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 on February 22nd.

Food for Greater Elgin

Founders Day of Service

This year we have partnered with Food for Greater Elgin (FFGE) (, an organization whose mission, “where hungry hearts meet helping hands” mirrors our commitment to all around us and has been serving this area since 2011. On February 22nd our students will be learning about food insecurity in our world and community, and we will all be able to help in the crucial fight to feed the most vulnerable in our area. Learn More

EA Spiritwear

2022 Founders' Day Spiritwear

As part of our celebration, we are offering exclusive Founders' Day Spiritwear again this year. We have partnered with JQ Designs to offer our spiritwear online. The Spiritwear sale opened on February 22nd and run through Tuesday March 1st. Items will be delivered to Elgin Academy by Friday, March 18th. Learn More