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. 



2018 WSI Summer Institute

The WSI Summer Institute is coming to the Mississippi Gulf Coast on June 11-15, 2018!  The Mississippi Arts Commission's Whole Schools Initiative is Mississippi's first comprehensive statewide education program which uses the arts as a vehicle for teaching the school curriculum. This unique statewide program goes far beyond "art for art's sake." The Whole Schools Initiative takes the proven power of learning through the arts to the entire curriculum and makes the subjects come alive. Join teachers from around the state who are passionate about bringing the best innovative and practical teaching strategies to the classroom.

Get more information and register here.

Take a look at the Schedule of Events here.


WSI News: Save the Date!

Save the Date!

The WSI Winter Institute is January 25-26, 2019 in Tupelo!


The WSI Summer Institute is June 10-14, 2019 in Gulfport!

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