Elgin Academy offers a curriculum that balances the expectation of academic excellence with an awareness of the developmental needs of students.
The curriculum provides traditional and classical instruction and a strong liberal arts education. The focus is on higher-order problem solving, critical thinking, and self-reflective thinking. Our highly qualified teachers are passionate about student learning and work to ensure that each student grasps the appropriate insight, knowledge, and skills at all grade levels. Innovative and creative learning is emphasized through project-based instruction.
Elgin Academy faculty members understand that the world is changing and children live in a global society made smaller by the rapid development of technology. As an established independent school, the Academy balances traditional methodology with contemporary and innovative teaching methods. The Academy has a nationally recruited, highly professional, engaged faculty that is committed to students’ intellectual, emotional, and physical growth. Ultimately, the Academy’s goal is to provide advanced preparation for college and a life-long love of learning.
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