Butler-drums-elementaryButler Township is part of the Hazleton Area School District, which serves nearly 10,000 students through a network of elementary/middle schools, high school and career center. Most students who live in Butler Township attend Drums Elementary/Middle School or Valley Elementary/Middle School.

Families also have the option of area private schools for their children, including MMI Preparatory School in Freeland, Holy Family Academy in Hazleton, Immanuel Christian School in Hazleton, Marian Catholic High School in Tamaqua or Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre.

Traditional or nontraditional college students can work toward their degrees at Penn State Hazleton, McCann School of Business and Technology, Lackawanna College or Luzerne County Community College, all of which are located near Butler Township.