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Accepting New Students Now!Because of our smaller class sizes, our classes can fill quickly. We strongly urge you to begin the admission application process in advance to allow sufficient time to process all necessary paperwork, and also to provide you with the best chance for an opening in your desired program or grade level.

Apply Online Today!

Application Process

Step 1 - Submit the online application

  • Create an account in our secure admissions portal.
  • Fill out the online application and submit the $52 application fee.

Step 2 - Complete required checklist items

  • Request student records/transcripts from previous school.
  • Teacher recommendations (one from an English teacher, and one from a Math teacher.)
  • Students may also need to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE).

Step 3 - Schedule a shadow day


My Elgin Academy education was the single greatest gift my parents could have ever given me. Yes, it's about the experiences I had here, but more so it's about who I've become as a result. That is the greatest gift. Val Scimeca '16, EA Alumnae & Stanford University


Bonita Goist

Director of Admissions

Making the decision of where to send your child to school is an important one. Elgin Academy's Admissions department led by Bonita Gost, Director of Admissions, is always available to assist and answer questions for prospective new members of our community. Bonita's daughter, Amelia, graduated from Elgin Academy in 2017 so she has also experienced Elgin Academy as a parent, giving her a unique insight into the prospective parent experience.

Applicant Requirements

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.