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.