Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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

Prospective Parents

If you are parent with a freshman talented and passionate about mathematics and science, IMSA may be the right place for your son or daughter to grow these interests and be challenged by their peers. 

Each year, approximately 750 students apply to IMSA and 250 are invited to attend .  We are a public, residential high school that is world renowned for our innovative and inquiry-based teaching methods.  If you, and your son or daughter,  think IMSA may be the right place to live and learn, we invite you to review the rest of this website and apply during our open application period which starts in January and closes in March.