Who are we?
Founded in 2004, Chicago Math and Science Academy is Where Excellence Thrives. We are a charter public school that serves 600 students across grades 6-12. Chicago Math and Science Academy provides its students with an equitable, high-quality education focused on in math, engineering, science and technology (STEM) which changes the trajectory of our students' lives. Our goal is for students to become bold inquirers, problem solvers and ethical leaders who are skill-ready for post-secondary education to meet the challenges of a competitive global workforce.
Walk through the doors of our school and you would feel a palpable sense of something unique and strong. Eighty-five per cent of our students are eligible for a free lunch. CMSA is a highly diverse school with more than 40 countries represented in faces of all nationalities, races, economic backgrounds and scholastic levels exude unspoken confidence. Hallways buzz with excitement and the moment you are introduced to the students and faculty; it becomes clear that this is a school that changes lives.
It is hard to fail at CMSA because we have built a culture based on a common set of values, student, teacher, and parent accountability, and high expectations which result in high levels of student achievement. Our administrators, teachers and families have high expectations of our students and students have high expectations of their teachers.
Chicago Math and Science Academy is operated by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a not-for-profit charter management organization that manages high quality charters in the Midwest. All Concept managed schools implement the school design created by Concept in 1999. All Concept managed schools are very successful, and they build strong reputation for being effective learning environments in a very short time.