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Homeschooling in Illinois

We have assembled resources for homeschool families in Illinois to find local support groups and laws concerning homeschooling in Illinois

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Regional Information

  • Association of Peoria Area Christian Home Educators (APACHE)
    • P.O. Box 5203, Peoria, IL 61601-5203
    • Voicemail: 309-589-1307
    • E-mail Us
  • C. U. B. S. Christians United for Better Schooling - a Christian homeschool group meeting on the second Monday of each month. For members we offer a lending library, field trips, Thanksgiving banquet/talent show, end of the year ceremony, enrichment program, Christmas craft fair and wonderful fellowship with other homeschool families. We are a family friendly group.
    • Location: In Chicago between Lawrence & Montrose off the highway.
    • Contact: Joyce Niemi
    • E-mail:
  • Catholic Homeschoolers in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago
  • CHC - a support group for Chicago homeschoolers with young kids - Yahoo group
  • Chicagoland Homeschool Network
  • Christian Family Educational Co-op - Cook, DuPage, Kendall, and Will counties
  • Cornerstone Christian Homeschool Co-Operative (CCHC) - Cornerstone is a Christian homeschool cooperative in Joliet, IL dedicated to assisting families in nurturing their children by providing excellent instruction from a biblical worldview. Our group seeks to do this by offering quality academic and enrichment classes taught by teachers who openly express faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and using curriculum that teaches traditional values, Christian character, and biblical principles
  • Crossroads Are Homeschool - Bloomington
  • Family of Christian Home-School Educators - Troy
  • Families in Action Together (F.I.A.T.) -We are a newly-formed Catholic homeschool support group that serves the Joliet and Plainfield areas in Illinois.  F.I.A.T. provides opportunities for faith, fellowship, and education for the whole family.  We seek to encourage one another as we strive to give our children the formation that they need to become  mature disciples of Christ.  We are based out of St. Jude's Catholic Church in Joliet, IL.
  • Fox Valley Homeschool Meetup - This is a place where homeschooling families from the Western Suburbs can connect with each other, socialize, make friends, set up events & playdates, ask questions, share ideas, explore resources, network together and have fun!   Most of our Meet-ups are in the Oswego, Naperville, Aurora, Yorkville, Montgomery and Plainfield areas however, anyone from neighboring towns are welcome. Many of our field trips also are in nearby areas.
  • Homeschool Resource Center - Monee, Il - exists to provide information, advice, encouragement and resources to Christian homeschooling families. The Center also conducts monthly meetings that include discussions on various subjects pertaining to the heart of homeschooling and home discipleship. We offer homeschooling families in the area: A Monthly Support Group Meeting, Two weekly homeschool co-ops, meeting at various times throughout the year on Tues &Thurs, Email database to send current info on upcoming events & opportunities, Large Homeschool Resource Library, How-to-start homeschooling packets, Used curriculum for sale, Free Table - bring any items to give away to the monthly support group meetings, ICHE Convention Discount Rates, HSLDA Membership Discount Rates
  • Homeschool Village - Addison - a place to connect with local Christian homeschooling families in person as well as virtually. A place where you can seek out support or advice, make lasting relationships for you and your children and stay up to date with what is happening in the local homeschool community.
  • I-H.O.P.E. - Rockford area - I-H.O.P.E. is a group of homeschooling families working together to provide supplemental classes and other enrichment activities for homeschoolers.
  • LIHE Network - Lincoln
  • MICAH Homeschool Support Group and Cooperative - Decatur
  • The Muslim Homeschool (Illinois homeschoolers) - Chicago western suburbs
  • Northside Unschoolers Group (NUG) - Northside Unschoolers (NUG) is an open support group for unschoolers, and homeschoolers in and around Chicago.
  • Peoria Area Homeschoolers - This page presents resources including types of homeschooling, curriculum, play group ideas, university data, and a message board. Supports homeschoolers near Peoria, Illinois.
  • Potter's Hand Homeschool Group - Will County
  • Princeton Area Home Educators ( P.A.H.E.) - We are a diverse group of individuals who come together for the common goal of fellowship, support, education, and encouragement in the pursuit of home educating our children. We offer monthly support meetings. We also meet twice a month where different classes are offered along with Field Trip opportunitites.
  • St. Clair County Christian Home Educators (SCCCHE)
  • Teaching Homes for Christ - Chicago

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