Our Mission

We're on a mission.

Our mission to bring world-class STEM education to students across South Carolina challenges us to search communities large and small for those exceptional students who will one day lead the state's knowledge economy.

"GSSM seeks out and advances our state's most talented and motivated students, offering a transforming education in science, mathematics, and engineering that cultivates joy in learning and builds the confidence to engage, as ethical leaders, with the world's most significant issues."

Statement of Mission
Adopted by GSSM Board of Trustees, 2018


"We will be recognized as a national leader in K-12 science and mathematics education, known for developing students who are exceptionally well-prepared to engage in global issues as creative and ethical leaders."


Following our mission to achieve GSSM's vision for the future, we are committed to values that put student success at the center of everything.

  • Development and well-being of the whole student
  • Sense of community between students and faculty/staff
  • Open communication
  • Quality curriculum
  • Supporting education statewide

"Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fill."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe