An Opportunity for Excellence

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science is a prestigious, public high school specifically designed for academically gifted and talented students across the state.

Since 2017, NICHE has recognized MSMS faculty as No. 1 in the nation! Each year, MSMS graduates are offered millions of dollars in scholarships – the 121 graduates of the Class of 2021 accepted $9 million of the more than $25 million offered.

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Dr. Germain McConnell

Welcome from Dr. Germain McConnell

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science was created by legislative enactment on July 1, 1987, as only the fourth school of its type in the U.S. MSMS represents a significant investment on behalf of the state of Mississippi to ensure our state develops the highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce required to succeed in today’s business climate. As Mississippi continues to establish itself as a national leader in industrial and high-tech economic development, the need for STEM specialized professions increases. Because of this, MSMS works diligently to connect students with Mississippi businesses and encourages them to explore the myriad of career opportunities available in STEM fields. We offer specialized courses in entrepreneurship, computer science, engineering, and lab-based sciences to assist students in making the connection between the classroom and their potential career paths. 

MSMS is undoubtedly an institution of excellence; however, that excellence is not limited to academics. We emphasize character development and leadership training through our multifaceted residential life program. We welcome students from a broad range of races, cultures, ethnicities, beliefs, and backgrounds. We celebrate our diverse student body and strongly believe in exposing our students to new concepts, perspectives, and cultures. 

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the Executive Director for The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. If you are an academically gifted student, an interested parent or caregiver, an educator, a business leader, or are just generally interested in quality academic instruction and STEM curriculum, I would encourage you to visit our campus to see for yourself what MSMS is all about. 

Take a tour

One of the best ways to learn about The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science is to take a tour! You can learn more about our campus here or you can sign up to visit and experience it firsthand. 

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We are deeply saddened by the loss of former colleague and friend Connie Atkins.Connie worked in Goen Residence Hall, serving as MSMS’ Community Leader for over 2 years. Her energy and love for MSMS students was unmatched. Her family will host a memorial service in her honor at Wesley United Methodist Church on Oct. 2. For more details regarding the service, please visit cdispatch.com/obituaries/connie-atkins/. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our annual College View event was a huge success! Over 30 college representatives from across the country met with students from Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Heritage Academy, Oak Hill Academy, Victory Christian Academy, and Columbus High School.A huge thank you goes out to the following colleges for being a part of the event:•Belhaven University •Bevill State Community College•Blue Mountain College•Christian Brothers University•Delta State University•East Mississippi Community College •Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University •Hendrix College•High Point University•Jackson State University•Lehigh University•Louisiana Tech University•Loyola University New Orleans•Lyon College•Mercer University•Millsaps College•Mississippi Army National Guard•Mississippi College•Mississippi State University•Mississippi University for Women•Oglethorpe University•Samford University•Sewanee: The University of the South•Talladega College•Tougaloo College•Tulane University•United States Air Force•United States Military Academy West•University of Alabama•University of Alabama at Birmingham •University of Alabama in Huntsville •University of Louisiana Monroe•University of Memphis•University of Mississippi•University of Rochester•University of Southern Mississippi •University of West Alabama•William Carey University ... See MoreSee Less
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Each year we impact over 6,000 students across the state with the goal of engaging with every single school district in Mississippi. We are constantly striving to bring additional opportunities for STEM education to all students and are actively pursuing opportunities for partnership with individual schools, districts, and businesses across the state.