Elmhurst Academy is a private, indepedent Reggio Emilia inspired school for early childhood that believes in the students' right to realize and expand their own potential.
Enrolls children from birth through kindergarten during the school year (September-June), and birth through the third grade during the summer session (June-August).
For additional information regarding enrollment, please call the School Office (630) 279-2494 ext. 10 or email us at info@elmhurstacademy.com.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 102 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
102 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Elmhurst Academy of Early Learning Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Colleen Odegaard

School Notes

  • Elmhurst Academy is a private Reggio Emilia~inspired early childhood school. With two outdoor Discovery Play Gardens, and beautifully appointed classroom environments, Elmhurst Academy provides the following curriculum:
  • Character Education
  • Multiple Inelligences
  • Project Approach Learning
  • Teaching Tolerance & Conflict Resolution
  • Writers Workshop
  • Brain Education
  • Manners
  • Spanish Immersion
  • French Immersion
  • Global Studies
  • Art Awareness & Appreciation
  • Author Studies & Early Literacy
  • Great Musical Composer Studies
  • Infant Yoga & Infant Massage
  • Sign Language
  • Environmental Studies
  • Everyday Mathematics
  • Science Experiments
  • Service Learning Projects
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Elmhurst Academy of Early Learning often compared to?

Elmhurst Academy of Early Learningis often viewed alongside schools like Elmhurst KinderCare by visitors of our site.

When is the application deadline for Elmhurst Academy of Early Learning?

The application deadline for Elmhurst Academy of Early Learning is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
The decision to send my child to Elmhurst Academy was the best decision we have made. Before we had our child, we read some parenting books and have always tried to be good parents. But I can honestly say, Elmhurst Academy has as much do to with what an amazing, well-adjusted and confident little girl that our daughter has become. Everyone at EA has been amazing and I thank the entire staff for everything they have done for our daughter. The teachers at EA have been incredible at every class level. I'm amazed every day at what our daughter has learned and accomplished because of the teachers` guidance. EA has given our daughter the best start to her young life and it's something I wish every American child could experience.
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Less visible but just as obvious is Mrs. Odegaard`s leadership and vision for this school and these children. From motivated and passionate teachers, outstanding facilities, plenty of time outdoors, incredible food, civics and discipline. The curriculum itself cannot be recreated due to its programmatic approach, leveraging the talents and expertise of every enrichment area. This is a unique strength for any school, executed so well that it rivals any successful corporate strategy. Our family has moved around quite a bit and have routinely been fortunate to find amazing schools for our children. But Elmhurst Academy has been something different altogether and has simply blown us away.We have nothing but enormous respect for what Mrs. Odegaard has done with EA and we feel so fortunate to have found it.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 102 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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