“To ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.”
The 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.
All people have equal intrinsic worth.
All people have choices and are responsible for their actions.
Belonging to a community requires a commitment to the common good.
Diverse perspectives enrich understanding and inspire discovery and creativity.
Honesty, trust, and respect are vital for any relationship to thrive.
Learning never ends.
Meaning is constructed by the learner.
No one’s path in life is predetermined.
The ability to discern and create connections is the essence of understanding.
We are all stewards of our planet.
We can significantly improve life on our planet.
THE IMSA EXPERIENCE
Welcome to IMSA
IMSA Residential Life
IMSA Promise Program
IMSA Student Profile – Travis
The IMSA Student
IMSA Innovation and Entrepreneurship
IMSA Athletics and Activities
IMSA Life After IMSA
IMSA Student Profile – Cristal
Learn more about IMSA
IMSA is one of the world’s leading teaching and learning laboratory for imagination and inquiry. Visit www.imsa.edu to learn more.