At Elgin Academy, we believe in deep dives into a topic. Why learn a little when you can learn a lot? In Lower School each year a country is selected for an intensive Immersion program. Over three weeks, teachers conduct mixed-grade level workshops to help students learn about the culture, language, literature, history, and geography of the chosen country. Sessions on cooking, music, art, and recreation are especially popular and give the students plenty of hands-on learning opportunities. This in-depth Immersion program culminates in a Closing Day Celebration with dancing, food, and sports from the featured country.