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Illinois Homeschool Arts & Sports Opportunities

In addition to the opportunity to get out of the house and socialize, homeschool sports and arts programs can offer long-term benefits by developing characteristics like leadership, self-confidence, perserverance, and self-esteem. Many organizations and businesses have opportunities specifically for homeschoolers, while others invite homeschoolers to participate in their regular programs.

Not sure how to choose activity/activities for your children? Read how Rebecca narrows down the choice of extra-curricular activities.

Below is a list of homeschool sports and arts programs in Illinois listed alphabetically by city, with arts resources in the first section and sports resources below. If you would like to submit a Illinois arts or sports resource, you may do so using the red button above.

Homeschool Arts Opportunities in Illinois

Kaleidoscope School of Fine ArtBarrington

This resource provides fine art classes to home school students. Classes are taught by talented artists, many of which who have homeschooled their own children! Classes are available for painting, ... [Read more...]

Masterpiece Art InstructionBatavia

Karine Bauch teaches live classes in conjunction with Water Street Studios in Batavia, IL, where she is the Director of Education. [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...]

The Little Art SchoolBloomington

The Little Art School is in Downtown Bloomington and it's brand new! The physical space is unique as well as aesthetically pleasing. The teachers are well qualified, enthusiastic, and patient. Dr.... [Read more...]

Anderson Music Studio – Private and Group String LessonsBrookfield

If you're looking for high-quality Suzuki education, visit Anderson Music Studio! AMS offers student-centered string instruction in the western suburbs of Chicago. Founded and directed by local str... [Read more...]

Champaign County Forest Preserve DistrictChampaign County

The Champaign County Forest Preserve District's Museum and Education Department is offering homeschool classes and educational resources for families looking to supplement their science and history... [Read more...]

School of Rock ChicagoChicago

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Students... [Read more...]

One River School of Art Lincoln SquareChicago

One River School of Art + Design has embarked on a mission to transform art education in America. Today, our innovative program teaches thousands of students in ten schools across six states with m... [Read more...]

Aikido World Alliance – Kiku Matsu DojoChicago

Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art. Aikido is non-competitive and fosters discipline, cooperation and self-awareness through partner practice. Along with speeding up the maturation proces... [Read more...]

Chicago Jazz PhilharmonicChicago

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic's Jazz Academy program is an out-of-school community music program that invites young musicians from all across the Chicago metropolitan area and beyond to participate in ... [Read more...]

Marsha’s MusicChicago

Marsha’s Music is a family-oriented music class designed for little ones and the adults who love them. Using the world renowned Music Together program, this class empowers parents to create musical... [Read more...]

CYT ChicagoChicago, Aurora, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kenosha (WI),Lake, McHenry, Oak Park and Rockford Metro areas.

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) offers theater arts classes for children as an after-school activity. Each local program conducts three ten-week sessions throughout the school year, teaching drama, v... [Read more...]

Midwest Young Artists ConservatoryChicago, north suburban

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory provides orchestral, jazz, choral, and chamber music ensembles of the highest quality for over 900 students from throughout Chicagoland and southern Wisconsin. Th... [Read more...]

Introduction to Cartoon StorytellingChicago/Evanston/Chicagoland

Two-time Emmy nominated writer/producer and cartoonist Steven Fischer offers private lessons in Cartoon Storytelling. For over 10-years Steven has helped artists ages 10-20 strengthen storytelling ... [Read more...]

Mindful Marks StudioChicago/Suburban Chicago

Mindful Marks Studio provides art and mindful education. The mission to teach children the calming qualities that come with making art. The art program uses a variety of art styles and mediums whil... [Read more...]

Music Makers…for Life, Inc.Crystal Lake

Music School offers a unique and exciting alternative to traditional methods of learning and experiencing music. Small group music lessons as well as private lessons to all ages and for all instrum... [Read more...]

School of Rock ElmhurstElmhurst

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Students... [Read more...]

Jacqueline Jellison-Landis, Musician/TeacherElmhurst

Private piano instruction by certified experienced teacher with Master's Degree. Preschool through adult students accepted. [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 all... [Read more...]

School of Rock EvanstonEvanston

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Students... [Read more...]

Piven Theatre WorkshopEvanston

The mission of Piven Theatre Workshop is to encourage a process of creative exploration that celebrates each individual’s unique voice through an ensemble-based, community-oriented approach to thea... [Read more...]

One River School of Art + DesignEvanston

This resource is a creative, social, and safe way for students to learn about contemporary art and practices. Camps, weekly classes, and homeschool cohorts available. [Read more...]

Heritage Christian SchoolFrankfort

Heritage Christian School offers home school families the opportunity to expand the children’s training in areas such as science, math, music, and physical education by allowing parents enroll stud... [Read more...]

