Portrait of a Hilltopper

When students graduate from Elgin Academy, they go forth as productive, conscientious, and mindful young people who continue to hone their understanding of world and self--a lifelong process that stands as the abiding gift of their Elgin Academy education. Whether our students start their Academy journey in Preschool or Upper School or somewhere in between, they are guided to be prepared for what lies ahead.

Hilltoppers are:

  • secure in themselves
  • disciplined in their thinking
  • creative in their collaboration
  • compassionate toward others
  • dedicated in their efforts

Lower, Middle, and Upper School students develop the qualities of a Hilltopper under the guidance of dedicated faculty and administrators. As students of all divisions become comfortable contributing as thinkers and doers in school and community, the key characteristics of Hilltoppers emerge.