SMART Schools


Smart Schools is a friendly competition to encourage Montana's K-12 schools to integrate lessons and projects relating to resource conservation, efficiency and healthy environments. There are 8 different student driven project categories to choose from (See Projects & Registration form tab). This year, at the end of the challenge, 10 winners will be selected, and each will receive a $2,000 award. Teachers can use this money for their classrooms or project continuation. Schools that participate in the 2020-2021 SMART schools challenge will have the opportunity to sign up for a bonus challenge and could potentially win an additional award. The bonus challenge is a fun way for schools to be part of this change. One winner will receive $1,000 and their new SMART schools name and logo will be used in the 2021-2022 school year.

Educating students about saving money and resources today isn't just the right thing to do, it's the smart thing. Schools have until January 15, 2021 to enroll.

Click here for MFPE Educators Conference SMART Schools Presentation Video.


Register for the SMART Schools today! Registration forms for the 2020-2021 SMART Schools project(s) are due no later than January 15, 2021.. Recent Press Release.

Important Dates:

Project proposal Registration due: January 15, 2021

Mid- challenge progress update via Zoom: March 1st-5th, 2021

Final Reports (video presentation) due: May 10, 2021

Winners announced: May 17, 2021

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Questions? Contact Robyn Boyle at 406-444-1842 or email

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