Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA) is a public charter school serving Chicago students in grades 6-12. Since 2004, it has been the mission of CMSA, located in the Rogers Park community, to prepare students for college and the world beyond by offering an equitable, high-quality, college-prep, STEM-focused (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)education that changes the trajectory of students’ lives.

  • 185 days of instruction
  • 90-minute math and reading classes
  • Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering Courses
  • AP College Prep Program
  • Award winning robotics program
  • Award winning music and art programs


Our students will achieve 100% graduation and college acceptance.

Core Values

CMSA promotes six core values to guide its interactions with all members of the school community:

Respect – All members of the school community (students, parents, and staff) have equal worth and should be treated with respect.

Responsibility – All people have choices, and teachers, parents, and students should be responsible for their actions.

Integrity – Belonging to a community requires a commitment to the common good. The community is stronger when everyone can be counted upon to be honest and trustworthy.

Courage – Having the courage to try new things expands minds and causes students, parents, and staff to reach beyond their own expectations.

Curiosity – The ability to wonder and to create connections stimulates further learning. Inquiry will be fostered on the part of parents, staff, and students.

Effort – Success is accomplished when students, family, and staff are willing to do what it takes to accomplish their vision of the future.