About Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy
Perspectives Charter Schools was founded in 1997 by two public school teachers who believe in quality education as the great equalizer. One of the first charter schools in Illinois, Perspectives has grown to include five high-quality, open enrollment public schools serving grades six through twelve in the Chicago communities of Auburn Gresham, Grand Boulevard and the South Loop. Perspectives is committed to providing top quality education in urban public schools. Our goal is to ensure that our students graduate from Perspectives prepared to succeed in college and in life.
Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy opened in 2008 in a former elementary school in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood. "MSA," as the students refer to it, was launched in partnership with the Illinois Institute of Technology and was developed as a model for public school Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in the United States. MSA currently serves 501 middle school and high school students.
Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy is led by Interim Principal Julie Puzon and a faculty devoted to making College for Certain for every one of the students they serve. For more information about this school and to tour our campus, please call 773-358-6800.