Founded in 1839, Elgin Academy is the oldest coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school west of the Allegheny Mountains. The school is dedicated to a challenging liberal arts curriculum, a belief in rigorous academic standards, the development of high moral character, and a true spirit of community. Elgin Academy currently serves approximately 300 students from Preschool through Grade 12. The campus is located 35 miles northwest of Chicago.

Elgin Academy is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution that fully and actively supports equal access for all.

Elgin Academy Employment Application


Upper School Mathematics

For the 2018-2019 school year, we are seeking candidates who are able to teach full-time in our Upper School Mathematics department. They will also be a student advisor and play a leadership role in co-curricular activities such as coaching athletics or sponsoring student organizations.  A bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a related field is required. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree and/or previous independent school experience.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references electronically to:

Doug Sept, Upper School Director


Coaching Staff

Elgin Academy Athletics has opportunities available to join the coaching staff this spring in the following sports:

Middle School Girls Soccer Head Coach

Practice 4 times per week for 90 minutes plus games in April and May

Upper School Girls Soccer Head Coach

Practice 5 times per week for 90 minutes plus Games in April and May

Please contact Rick Williams, Director of Athletics at


Substitute Teacher

If you are interested in being considered as a substitute teacher, please email your resume and cover letter electronically to Harry Gould,



Look for Elgin Academy at the following job fair this spring.

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