Committee for IL Home Education
Alternative Schools Network
Archdiocese of Chicago (Catholic)
Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago
Association of Christian Schools International
Association of Illinois Montessori Schools
Catholic Conference of Illinois
Chicagoland Lutheran Education Foundation
Christian Schools International
Council of Islamic Schools of CIOGC
Deerfield Montessori Schools
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
Evangelical Lutheran - Wisconsin Synod
Illinois Association of Christian Schools
Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Lutheran Schools - Central Illinois District -
Lutheran Schools - Northern Illinois District -
Lutheran Schools - Southern Illinois District -
Seventh-Day Adventist Illinois Conference
Seventh-Day Adventist Lake Region Conference
Solomon 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)