Visit Day Information

​​​Visit Day Information

Prospective students are required to attend a visit day where they will experience a typical day in the life of an Elgin Academy student. Students shadow with their current grade level.

  • Preschool and Prekindergarten half day applicants visit the classroom from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and full day applicants visit the classroom from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Kindergartners through fourth grade students will visit in the classroom from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will also take part in an academic screening.
  • Fifth through twelfth grade students visit from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and spend the entire day shadowing a current EA student. Students applying for 5th grade will spend part of their day with 4th grade  and two academic periods in the middle school with 5th grade.  Students applying for 9th grade will visit the 9th grade classes.


Scheduling the Student Visit

Once your student’s application has been submitted, parents can log on to their account and sign up for a visit day that works for their schedule.

Please advise the admissions staff in advance if your ​student has any allergies or special medical needs. If so, we will need a signed permission note with instructions​ from your physician.

​We will need to know the applicant's language choice: French (grades PS - 12), Spanish (grades 1-12), or Latin (grades 7-12).

Also, what Math course does ​the applicant currently take, and do ​ they have a favorite subject or area of interest? (This will help us assign a host student with similar interests.)


On the Day of Your Child’s Visit​​

​​Please arrive promptly at 8:00 a.m. to meet the admissions representative in the Rider Center.

Parking is available in the reserved admissions spots at the end of Academy Place, outside the Rider Center.


What to Bring

Kindergarten through 8th grade students need to bring a healthy snack that is free of any nut-related products.

Kindergarten through 12th grade students will receive a complimentary lunch. Full day preschool students should bring their lunch.

​​​Preschool through 8th grade students need to bring an extra pair of gym shoes for gym class. ​