Mathematics & Science for Minority Students

Andover’s longest-running educational outreach program, (MS)2 advances diversity in the STEM fields by developing the competencies and self-confidence of outstanding high school students of color. The three-summer, residential program challenges students intellectually and exposes them to peers and educators with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and aspirations.

Hear directly from (MS)2 scholars as they experience classes, extracurriculars, and personal transformations.

This competitive and rigorous program is free of charge for all students selected.


The 2017 student-led performance highlights current challenges facing our students through song, dance, and poetry.

At the end of the annual (MS)2 Cultural Sharing performance, everyone is invited on stage for a round dance.


The (MS)2 office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST. (MS)2 Program Coordinator Carolyn Zimmer can be reached at or 978-749-4402. 

If you have questions about making a gift or sponsoring a scholar, please contact Beth Parsons at 978-749-4523.

Mathematics & Science for Minority Students
Phillips Academy
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810


of the 2017 third-year scholars graduated from the (MS)2 program.


of (MS)2 graduates attend a 4-year college.



of (MS)2 faculty are minority.

Using Vex Robotics Design System and ROBOTC programming language, (MS)2 scholars design, build, program, and test robots in a game-style format.

(MS)2 Celebrates 40 years

More than 100 alumni, faculty, and supporters returned to Andover to celebrate the 40th anniversary of (MS)2. The slideshow below captures some of the festivities.

(MS)2 Celebrates 40 years

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Since 1977 (MS)2 has helped over 1,200 minority, public high school students develop math and science skills in preparation for college admissions and degree completion.

Keynote speakers Daveed Frazier, (MS)2 ’81; Kristina Halona, (MS)2 ’95; and Angel Tavares, (MS)2 ’87.

Ananda Kao ’18, Donna Sanabria, (MS)2 ’87, Advisory Council Co-Chair, Dr. Salena Whitfield, (MS)2 ’96 , and Rouguiatou Diallo, Data Analyst Fellow.

Former (MS)2 Director Victor Young, Robert Menafee (MS)2 ’85, Donna Sanabria (MS)2 ’87, Napoleon Clark (MS)2 ’87, Shamanda Joseph (MS)2 ’87 and Musiri Abdal-Khallaq (MS)2 ‘87

Sky Dawn Reed (MS)2 ’01, Dr. Yizza Narvaez (MS)2 ’01, Lawrence Watkins (MS)2 ’00, Carla Watkins

Anna Brown (MS)2 ’96, Royce Brooks (MS)2 ’96, Dr. Salena Whitfield (MS)2 ’96, Karina Hernandez-Guarniz (MS)2 ’96

(MS)2 Alumni from the Classes of 1980-1989

Dr. Sumayah Taliaferro (MS)2 ’93, Mustafa Abdul-Rahim, Sky Dawn Reed (MS)2 ’01, Marquise French-Stokes, Martell French (MS)2 ’01 , Dr. Yizza Narvaez (MS)2 ’01, Melody Burch (MS)2 ’93