The power of Elgin Academy is the power of connection.

Your investment in our culture of connectedness provides an educational experience where kids are inspired to become our creative, courageous, and compassionate future. Connect with us by donating to the Hilltopper Fund and supporting our faculty and students on this important journey.

Support Student Achievement at Elgin Academy

Elgin Academy is a connected community uniquely positioned to help every student realize and fulfill their potential and be prepared to make a positive impact on the world. 

Why I Give: “This is a wonderful school and I am so happy to be a part of the faculty. EA offers a special environment supporting all in their learning experience.”
- Carolyn Dunoon, Upper Schoo & Middle Schooll Faculty

Your gift to the Hilltopper Fund connects our faculty to resources that broaden their ingenuity and supportive nature which helps us connect our students’ potential to their achievement each and every day.

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 Support Social-Emotional Learning at Elgin Academy

Social-emotional learning is embedded into Elgin Academy’s culture with a common language and an ‘emotions matter’ mindset. Students learn in an environment where they can talk about what they are feeling. 

Why I Give: “So grateful that the Elgin community has an educational option that understands the importance of social-emotional learning in helping children become optimistic, adaptive and effective in managing life. EA breeds healthy, smart, well-adjusted children.”
- Past EA Parent

Gifts to the Hilltopper Fund supports robust programs at Elgin Academy that are geared toward understanding, encouraging, and developing the best in each student.

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Support Unique Educational Experiences at Elgin Academy

At Elgin Academy we are tapping into the innovative and adaptive culture of our faculty and staff, fostering a supportive community with high academic standards and expectations for involvement, and ensuring all students have access to the full range of opportunities we offer.

Why I Give: “I give to EA as an alumna, a past parent and a former employee because I believe in the faculty, staff and administration and their goals for the students’ education.”

- Sue Morton ‘66 Lloyd, Alumni

The Hilltopper Fund supports unique educational experiences where students are inspired to become our creative, courageous, and compassionate future.

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Thank you to all our donors!

Thank you to all our donors! Your gift to the Hilltopper Fund enables us to be intentional about offering smaller class sizes, flexible and inventive in the classroom, deliberate about holistic education, and conscious about connecting emotions and learning. This all makes our unique connected community possible.

The Domres Family
The Sporina-Logan Family
Mobeen & Nageen Shirazi
The Alvarado Family
The Corwith Fund
Jonathan & Nancy Hamill
Harold & Susan Rider
Andrew & Margie Ward
Laura Anderson
The Hoover Family
The Lanton Family
The Almazan Family
Leslie Stout
The Vogt Family
Marnie Kut
Theodore Gordon '65
Kelley Fluegel
Claire Fluegel '13
Dr. Cindy Rauschenberger
Michael and Stephanie Merrill
Olivia '23 and Emma '21 Smiley
Anonymous
Donald & Susan Reed
Edward T. Gordon '60

Join our connected community in celebration of #GivingTuesday

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Support Empowering Relationships at Elgin Academy

Elgin Academy offers a differentiated student experience which means we are developing mutually empowering relationships because learning breakthroughs accelerate within a culture of trust, respect, and compassion.

Why I Give: “We give in support of the relationships and connections built within the educational community on The Hilltop.”
- Amy Criswell, Lower School Director & PEAK Director, and Dave Criswell

Donations to the Hilltopper Fund support this closely connected learning environment that fosters relationships between fellow students, as well as, students and teachers. 

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Support Elgin Academy on #GivingTuesday!

At Elgin Academy, we are a connected community uniquely positioned to help every student realize and fulfill their potential and be prepared to make a positive impact on the world. #GivingTuesday, is an international day of philanthropy. Nonprofits, like Elgin Academy, benefit from their communities coming together in support of shared values. We hope you will join our connected community in celebration of #GivingTuesday today and make a gift in support of our Hilltoppers. Thank you! 

