K – 12

The Vandalia-Butler School logoStrong communities are known for strong school systems, and Butler Township is no different. Part of the Vandalia-Butler School district, the township and its families enjoy the benefits of a school system that has earned the designation of “excellent” from the Ohio Department of Education.

The Vandalia-Butler School District includes one high school, two middle schools and three elementary schools. The board of education offices are located at 306 South Dixie Drive, Vandalia, OH 45377. The office can be reached at (937) 415-6400.

In addition to the public schools, various private and parochial schools around the area provide sound options for K-12 education.

Career-focused instruction at vocational and technical training is available through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium.

Higher Education

Educational opportunities abound for Butler Township residents. Within a 40-mile radius of the community, you can find 25 institutions of higher learning, including law and medical schools. There is a broad range of opportunities for traditional students and lifetime learners, whether the goal is a degree, post-graduate study, highly specialized technical training or continuing education.

The three institutions of higher learning within the Dayton community are:

University of Dayton

The University of Dayton logoThe nation’s sixth largest Catholic university and Ohio’s largest private university, the University of Dayton has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, including some 6,600 full-time undergraduates. The university offers more than 70 academic programs in arts and sciences, business administration, education and allied professions, engineering, and law. It has earned U.S. News & World Report’s designation as one of the best Midwest regional colleges and universities.

The University of Dayton’s School of Law offers a strong core academic program in a state-of-the-art facility.

Wright State University

The Wright State University logoNamed for Dayton’s aviation pioneers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, the university is one of the region’s largest educational institutions dedicated to teaching, research and service. It enrolls more than16,000 students and offers programs of study in more than 100 undergraduate and nearly 50 doctoral, graduate and professional areas. The Wright State School of Medicine offers doctoral training resulting in a doctor of medicine degree.

Sinclair Community College

The Sinclair Community College logoWith nearly 24,000 students, Sinclair Community College is one of only 12 Vanguard Learning Colleges in North America. It offers hundreds of courses in programs including allied health technologies, business technologies, engineering and industrial technologies, extended learning and human services, fine and performing arts, and liberal arts and sciences. Sinclair’s university-transfer classes and programs in areas such as art, humanities, and sciences are popular choices. The college is also known for its direct-to-work career programs and customized training classes for business workers.