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Arts and Culture

We foster an appreciation for the arts by providing opportunities for students to engage in visual arts, performing arts, music, and other creative expressions.


Athletics and Physical Education

We promote the importance of physical health and emphasize the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership through competitive sports and recreational activities.



We develop and implement a rigorous and well-rounded curriculum that aligns with educational standards and addresses the diverse learning needs of students.


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

We integrate STEM education to cultivate critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity, and provide access to up-to-date technology and resources, fostering digital literacy.


Community and Social Development

We foster positive relationships between the school district and the community through events, partnerships, and open communication.

Our Mission

The mission of the Mississippi School for the Deaf is to be a diverse bilingual community. In partnership with families, MSD will provide an exemplary education in nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to help ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become productive citizens.




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About Us

We are driven by our unwavering commitment to excellence, equity, and the holistic development of our students. Together, we forge a path of educational success, inspiring a love for learning and empowering our students to shape a bright and promising future for themselves and our community.


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Academic Excellence

We are dedicated to providing a rigorous and comprehensive educational experience that challenges and nurtures the intellect of every student.

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Innovation & Future Readiness

We embrace innovation as a catalyst for educational excellence and future readiness.

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Equity & Inclusion

We are committed to providing equitable opportunities for all students, valuing and celebrating their diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.

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  • student playing a trumpet near students playing other instruments
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