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We are Flexible and Inventive

At Elgin Academy we are flexible and inventive in the classroom

We know students learn differently and a ‘one size fits all’ approach is not effective. Our innovative and adaptive culture provides a unique learning experience with differentiated student support. Children develop a love of learning and flourish at Elgin Academy.

“I can direct the content of my class to the interests of the students. That’s what is awesome about an independent school. There’s such a great respect from the administration and they give us so much freedom in our classroom. When kids see you loving what you are doing, they get excited.

- Stephanie Metzler, Upper School Spanish Teacher & EA Parent

Your donation to Elgin Academy’s Hilltopper Fund provides an educational experience where teachers can be flexible and inventive. Your support helps us fulfill our mission of inspiring students to become our creative, courageous, and compassionate future. Please make a gift today and support our faculty, staff, and students on this important journey. Thank you!

elginacademy.org/give

#GivingTuesday

Support Elgin Academy on #GivingTuesday! On Tuesday, November 29th, Elgin Academy will be participating in #GivingTuesday, an international day of philanthropy. Nonprofits, like Elgin Academy, benefit from their communities coming together in support of shared values. Donations to the Hilltopper fund on #GivingTuesday help our students realize and fulfill their potential and be prepared to make a positive impact on the world. We hope you will join our connected community in celebration of #GivingTuesday.

Help Us Top the Hill With Foxes!

Help Us Top the Hill With Foxes!

For every gift or pledge made to the Hilltopper Fund through #GivingTuesday on November 29th, we will place a fox on the senior knoll in honor of our donors. Make your gift today and help us Top the Hill!

www.elginacademy.org/give

Thank you to all our donors in our uniquely connected community! Your gifts to the Hilltopper Fund enables us to be intentional about offering smaller class sizes, flexible and inventive in the classroom, deliberate about holistic education, and conscious about connecting emotions and learning. 

We are so grateful for our donors' support of Elgin Academy. Thank you!

Michelle Matalone
Terri Garcia
The Miller Family
The Ingente Family
The Hamilton Family
Bill Padula
Alda Walton '60
Arlene Stach
Jay & Sarah Wittmeyer
Anand & Karen Rao
Michael Craft Johnson '68
Alyce & Clark C. Morris
Britta and Andrew Cuming
The Medikundam Family
The Pradzinski Family
American Express
Rachel Dwyer '17
Richard and Rhonda Dwyer
The McDermott Wrightson Family
Caryl '84 & Dan Barnes
The Chineme Family
The Smiljanic Family
Armando & Natalie Sandoval
Dellora A. and Lester J. Norris Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nabor

 

We Are Intentional

At Elgin Academy we are intentional about offering smaller class sizes.

Our average student-teacher ratio is 12:1 which uniquely positions teachers to know every child and help them realize and fulfill their potential. This closely connected learning environment fosters relationships between fellow students as well as students and teachers. Learning breakthroughs accelerate within a culture of trust, respect, and compassion.

“As teachers, we are able to get to know each student. You cannot fall through the cracks here. That attention is sometimes annoying to students, but it provides peace of mind for parents. Students are forced to be part of the community, and that’s a good thing. No one is sitting on the sidelines. Everyone is ‘in the game.’ Everyone participates.”

 - Bud Mathieu, Upper School Science Teacher

Your donation to Elgin Academy’s Hilltopper Fund provides an educational experience where teachers can really know every child. Your support helps us fulfill our mission of inspiring students to become our creative, courageous, and compassionate future. Please make a gift today and support our faculty, staff, and students on this important journey. Thank you!

elginacademy.org/give

The Hill topped with foxes

Thank you to all of the donors in our uniquely connected community! We have placed a fox on the senior knoll in honor of your gift to the Hilltopper Fund. Don’t see a fox with your name on it? Make a gift or pledge to the Hilltopper Fund by #GivingTuesday on November 29th and we will add a fox in your honor.

Every gift counts! Making a pledge today to support the Hilltopper Fund enables us to be intentional about offering smaller class sizes, flexible and inventive in the classroom, deliberate about holistic education, and conscious about connecting emotions and learning. 

