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How to Apply

The 2019-2020 Academy application is now closed.

Students completing the online application will be charged a non-refundable application processing fee of $75.00.

Application Checklist

The following items are required and must be submitted to be eligible for consideration:

  • Online Application w/ Essays
  • Application Fee or Fee Waiver
  • Math Teacher Evaluation Form
  • Science Teacher Evaluation Form
  • English Teacher Evaluation Form
  • Optional Evaluation Form
  • School Counselor Form
  • Last 2.5 years of Official Grade Reports
  • Official SAT Test Scores (taken in March 2019 or later)

Students enrolled in homeschool programs will need to provide documentation explaining the curriculum, evaluation process, and texts used. Evaluations must be completed by non-family members who know the student’s work well.

NOTE: Our preferred method of submission is online. If you are unable to submit an online application please contact the Admissions office at 630.907.5028 or at

Application Fee Waiver Information

We believe that all students, regardless of their financial resources, should have the opportunity to attend the Academy. If the applicant qualifies for free or reduced lunch, they are eligible to receive an application fee waiver from IMSA. Students submitting their applications online will be able to select the fee waiver option upon submission.