Director's Welcome

Thank you for your interest in Elgin Academy, a Preschool through Grade 12 learning community where taking learning personally defines who we are.

At Elgin Academy we actively engage our students in academics and the arts in settings where teachers and students build trusting relationships. These interactions allow our students the opportunity to become risk takers, try out new experiences. and grow into self-confident learners.

To support you on your path in selecting the right educational environment for your student, we encourage you to find out for yourself what makes Elgin Academy a special place to learn. Please explore our website to see learning in action in our Early Childhood, Lower, Middle, and Upper schools.

As you browse our website you will notice a few themes:

Students learn at their highest potential when they are educated in a manner that allows them to take ownership of their learning.

Elgin Academy is dedicated to supporting each student’s individual growth intellectually, creatively, athletically, and independently, allowing students to have an active role in the overall process.

Elgin Academy supports each of our students as they develop into the best version of themselves, prepared for the world beyond our campus.

Likewise, we are here to support your student and family as your educational journey begins with the decision to select the highest quality learning environment: Elgin Academy.

Naturally, the best way to discover all that Elgin Academy has to offer is to visit our campus. We invite you to schedule a tour or plan a visit during one of our campus preview days. Click here.

I am a true believer in education. From the moment I was born my parents instilled in me the true quality of having a personalized educational environment be the key to success. Being an alum of Northwestern University for undergraduate and graduate school I understand it is all about relationships you cultivate with teachers throughout your education.

The students at Elgin Academy develop amazing relationships with their teachers, peers and administration. Our goal is to have the students be happy here at Elgin Academy. If you are looking for your child to grow and have limitless opportunities in the arts, athletics, academics, and well-being this is the community to be a part of overall.

We look forward to showing you our beautiful campus and answering any questions you may have about our superior programs, talented faculty, and impressive students.

Tiffany Wells
Director of Admissions and Marketing