The school is co-ed and has seven residence halls on its property. A student must currently be enrolled in an Illinois school to be eligible for IMSA.
Students interested must be accepted into the school before they start the tenth grade.
There is no tuition charge to attend the school. The costs for books, room and board and many other expenses are all covered. With that said, there is an annual fee that is based on a sliding scale of a families income. Fee waivers are available for those who qualify.