The IMSA curriculum focuses on critical and creative problem-solving skills and has four primary goals:
...to actualize intellectual potential and to develop academic achievement, creativity and responsibility in all students;
...to approach the study of mathematics and science with rigor by exploring the breadth and depth of content offerings using cutting-edge technologies;
. . . to foster interdisciplinary approaches to thinking and learning by integrating the studies of mathematics, science, social science, art and humanities;
...to practice apprentice investigation appropriate to each discipline.
Advanced level courses are taught in all of the academic disciplines with strong emphasis in mathematics and science. An equally rigorous humanities program places a heavy emphasis on inquiry and analysis of social issues. In the foreign language curriculum students experience total immersion in target languages and their respective cultures. The faculty designs course content and works with students in exploring ideas and connecting concepts within and across the disciplines.
Excerpt: The Academic Program
IMSA Fund, "Annual Report 1989-1990 PROFILE" (1990). IMSA Fund Reports. 7.