Thank you for your interest in Elgin Academy!

We are a preschool through grade 12 independent school founded in 1839 where we believe in taking learning personally both within and outside of the classroom. At Elgin Academy, we actively engage our students in academics, arts, and athletics where they build trusting relationships with their teachers, staff, and administrators. These interactions create empowered learners who are willing to take academic risks that enable them to grow in self-confidence. The best way to get to know Elgin Academy first hand is to see it for yourself. 

Elgin Academy is more than a school; it's 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.

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.

Bonita Goist
Director of Admissions and Marketing



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Schedule a Tour

Take a one-on-one tour of our beautiful campus. Get a look inside our classrooms, meet our students and faculty, and learn more about Elgin Academy.

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Lets Talk

Making the decision of where to send your child to school is an important one. Schedule a Personal Q & A session with a member of our Admissions Team.

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Experience EA

Experience a day in the life of an EA student. Register for a shadow day.  Sit in on classes, interact with other students, meet the faculty, and get the feel of Elgin Academy.

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.