Make a donation or pledge today and help us Top the Hill!

We Are Deliberate

At Elgin Academy we are deliberate about a holistic education

Academics, the arts and sports go hand in hand to provide a holistic education. Our students can pursue varied interests, both in and out of the classroom, in a supportive, high achieving environment. 

“We are a school, first and foremost. While we want to make sure every student is getting a top-notch education, we also have the bandwidth to think beyond the academic classroom. Every single moment here is a learning experience. The important stuff that they want out of the school is going to happen in the classroom, the stuff that happens outside of the classroom is the support. We strive to create a learning experience all the way from 8:15 am to 2:45 pm and beyond.”

- Doug Sept, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs

Your donation to Elgin Academy’s Hilltopper Fund provides an educational experience where students can pursue their interests in academics, the arts, and sports. Your support helps us fulfill our mission of inspiring students to become our creative, courageous, and compassionate future. Please make a gift today and support our faculty, staff, and students on this important journey. Thank you!

elginacademy.org/give

Thank You to Our Donors - Foxes Are on The Hill! 

Thank you to all our donors in our uniquely connected community!The foxes on the hill in the senior knoll honor each of our donors. Your gift to the Hilltopper Fund enables us to be intentional about offering smaller class sizes, flexible and inventive in the classroom, deliberate about holistic education, and conscious about connecting emotions and learning. 

For every gift or pledge made to the Hilltopper Fund through #GivingTuesday on November 29th, we will place a fox on the senior knoll in honor of each of our donors. Make your gift today and help us Top the Hill!

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We are so grateful for our donors' support of Elgin Academy. Thank you!

Andrew Kolba
Tim & Jenn Brown
Mr. & Mrs. Bud Mathieu
Craig Pinson
Heather Bragg
Kazuyo Noda
Doug & Andrea Sept
Tanya & Regis Moore
Drew Roling & Jennifer Starling
Bonita Goist
Amy & Dave Criswell
The Anderson Family
Suzy & Brian Ceci
Sue Morton '66 Lloyd
Michael & Maura Knight
Murray Webster, Jr. '59
CME Group Community Foundation
Jennifer Sampson '88
Susan Kennendy
Amy Maly
Frank & Beth Hering
James & Carol Kidston
Anonymous
Katie Schiyer
Kiana McDarrah
Carolyn Dunoon
Mary & Steve Bayer
The Collins Family
Joshua Mettille
Jody Ireland
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
The Rafkind Family
Stephen VanZandt '63
World Richman
David Huang & Diana Qiu
Susan Anderson
Seth & Desi Hanford
Lloyd "Chip" Fry '71
Donna Bolz
The Panagakis Family

We Are Conscious

At Elgin Academy we are conscious to connect emotions and learning.

Social emotional learning is embedded into Elgin Academy’s culture with a common language and an ‘emotions matter’ mindset. Students have an environment where they can talk about what they are feeling with faculty, staff and one another. 

“We are committed to teaching our students to manage emotions in their everyday lives and navigate their social and academic demands successfully. Children feel supported and reap the benefits when schools and families share goals and partner together to educate children in academics and social and emotional skills.”

- Helen Elayan, Director of Personalized Learning & School Counselor

Your donation to Elgin Academy’s Hilltopper Fund provides an educational experience where students feel supported and valued and helps us fulfill our mission of inspiring students to become our creative, courageous, and compassionate future. Please make a gift today and support our faculty, staff, and students on this important journey. Thank you!

www.elginacademy.org/give

Hilltopper Fund

At Elgin Academy, we are a connected community uniquely positioned to help every student realize and fulfill their potential and be prepared to make a positive impact on the world. The Hilltopper Fund allows us to continue to provide unique experiences for our students. Your gift to the Hilltopper Fund enables us to be intentional about offering smaller class sizes, flexible and inventive in the classroom, deliberate about holistic education, and conscious about connecting emotions and learning. This all makes our unique, connected community possible. Make a pledge or gift today to the Hilltopper Fund. Thank you!