Elgin Academy

Preschool through grade 12 on the hill in downtown Elgin.

is the Fox River Valley’s preschool through grade 12 independent school

where taking learning personally

defines the collective ethos and covenant

that unites all students and teachers, parents and staff members, administrators and trustees.

Within intentionally small-scaled classrooms,

Elgin Academy students learn to be secure in themselves,

disciplined in their thinking,

creative in their collaboration,

compassionate toward others,

and dedicated in their efforts

as they contribute as thinkers and doers in school and the community.

Families from across Chicago’s northwestern suburbs and exurbs

find at Elgin Academy

a cherished oasis from the perceived impersonality

and over-scaled local public schools.

Elgin Academy students in every division

pursue active learning,

testing new ideas and securing trust with each other and their teachers

as they try out new pursuits, assume leadership roles, and take calculated intellectual risks

to see what resonates and moves them toward mastery.

Elgin Academy graduates make discerning college choices

based on not only prestige, but also personal fit,

and enroll at a diverse array of colleges and universities nationwide and worldwide,

equipped with the know-how and self-confidence that stems

from coming of age in this individually attuned community.

They go forth as productive, conscientious, and mindful young people

who continue to hone their understanding of world and self

a lifelong process that stands as the abiding gift of their Elgin Academy education.

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