ABCs and 123s of One-Room Schoolhouses

The Placer School near Winston. MPA helped repoint some of the walls of this iconic schoolhouse in summer 2015. The owners hope to do more work in summer 2016.

While we’re hatching plans to stabilize the Placer School (see RestoreMT! report), we’ve recently launched the Big Sky Schoolhouse Survey, a comprehensive statewide architectural survey of Montana’s one- and two-room schoolhouses. With assistance from student interns and volunteers, our goal is to locate and document schoolhouses in every county, and actively restore those most threatened. Since November we’ve been compiling historical information on schoolhouses in each county and will have volunteers in the field this summer to locate and photo document schools that are still standing. Through these efforts we hope to identify property owners who are interested in working with MPA to stabilize and repair their school.

Help Us Find Montana's One- and
Two-Room Schoolhouses!

Please fill out and submit the form below. Or contact Christine Brown at 406-457-2822.

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