Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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


A star in her own right, Astronomer Dr. Julie Comerford '98 told IMSA students to take risks, find their passion and work hard during IMSA's 2010 Convocation ceremony.

IMSA President Dr. Glenn “Max” McGee took nearly 100 new teachers on a "trip down memory lane" during his inspirational speech That One Best Teacher during the 45th Annual Welcome Breakfast for New Educators, presented by the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WSCCI).

IMSA Class of 2009 graduate Hannah Reiser traveled out of the country for the first time to serve on a medical mission to Mexico and returned with 'so much more.'

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.