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 104 graduates of the Class of 2020 accepted $10.5 million of the more than $28 million offered.

Prospective Students

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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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“These past few months have been a dream. Ive been accepted into prestigious universities, been named a Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar, become a published author, and graduated high school. But all of these things would not have been possible if it weren’t for the amazing people who have supported me along the way. I wanna thank my friends, family, classmates, and all of the amazing MSMS faculty who have believed in me even when I didn’t believe in myself. And even though I’m about to begin the next chapter of my life at the George Washington University, I will never forget the people who have helped me write my story. With that being said, DC, here I come!” -Joshua Murphy c/o 2021 ...
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For the past week, we have housed 22 incoming juniors on campus as they participate in MSMS Pathways‼️ MSMS Pathways serves as a bridge program for incoming students who want an academic refresher as well as the opportunity to experience a residential setting before their big move-in day on August 7. 🧳 ...
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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.