A recent article in Quintessential Barrington magazine captures the essence of the transformative nature of an Elgin Academy education.
Here is an excerpt:
“Families who are willing to invest in their child’s education know that an Elgin Academy education develops the whole child. As a “process school” the focus is on the whole student and his or her interests, not just on academics... Students are encouraged to explore interests outside of school including volunteering and activism, which helps them find their voice. Students are encouraged to think outside the box and to take responsibility for their education.”
If you weren’t already convinced of the value of an Elgin Academy education, you will be after you read the article.
In December, Katie Kruse, Director of International Studies, spent thirteen days in China recruiting students for the 2019-2020 school year. She discussed the opportunities for international students at Elgin Academy at recruitment fairs in Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen.
Additionally, Ms. Kruse traveled to Chengdu, where administrators at Shuangliu Middle School welcomed her. In an official signing ceremony against a backdrop of nation-state flags, Ms. Kruse, on behalf of Elgin Academy, entered into a sister school relationship with the large school in the Sichuan province.
Ms. Kruse was hired as the Director of International Studies in summer 2018 to advance international enrollment and expand student life for international students.
Our Kindergarten class created art in the style of Ezra Jack Keats, the author and illustrator of Snowy Day, a 1962 children's picture book. Keats received the 1963 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations. It features a boy named Peter exploring his neighborhood after the first snowfall of the season. To see our students work visit Arabica Cafe on Douglas Street in downtown Elgin. It's on display through the end of January.
Congratulations to this year's Middle School Spelling Bee classroom winners: Mahi Patel, Sebastian Mercado, Vamika Sanjay, Lillian Dirickson, Rahul Gowda, Ryan Zonts, Anika Jaitley, and Hailey Poziombka. On Monday, December 10th, before an audience of their peers, they competed in the Middle School Spelling Bee. Eighth-grader, Anika Jaitley correctly spelled sumptuous to win first place. The runner-up was sixth grader, Vamika Sanjay.
Congratulations to Elgin Academy's Illinois State Scholars-Kristina Beligratis, Madigan Boborci, Neha Karna, Ethan Martin, and Leeann Rao. These exceptional students rank in approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors in Illinois and are chosen each year based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth-semester class rank. Each year approximately 20 percent of the senior class are recognized as Illinois State Schools.