Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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

Newsweek Names IMSA Among Top in Nation in Annual Ranking

Newsweek/The Daily Beast named the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy one of the “Best High Schools in America” in its published list of 500 schools. 

In the Newsweek/The Daily Beast feature IMSA was ranked 37.  

IMSA is one of only five educational institutions in Illinois named to the Top 100. This is the sixth consecutive year IMSA was recognized by Newsweek in its annual ranking.

The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships. (

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