Student Learning

Success is not a happy accident—it takes careful planning and preparation. At Elgin School, we work as an extended family to develop talents and character traits, assess academic learning, and map the path to achieving every student’s goals.

Character Counts

The mission of Character Counts! is to improve civility through character development and ethical leadership. This worldwide initiative transforms lives and strengthens communities.

Here, on the Elgin School Campus, we learn, model, and teach ethics, morals, and empathy through the use of the Character Counts! program. We embed Character Counts! into what we do every day—at our morning flag ceremony, in the classroom, within our learning programs, and through our sports and our discipline. We sincerely hope our students will learn and continue to share their Character Counts! knowledge throughout their personal life journeys. 

The Six Pillars of Character (TRRFCC)

  • Trustworthiness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Fairness
  • Caring
  • Citizenship
Six Pillars of Character graphic. Trustworthiness. Respect. Responsibility. Fairness. Caring. Citizenship.