Elgin Academy Hilltopper Homecoming

Homecoming is one of the long-standing traditions at Elgin Academy. We hope your family is planning to join us at this annual event that brings students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni together to celebrate our school and our community.

Homecoming 2019 - Heroes on the Hilltop!

Homecoming Event & Parade | Friday, September 27, 2019
Homecoming Games | Saturday, September 28, 2019




Homecoming Event – Friday, September 27, 2019

Homecoming Parade

4:30 p.m. - Parade Line-up

  • PS – 4th grade students meet in the field by the playground north of the gym.
  • Middle School students meet at MS carline on the grass along College Street.
  • Upper School students meet in the parking lot behind the gym.
  • Middle School Volleyball & Foxman meet in the museum parking lot.

5:00 p.m - Parade Begins

The route includes Park Street and Academy Place. Please choose a spot to watch on either of these streets. The parade will end on Kimball Street in front of the Rider Center.  Parents of PS- 4th graders please pick up your child from the teacher in the field by the playground. MS and US students will be dismissed on the quad after the parade.

Parents please remember it is your responsibility to supervise your children at the homecoming activities.  

Homecoming Celebration

Kids Activities 5:30-7:30 - Face painting, crafts and games.

Dunk Tank

  • 5:10-5:35 Katie Kruse
  • 5:35-6:00 Seth Hanford
  • 6:00-6:25 Andrew Kolba
  • 6:25-6:50 Sterling Perez
  • 6:50-7:15 Nicole Junge
  • 7:15-7:35 Craig Pinson

DJ 5:00-8:30

Environmental Club Booth 5:30-8:00
Kids recycling activities & mum and pumpkin raffle.

Varsity Store 5:30-7:30
Homecoming Spiritwear & blow out sale!

Food Vendors 5:30-8:30

  • Jimmy Johns
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Perk n’ Pickle
  • Caffé Mariani
  • Mama Lee’s Popcorn
  • EAPA Bake Sale
  • Coffee, Lemonade, & PACK Gear – Athletic Counsel
  • Hot Chocolate & Cookie Decorating – Prom Committee
  • Roman Treats - Latin Club

Athletic Schedule

  • 5:30 p.m. - MS JV Volleyball (vs Harvest Christian)
  • 6:30 p.m. - MS Varsity Volleyball (vs Harvest Christian)
  • 7:30 p.m. - US JV Volleyball (vs Yorkville)
  • 8:30 p.m. - US Varsity Volleyball (vs Yorkville)

Additional Parking Information

Additional parking is available at the following local businesses:

  • Madison Funeral Home – 305 Park St, Elgin
  • BMO Bank – 250 Dundee Ave, Elgin (After 6:30 p.m. only. East side of the lot, do not block the ATM.)
  • Ace Hardware – 215 N Spring St, Elgin (East side of the lot, do not park in front of the building.)
  • Pittsburgh Paints –266 Kimball St, Elgin (East side of the lot, do not park next to the building.)


Homecoming Games – Saturday, September 28, 2019

Join us at the Elgin Academy Athletic Fields (658 Franklin Street) and support our athletic teams.

Events at the Field

Concessions 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Elgin Academy Athletic Booster Club

Coffee, Hot Chocolate, & Lemonade 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sponsored by EA's student Athletic Counsel

Varsity Store 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Homecoming Spiritwear & blow out sale!

TasTee Sweets Bakery 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Try the vegan and gluten free items

Athletic Schedule

  • 11:00 a.m. - Lower School Soccer Scrimmage
  • 11:00 a.m. - US Field Hockey (vs Highland Park)
  • 12:00 p.m. - MS Soccer (vs Chicago Soccer Academy)
  • 1:00 p.m. - EA Community Games and activities (Parents, faculty, students, alumni, & friends are welcome to join in a little friendly competition) on the fields.
  • 2:00 p.m. - US Soccer (vs Yorkville Christian)

Away matches on Saturday include; US Girls Tennis at Larkin (9:00 a.m.) and US Cross Country at Harvest (9:00 a.m.)

Additional Parking Information

Additional parking is available at the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church - 40 Grand Blvd, Elgin

Homecoming Evening Events – Saturday, September 28, 2019

Student Dances

Check the Parent and Student portals for details on the Middle and Upper School Dances.

Alumni Events

Elgin Academy Alumni Reunion, 5:00 p.m. at Pinstripes in Barrington. more information