Since 1908, Greenwood students have been part of the larger Missouri State University community. Secondary students can conveniently take college courses for full credit at MSU. The faculty and staff of MSU often choose to send their own children to Greenwood. Missouri State education majors use the lab school to further develop their teaching skills. Greenwood students benefit from collaborative educational projects with MSU. Elementary classrooms enjoy visits from Missouri State University professors to enhance hands-on learning activities while secondary students participate in special research at MSU for their own projects.