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 on STEM education. We enroll approximately 240 juniors and seniors each year.

As a school created to serve Mississippi’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.

Cost To Attend

MSMS is a public high school, so there is no application fee and admitted students do not pay tuition or book fees. However, because we are a residential school, families must pay $500 per semester for housing and meals and approximately $200 per year for miscellaneous fees. Financial assistance is available for eligible families. 

Admissions Process Timeline

August 21 – Online Application Opens
November 1 – Fall Preview Day (at MSMS)                                                                                                                                                                                                       November 8 – Middle School Preview Day
February 1 – Applications Due at 11:59pm
February 22 – Applications Reviewed & Scored
March 22 – Candidate Interviews & Placement Testing (at MSMS)
March 28 – Final Selection
April 2 – Decision Letters Emailed
April 26 – New Student Orientation (at MSMS)
July 12 – Conditions & Final Transcripts Deadline
Early August – Move-In Day

To learn more about the application process, click here.