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Great news - there will be no increase in ICNS dues for 2015-2016. Our member schools will receive the services of ICNS as a state-wide organization representing the interest of nonpublic schools for just $75/year. Click here to join today.

CAPE Outlook
November 2015

Private School Students More
Likely to Be Ready for College


Fall Featured ICNS Member School

St Theresa Students
ICNS Member - St. Theresa Catholic School in Palatine was awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education for 2015. St. Theresa was recognized for its students' accomplishments and their hard work and dedication. Helping students "Learn Intellectually, Grow Physically and Soar Spiritually" has been the passion of St. Theresa for over 60 years. The school family is committed to providing a superior quality education founded in love and Christian faith and is dedicated to teaching and living Catholic values. St. Theresa students become responsible leaders in their homes, parishes and communities, using their time, talent and treasure to make our world a better place.

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


Click here for more information related to Nonpublic Education in Illinois

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)




Ad Hoc Committee for IL Home Education

Agudath Israel of America

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 Educational 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
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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