Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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


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.

Classes of 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012 reunited with fellow alumni Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29. Click for a glimpse of their IN2 visit!

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Middle school innovators from across Illinois can now enter The Tellabs Foundation Next Generation Innovator Award. Apply now!

Ayan Agarwal, an IMSA student and Hinsdale native, won first prize at the first-ever regional business pitch competition, “The Next Launch,” on Wednesday, May 17.

IMSA is pleased to announce that Dr. Paula Olszewski-Kubilius has assumed the position of IMSA Board Chair Pro Tem replacing Sheila MB Griffin who stepped down as Board Chairman effective May 10, 2017.

America's Most Challenging High Schools list is designed to recognize schools that challenge average students. These schools are exceptional.

See IMSA's 2017 Impact Report highlighting our contributions to educational innovation and excellence in Illinois and beyond.

IMSA is bringing hands-on, action-packed summer camps for children grades 3rd thru 8th to Springfield July 31 through August 4, Belleville June 19-23 and July  24-28, and Bethalto July 10-14.