Mississippi School for Math and Science, also known as MSMS, is prestigious learning institution for gifted 11th and 12th graders serious in pursuing future careers in math and science. This co-ed high school is located in Columbus, Mississippi.

Founded in 1987, this school’s intensive curriculum contains only courses at the AP level or higher. MSMS accepts students residing in Mississippi after an extremely competitive application process. In 2012, this public magnet school was declared to be one of the best schools in America by Newsweek. Although this is a public school, MSMS now charges $500 for room and board per semester.

All students are required to live on campus. Even though strong emphasis is placed on academics, various extracurricular sporting activities are available.