If you are looking for a personalized learning environment to help you child thrive, Elgin Academy is the right place.

Elgin Academy is the Fox River Valley’s preschool through grade 12 independent school with a rich history in our community where taking learning personally shapes every school day, every interaction, and every learning moment between your child and his peers and teachers.

We are uniquely positioned to help every child realize their full potential to prepare them to make a positive impact in the world. We are flexible, innovative and provide a differentiated educational experience for students with the unique opportunities that a private schools education offers. Your child will receive a holistic education both in and out of the classroom.


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We value personal relationships and want to get to know your family.  We're excited to share all Elgin Academy has to offer. When you tour our campus, meet our educators, see our students in action, and get to know our community you’ll know immediately that this is the right place for your family.


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Elgin Academy creates an environment where kids are inspired to become:




EA fosters independent thinking skills in the classrooms and the capacity to continue to learn for life.  Parent


Elgin Academy, as a private 501(c)(3) educational organization and as an ISACS fully accredited educational entity, provides equal admission and access and opportunities to all students currently enrolled at EA and to students seeking enrollment at the Academy. Elgin Academy does not discriminate against any person or class of persons based on disability, race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation or in any other manner prohibited by either federal or state law. The Elgin Academy admissions policy is dictated by our implementation and usage of our mission statement as a guiding principle to the operation of the school.