Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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


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.

The 22nd Annual IMSAloquium, the Academy’s premier student research showcase, is featured in the Elgin Courier-News and the Daily Herald.

IMSA was touted recently in a local newspaper story for its "academic hardware" in an interview with IMSA President Dr. Glenn W. "Max" McGee.

With thousands of problems and hours of practice behind them, IMSA’s Scholastic Bowl team finished the year with an impressive record of achievement to add to the IHSA record books.

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) is seeking applicants for its summer residential enrichment program for underrepresented minority students.

IMSA students and staff are featured in the cover story "Science Academy Wants to Recruit More Latinos" in the newspaper Reflejos.

By Linsey Crowninshield, Assistant Director of Student Life:  Leadership and Service

Being bald was 'in' during the week of February 22nd-26th as the IMSA community rallied behind Shine On, an event to raise awareness and funds for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.