Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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


IMSA Class of 1995 graduate Sam Yagan, a leading and widely-recognized serial entrepreneur, has been named CEO of Match, Inc., responsible for overseeing 37 brands in 25 countries throughout the world.

The Office of the Governor has appointed Kathy He, founder and president of the biotech company VIVREGEN, as a member of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) Board of Trustees.

IMSA and the Project ALS partnership, including the inspirational story of Former IMSA Principal Dr. Eric McLaren, is featured in several recent media stories.

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

Registration is now open for ninth-graders in the Chicago area to participate in the PROMISE - Early Involvement Program (EIP) sponsored by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA). The application deadline is Friday, October 5, 2012. Applications are now available online.

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy welcomed 230 Illinois students as members of its sophomore class, the Class of 2015

IMSA recently recognized its 55 semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit® Scholarship Program. The semifinalists represent 40 communities throughout Illinois.

Illinois State Representatives Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) and Kimberly du Buclet (D-Chicago) took questions from dozens of IMSA students during the Legislative Panel on Education Reform, hosted by IMSA and presented by the Student Committee for IMSA Advancement (SCIA) and Peer Multicultural Educators (PME).

IMSA's newest students contributed nearly 450 hours of community service in a mere two hours to area organizations during the 5th Annual Day of Service.

Dwan Prude '97 said he discovered his passion as a senior student at IMSA.  This was clearly evident during his motivational and moving keynote address to the IMSA community during the IMSA 2012 Convocation ceremony.