Founders' Day Elgin Academy 1839

Happy Birthday Elgin Academy - February 22nd!

Elgin Academy was granted a charter by the Illinois General Assembly on February 22, 1839. EA is incredibly proud of its rich history and of our important role in educating thousands of students from around the globe. The country and world have changed in countless ways since the charter of this school in 1839, and yet the premises upon which an Elgin Academy education are built remain beautifully unchanged. Each year we celebrate our founding and our history during Founders' Week.

Join the Celebration

There are several events planned in February to commemorate Elgin Academy's birthday.

February 18th - 21st - "I HEART EA" Week

A week of celebrating everything we love about EA. View the schedule

February 21st - Founders’ Day Celebration

Happy Birthday, EA! – All-school morning assembly.

February 21st - Founders’ Day of Service

Students in all divisions will be participating in various service projects throughout the day in honor of Elgin Academy’s Birthday and history of service in the community. More information

Happy Birthday EA - Saturday, February 22nd!

Join us on Social Media and post what you love about EA! 



Founders' Day Spiritwear Orders Available - Friday 2/14

Founders' Day Spiritwear orders will be available on Friday, February 14th.  Orders will be delivered to students to take home by the end of the day. If you prefer to pick-up your order please contact your division's administrative assistant to make arrangements.

I Heart EA Week!

Join in the fun and celebrate everything we love about Elgin Academy! I Heart EA week begins February 18th and runs through February 21st. Details on our website.

  • Tuesday, February 18th - I Heart EA Wall
  • Wednesday, February 19th  - Food with Foxman
  • Thursday, February 20th - Show the Love Day
  • Friday, February 21st - Celebration