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2020-2021 School Year

We are still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 School Year.  However, many classes in the Lower School are now full. We have opened the application process for the 2021-2022 school year. As we anticipate that next year's classes will fill quickly, we encourage you to start the admissions process for next year early.

Covid-19 Response

This year has been like no other in Elgin Academy's over 180 year-long history. The 2020-2021 school year began on August 27th with a staggered start bringing our youngest students on campus first. Within two weeks the entire student body was back on campus and learning within their classrooms. Approximately 20% of our students have chosen to utilize on-line learning while on-campus students, faculty and staff follow the many health and safety protocols in place.  Protecting the health and safety of the entire EA community is a priority. 

Taking Learning Personally

Elgin Academy is an independent school located in the heart of the Chicago suburbs. Here, taking learning personally is more than a credo — it defines our promise to each and every student and family who calls Elgin Academy home.

Preschool through grade 12

We guide our students to be prepared for what lies ahead whether they are in preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school or high school.

In our intentionally small scaled classes, we listen and respond to the voice of every child. Instead of finding cracks to fall through, our students cement relationships that build character, discipline, and trust over their time here.


"The overall environment and feel at Elgin Academy has been caring and supportive. It allowed our daughter to grow as a student, leader, and active member of society. In addition, the teachers at Elgin Academy have been invaluable resources to our daughter in the college application process and in making a choice that is a good fit for her."

– Parents of a Recent Graduate

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Bonita Goist

Director of Admissions and Marketing


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