages students to pursue any and all co- and extra-curricular clubs and MHSA sponsored sports. 90% of the students participate in a co- or extra-curricular activity. Participation encourages teamwork, builds life-long skills, helps define future career choices and increases opportunities for college admittance and scholarship awards. 100% of the students complete 20 hours of service in the community during the course of a school year.
Great Falls Central Catholic Quick Facts
Student- Teacher Ratio
Western Catholic Education Association
Montana Board of Public Education
Weekly Mass, Stations of the Cross, Adoration, Rosary, Reconciliation, Retreats. All based in the Roman Catholic Tradition.
AP and Honor Classes, Dual-Credit and college courses offered at the University of Providence and at the Great Falls College-MSU.
Extra Curricular Activities
Spanish Club, DECA, Key Club, Outdoor Adventure, Art Club
Montana High School Association
Cross-Country, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Track, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Wrestling
Speech & Debate, Band, Choir and Orchestra
Community Service Hours
30 hours/year, 3,000+ hours volunteered in 2016-17
Statement of Non-Discrimination
In an ecumenical spirit, Great Falls Central Catholic High School welcomes students of all faiths into the educational environment of our school. GFCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin. Regardless of the student’s faith or religious background, all students at GFCC shall support, attend, and participate in school-sponsored liturgies, services and/or retreats. GFCC admits students of any race, sex, color, national and/or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded to students.