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Grant Accountability & Transparency Act (GATA)

Congratulations to our two ICNS member schools who have won a free one-year ICNS membership -- Immanuel Lutheran School in Hillside and Cathedral Immaculate Conception in Springfield. These names were randomly picked from the schools who participated in our ICNS Survey. Thank you again to all who participated. We very much appreciate your time and comments.


2016 Blue Ribbon Schools Named

CAPE Outlook
January 2017

Parent Satisfaction Highest in Private Schools

Parent Satisfaction Highest in Private Schools

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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.


To learn more about benefits available to private schools students, teachers and other personnel, visit the U.S. Department of Education Office of Nonpublic Education


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Federal Labor Law Posters
A school may obtain (at no cost) the required posters that reflect the federal laws governing employers. Click here to order your posters.

Link to CAPE’s  “Benefits of Private Education” brochure: http://www.capenet.org/benefits4.html

Illinois Nonpublic School Key Links:
Illinois State Board of Education

Federal Nonpublic Key Links:
U.S. Department of Education (USDOE)
Council for American Private Education (CAPE)
National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)

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Association of Christian Schools International

Association of Illinois Montessori Schools

Catholic Conference of Illinois

Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation

Christian Schools International

Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC)

Deerfield Montessori Schools

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