Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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


The IMSA community is mourning the death of IMSA Junior Brittany Burash of Grand Ridge, Illinois.

IMSA Science Teacher Dr. Jeong Choe-Hwang is one of only five teachers statewide to receive the 2009-2010 Illinois Science Teachers Association (ISTA) New Teacher of the Year Award.

Three IMSA summer programs for students in grades 3-9 were featured in the July 1, 2010 edition of The Southern Illinoisan newspaper.

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Rhodes shared some stories from the past
as lessons for the future during his commencement address to the IMSA Class of 2010.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy was named to the "Public Elites" list in Newsweek Magazine's Best High Schools in the U.S. special report.

IMSA junior Amber Farrell of Carbondale is the first IMSA female athlete to become an IHSA State Champion after winning first place in both the 100 m High Hurdles and 300 m Hurdles at the Class AA Girls State Track and Field Meet.

The twenty-second senior class of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy graduated on Saturday, June 5, at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora.

A team of 30 IMSA students won first place in the 30th Annual Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State Math Contest (Div. 4 AA) held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 1, 2010.

IMSA senior Sabrina Pasterski of Chicago is one of only 10 students statewide named to the 2010 Chicago Tribune All-State Academic Team.

IMSA Science Teacher Dr. Mark Carlson is one of only six teachers statewide to receive the Illinois Science Teachers Association/ExxonMobil Outstanding Teacher of Science Award.