Upper elementary private school girl at Elgin Academy
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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 scale 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.

Tuition assistance is available.

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Just as we insist our classes unfold as vivid conversations rather than rote lectures, we invite you into a conversation about how your family might fit at our private academy.

By far the best way to get that all-important feel for us is through a visit and a tour, which you can arrange by filling out the Get Started form, or call us at 847-695-0303.


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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