Elgin Academy Middle School student at the computer.

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Elgin Academy Upper School Students working together.
Preschool Student and teacher in class

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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



PEAK on Hilltop


PEAK is geared to accessing the tremendous potential within students who have dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.


Introducing PEAon the Hilltop

With the prevalence of language-based learning differences nearing 20 percent of the U.S. population, Elgin Academy has designed an immersive program to meet the educational needs of these students. 

Elgin Academy is the only EC-12 school in the region offering an approach that specifically remediates these language-based learning differences, offering multisensory instruction embedded in a whole-school environment.

We are currently accepting PEAK on the Hilltop applications for the 2022-2023 school year.


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Frank Hogan HOS  1975-1985

It is with sadness that we are contacting our school community to let you know of the passing of Frank J. Hogan III, Elgin Academy’s Headmaster from 1975-1985.  He died in California on the morning of June 27th surrounded by his family.


Mr. Hogan arrived on our campus at a critical moment in the Academy’s history.  After what had been a particularly turbulent period of time, Mr. Hogan’s decisive leadership was instrumental in raising academic standards, strengthening the sense of school community and spirit, and reinvigorating athletic and co-curricular programs. The quintessential independent school educator, Frank stayed connected to the Academy even after he moved on to become Head at Ransom Everglades School in Florida and the Latin School in Chicago. We were so pleased to be able to welcome him back to campus for our 175th anniversary celebration in 2014.  Mr. Hogan’s wife, Nancy, and their children were all an integral part of the EA community during Frank’s decade-long tenure, and our hearts go out to them as they grieve his loss.  We know that our alumni, past parent, and past faculty communities join us in acknowledging the life of such a remarkable Elgin Academy personality.


Please find below a link to Mr. Hogan’s obituary with details of the funeral arrangements which will take place in Chicago this coming week.



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Elgin Academy Summer Program

Elgin Academy is excited to offer tutoring packages in a variety of academic subjects this summer. Individualized tutoring can help students improve their knowledge and performance in a subject area. Tutors are available for students in reading and writing, social studies, science, math, executive functioning strategies, and now Spanish!

NEW Spanish Tutor Added
Renee Nealis holds a degree in Spanish Education (K-12) and Spanish happens to be her first language. She spent her childhood and part of her teenage years in Central America. Renee has experience working with groups from all ages and is happy to tutor anyone who is looking to learn or improve their Spanish. 

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Elgin Academy Summer Program

Elgin Academy’s Summer Program offers a variety of enrichment, athletic, academic, and creative programs for students in preschool through grade twelve. Don't miss out on our July sessions. Register today! https://www.elginacademy.org/2022-summer-program

The following Summer Programs are accepting enrollment through July 8th:

  • Adventure Camp Programs: Weeks 4-6,  July 11 - July 29
  • Let's Code It: Digital Design
  • Improv FUNdamentals
  • Music Production
  • Dungeons and Dragons CAMPaign
  • Snapology: RoboPets
  • Snapology: Animation Studio 
  • Tennis Skills and Drills
  • Tennis Fundamentals
  • Middle School Volleyball Clinic
  • Upper School Volleyball Clinic
  • Beginning Fencing
  • ACT/SAT Preparation
  • Algebra Refresher 
Read More about Registration Deadline Extended to Friday, July 8th!

Summer Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and are in effect from June 13th through August 19th. Regular Hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm. will resume Monday, August 22nd. The campus will be closed from July 4th to July 8th for summer break. If you need to meet with a particular administrator or staff member over the summer, please call ahead and make an appointment due to vacation schedules.

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