Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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


Knowing that our residence halls renovation project could experience some delays, as often happens in large-scale projects, in early June we set mid-July as the time to make a decision about whether we would need to delay the start of our 2014-15 academic year.

Pursue a higher-level, year long, in-depth study of a science topic of your choice. It’s time to RISE to the top! 

Eric to some, Dr. McLaren to others, died today, June 6, 2014, following a courageous four-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease.   

Ryan Chiu, a graduating senior from Grayslake, was recently hired for the summer as the Director of Mobile Application Development for the Chicago Sun-Times.


Science, mathematics and technology take the center stage in Summer@IMSA programs as students utilize discovery, exploration, and problem-solving in innovative ways.

An IMSA team led by Science Faculty Dr. Eric Hawker is one of five teams of high school student engineers that made it to the final round in a competition to build and test designs for radiation shields for NASA's new Orion spacecraft.

IMSA has added 11 prominent new members to its Fund Board - click through to see the names and read a short profile of each new member

This November, IMSA's Russian II and Russian III students dominated the Intermediate and Advanced levels of the  National Russian Essay Contest, winning more gold medals at both levels than any other high school in the nation. 

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.