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Elgin Academy is more than a school its a community of students, parents, and educators. Taking learning personally is the hallmark of the Elgin Academy experience and the ultimate effect of the deep relationships that flourish in our close-knit environment. It is these relationships that form the foundation of the engaged learning that offers a transformative educational experience at Elgin Academy.

STEAM Museum Coming to Lower School

In the latest episode of Elgin Academy's very own podcast, Notes From the Hill, Bonita is joined by Harry Gould, Lower School Director, and Linley Collins, First Grade Teacher and Lower School Science Department representative. Mr. Gould and Ms. Collins talk about the Lower School science curriculum, how STEAM is incorporated in the classroom, and the exciting STEAM Museum that is coming to Elgin Academy on March 11th.

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A recent article in Quintessential Barrington magazine captures the essence of the transformative nature of an Elgin Academy education.

“Families who are willing to invest in their child’s education know that an Elgin Academy education develops the whole child. As a “process school” the focus is on the whole student and his or her interests, not just on academics... Students are encouraged to explore interests outside of school including volunteering and activism, which helps them find their voice. Students are encouraged to think outside the box and to take responsibility for their education.”

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    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.