The Marlboro School of Discovery mission statement is “To educate and enable all students to achieve their highest potential in the arts.” At its core, the school is designed to do just this. MSD is a performing arts magnet middle school, which serves Marlboro County students in the arts in grades 6-8, with a population of around 150 students. Marlboro School of Discovery is located in the town of Clio. Magnet offerings include Dance, Visual Art, Band, and Chorus. All of these are offered during the school day for an extended period. After school time is devoted to extra rehearsals. Thanks to the ABC funding, the school now offers Theater to students, taught by a certified Theater instructor. Additionally, students participate in performance competitions throughout the year. Marlboro School of Discovery has been Palmetto Gold and Silver award winners for test scores and performing groups consistently receive Superior ratings at state and regional competitions.