Elgin Academy

350 Park St,
Elgin, IL, 60120-0601
Tel: (847)695-0303
Grades: NS - 12 | 387 students
Elgin Academy is a preschool-12th grade, independent, college-preparatory, coeducational day school committed to academic excellence and developing the full potential of each student.
Through a proactive partnership among faculty, parents, and students in a nurturing, dynamic, challenging, and diverse community, the Academy creates an environment where students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become intellectually engaged and confident about their places in the world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Illinois Coalition of Nonpublic Schools
Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Year Founded 1839

Student Body

Total Students 387 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Elgin Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1804
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
("business casual")

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition and fees vary by division; financial aid available to qualifying students; international students can apply for grades 7-10.
% on Financial Aid 39%
Acceptance Rate 96%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mr. Shannon Howell
Admissions Associate Mary Ann Schumacher

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St Edward Central Catholic High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Joseph Catholic School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Joseph Catholic School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Elgin St. Joseph Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    274 Division Street
    Elgin , IL , 60120
    (847)931-2804
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.2  mi  |  200  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Elgin
    St Johns Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    109 N Spring St
    Elgin , IL , 60120
    (847)741-7633
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    0.2  mi  |  188  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Elgin
    St. Mary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    103 S Gifford St
    Elgin , IL , 60120
    (847)695-6609
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.4  mi  |  168  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Elgin
    St Edward Central Catholic High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    335 Locust St
    Elgin , IL , 60123
    (847)741-7536
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.7  mi  |  430  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Elgin
    Bethlehem Lutheran Child Dev Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    340 Grand Blvd
    Elgin , IL , 60120
    (847)741-7743
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    0.8  mi  |  46  students  |  Gr.  K

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