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Important Calendar Updates

As we prepare to celebrate the legacy of Elgin Academy and conclude this school year in a manner that is befitting of an institution that is 185 years old, we have made some updates to the school calendar. 

  • We will be hosting a series of special events Founders' Week, February 20th-24th, to honor the 185th anniversary of the founding of Elgin Academy. 
  • The Elgin Academy Legacy Celebration will take place on Saturday, May 25th and will be open to the entire EA Community, past and present. 
  • The last day of school in all divisions has been moved forward from Wednesday, June 5th to Friday, May 31st. This change is designed to provide appropriate closure to the Elgin Academy journey while giving our faculty members more time to prepare for their eventual transitions. 
  • Eighth-grade graduation will now be on Thursday, May 30th at 6:30 p.m. 
  • There is no change to the schedule of senior events, including Honors Convocation on Friday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m. and Commencement on Saturday, June 1st at 10:00 a.m. 
  • Please see the updated EA Event Calendar for more details about the updated timing of our traditional end-of-year events, including divisional school-day closing ceremonies. 

If you have any questions about these calendar updates, please contact Doug Sept at

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School Fair & Prospective School Information

Thank you to the many EA families who attended the School Fair this past weekend. With over 45 schools represented we hope this was a good opportunity to have face-to-face conversations with admissions representatives and learn more about the schools. 

Moving forward we have created a prospective school information page on EA's website for families to visit to learn about upcoming open houses, testing, and shadow days. We have asked all the schools who attended the Fair to keep us updated on their upcoming Admissions Events. Please feel free to reach out to Bonita Goist in the EA  Admissions office if you have any questions or would like help with your search.

You can find admission event details for the following school on the Prospective School Information page of our website.

  • St. John's Northwestern - open house on December 15th
  • Westminster Christian School - preview night on February 5th or April 15th
  • Wolcott College Prep - in-person coffee and tour on December 14th and Virtual "Coffee" Zoom on January 17th
  • Harvest Christian Academy - online informational session on December 13th 
  • Montessori Pathways School - open house on March 2nd, April 6th, or May 4th
  • Saint Viator High School - exam for current 8th graders on December 9th, shadow day and tour information
  • Lake Forest Country Day School - open house on January 23rd and March 6th
  • St. Edward Central Catholic High School - tours and visit day information
  • St. Francis High School - entrance exam on December 12th
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Anna Przybylski
US Administrative Assistant & Registrar
(847) 695-0301

Vianney Vargas
Middle School Administrative Assistant
(847) 695-0302 

Jennifer Brown
LS & EC Administrative Assistant
(847) 695-0315

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