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Elgin Academy is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution that fully and actively supports equal access for all.

Elgin Academy is a preschool through 12th grade learning community of approximately 240 students located 35 miles northwest of Chicago. At EA we are uniquely positioned to help every student realize and fulfill their potential and prepare them to make a positive impact on the world.

Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to our mission of inspiring students to become our creative, courageous, and compassionate future.

Independent School Teaching

Stephanie Metzler, Upper School Spanish Teacher

“I can direct the content of my class to the interests of the students. That’s what is awesome about an independent school. There’s such a great respect from the administration and they give us so much freedom in our classroom.”


Current Employment Opportunities

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.