About EA

Elgin Academy is the Fox River Valley’s preschool through grade 12 independent school where taking learning personally shapes every school day, every interaction, and every learning moment between your child and his peers and teachers.

At Elgin Academy, taking learning personally means. . .

Classrooms characterized by open conversation and probing dialogue because intellectual discourse lays the foundation for a lifetime of critical thinking.

Active learning projects in every subject and every division, because proving knowledge through kinetic applications cements concepts for life.

Mutually empowering relationships between fellow students and students and teachers, because learning breakthroughs accelerate within a culture of trust, respect, and compassion.

At Elgin Academy, taking learning personally defines our commitment— to each other, and to every child who finds her second home on our campus.

And it stands as your child’s abiding gift as she continues to hone her understanding of world and self through her time here, well into college, and long after graduation.


Elgin Academy, as a private 501(c)(3) educational organization and as an ISACS fully accredited educational entity, provides equal admission and access and opportunities to all students currently enrolled at EA and to students seeking enrollment at the Academy. Elgin Academy does not discriminate against any person or class of persons based on disability, race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation or in any other manner prohibited by either federal or state law. The Elgin Academy admissions policy is dictated by our implementation and usage of our mission statement as a guiding principle to the operation of the school.