Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

To ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.


Congratulations to Traci D. Ellis, JD, executive director of human resources at IMSA, on receiving Elgin's 2018 Dr. King Humanitarian Award. Read full story. #IMSAmazing

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) recently named 156 students from IMSA as State Scholars. IMSA State Scholars represent 27 different communities throughout Illinois.

IMSA invites you to apply for this leadership opportunity to foster a uniquely challenging, highly personalized program of advanced study for our talented students who understand and share our passion for our mission. Click here to find out more.

IMSA Alumni Awards

The IMSA Board of Trustees Alumni Awards are the highest honors bestowed to alumni in recognition of their accomplishments and contributions. Click here to nominate an IMSA Alumni for these prestigious awards. Voting is open!

Int'l Student Science Fair Logo

Educators and top students from 35 different schools in 18 countries will convene to not only experience the academic, business and cultural offerings in IL but will compete and learn together as they address three global challenges.

The Board of Trustees of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) has elected a new slate of officers, including charter class alumnus Dr. Erin W. Roche as its chair.

Robert Chang

IMSA has announced the appointment of alumnus Robert Chang as Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. Chang, an entrepreneur and investor, returns to IMSA with a strong background in strategy execution and new product development across early-stage companies, venture capital, Fortune 50 companies, and the non-profit sector.

IMSA was named a winner of the 16th annual Chicago Innovation Awards for its new innovation center, IN2. The winners were announced at an event held at Chicago’s Harris Theater on Monday, October 30, with nearly 1,500 business and civic leaders, and supporters of innovation in attendance.

Advancements in global technology are happening closer than you think and by those younger than you might imagine. IMSA nurtures a strong and diverse pipeline of innovative leaders.

Where do the best, most motivated students in Illinois go to study mathematics and science? IMSA! Check out IMSA's new Viewbook and plan to attend Preview Day on December 3, 2017. Click here for more info and to register.