2025 State Tournament · Wednesday, March 26th, 2025

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2024 Science Olympiad state tournament!  Best of luck to the teams representing Montana at the national tournament in Michigan.  Watch for information in late summer for the 2025 tournament set for Wednesday, March 26, 2025.

Checklist for Coaches and Teams

Coaches' Kickoff

New, potential, and returning coaches are encouraged to register for the Coaches's Kickoff, an online orientation in late fall each year.  Participants will meet the Science Olympiad staff, learn this year's events, gain access to resources, and learn tips shared by veteran coaches.  The online orientation is free, but registration is required. Did you miss this year's event?  Click on the link below to listen to the recording.

Questions?  Contact us at [email protected] or (406) 994-7476

 Watch the Coaches' Kickoff HERE 

Coaches' Office Hours 

All coach office hours have passed for the 2024 season.  See you in 2025!

Questions?  Contact us at [email protected] or (406) 994-7476


Answers to the most common questions can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.  Check back frequently as we update it with tournament information throughout the season.  You can find answers to your FAQs HERE.  

Don't see your question?  Email us and we'll get the information you need.  

Student Webinar Series

NEW THIS YEAR!  Students and coaches are invited to attend virtual 50-minute Q&A sessions with an Event Supervisor to learn about the event, ask questions about the competition, and clarify rules from the rules manuals.  Please RSVP.  Student webinars are recorded and shared through the Coach Corner newsletter.

Tournament Wisdom with the Science Olympiad Club - watch the recording

Rules for Team Registration

Review these rules to ensure proper registration of your teams and students.  You will be asked on the registation form to acknowledge your review, understanding, and compliance of these rules.  Accurate registration ensures compliance with the national rules for Science Olympiad.

    • Register a Varsity team first (11-15 students or <11 students)
    • JV team(s) are registered seperately by filling out the registration form subsequent times for each JV team
    • JV teams may have up to 15 students
    • Students may not compete on a Varsity team in some events and a JV team in other events
    • Division B teams may have up to FIVE of last year's 8th graders competing on a team
    • Division C teams may have up to SEVEN 12th grade students competing on a team

Questions?  Contact us at [email protected] or (406) 994-7476

Team Registration 

Please review the 'Rules for Team Registration' above.  You will be asked on the registration form to acknowledge your review, understanding, and compliance with these national rules.

Please complete the registration form for individual teams. For example, if you have a high school Varsity team and JV team, you will complete the Division C (high school) form twice. If you have a middle school Varsity team and 2 JV teams, you will complete the Division B (middle school) form three times.

Questions?  Contact the Science Olympiad staff at [email protected] or (406) 994-7476.

Registration has closed for the 2024 tournament.

Team Fees

Complete the Registration Form above for each team (Varsity, JV).  Calculate Registration fees as follows:

  • Varsity Team (11-15 students):            $325
  • Varsity Team (10 students or less):     $275
  • JV Team (up to 15 students):                $200

Payment Information and Credit Card Portal

Fees are paid by check or credit card.  If paying by check, coaches will receive an invoice via email. Mail checks to:  MSU Science Math Resource Center, PO Box 172804, Bozeman, MT 59717.  Use the link below to pay by credit card.

Refund Policy:  If a team is unable to participate, a 50% refund of the registration fee is issued when the team withdraws prior to Friday, March 15, 5pm.  No refunds are issued after March 15, 2024.

Registration fees are due. 

Pay By Credit Card HERE

Hotel Room Blocks

Discounted room blocks are available.  A big thanks to many local hotels who offer discounted room rates for our participants!  Follow the individual instructions for the hotel you choose.  More booking options are added frequently, check back.

Thank you to the following hotels for supporting the 2024 state tournament!

Country Inn & Suites 

Courtyard by Marriot 

Lewis and Clark Motel 

Call Lewis and Clark Motel at (406) 586-3341 and ask for 'Montana Science Olympiad' or book online at www.lewisandclarkmotel.com and use case sensitive promo code:  MTSciOly24.  Room rates are guaranteed through 4/12/2024.

