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Agudath Israel of America
Archdiocese of Chicago
Torahs of Chicago
Association of Christian Schools International
Association of Illinois Montessori
Catholic Conference of
Chicagoland Lutheran Education
Christian Schools International
Council of Islamic Schools
Deerfield Montessori Schools
Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Illinois Association of
Lake Michigan Association
of Independent Schools
Lutheran Schools - Central
Illinois District - LCMS
Lutheran Schools - Northern Illinois
District - LCMS
Lutheran Schools - Southern
Illinois District - LCMS
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Coalition of Nonpublic Schools
you know private schools account for 25% of all schools in the United
States, 10% of all students and 12% of all full time teachers?
of private schools in America have some religious affiliation, there
is an enormous amount of diversity across the spectrum of private
Illinois is a superb example of this diversity.
Nearly twenty different private school groups exist in Illinois
comprising over 14% of the state's student population.
One in seven students in Illinois attends a nonpublic school.
Over 325,000 students from tax-paying families in nearly 1,500 nonpublic
schools choose to attend a nonpublic school.
Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), working in concert with
the U.S. Department of Education USDOE, defines nonpublic schools
as schools that are "owned and governed by entities that are
independent of any government - typically, religious bodies or independent
boards of trustees."
school constituents, nonpublic school constituents are tax-paying
citizens who are committed freedom, the value of every child, quality
education and the nurture of good citizenship.
for a nonpublic school?
This useful tool, provided by the National Center for Educational
Statistics, allows a user to locate a private school throughout
the USA using a variety of search criteria.
Find out how
your elected officials voted on key Congressional legislation affecting
private education. Maintained by the Council for American Private
To learn more
about benefits available to private school students, teachers and
other personnel under NCLB, visit:
Nonpublic School Key Links:
Illinois State Board
ISBE Nonpublic School homepage
to CAPE’s “Benefits of Private Education” brochure:
School Key Links:
U.S. Department of
Office of Nonpublic Schools, USDOE
Council for American
Private Education (CAPE)
National Center for
Educational Statistics (NCES)