Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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

Prospective Students

If you are a freshman talented and passionate about mathematics and science, IMSA may be the right place for you to grow these interests while learn and be challenged by your peers. 

Each year, approximately 750 students like you apply to IMSA and 250 are invited to attend.  We are a public, residential high school that is world renowned for our innovative and inquiry-based teaching methods.  If you think IMSA may be right for you, we invite you to review the rest of this site and apply during our open application period which starts in January and closes in March.