Preschool through grade 12 on the hill in downtown Elgin



We value personal relationships and want to get to know your family.  We're excited to share all Elgin Academy has to offer. When you tour our campus, meet our educators, see our students in action, and get to know our community you’ll know immediately that this is the place for your family.

Still Accepting Enrollment for the 2022-2023 School Year!

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My Elgin Academy education was the single greatest gift my parents could have ever given me. Yes, it's about the experiences I had here, but more so it's about who I've become as a result. That is the greatest gift. Val Scimeca ‘16
Stanford University '20

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If you are looking for a personalized learning environment to help your child thrive, Elgin Academy is the right place.

Elgin Academy is the Fox River Valley’s preschool through grade 12 independent school with a rich history in our community where taking learning personally shapes every school day, every interaction, and every learning moment between your child and his peers and teachers.

We are uniquely positioned to help every child realize their full potential to prepare them to make a positive impact in the world. We are flexible, innovative and provide a differentiated educational experience for students with the unique opportunities that a private schools education offers. You child will receive a holistic education both in and out of the classroom. Five Reasons to Choose Private Education For Your Children


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Elgin Academy creates an environment where kids are inspired to become:




Preschool World Languages



Ages 3-5


Lower School Music


Elementary School

Grades K-4


Middle School Science


Middle School

Grades 5-8



High School

Grades 9-12


The investment in your child’s education is the best one you can make.

We realize you place a high priority on your child’s education. Through this process, we get to know your family so we can truly find the best financial fit.  Contact our office to find out more about investing in an independent school education for your child.


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