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Illinois Homeschool Organizations & Support Groups

Since homeschooling is regulated at the state level, connecting with local homeschoolers is an important step to start homeschooling in Illinois. State homeschool organizations and local homeschool groups are not just a good place to learn the specifics of legally homeschooling in Illinois—they can also help you to get connected with the local homeschooling community. Many homeschool groups offer co-ops, classes, sports and arts opportunities, and social get-togethers.

Our listing of Illinois state organizations and local homeschool groups is ordered alphabetically by city, with statewide organizations listed first. If you would like to submit a group, you may do so using the red button above.

Illinois Homeschool Organizations

Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE)Illinois Statewide

"The mission of ICHE is to call, encourage, and assist Christian families to trust our trustworthy God through practicing a home-based, family-funded, multi-generational, life-long discipleship tha... [Read more...]

Illinois Local Homeschool Groups

CHAMPs HomeschoolArlington Heights/NW Chicago Surburban Area

Champs Homeschool Co-Op meets on Mondays from September through May. Both enrichment and academic classes are available for preschool through high school students. [Read more...]


St. Clair County Christian Home is intended to provide useful information to aid families in their endeavor to educate their children at home. Please contact us if you have any questions conerning ... [Read more...]

Nichols Community CenterBelleville

A resource facility for classes, groups or events. Nichols Community Center has multiple classrooms, a gym, ballet/dance room, youth specific rooms and some supplies. Please contact Nichols Commu... [Read more...]

Crossroads Area Home School AssociationBloomington

CAHSA unites Central Illinois homeschoolers in the area where I-74, I-39, I-55 and IL-51 connect. This website is a resource for those who have chosen homeschooling as the best route for educating ... [Read more...]

National Parenting Education Network (NPEN)Chicago

The vision of the National Parenting Education Network (NPEN) is that all parents/families will have the information, resources and support needed to provide a nurturing relationship and an optimal... [Read more...]

Homeschool KingdomElmhurst

Homeschool Kingdom offers gym, art, science, acting, piano, guitar, voice, dance, karate, Spanish, programming/engineering/robotics to all ages including High School level classes. Connect Hour al... [Read more...]

Scott Area Military Home EducatorsFairview Heights

A group of military related families living around Scott AFB. Membership to our group provides families with information about educational as well as social opportunities. SAMHE membership provid... [Read more...]

Westside HOUSEForest Park and surrounding areas

Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience is an inclusive, non-sectarian network of homeschooling support groups. The Westside HOUSE chapter meets the second Friday of each month at the Forest Par... [Read more...]

Northern Illinois Christian Home Educators (NICHE)Freeport

A member led homeschool parent support group and co-op, our mission is to provide support, encouragement and prayer to our members. Come find your NICHE with us! Contact us for more information, or... [Read more...]

Illinois H.O.U.S.E.Illinois Statewide

H.O.U.S.E. (Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience) is a network of homeschool support groups whose purpose is to support families in exercising their right to homeschool regardless of age, colo... [Read more...]

Homeschooling in IllinoisIllinois Statewide

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Illinois Christian Home Educators Support GroupsIllinois Statewide

ICHE's vast network of Support Groups reaches all parts of Illinois. These locally based groups provide mentoring, schooling resources, curriculum ideas, prayer support, and the individual "hand... [Read more...]

Saint Scholastica Home School GroupLake & McHenry Counties, IL & Southern WI

Established in 1985, SOSS is a vibrant, active Catholic Home School Group that has 50-70 families in a typical year. A variety of committees provide activities and events throughout the school yea... [Read more...]

FOCHEMadison County and Surrounding Areas

Family of Christian Home Educators is a Christian Homeschool Group providing information, support, and guidance to ALL Homeschoolers while seeking God’s wisdom, knowledge and guidance and sharing G... [Read more...]

