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mission statement for k12 fine arts school Elgin

hands on learning starts in preschool at EA

students learn positive social skills and academic achievement in all classes

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Elgin Academy Upper School students holding a classroom debate

Elgin Academy Lower School has diverse student body

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Elgin Academy Upper School student is happy to be at school

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Elgin Academy Lower School Art teacher observing student progress

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EA News

Frist Graders on stage

Every year, in the spring, first grade students present a play. The play is a culminating project for the young students as they are called to apply and incorporate all that they have learned throughout the year. The students actually write and perform two plays. They use their fundamental skills in reading and writing to work collaboratively and creatively on the scripts as well as choose their props and costumes. They even opened their performance with a song that was written for the plays in their music class.

The first play was about the U.S. President whose plane has to make an emergency landing in Brazil while on route to South Africa. The second play featured explorers who steal a beautiful crystal from a museum only to have it stolen from them as well.

Great job, first graders and Ms. Collins!

Read More about "The Play's the Thing" for First-Graders
international student with host family

Have you ever thought about hosting an international student?  Well here is your opportunity. We are in need of a host family for the 2018-2019 school year for a 12th grade girl.  To find out more about hosting an international student, please feel free to contact Dr. Diane Schael.

As a host family, you will:

 Make the dream of international study possible for a deserving student

  • Extend the warmth of your family to a student who is far away from home
  • Make the world a friendlier place by sharing your family's culture and traditions
  • Have the opportunity to personally connect with an international family to cultivate friendship and goodwill
  • Experience the fun of learning about another language and culture
Read More about Host an International Student in 2018-2019
Joyce's Driving School,

n the fall, Joyce's Driving School, a local state certified driving school, will offer teen driver's education courses and behind the wheel training at Elgin Academy. The after-school, fee-based program will consist of 15 two-hour classroom sessions (one per week) along with individually scheduled appointments for driving practice. 

The instructor will be Upper School teacher, Susie Howe. Classes will begin the week after Labor Day and conclude by Winter Break. Future sessions for Spring 2019, Summer 2019, and beyond are also being  planned. More information will be forthcoming this summer.

Read More about Driver's Education Coming to EA Fall 2018
Join the Adventure This Summer!

In Adventure Camp, students entering grades PS-8 will have the freedom to explore new opportunities in a supportive, nurturing, and safe environment. The activities in the adventure camp program promote active learning and student directed experiences.

Enrollment in our Summer Adventure Camp Program can be customized to fit your summer schedule. Choose the weeks that work for your family or a per-day option is also available. Attend just the morning with Adventure Camp or extend the day by adding Afternoon Adventure. Morning and evening extended care is also available; just add Camp Sunrise or Camp Sunset to the days you need care. More Information

  • Week 1: June 11 – 15 (Registration deadline - Wed. June 6)
  • Week 2: June 18 – 22 (Registration deadline - Wed. June 13)
  • Week 3: June 25 – 29 (Registration deadline - Wed. June 20)
  • Week 4 July 9 – 13 (Registration deadline - Wed. July 4)
  • Week 5: July 16 – 20 (Registration deadline is Wed. July 11)
  • Week 6: July 23 – 27 (Registration deadline is Wed. July 18)
Read More about Join the Adventure This Summer!