Ad Hoc Committee
for IL Home Education
Israel of America
Alternative Schools Network
of Chicago (Catholic)
Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago
Association of Christian Schools International
of Illinois Montessori Schools
Conference of Illinois
Lutheran Education Foundation
of Islamic Schools of CIOGC
Lutheran Church of America
Lutheran - Wisconsin Synod
Association of Christian Schools
Association of Independent Schools
Schools - Central Illinois District - LCMS
Schools - Northern Illinois District - LCMS
Schools - Southern Illinois District - LCMS
Adventist Illinois Conference
Adventist Lake Region Conference
Schechter Day Schools
Illinois Coalition of Non-Public 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?
Though 79% of private schools in America have some
religious affiliation, there is an enormous amount
of diversity across the spectrum of private school
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.
The National 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."
public 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.
Looking 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 Education.
To learn more about benefits available to private
school students, teachers and other personnel under
Illinois Nonpublic School Key Links:
State Board of Education
ISBE Nonpublic School homepage
Link to CAPE’s “Benefits of Private Education”
Federal Nonpublic School Key Links:
Department of Education (USDOE)
Office of Nonpublic Schools, USDOE
Council for American Private Education (CAPE)
Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)