The Whole Schools Initiative

Welcome to Whole Schools!

The Whole Schools Initiative, Mississippi’s first comprehensive statewide arts education program, uses the arts as a vehicle for promoting high-quality instruction and learning for students in all disciplines. This unique program goes far beyond “art for art’s sake” and applies the learning power of the arts across the entire curriculum. Learn more about the Whole Schools Initiative. 



2019 WSI Summer Institute is coming up June 11-13, 2019 at Millsaps College (Jackson)


REGISTRATION for the 3-day conference:  $250 per person

~~ Current Whole Schools campuses must send a minimum of five (5) staff to the FULL, 3-DAY conference in accordance with Mississippi Arts Commission program requirements.  Each current Whole Schools member campus will also receive one (1) free Principal's registration. ~~


Click here to register for the Summer Institute


Cabot Lodge Millsaps --> right next door to Millsaps College
2375 N State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: (601) 948-8650
Conference Rate: $94/night for double occupancy (includes breakfast, wi-fi, parking, and evening reception)
Call the hotel and use "MAC/Whole Schools Initiative" for special rates

Millsaps Campus (dorms)
1701 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Conference Rate: $45 per person for double occupancy. Must bring own linens (sheets, blankets, pillows, towels) and toiletries. NOTE: dorm rooms do not contain phone, or TVs, but there is internet available.
Contact Fonda Devrow at Millsaps to reserve rooms:


WSI News: Save the Date!

2019 Whole Schools Winter Institute

January 25-26, 2019

Read more.