Please Join us for Elgin Academy’s 46th Extravaganza, Imagine - Celebrating Our Legacy, Envisioning Our Future, on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at the Dunham Woods Riding Club in Wayne. Our annual gala and auction celebrates and supports our rich history in the community, our continued academic excellence, our outstanding faculty, and the personal learning experienced by our students. Tickets are now available, please RSVP by March 1st. www.elginacademy.org/extravaganza
Please join us in welcoming Ms. Valeria Saavedra to our faculty. Ms. Saavedra will be teaching Upper School videography starting on Monday, January 23rd. Val holds a B.A. in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago. Her background includes both coursework and practical experience in digital storytelling and video production as well as significant work with students. She is excited to begin working with our Upper School videography classes as they begin the second semester.
College Night for Juniors is on Thursday, February 2nd from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Rider Center Commons. This is an annual event designed to introduce Juniors and their parents to the college admission process and EA's counseling program. We look forward to seeing you there!
This year we are offering a preferred rate for families re-enrolling and paying their deposit before March 7th. We've also expanded the options for families receiving tuition assistance. Please check your inbox for an email sent on Tuesday, January 17th that details your options.
Do you know a family with a student who could benefit from EA's PEAK on the Hilltop program?
On Saturday, February 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Elgin Academy is hosting a PEAK on the Hilltop information session regarding this immersive experience that ‘unlocks’ language for students diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.
We are excited to share more about PEAK. Please share this link with anyone you know that would like to discover how their student can gain back hope and their love of learning.
Early Childhood and Lower School Parents: The 2022-2023 yearbook is now on sale. You may order the book online. EC and LS grades have pages for their homeroom portrait pictures, Halloween, Homecoming, and other events. We will deliver the yearbooks in late May. If you have any questions, please contact the yearbook adviser at email@example.com.
Please note: Middle School and Upper School students each receive a yearbook as part of their school fees and do not need to place an order.
Elgin Academy is looking for host families for incoming international students. Host families receive a monthly stipend. For more information or questions about the role of a host family, please contact Katie Kruse, Director of International Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-695-0309, ext. 414
If you were unable to attend the first EAPA meeting of the year, the video presentation by Helen Elayan, Director of Personalized Learning, on the implementation of RULER, EA's social-emotional learning platform, is now posted. You can also find this video on the EAPA page of the parent portal.
Middle School gradebooks will be available for viewing by parents and students through Powerschool each weekend. If you are unsure of how to access your Powerschool account, please contact Doug Sept at email@example.com
You can now watch all indoor Elgin Academy games on NFHS Network! For a small subscription fee, all MS and US games in the gym will be broadcast online. Road games are available from some schools as well if they have this service. Click the link for signups: https://www.
To register your child for EA Extended Day, please email EAExtendedDay@elginacademy.org or contact your division assistant.
To reach Ms. Hamilton during EA Extended Day hours, or if you arrive after 4:30 p.m. when the doors are locked, please call 331-272-7770.
Morning Drop Off
The drop-off location for PS-8th grade students is the corner of Academy Place and Kimball Street. Personnel will be present to assist at drop-off each morning between 7:45 - 8:15 a.m. Upper School students should be dropped off on Park Street near the corner of Park and Academy.
Afternoon Pick Up
PS-4th grade students will assemble (with their teachers) at the corner of Academy Place and Kimball Street at 2:45 to be picked up. Middle School students (5th-8th grade) should be picked up at the gate located next to the gym in the parking lot off of College Street. Upper School students should be picked up on Park Street near the corner of Park and Academy.
Please download and review the Carline Map
Parents, please do not drop off in any parking lots including the EA staff parking lots, the Museum parking lot, and the parking lots of surrounding businesses.
It is time to place your lunch orders!
Schoolhouse Fare lunch program information including schedules, ordering, and account registration is provided on our website at https://www.elginacademy.org/ea-community/lunch-service
EA Athletics is now on Twitter. Check out @EA_Athletics to keep up to date on what's happening in Elgin Academy sports all year long!