Preschool through grade 12 on the hill in downtown Elgin


Admission Events

January

Elgin Academy, Rider Center, 350 Park Street, Elgin

February

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

Upcoming Events

January


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.



Elgin Academy Announces Illinois State Scholars

Elgin Academy is pleased to announce that twelve seniors have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars, a distinction given to the top ten percent of Illinois high school students annually. We congratulate Helen Borchart, Amelia Deering, Maisy Feeley, Edward Joyce, Nadine Kademoglou, Nicholas Kathrein, Catherine Palmer, Stephanie Pierson, Meaghan Roberti, Henry Stone, Elliott Wittmeyer, and David Zuzevich.

While each year, about 20% of the graduating class at EA is named Illinois State Scholars, this year's class proved exceptional. Almost one-third of the Class of 2017 earned the designation of Illinois State Scholar!

The EA seniors join the ranks of other exceptional students from 765 high schools across the state. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (the state agency committed to helping students and families navigate the financial aid process) bestows this honor after a review of ACT/SAT scores from junior year only as well as overall student academic performance.

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The Health & Education Symposium

Please Join us on Thursday, February 9, at 6:00 p.m. for the 4th annual The Health & Education Symposium presented by Elgin Academy and Advocate Sherman Hospital. This free event is open to the public. Childcare is also available. To register click here.

2017 Keynote Speakers:

Building Successful Social and Emotional Competency in Teens

Dr. Timothy A. Dohrer
Master of Science in Education Program
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Dr. Thomas Golebiewski
Master of Science in Education Program
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Preregistration is required.

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Thanks to all our alumni who joined Elgin Academy's faculty, staff, and senior class for a festive holiday lunch. Everyone enjoyed reconnecting at this annual Elgin Academy event.



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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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