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Elgin Academy Upper School Students working together.
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Middle School students doing a science experiment.

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Upper School Biology students collecting samples in a river.
Upper School Art Students

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Upper School Baseball Team
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Upcoming Events


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We invite you to become a part of the Elgin Academy Community of host families. Make the dream of international study possible by extending the warmth of your family to a student who is far away from home. Learn More

There are a variety of ways you can support the international program:

  • Host families are needed for students attending Elgin Academy for the 2019-2020 school year. Frequently Asked Questions
  • Short-term hosting is needed for prospective students who visit Elgin Academy.
  • Summer host families are needed for international students participating in the summer program.
  • Temporary host families are needed while a permanent placement is arranged for incoming international students.

Host families are paid a stipend to cover the extra costs that are incurred with hosting an international student. Application Process

For questions, please contact Katie Kruse, Director of International Studies, at kkruse@elginacademy.org or 847 695-0309 ext. 218.

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Golf Classic

Sponsors are vitally important to the success of the Athletic Booster Club Golf Classic that will take place on June 10th at The Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin.  There are many ways you or your business can partner with Elgin Academy and support the event.  The Sponsorship packages are listed on our website offer you or your company excellent exposure to the community while supporting EA athletics. For more information contact the Golf Outing Event Coordinator, Lindsey Knight, at golfclassic@elginacademy.org.

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Golf Classic

Please join us for the 14th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 10th, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at The Golf Club of Illinois, 1575 Edgewood Drive in Algonquin. Support Elgin Academy Athletic Programs with a great day of golf, dinner, raffles, and prizes. Free childcare is available. Not a golfer? Join us for just the awards reception and dinner or become a Golf Classic Sponsor. All proceeds from the event support Hilltopper  student athletes . Registration Information.

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Elgin Academy WYSE Competition Team

The day before Spring Break, the Upper School Worldwide Youth in Science & Engineering team competed at the Sectional competition held at Northern Illinois University. The team secured Elgin Academy's sixth consecutive Sectional Championship, winning 589 out of 500 points, and several students received individual medals.  Congratulations Kristina Beligratis, Madigan Boborci, Candace Feng, Neha Karna, Haolin Liu, Jack Peak, Danielle LaVigne , Ethan Moore, Christopher Perez, Jaden Tabak, Joseph Hargrave, and Shiraz Baxamusa. 

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Middle School Students in Central Park

Kudos to MS Director Mrs. Revak and teachers Ms. Taylor and Ms. Janik who chaperoned the Middle School Spring Break trip to Boston and New York City. The whirlwind excursion offered numerous historical and cultural experiences. In Boston, the students visited many historical sights that brought to life their studies of the American Revolutionary War. In New York City, they rode the subway, saw Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,  took in the view from the top of the Empire State Building, and explored Central Park. Of course, there was time for souvenir shopping and enjoying the local eateries. 

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