MSB endeavors to provide its students with a solid, well-rounded education. As early as the age of five, students have the opportunity to attend the Mississippi School for the Blind Elementary School (K-5) on campus. The elementary school curriculum offers many of the same core academic courses taught in the public school system, including reading/language arts and mathematics which are now based on the MS College and Career Readiness Standards. Social studies and science offered are from the MS Curriculum Frameworks. During the week, students also participate in music and physical education classes. Teachers are highly-qualified in their particular field of instruction and experienced with young students having special needs.
MSB emphasizes not only academic achievement but also functional and developmental skills from the Expanded Core Curriculum. Using individualized instruction and state-of-the art communication technology, students receive training in unique classes specifically related to their visual impairment. These include the areas of everyday living skills, low vision and/or orientation & mobility, braille, computer usage and special adaptive technology based on a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Through a variety of dynamic hands-on experiences, MSB elementary students should develop a meaningful connection and accurate concept of the world around them.