Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA), is the only residential high school for the arts in the state of Mississippi. It is located in Brookhaven, MS on the historic Whitworth College campus. The campus is on the National Registry of Historic Places and has a designation as a Mississippi Landmark.
Today, MSA annually enrolls an average of 145 students in eleventh and twelfth grades. Students receive high school academic classes required for graduation and arts classes in selected disciplines of study, including: Dance, Literary Arts, Theatre, Visual Art, and Vocal Music. MSA regularly presents performances in dance, theatre, and vocal music as well as showcases of creative writing readings and visual art exhibits that are free and open to the public. In addition, groups regularly tour the school to see the activity of day-to-day instruction. More than 50 events per year take place that are open to the public.