Welcome to Black Butte School

The historic Black Butte School is a public school and school district located just steps away from the beautiful Metolius River in the heart of Camp Sherman, Oregon.  The present day two-room schoolhouse, dedicated in September 1950, is the home to students in grades K-8 who are educated in mixed-aged classrooms that allow for plenty of individualized educational opportunities, experiential projects, and collaboration. The cornerstone field studies program further sets the Black Butte School apart as it engages students outside of the classroom in direct exploration of their local environment and community through field expeditions and projects.

The school currently employs three core educators, two supporting educators, a business manager, and maintenance manager, some of which are part-time positions. Students come from the rural community of Camp Sherman and from neighboring districts through the inter-district transfer process, including Sisters, Black Butte Ranch, and Sweet Home.

School facilities include the two-room schoolhouse, gymnasium, greenhouse, outdoor play ground, ball fields, and a basketball court. With close access to the surrounding environment, students explore the forest and river beyond the campus during field studies courses.