Watch your child thrive

at a prek-12 school designed
for gifted learners

A school designed with your child in mind

an independent PreK-12 school where gifted learners

Full-time Gifted Education

Small by Design

Innovative Education Model

The conventional school model was designed in the industrial era:

Is your Gifted child experiencing boredom and frustration at school?

Gifted learners typically know 50–90% of grade level material on the first day of school.

MSGA’s team of experienced educators understand Gifted Kids and are committed to helping them reach their full potential. When we think about what is possible for each student we ask the question, “What could your child learn if there were no limits?”


The MSGA Difference

Reignite your child’s spark for learning


We connect with community leaders and organizations to enhance student learning.

Our students take ownership of their progress with academic integrity, and all high school classes are college or college-prep level.


Each student is encouraged to attain and surpass their personal best through challenging curriculum that is differentiated and personalized. Each of our students publicly presents and defends their significant learnings several times a year.


We are committed to know each student deeply, to create a positive community, and to cultivate partnerships with students’ families.

Our students thrive in this community of peers and caring guides.

Ready for Life

Students are encouraged to take academic risks, learn from their mistakes and persevere.

Students practice critical thinking, teamwork and problem solving while engaging with compelling current events and case studies.


The MSGA Experience

Our vision is to create a dynamic, joyful, and challenging school experience for gifted and academically advanced learners that honors individual strengths and abilities, prioritizes strong relationships, and equips students to fully develop their potential.

Montessori Foundation

discovering your passions

Co-Curricular Activities

portrait of a graduate

Design Curriculum

student life

MSGA + NuVu Partnership

Our School of Innovation & Design partners with NuVU in Cambridge, MA to provide students with the skills they need to solve real-world, open ended challenges in innovative ways. Using NuVu’s curriculum curated by MIT graduates, students:
  • utilize the design thinking process
  • overcome obstacles
  • iterate through feedback
  • use critical thinking and collaboration
  • create innovative solutions
MSGA + NuVu champion critical thinking, problem-solving, and the design process as the keys to success in a world powered by AI and ever-changing technology.



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MSGA at a Glance

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7:1 student to staff ratio
30 avg. ACT score
94 avg. percentile on Iowa test
29 clubs & extracurriculars
midsouth gifted academy

What could your child learn if there were no limits?

At a traditional school, gifted learners spend most of the day waiting to learn, often feeling punished by their intellect instead of empowered by it. As a parent, it can be disheartening to watch your child disengage when you know that in the right environment, they could thrive.

We love to see our students win

On our most recent nationally normed assessment, taken in May of 2022, our students scored an average of 3 grade levels above their current level, and several earned grade equivalency scores of 13+ (post high school).

Our guides are trained in Responsive Classroom, a set of research-based practices designed to create a safe, joyful, and engaging classroom and school community for both students and teachers.


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Early Elementary

Wonder Montessori Studio (Ages 3-6) Exploration Studio (Grades 1-2)

Upper Elementary

Discovery Studio (Grades 3-4) Design Studio (Grades 5-6)


Innovation Studio (Grades 7-8)


Adventure Studio (Grades 9-12)


MSGA is a place where your child will Be Challenged Engage Explore Create Succeed Make Friends

Ignite a Lifelong Love of Learning

Featured Campaigns

It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow you get rid of everything that is not essential to makihave to get bad.

Volunteer Positions Available


Staff and volunteers across 16 countries


Of our staff in these countries are local


Invested in all our programs last year 2019


Invested in all our programs last year 2019