Preschool through grade 12 on the hill in downtown Elgin


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Elgin Academy, Rider Center, 350 Park Street, Elgin
Elgin Academy, Rider Center, 350 Park Street, Elgin

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Elgin Academy, Rider Center, 350 Park Street, Elgin

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December

Elgin Academy, Rider Center, 350 Park Street, Elgin
Elgin Academy, Rider Center, 350 Park Street, Elgin


EA News

Why taking learning personally matters to your child.

As an intentionally small school, understanding the feel of Elgin Academy—our campus and our classrooms, yes, but primarily our people and our pedagogy—is vastly important to you as a prospective family.

Here, taking learning personally is more than a credo—it defines our promise to each and every student and family who calls EA home.

Our classes remain small to ensure we know, listen, and respond to the voice of every child. Instead of finding cracks to fall through, our students cement relationships that build character, bravery, discipline, and trust over their time here.

We help each student discover and pursue her emerging passions and interests—which can run the gamut from environmental science to social justice, international relations to sports medicine to videography— and our teachers, who know her exceedingly well, also know just how to inspire her to new heights. We closely follow—and, when needed, guide—her amazing progression from curious, wide-eyed preschooler to poised, articulate senior ready to make her mark on the world.

And just as we insist our classes unfold as vivid conversations rather than rote lectures, we invite you into a conversation about how your family might fit at Elgin Academy. By far the best way to get that all- important feel for us is through a visit and a tour, which you can arrange through our Admission Office.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit more about EA. We hope to meet you soon.



Thank you doesn't seem big enough, but we will give it a try. We so pleased to announce that we more than met the 50 gifts from alumni challenge issued by the Barnes Family - Caryl Stumpp '84, Dan, and Ashley '12. As of now, we have received 62 gifts from alumni and 33 gifts from the EA community. This means that in addition to the $12,416 we raised yesterday, we will receive an additional $5,000 from the Barnes Family for a grand total of $17,416. A huge and hearty thank you to the Barnes, our alumni, and everyone who participated in our first #GivingTuesday campaign.

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Welcome Wednesdays

Take a "Welcome Wednesday" tour of our campus to see teachers and students in action as they engage in active learning, and to meet with our Director of Admission. Click here to register in advance.

Admission Campus Preview Days

Admission Campus Preview Days are held throughout the year to provide interested students and their parents with an opportunity to learn more about Elgin Academy. You will be provided with a tour of campus, a formal overview of Elgin Academy, and the opportunity to speak informally with faculty, staff, current parents, and students. Check out our next Admission Event. Click here.

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Congratulations to eighth grader Neal Shyamani for placing 1st and seventh grader Ryan Kuykendall for placing 3rd in the VFW Post 1307 Patriot's Pen essay contest. The theme for the essay was "The America I Believe In", and both boys will be recognized at a reception at the VFW Hall in Elgin on Dec. 5th. Neal's essay will be sent on to district competition. Again, congratulations on the recognition of these impressive essays! Click here to read the winning essays.

Click read more to view the book of all the seventh grade essays!

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This has all the elements of a good craft project--construction paper, scissors, and paperclips. But, don't be deceived! AP chemistry students are learning about hybrid orbitals. In order to better understand atomic bonding, they used paper models and paperclips to simulate the bonding that occurs in simple organic molecules.

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Congratulations to two of our talented 7th grade writers, Fiona Boborci and Kayla Kluber Rasmussen, who were recognized for their excellence in writing in the recent Anti-Defamation League (ADL) First Amendment Freedoms Contest. The judges read nearly 1,400 entries and picked Fiona's and Kayla's poems as the first and second place winners, respectively, in the the 7th and 8th grade category. Both girls wrote poems for the contest,and their depth of feeling was evident in their beautiful work. Their poems will be in this week's EANN.

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