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Why MUS

Since our founding nearly 125 years ago, the essential elements of an MUS education have remained constant: a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, a serious attitude toward our work balanced with an ability to laugh at ourselves, allegiance to the Honor Code, opportunities for student service and leadership, athletic competitiveness, strong relationships with faculty, development of lifetime friendships, an emphasis on gentlemanly behavior, and individual accountability within an atmosphere of freedom. 

At MUS we offer ...

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  • An Unsurpassed Education

    Our engaging curriculum, supported by accomplished faculty, allows students to excel in advanced courses and on standardized tests.

    MUS offers over 20 Advanced Placement courses in a variety of subjects. Historically, 93 percent of our students score a 3 or higher on Advanced Placement exams, which often translates to college credit prior to entering college.

    During the last five years, our mid-range SAT I scores and ACT composite scores were approximately 30 percent above the national average. MUS seniors are accepted to some of the finest colleges in the nation.
  • Faculty Who Care

    Our experienced, talented faculty know how to educate young men. They dedicate themselves to the "development of well-rounded young men" as it says in our mission statement. Their efforts are reflected in student achievement in academics, athletics, and the arts.They provide a liberal arts education that sharpens critical thinking skills, connects information across educational disciplines, and provides a more informed understanding of the world.

    The faculty averages over 20 years of teaching experience. More than 70 percent of our faculty members hold a master's degree or doctorate.
  • A Values-Based Environment

    Our school motto, Veritas Honorque (Truth and Honor), says it best. Our student-run Honor System, student-run Civic Service Organization, and weekly guest speakers emphasize the altruistic principles upon which MUS was founded.
  • A Tradition of Fellowship and Leadership

    MUS provides a broad array of student activities in which everyone can find a niche. Our boys are encouraged to exercise individual gifts and develop leadership potential as they experience a sense of belonging within a fellowship of common purpose. And as students grow academically and socially, supporting one another in a respectful manner, they share accomplishments and forge friendships that last a lifetime. Please take a moment to read our Community Impact Report and see how integral the leadership of our school and alumni are to the Mid-South region.

Why a Boys' School?

Boys' schools focus on the unique psychological, academic, and emotional needs of adolescent boys, helping them to more quickly learn about themselves and the world around them. This leads to greater focus and personal growth as well as greater achievement in the classroom, on the playing fields, and in their communities.

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  • Focus on How Boys Learn Best

    Boys and girls have different learning styles. For example, boys tend to be performance-oriented and less relational. They prefer the spatial and like to manipulate objects. At a school for boys, full attention can be given to how boys learn best.
  • Expect Moral Leadership

    In a school for boys, the students have more freedom to risk and achieve in areas society might suggest should be the exclusive province of one sex or the other. If we have community service, art, and music, boys must provide them. If we have moral leadership, boys must furnish it. If we want a caring, generous, tolerant, compassionate community, boys must build it.
  • Encourage Camaraderie and Deep Friendships

    In a school for boys, the easy exchange of ideas and the friendships made in the classroom, on the playing fields, or on the stage provide fertile ground for camaraderie and for instilling core values through such traditions as the Honor Code.
  • Offer Freedom from Social Competition

    Because we are a boys’ school, we can offer a rigorous education and an environment in which emotional energy is not directed toward posturing for the opposite sex. With fewer concerns about dress or hair or appearance come fewer rivalries and distractions.
  • Introduce a Variety of Role Models

    Our skilled and experienced male teachers and coaches provide strong role models for our boys in academics, athletics, the arts, character development, and service. Just as importantly, boys see men interacting in a collegial environment with female faculty members, providing a significant model of appropriate professional and social behavior.
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