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Welcome to Elgin Academy!

Elgin Academy is a supportive community with high academic standards and expectations for involvement in an understanding and encouraging environment.

I believe striving for excellence and finding ways for students to believe in themselves are not mutually exclusive educational approaches. The best schools and the greatest teachers demand excellence from their students and accompany it with care, respect, and love.

Our unlimited opportunities at EA are geared toward bringing out the best in each student by helping them identify and realize their potential.

In my experience the successful school, and therefore the successful student, is a product of the passion and commitment teachers, staff and administrators bring to each and every interaction with students.

Throughout this site, you will see many examples of the robust programs we offer that provide a differentiated experience for our students. As we continue to build upon our tradition of excellence and innovation, we ensure all students have access to the full range of opportunities we offer.

We embrace the opportunity to help you explore the value of an independent education. Make an appointment with our admissions office today.

We look forward to meeting you!

Paul Druzinsky
Interim Head of School

“Elgin Academy is a community more so than a culture. The community is focused on a much higher level of education in a more personal setting.”

Current EA Parent

Paul Druzinsky

Head of School

" I am thrilled to join Elgin Academy as Interim Head of School. EA has a storied 185 year history of outstanding Pre-K-12 education in the greater Elgin community. We are a school that puts the needs of students first and foremost in all we do, from the classrooms to the athletic fields, and in all of our robust curricular and co-curricular activities. Come experience all that EA offers!"

- Paul Druzinsky