Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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


IMSA is pleased to announce that Dr. Paula Olszewski-Kubilius has assumed the position of IMSA Board Chair Pro Tem replacing Sheila MB Griffin who stepped down as Board Chairman effective May 10, 2017.

America's Most Challenging High Schools list is designed to recognize schools that challenge average students. These schools are exceptional.

See IMSA's 2017 Impact Report highlighting our contributions to educational innovation and excellence in Illinois and beyond.

IMSA is bringing hands-on, action-packed summer camps for children grades 3rd thru 8th to Springfield July 31 through August 4, Belleville June 19-23 and July  24-28, and Bethalto July 10-14.

The IMSA Board of Trustees honored four Alumni at a ceremony March 30, 2017 in recognition of their accomplishments and contributions to their fields of endeavor, to IMSA, and to the citizens of Illinois, our nation and the world. 

David Ying '17 Photo

IMSA Senior David Ying was the recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Award for his work as tutor, both at IMSA and in the surrounding Aurora community, and his work with Goodwill. Congratulations David!

After seven rounds of chess played over two days where some individual games last more than 2 hours, IMSA emerged undefeated and claimed the state title.

Steve Chen Panelist

The days as a simple preposition are over for the word "into," at least at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora. Read full story here.

Ayan Agarwal Power Pitch 1st Prize Winner

IMSA senior Ayan Agarwal scored top cash prize for Blabl, a speech therapy app to engage speech-impaired children. 24 teams of budding entrepreneurs participated in the 9th annual competition.

On March 30, IMSA and esteemed alumnus, YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, unveil the Steve and Jamie Chen Center for Innovation and Inquiry (IN2).