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Legacy Celebration - Saturday, May 25th, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The time has come for us to say our final goodbyes to Elgin Academy, and more importantly, to celebrate all that this beloved school has meant to so many people for such a long time. Please join us on Saturday, May 25th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. under the huge tent on the campus lawn. Enjoy an afternoon of reminiscing, visiting well-remembered campus spots, and renewing relationships that were all part of your time here on the hill as we honor both the Academy's unique history and its remarkable legacy. There will be a brief program starting at 1:00 p.m. with lunch to follow and the rest of the afternoon to visit our permanent history exhibit in Old Main, participate in some activities, take a tour, or just sit and talk with people you haven't seen for a while. Whether you are an alum, a current or past parent, a current or past faculty/staff member, a current student, or just a friend of the Academy, we would love to see you. Come for a little while, or stay all afternoon. We are excited to gather our whole school community one last time. In the words of the EA hymn, we plan to raise our colors high . . . Long Live Academy! 

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Jim Kidston's Retirement Reception - Friday, May 24th, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Jim Kidston, EA's Director of Technology and senior faculty member, has been teaching in EA's Upper School for 44 years! This remarkable tenure makes him the longest serving faculty member in the school's history. Please join us to celebrate his tenure and thank him for his service to Elgin Academy. We hope you will take a moment to send Mr. Kidston a note of congratulations, share a memory, or your well wishes. Your note will be emailed directly to Jim. Send a note

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Alumni Reunions

Looking to connect with old classmates? We are here to help!

EA alumni are encouraged to reach out to their class and schedule a reunion the weekend of our Legacy Celebration. EA can provide support. Contact our alumni office at for class contact information. For information about local venues to hold your group, restaurants in the area, and reduced-rate reserved hotel blocks for the weekend of May 24th, visit the Alumni Information page on our website.

Middle School Play Tickets are Now on Sale!

The Middle School students will be performing A Retro-Spectacular, a play of their own making which is a compilation of scenes from Elgin Academy's past productions. The performances are on Friday, May 3rd, at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 4th, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online. Please purchase your tickets in advance. All seating will be general admission and the theater doors will open 30 minutes prior to the performance. We hope you will join us for this trip down memory lane.