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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.

Personal Q&A

An important aspect of our Admissions process is the personal conversation with Elgin Academy's Admissions staff. Our Admissions staff led by Bonita Gost, Director of Admissions and Marketing, is available for one-on-one question and answer sessions every day. Making the decision of where to send your child to school is an important one. We know you'll have questions and the Admissions staff is happy to answer them. Register online for your one-on-one conversation today.

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We are so excited to open up our beautiful campus to onsite tours again!

Given the safety protocols that are still in place, campus tours will be limited in scope but will still allow guests to visit facilities on our campus. All visitors (including any children over the age of 2) must wear a mask throughout the tour.

Please join us and find out how taking learning personally works at Elgin Academy. Meet with the Director of Admissions to have your individual questions answered. We look forward to seeing you on campus.

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Elgin Academy

An 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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Personal Stories

Learn what students, alumni, faculty, and parents have to say about their Elgin Academy experience.

Portrait of a Hilltopper
Personally Speaking
Notes from the Hill Podcasts

Just a quick note to say how impressive I think it is that EA teachers and staff were able to mobilize so quickly in providing meaningful on-line instruction for students. I never underestimate EA faculty, but am so appreciative and pleasantly surprised by the range and quality of what is being done online - in every class! Kudos and gratitude to all of you!

Cynthia Richetti, Parent of a 12th grader

Take a Tour

Take a virtual or in-person tour of our beautiful campus. Get a look inside our classrooms and learn more about our programs.

Lets Talk

Making the decision of where to send your child to school is an important one. Sign-up for a personal Q & A session with a member of our Admissions Team.

Learn More

Register for one of our Admissions Events to see how Elgin Academy is taking learning personally.

Experience EA

Experience a a day in the life of an EA student with an on-campus or virtual shadow day.

Become a Hilltopper

When you're ready to join the Elgin Academy community take a look at our application process and learn more about applying online. 

    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.