Elgin Academy

Preschool through grade 12 on the hill in downtown Elgin.

Head of School Welcome

Welcome to Elgin Academy!

These pages are meant to highlight the various ways in which we take learning personally-- the hallmark of the Elgin Academy experience and the ultimate effect of the deep relationships that flourish in our close-knit environment. It is these relationships that form the foundation of the engaged learning that can only happen in a challenging and supportive environment geared toward understanding and encouraging the best in each student. Throughout this site, you will see myriad examples of the active learning that takes place in our classrooms, on our fields and courts, and in our arts spaces.

While these pages paint a moving portrait, there is truly no substitute for participating in person. There are unlimited opportunities here, and we look forward to helping you explore the ways that your desire for the best education fits with our personal approach. Make an appointment with our admission office today. We look forward to meeting you!


Seth Hanford

Head of School

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