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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.

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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.



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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