Homeschool Resource CenterMonee

The Homeschool Resource Center exists to provide information, advice, encouragement, fellowship, and resources to Christian homeschooling families. The Center also conducts monthly meetings that in... [Read more...]

Splendor of Truth Catholic Home Educators (SOTCHE)Northeastern region

Splendor of Truth Catholic Home Educators, or SOTCHE (pronounced SAH-chee), is a group of homeschooling Catholic families. The group’s location spans the Illinois/Wisconsin border: from southeaster... [Read more...]

Association of Peoria Area Christian Home EducatorsPeoria

"Helping Parents Excel in Home Educating Their Children from a Christian Perspective". The vision of APACHE is threefold: To provide education and information to parents. To provide activities to... [Read more...]

Peoria Area HomeschoolersPeoria

Enhancing the home education experience for homeschooling parent/guardians of all backgrounds in the Peoria area. PAH provides an opportunity for members to provide support, play dates, field trips... [Read more...]

Apache Association of Peoria Area Christian Home EducatorsPeoria

Helping parents excel in home educating their children from a Christian perspective, Apache is a non-profit homeschooling association located in Central Illinois. APACHE provides a yearly home educ... [Read more...]

Many Rivers UnschoolersPlainfield

An all inclusive homeschooling group. We practice child-led learning, as opposed to following a set curriculum. We meet every Wednesday for an unstructured play group, and on other days for special... [Read more...]

SVCHE Sauk Valley Christian Home EducatorsRock Falls

This resource group supports homeschoolers in the Sauk Valley Area (Ogle, Whiteside, Carrol, Lee, Bureau Counties). SVCHE offers parent-led enrichment classes, field trips, parties, and graduation ... [Read more...]

Illinois Homeschoolers for Open Peaceful EducationRockford

I-H.O.P.E exists to offer supplemental classes, field trips, and other enrichment activities for homeschoolers and their families. I-H.O.P.E provides support and encouragement to all; regardless of... [Read more...]

True North of RockfordRockford

True North of Rockford Homeschool is dedicated to providing educational and social opportunities for Rockford-area families. This is a secular group that welcomes the whole spectrum of belief syste... [Read more...]

Homeschool Friends of St Charles (and surrounding areas)Saint Charles

This group is for all preschool, grade school, middle school and high school homeschoolers within 20 min of Saint Charles (or the willingness to drive to St Charles). This new meetup group's go... [Read more...]

Schaumburg H.O.U.S.E.Schaumburg, Elgin, Streamwood, Wheaton, and Bartlett

A non-sectarian group of homeschoolers that support all educational philosophies and family lifestyles. We facilitate activities, classes, cultural events, and general gatherings to aid our childr... [Read more...]

Grassroots HomeschoolersSouth Suburban Chicagoland Area. Matteson, IL

Grassroots is open to anyone with an interest in homeschooling. Based in Matteson, Illinois, this is a non-denominational, nonsectarian, registered non-profit organization that has existed since 19... [Read more...]

Christian Homeschooling AssociationSpringfield

Christian Homeschooling Association (CHA) is located in Springfield Illinois and serves the central Illinois Homeschool community. The organization was founded to provide education and support for ... [Read more...]

Central Illinois Interest Group of Mocha Moms, Inc.Springfield

About Mocha Moms, Inc. Mocha Moms, Inc. began in 1997 as a support group for African American at-home moms. We have since expanded our scope to include all mothers of color regardless of employme... [Read more...]

SHARE (St. Louis Homeschooling Activities, Resources, and Encouragement)St. Louis City and County

S.H.A.R.E. (St. Louis Homeschooling Activities, Resources and Encouragement) is a large independent support group founded and operated by volunteer parents who home educate their children in the Gr... [Read more...]

Teaching Homes for ChristWest Chicago

Teaching Homes is a low cost support group and collection of Christian families that are home schooling all or some of their children and want to share our love of Jesus Christ. Encouragement and ... [Read more...]

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