About Us

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

Our mission is to enhance the future of Mississippi in the global society by meeting the individual needs of gifted and talented students through providing innovative learning experiences and leadership development in a residential environment.  In addition, we will provide quality educational leadership for other educators and aggressive outreach programs that impact students across Mississippi.

What is MSMS?

What is MSMS?

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science is Mississippi’s only public, residential high school specifically designed to meet the needs of the magnolia state’s most academically gifted and talented students with an emphasis in STEM education. Created to serve the state’s brightest students, MSMS excels at providing innovative learning experiences, leadership development opportunities, and holistic residential life programs geared toward high achieving students. MSMS students are challenged and encouraged to reach their full academic potential.

Where is MSMS?

Where is MSMS?

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science is housed on the campus of the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS; however, MSMS enjoys its own academic buildings, residence halls, and performing arts center, all within the University’s infrastructure. In addition, MSMS students have access to the University’s cafeteria, recreation center, health center and library.
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Who can attend?

Who can attend?

Any Mississippi resident who is a current high school sophomore can apply to attend MSMS. We accept applications from students who attend public schools, private schools or are homeschooled. We are looking for applicants who show a history of outstanding academic achievement, a passionate curiosity about the world around them, and the desire to work for what they want to achieve.
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What sets MSMS apart?

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science provides an accelerated, immersive curriculum for the state’s gifted and talented 11th and 12th grade students. Specifically designed to challenge students to push themselves academically, all courses at MSMS are taught at an honors level or above.  

In addition to over 100 different courses to choose from, MSMS students also have the option to take courses at Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University at no additional cost. 

Is MSMS a residential school?

Yes. As a residential high school, all students at The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science live in residence halls under the supervision of professionally trained, full-time residential life staff. MSMS has a female residence hall (Goen Hall) and a separate male residence hall (Frazer Hall) that are exclusively reserved for MSMS students.  

What extracurricular activities are there?

While classroom instruction is a big part of MSMS, it isn’t the only thing that keeps our students busy. MSMS is proud to offer over 60 unique clubs and organizations, tailored to individual student interests and abilities.