Quality Inn 

SpringHill Suites by Marriot 

Register for the Museum of the Rockies STEM Night!

dinosaurThursday, April 18 5:30-8:30pm

Registration has now closed; if you have changes or need to ask questions, please email [email protected].

If you registered but are not able to make it, we appreciate you letting us know.Students and coaches alike tell us a highlight of their Science Olympiad experience is the Museum of the Rockies STEM Night on the evening before the tournament. Students and coaches receive FREE admission to the museum, private access to exhibits, and planetarium shows.  Local STEM organizations and Montana State University departments will display their work!

Coaches, please RSVP on behalf of your team.  Please do not register as individual attendees.

Team Numbers · Div B (middle school)

Coaches are encouraged to review the team names and numbers and contact us if you see an error or omission.

Div B· Middle Schools    Team Number   
Belgrade Middle School 100
Centerville School 101
Chinook Middle School 133
Choteau Jr High School 102
Clancy School 152
Conrad Middle School 103
Corvallis Middle School 104
Corvallis Middle School ·  JV 105JV
CR Anderson Middle School 106
Darby Middle School 112
Ennis Middle School 107
Ennis Middle School · JV 108JV
Fromberg Public Schools 109
Gallatin Gateway School 110
Hamilton Middle School 120
Hamilton Middle School · JV 121JV
Hardin Middle School 122
Harrison Middle School 123
Helena Middle School 124
Huntley Project Schools 125
Huntly Project Schools · JV 126JV
Lewistown Jr High 127
Lewistown Jr High · JV 128JV
Libby Middle School 129
Lone Rock Middle School 130
  Lone Rock Middle School · JV    131JV
Manhattan Jr High School 132
North Middle School 140
Noxon School 141
Reed Point Schools 142
Roy Middle School 143
Sacajawea Middle School 144
 Sacajawea Middle School · JV  145JV
 Sacajawea Middle School · JV  146JV
Shepherd Middle School 147
Shepherd Middle School · JV 148JV
Sidney Middle School 149
Target Range School 150
Thompson Falls Jr High  151 

Team Numbers · Div C (high school)

Coaches are encouraged to review the team names and numbers and contact us if you see an error or omission.

Div C · High School    Team Number   
          Belgrade High School         200
Billings Senior High School 201
Billings Senior High School · JV 202JV
Bozeman High School 203
Capital High School 204
Capital High School · JV 205JV
Centerville High School 206
Chinook High School 222
Choteau High School 207
Conrad High School  208
Corvallis High School 209
Corvallis High School · JV 210JV
Darby High School 211
East Helena High School 212
Ennis High School 220
Fergus High School 221
Flathead High School 223
Fromberg Public Schools 224
Gallatin High School 225
Gallatin High School · JV 226JV
Hamilton High School 227
Hamilton High School · JV 228JV
Harrison High School 229
Helena High School 230
Huntley Project Schools 231
Libby High School 232
Jefferson High School 240
Laurel High School 242
Laurel High School · JV 243JV
Noxon Schools 245
Park High School 246
Roundup High School 247
Roy High School 248
Shepherd High School 249
Whitefish High School 250

Scilympiad Software

We are using the Scilympiad software for scoring of the 2024 tournament. 
Please visit the directions to register and add students on Scilympiad page

Prepare your Team for Tournament Day

Hear from Dr. John Loehr and National Program Director Dan Nichols from National Science Olympiad about best practices for preparing your Science Olympiad team to compete in a tournament and what to do on competition day!  Watch the presentation HERE

Parking and Other Tournament Day Information

Bus, van, and private vehicle parking instructions can be found on the Tournament Day page HERE.  Other pertiment information about tournament day is posted there including block schedule, impound, tournament schedule, and more.

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Archived Newsletters

Previous years newsletters may be helpful for general information.  Please recognize that some information is specific to the year and tournament and may not apply to the 2024 Montana State Tournament.

March 6, 2023

March 1, 2023

Feb. 22, 2023

Feb. 17, 2023

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Dec. 2, 2022

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