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Get to Know Elgin Academy!

When you tour our campus, meet our teachers, see our students in action, and get to know our community, you’ll know immediately that this is the right place for your family.Founded in 1839, Elgin Academy provides a differentiated educational experience where students are inspired to become our creative, courageous, and compassionate future. At Elgin Academy you will find:

  • a personal, inclusive environment for your student
  • faculty and staff that are dedicated to helping your child fulfill their potential in a values-aligned community and equipping them to make a positive impact on the world    
  • a supportive community with high academic standards and expectations for involvement where it is just as important to learn from failure as it is to flourish

At Elgin Academy, we are uniquely positioned to be flexible, innovate and provide a differentiated experience for your student. We value personal relationships and want to get to know your family. We're excited to share all Elgin Academy has to offer.


The best way to get to know Elgin Academy firsthand is to see it for yourself.


“When we interviewed at other schools most answers were ‘no’ or ‘we’ll see.’ At EA it was ‘yes, we can fit that in.’ Seemed like a more open approach into letting the student learn what they want to learn.”

- Current EA Parent

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.