Elgin Academy, a Preschool through Grade 12 learning community of approximately 300 students, is located 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Here, taking learning personally defines our promise to each and every student and family who calls Elgin Academy home. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to our Mission of “Inspiring students to become our creative, courageous, and compassionate future.”

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

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Current Employment Opportunities


For the 2021-2022 school year, we are seeking candidates for the position of Part-Time Lower School Librarian  This person should be prepared to teach library lessons to Lower School students while facilitating book checkout and collection, as well as collaborate with classroom teachers and assist with research projects and thematic units.  They should also be prepared to lead our Battle of the Books team, which is a grades 4-6 co-curricular reading group that competes in events hosted at local public libraries.  A bachelor’s degree in education or a related field is required. 

Candidates who are interested in additional work and salary could also be considered for a student supervision position in our Extended Day program as well as substitute teaching responsibilities.  Such additions could increase this position to 0.5 FTE.

Candidates will be expected to aspire to the EA Characteristics of Professional Excellence, in which Elgin Academy teachers promise to:

  • Create an environment where students are encouraged to take risks, grow from mistakes, defend their ideas, and advocate for themselves.

  • Provide diverse learning experiences that allow and encourage a variety of ways to demonstrate knowledge.

  • Model the characteristics found in the Portrait of a Hilltopper.

  • Build trusting relationships with students and families through consistency, equity, and communication.

  • Communicate and collaborate with the school community to foster supportive and professional relationships.

  • Continue to innovate teaching strategies, including use of technology.

  • Support school community activities.

  • Continue to be lifelong learners through ongoing professional development and collaboration with peers.

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

 Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references electronically to Amy Criswell at

If you are interested in being considered as a substitute teacher, please email your resume and cover letter electronically to Doug Sept, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs, at

Elgin Academy Athletics is looking for coaches for the upcoming 2021/22 school year at various levels. Coaching at Elgin Academy is an opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of student athletes through 4 core principles of Teamwork, Development, Productivity and Leadership. For the 2021/22 school year EA Athletics has the following positions available:

Fall Coaches (August- October)
  • Upper School Girls Tennis
Winter Coaches (November- February)
  • Middle School Girls Basketball
  • Middle School Boys Basketball
  • Upper School Girls Basketball
  • Upper School Boys Basketball
Spring Coaches (March-May)
  • Upper School Boys Tennis

If you are interested in one of our coaching positions please contact Rick Williams, EA Athletic Director, at 847-219-0816 or email