Message Board

Contact EMSA, 8am – 4pm, M – F: (630) 883-5013 or


EMSA is a Landmarks Illinois, 2020 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipient! Read about EMSA and the other recipients here.

Online K-5 Applications for 2020/2021 now available!

Paper Applications are also available for the 2020/2021 school year.
Applications DUE March 2. Public Lottery will be held on March 5.

2019 Fast Facts.  2019 Datos.

1_ExteriorPhoto courtesy of Mark B. Thompson Associates LLC. Architecture & Planning.

The WOW & WONDER in Learning!

Welcome to the Elgin Math and Science Academy Charter School (EMSA), a public charter school where students and teachers reach their highest potential through active exploratory learning and social responsibility!


The Elgin Math and Science Academy Charter School is a diverse and dynamic EL Education ( community dedicated to fostering each child’s unique potential through exemplary standards of character, academic achievement, and social responsibility.


EMSA brings the Wow & Wonder of Learning to students through a STEM public charter school. Our educational approach benefits children of all backgrounds, engages parents, community leaders and experts in support of student learning. Students dive deep into field work, project-based learning, and service through critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.

On October 3, 2017, the Illinois State Charter School Commission voted to grant the appeal of EMSA’s Charter School Proposal.

Have questions? Contact our crew at:

A big thank you also goes out to all of the EMSA volunteers, supporters, families, and design team who helped to bring the WOW & WONDER of EL Education to area families!

Questions about EMSA? Visit our FAQs Page.

Privacy Policy