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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
December 2016

Private Schools See Enrollment Uptick

Private Schools See Enrollment Uptick

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.


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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Ad Hoc Committee for IL Home Education

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Alternative Schools Network

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Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago

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
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
Evangelical Lutheran - Wisconsin Synod
Illinois Association of Christian Schools
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Lutheran Schools - Central Illinois District - LCMS
Lutheran Schools - Northern Illinois District - LCMS
Lutheran Schools - Southern Illinois District - LCMS
Seventh-Day Adventist Illinois Conference
Solomon Schechter Day Schools of Metropolitan Chicago


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