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.

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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 pleased to share Columbus Recycling has graciously agreed to co-sponsor the 2021 Business Plan Competition! To learn more about this generous gift, visit't forget, the Business Plan Competition will stream live on Facebook tomorrow at 4 p.m. We invite you all to join us and see who will win this year's competition! ...
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For the 2021 Business Plan Competition, Muneebah Umar, Laney Etheridge, Karlene Deng, and Fiona Dawe teamed up to create Environe Consulting! "Your hospital visit costs you and the environment a lot.While it may take years to address one of those issues we can help with the other.Environe Consulting is a consulting company that helps transition medical facilities, research labs, and other health-related businesses into more eco-friendly and expense saving business practices and organizational methods. We start with an initial consult and then offer to compose an in-depth report to give our clients a feasible path towards sustainability. Our company is composed of experts in environmental engineering, the medical field, and business, and we work together to create a cohesive guide for medical facilities."Established in 2017, the Business Plan Competition gives students at MSMS the opportunity to develop and present business plans that address growing concerns in the state of Mississippi. Want to learn more? 📲 Check out ...
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If you haven’t already, Mark your calendar because we have two events coming up this week! 🤩On Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m., the Drama Club is hosting Shakespeare Night! 🎭 During this virtual, theatrical performance, students will perform some of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays! Zoom Meeting info:1. Meeting ID: 859 3635 19562. Passcode: yQY7CsThe following night, on Feb. 25 at 4 p.m., is the 2021 Virtual Business Plan Competition! During this event, 5 finalist teams will present their business plans for a chance to win a cash prize. 🏆 To see who will be the 2021 winners, visit our Facebook Page to watch the live event! *The second photo was taken in February 2020. ...
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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.