Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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



Where do the best, most motivated students in Illinois go to study mathematics and science?

Each year, approximately 250 gifted students who love mathematics and science are invited to attend the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. Located in Aurora, 40 miles west of downtown Chicago, IMSA is a public, tuition-free, residential high school. Its advanced college preparatory program enables academically talented Illinois students in grades 10 through 12 to reach extraordinary levels of achievement. Students here soon discover the excitement of belonging to a supportive community of bright, motivated classmates and teachers.

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