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

Watch EL Education’s Opening Circle for Better World Day Featuring two of our students introducing our Better World Day Trailer! (16 minutes is where EMSA starts!)
Better World Day Trailer

Join our wait list for 2021-2022.

The Public Lottery will be held on March 4th at 10:00am via zoom: link to the zoom lottery. All applications from dated after March 1st, 2021, will be placed on the wait list according to the date of submission. If you need a paper application please contact the school office at 

Please view the recording below from our Virtual Open House in November and join us for a zoom (Passcode: RES) Q&A with Principal Lezlie Fuhr and Dean of Student Culture Jacquelyn Willer

Congrats to our very own Sarah Said for being named in

Arab America Foundation Announces 40 Under 40 Awardees for 2020

Current EMSA Families: Click HERE to view an interactive slideshow from EMSA’s Main Office, Multlingual Office, Student Services Office, and Tech Support

2019 Fast Facts.  2019 Datos.


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

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.

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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!

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  1. I am very excited to hear about this charter school! I homeschooled my children this year with intentions of doing so again in the fall. If my kids could be accepted into this charter school, I would be very happy to integrate them back into public education. Please tell me how to get them in?

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