Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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



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.


160 IMSA students were identified as 2014-15 State Scholar Finalists by the Illinois State Assistance Commission (ISAC)

Anton with check

Two students, Ka Wai (Joanne) Lee and Anton Karpovich qualified to participate in the game "Who Wants to be a Mathematician" at the Museum of Science and Industry.  Anton won the game, $3,000, and a calculator in an exciting tie-breaker.

IMSA seeks a new, dynamic President who inspires breakthrough innovations, raises IMSA’s profile and influence, and strengthens evidence of institutional effectiveness

Vincent Enriquez

IMSA Class of 1999 graduate, Afghanistan veteran, Army Ranger, and Special Forces “Green Beret” Major Vincent Enriquez was the guest speaker at IMSA’s Veterans Day Program on Monday, November 11