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Upper School Biology students collecting samples in a river.
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EA Summer Program

The July & August summer program registration deadline is Thursday, July 1st.  Register online today!

Adventure Program (Gd PS-8)

  • Week 4 - July 12-16
  • Week 5 - July 19-23
  • Week 6 - July 26-30
  • Choose Half Day 9:00am to 12:00pm or Full Day 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • 5 Day M-F, 3 Day M/W/F, or 2 Day Tu/Th options
  • Add Morning or After Care

STEAM Programs

  • Improv FUNdamentals (Gd 5-8) - July 12-16, 1:00-3:00pm
  • Engineering Adventures (Gd 5-8) - July 19-23, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Ceramics (Gd 3-5) - July 19-21, & 28, 9:00-10:30am 
  • Exploring Improv (Gd 1-4), July 26-30, 1:00-3:00pm
  • Amazing Animals Robotics (Gd K-2) July 26-30, 12:30-3:30pm
  • Animation Studio (Gd 3-8) July 26-30, 9:00am-12:00pm

Add on the Adventure Program to any STEAM class to make it a full day at camp

Athletic Programs

  • Tennis Skills and Drills (Gd 6-12) - July 12-28, M/W, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Tennis Fundamentals (Gd 1-5) - July 13-29, Tu/Th, 4:00-5:00pm
  • MS Volleyball Clinic (Gd 5-8) - July 12-16, 2:00-3:30pm
  • US Volleyball Clinic (Gd 9-12) - July 12-16, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Beginning Fencing (Gd 2-8) - July 19-23, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Upper School Fencing (Gd 9-12) - July 19-23, 12:30-3:30pm

Summer Term Classes

  • Ceramics Studio (Gd 9-12) - July 12-16, & 28, 2:00-4:00pm 
  • ACT/SAT Preparation (Gd 11-12) - July 12-30, 1:00-3:00pm 
  • Sci-Phi (Gd 9-12) - August 2-6, 1:00-4:00pm 
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The Hilltop

The Hilltop senior capstone experience is an optional program for students that is intentionally not departmental-specific. Students have the opportunity to design a program that combines one or more subjects, authentically blending multiple program areas. The Hilltop is designed to empower students to take control of their own learning by allowing them to develop their essential question, to determine the mentors and resources necessary to explore and address that query, and to present their conclusions to the community. Three seniors completed their Hilltop this year and their final digital presentations are available for viewing on YouTube.

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It is our great pleasure to announce that National Public Radio correspondent Leila Fadel will be the speaker at Elgin Academy’s 165th Commencement Ceremony on June 5th.  Ms. Fadel is a Lebanese American journalist whose coverage of the situation in the Middle East for both NPR and the Washington Post has garnered her several prestigious awards in her field. Although this will be her first official visit to our campus, she is no stranger to what happens at Elgin Academy.  Leila is the daughter of former EA 2nd grade teacher Marilyn Fadel and the sister of current Middle School teacher Mariam Nasser.  We look forward to hearing what she has to say to our Class of 2021.

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EA Rocks

The Elgin Academy Service Club's latest project has been to decorate rocks and leave them all over campus and eventually throughout Elgin for people to find and then re-locate for others to find. The project known as "EA Rocks" was only hours old when the first rock was found by several of our Lower School students.

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