Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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


Senior Steven Tan became the first swimmer in IMSA history to get first place in state, finishing the 100 yard butterfly in 48.43 seconds. He also finished second in the 100 backstroke, with the time of 49.76.

IMSA participated in its first National History Bee and Bowl (NHBB) state competition and dominated, winning both the Bowl and the Bee events.


160 IMSA students were identified as 2014-15 State Scholar Finalists by the Illinois State Assistance Commission (ISAC)

Anton with check

Two students, Ka Wai (Joanne) Lee and Anton Karpovich qualified to participate in the game "Who Wants to be a Mathematician" at the Museum of Science and Industry.  Anton won the game, $3,000, and a calculator in an exciting tie-breaker.

IMSA seeks a new, dynamic President who inspires breakthrough innovations, raises IMSA’s profile and influence, and strengthens evidence of institutional effectiveness

Vincent Enriquez

IMSA Class of 1999 graduate, Afghanistan veteran, Army Ranger, and Special Forces “Green Beret” Major Vincent Enriquez was the guest speaker at IMSA’s Veterans Day Program on Monday, November 11

IMSA has qualified for the national championship in the Interstellar online math competition, having gone undefeated so far. IMSA is currently ranked 21st in the country

Four Seniors and one Junior were named semifinalists in the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, a science research competition for high school students

National Achievement

Four IMSA seniors have qualified as semifinalists in the 2013 National Achievement® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for African-American high school students.

National Hispanic Winners

The College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) recognized three IMSA seniors with honorable mentions, an academic award that identifies outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students