The mission of St. Labre is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Catholic Tradition by providing quality education which celebrates our Catholic faith and embraces Native American cultures, primarily the Northern Cheyenne and Crow tribes, so that Native American individuals and communities of Southeastern Montana are empowered to attain self-sufficiency.

Believing our Indian children’s families and communities have a tremendous impact on their education, we strive to create a positive impact on the areas and communities we serve. From economic impact to continued education opportunities, St. Labre spreads its “miracle” of hope beyond our classrooms. Here is a snapshot of how we have worked to provide hope and a better, brighter future for our Indian children and their community.


Students who graduate from St. Labre’s high school are eligible for scholarship funding to attend the post-secondary educational program of their choice. The personal and economic impact of their education far exceeds the national average and continues to bring hope to the children from the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Indian Reservations.

Graduation Rates

Drop Out Rates

College Attendance Rates

Percentage of graduates since 2009 who attended college or other post-secondary education their 1st year following high school.

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

Total amount of scholarships awarded to St. Labre graduates in the last decade.

College Retention Rate

Percentage of graduates who returned to college for the 2nd academic year since 2007.
“I received a very good
education here. It has made
all these choices possible.

Colleges Attended by St. Labre Graduates

Montana State University

Billings, MT

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT

Little Big Horn College

Crow Agency, MT

Chief Dull Knife College

Lame Deer, MT

University of Montana

Missoula, MT

Salish Kootenai College

Pablo, MT

Rocky Mountain College

Billings, MT

Mount St. Mary’s University

Emmitsburg, MD

Haskell Indian Nations University

Lawrence, KS

Sheridan College

Sheridan, WY

United Tribes Technical College

Bismarck, ND

Montana Tech

Butte, MT

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana

Carnegie Mellon

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Catholic University of America

Washington, D.C.

West Texas A & M

Canyon, Texas

Florida International

Miami, Florida

Fort Lewis College

Durango, CO

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Institute of American Indian Arts

Santa Fe, NM


Cambridge, MA

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

College of St. Benedict

Collegeville, MN

St. Mary’s University of Minnesota

Winona, MN


Los Angeles, CA

Central Washington

Ellensburg, WA

The University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

Valley Forge Military School

Wayne, PA

Youngstown State

Youngstown, Ohio

University of Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Arizona State

Phoenix, Arizona

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colorado

Black Hills State

Rapid City, South Dakota

and many others too numerous
to mention…

“I received a very good
education here. It has made
all these choices possible.

Number of St. Labre Alumni who have Earned College Degrees

Since 2008

Alumni Currently Served by the
Post-Secondary Mentoring Program



St. Labre was founded on the principle that education is very much a form of social justice. While no one individual can change history, together we can give Native American children a greater chance at a brighter, better future through education. Serving our community is a way St. Labre spreads its “miracle” of hope beyond our classrooms.

Community Service Projects

Hours fully completed by students in the Works of Mercy program, which include community service hours that teach the children how to engage and help with the rest of our community.
"The opportunity made me want to just stop for a second and stop worrying about teenage things. It helped me realize that my life is a gift from God and I should be thankful for that."

Community Employment

St. Labre currently employs 277 staff members at 3 campuses. 51% of our staff is Native American.

Community Outreach Assistance

  • Food Vouchers
  • Emergency Medical Assistance
  • Heating Assistance
  • Funeral Assistance
  • Gas Vouchers
  • Elder & Disabled Assistance