Skip to main content | Font Size AAA | Normal or High Contrast Version. Sports offered are basketball, soccer, track, cross country, golf, tennis, men's baseball, women's volleyball, and women's field hockey. Inspection reports - Education Scotland, Moray Council Office, High Street, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1BX, Scotland, United Kingdom, Morriston Road, IV30 4ND, Click or tap for Coronavirus-related service disruption, Top Up NEC Cards for Secondary School Meals. In 1874, 274 students were enrolled and high school degrees were offered in the areas of College Preparatory, Normal, English, Classical, Latin-Scientific, and Business. Register online for your one-on-one conversation today. [2] the Sears family helped build the academy's first gymnasium in 1918. The Academy opened, and has continued, with a non-denominational and coeducational policy. A well-equipped pupil support department is provided, and a multi-disciplinary area is located close to the main entrance, as is a dedicated community space. Welcome to the Elgin Academy parents' evening booking system. Given the safety protocols that are still in place, campus tours will be limited in scope but will still allow guests to visit facilities on our campus. The assembly hall is adjacent to the dining area which becomes a large flexible social space for school or community use. 163 talking about this. In 1984 the program was expanded to K-12, and preschool was added in 1997. Elgin, The Harold D. Rider Family Media, Science and Fine Arts Center houses the Kimball Street Theatre and part of the Liautaud-Lyons Upper School program, partially donated by the philanthropic James "Jimmy" John. Elgin Academy is notable for many accomplishments, such as their Scholastic Bowl and WYSE teams. The Academy offers an academic, college-preparatory curriculum. Go Hilltoppers! We are very proud of our school, and see our website as being a key resource for learning and teaching as well as being a major means of communication with both the Elgin Academy community and the wider world. All visitors (including any children over the age of 2) must wear a mask throughout the tour. In 1856 the first building, Old Main, was completed at a cost of $19,000 and opened for classes, but the first diploma was not awarded until 1872 when Laura Davidson, the granddaughter of James Gifford, Elgin's founder, earned the honor. Preschool through grade 12 on the hill in downtown Elgin. School roll numbers Sears Hall houses the Middle School program. On April 6th, Elgin Academy’s Upper School held its first Monday morning assembly. By 1900 the football team, basketball team, and a school newspaper were established. 137 students, faculty and administrators joined together virtually and they continue to meet each Monday morning. The school's sports affiliations include the Illinois High School Association, the Illinois Council of Private Schools, and the Independent School League. We have redesigned our rooms to allow for in person on-campus learning at Elgin Academy's Summer program. It is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is accredited by both the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the AdvancEd commission. Elgin Academy is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school in Elgin, Illinois, United States. Old Main was closed in 1972. The Sears family helped build the Sears Art Gallery in 1924 and Sears Hall in 1940. Rather than restore it in the early 1970s, the academy sold it to the city of Elgin for $1. Elgin Academy's sports teams are nicknamed the Hilltoppers (the school being built on a hill), and their mascot is Foxman, after the nearby Fox River. The school's classrooms are largely housed in four buildings: A sports field complex, approximately one half-mile away from the main campus, includes tennis courts, grass fields, and 1/5-mile all-weather track. Our Admissions staff led by Bonita Gost, Director of Admissions and Marketing, is available for one-on-one question and answer sessions every day. If you’re wondering what social distancing in a classroom will look like at Elgin Academy this fall, check out Mr. Spencer’s ACT/SAT prep class. The school is a member of the Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools, the Illinois Coalition of Nonpublic Schools, the Cum Laude Society, the National Honor Society, and many other academic organizations. Making the decision of where to send your child to school is an important one. Parents' Evening System. The Academy was established by charter of the Illinois General Assembly in 1839 to provide students with a classical education. This is encapsulated by the slogan “Together Everyone Achieves More at Elgin Academy”. Elgin Academy is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school in Elgin, Illinois, United States. Meet with the Director of Admissions to have your individual questions answered. Please join us and find out how taking learning personally works at Elgin Academy. It was built for a school capacity of 1050 pupils, with teaching and learning facilities for all subjects currently taught in the curriculum and with flexible provision to allow for different forms of teaching and future development of the curriculum. One room still serves as a regular school classroom for the school. Download school handbook Paper copy available on request from school