taking learning personally

The intent of this blog is to provide a format for various members of the Elgin Academy community to showcase our unique learning environment. We hope you enjoy these stories.


Celebrating State Bound Golfer Neha Karna '19
Lynn Martin

Q. How do Hilltoppers send off an athlete who is headed to the State Championship? 

A. With a State Walk, where the whole school turns out to cheer the athlete on!

Congratulations to Neha Karna who competed in the ISHA Girls Golf State Tournament on Friday, October 18th. Neha shot an 88 in the first round of play, which unfortunately didn't qualify her for round two. Still, we are proud of Neha and all she has brought to girls golf during her four years in the Upper School. 

Enjoy watching her State WalK!




Past Blog Posts

Elgin Academy Is Inspiring Students to Become our Creative, Courageous, and Compassionate Future
Lynn Martin

featuring Seth Hanford

Join Head of School, Seth Hanford, as he talks about the Elgin Academy mission at the September meeting of the Parent Association. Elgin Academy is inspiring students to become our creative, courageous, and compassionate future. He begins by talking about creativity.

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Lynn Martin

Ten members of the Upper School Volleyball team recently volunteered with the non-profit Feed My Starving Children to pack meals to be sent children in Nicaragua. Kudos to these athletes who are demonstrating the Hilltopper trait of "compassion toward others" and embracing their team motto: "With each other. For each other."


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Elgin Academy Launches New Mission Statement
Lynn Martin

The 2018-2019 school year will be an exciting one for Elgin Academy as we celebrate 180 years of equipping students with the know-how and self-confidence that stems from coming of age in this individually attuned community. We are proud of this long heritage, and for the past year, we have diligently engaged in strategic planning to ensure the Academy's next era of success.

One of the most exciting outcomes of this process was the development of a revitalized mission statement that accurately reflects who we are as well as where we are going. As your Board Chair I am honored to present to you Elgin Academy's new mission:

Inspiring students to become our creative, courageous, and compassionate future.

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