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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B-
Address
350 Park Street
Elgin, IL 60120
Telephone
(847) 695-0300
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$26,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
43%
Average Financial Aid
From Elgin Academy

At Elgin Academy, taking learning personally defines every aspect of our close-knit school community. In our intentionally small-scaled classrooms, we create empowered learners from preschool through grade 12 who are willing to take academic risks that enable them to grow in self-confidence. We invite you into a conversation about how your family might fit at our private academy.

Tuition assistance is available.

Elgin Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1300
19 responses
Average ACT
30
48 responses

Culture & Safety

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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
300
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
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100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,375
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$991
National
$949
Median Home Value
$166,500
National
$184,700

Elgin Academy Reviews

27 reviews
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Academically, Elgin Academy is very strong. Classes are usually engaging and involve a great deal of conversation.
In the high school, each grade has about 30 kids in it. Halfway through the school year, everyone is tired of each other. I am usually bored after about 4 months. You are forced to interact with the same few people every day. The athletics are very bad; you'd be lucky to win 4 games in one season. We are by far the worst in our conference and will most likely remain at the bottom. The buildings, with the exception of the Ryder Center, are old and don't function well for a school environment.
I wouldn't recommend anybody to go to EA for high school unless they struggle socially in a larger environment. Your social life will be limited. Parents; don't send your kids here for upper school, it is not worth the high tuition cost and your kids will be bored and wanting a larger environemnt.
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The best private school around! The atmosphere is amazing, teachers are amazing as well as staff. My daughter has been attending since pre-school best decision we made.
Elgin Academy is a wonderful school with a variety of people. The teachers genuinely care about their students and are passionate about what they teach. I don't think I've ever felt so at home anywhere else!

The athletics are great not because we're star teams, but because of the Pack. The Pack is a group of students who go to several events (sports, concerts, or plays) and cheer on their peers. Even people who don't necessarily get along come together during these times. When the girls' basketball team got to sectionals last year, EVERYONE showed up! I've never heard such an amazing crowd!