IMSA was launched in 1982 by pioneers who thought differently about education and acted boldly to realize their vision. Over IMSA's history we have measured our impact by how our students and alumni think differently about math and science and act boldly to apply their talents to advancing the human condition; from technology and research to education and social justice. As we look towards the future, we are again challenging ourselves to think different and act bold to ensure IMSA is a global leader in equity and excellence in STEM teaching and learning, innovation and entrepreneurship.

IMSA: Our History Interactive Timeline - Full Screen

The collections below provide open access to articles, reports, communications, and transcripts by or about the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. The also contain high-resolution photographs of residential life and historical events at IMSA.


Browse the History Collections:


First Four Years