School of Rock Glen EllynGlen Ellyn

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Students... [Read more...]

It’s Sew Simple With SandyGlen Ellyn/Lombard

Sandy teaches small group sewing lessons from her sewing studio. You can bring your own sewing machine, but not necessary since machines can be provided Each month features a new theme of projects ... [Read more...]

Fish Tales Pottery and PetsHerrin

We offer a wide range of paint-your-own-pottery as well as board art, canvas art and mosaics. We have arts & crafts for all ages and all price ranges. We offer classes but you don't have to wai... [Read more...]

Fine Arts VoiceHighland Park

Private voice instruction in musical theater by a professional singer Sarah Schroeder.  Ms. Schroeder holds a Master's in vocal pedagogy and performance. Solid vocal technique, audition coaching, s... [Read more...]

Kuchta Academy of Fine Art & IllustrationHighland Park

Art classes for students of all ages interested in furthering their knowledge and abilities in the world of art. The foundational teaching at the Kuchta Academy is based on a classical style of ... [Read more...]

School of Rock HighwoodHighwood

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Students... [Read more...]

School of Rock HinsdaleHinsdale

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Students... [Read more...]

AFA – Academics, Fitness and the ArtsLake and surrounding Counties

An innovative format that focuses on Academics, Fitness and the Arts. Children participate in a variety of fun skills and techniques which enhances their knowledge, health and creative abilities. ... [Read more...]

The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts: Arts Education SeriesLebanon

The Hett is pleased to present a wide variety of professional touring companies programmed specifically for K-12. The Arts Education Series offers daytime performances for students and exposes them... [Read more...]

David Adler Arts CenterLibertyville

The Adler Arts Center is Libertyville's historic cultural hub. Serving the Northern Suburbs of Chicago for over 30 years, the Adler Center provides group art and music classes, private art and mus... [Read more...]

Maywood Fine ArtsMaywood

Maywood Fine Arts is a non profit organization that offers quality and affordable arts education to Maywood and the surrounding communities. Classes offered include Dance, Music (piano, voice, guit... [Read more...]

Minooka Music Studio, Inc.Minooka/Channahon/Joliet/Morris

Minooka Music Studio offers Private Music Lessons & Group Classes. We have added morning & early afternoon hours for students who would like music instruction during the day- during these h... [Read more...]

School of Rock MokenaMokena

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Students... [Read more...]

School of Rock NapervilleNaperville

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Students... [Read more...]

The Learning VineNaperville

The Learning Vine is a homeschool co-op that partners with parents to provide academic, elective, and enrichment classes. This co-op offers Kindergarten through 12th grade academic classes on Monda... [Read more...]

Private Music Lessons with Jason ThompsonNaperville

Jason specializes in teaching private music lessons in guitar, piano, ukulele and bass guitar. Check out his testimonials and bio at jaytguitar.com. Jason travels to student's homes and has a priva... [Read more...]

Bach to Rock NorthbrookNorthbrook

Bach To Rock is "THE" music school for students of all ages. B2R's unique method is based on the idea that students learn best when they join together in groups to play the music they like the most... [Read more...]

School of Rock Oak ParkOak Park

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Students... [Read more...]

School of Rock PlainfieldPlainfield

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Students... [Read more...]

Champs Homeschool Co-opRolling Meadows

Christian Homeschool Arts & Music Programs [Read more...]

Dickinson’s Little Vaudeville, Inc.Rolling Meadows

Year round classes for kids 5-15, teaching old-fashioned Vaudeville Variety skills. Sing, dance, act, learn comedy routines, stage direction, Vaudeville terminology, and performance skills. Teachin... [Read more...]

Molly McLinden- Private and Group Vocal and Acting InstructionSchaumburg

Molly McLinden offers private vocal and acting instruction in Schaumburg, AND to students anywhere online! Lessons are 100% customizable and can be individual, in pairs or small groups. Students le... [Read more...]

Youtheatre at North Shore Center for the Performing ArtsSkokie

Youtheatre productions offer a unique opportunity to engage students from Kindergarten through 12th grade in the performing arts. Whether they are historical, cultural, scientific or literary, Yout... [Read more...]

Melody Mart USA Private Piano LessonsSouth Holland

Piano teacher seeks enthusiastic piano students. Teacher can teach in your home or you can travel to instructors. Lessons available for ages 6-adult. Try it month by month. Group lessons available ... [Read more...]

Pottery Painting ActivityWest Chicago

Host a Party. Paint Wheel thrown Pottery. Find Your Creativity! Handmade, wheel thrown pottery brought to your event and you and your guests get to paint. This is a great way to be creative and hav... [Read more...]

Art Tutoring West SuburbsWheaton

This Art Tutoring Resource is for those interested in getting ready to take the AP Studio Art test, Work on Skill Improvement, Building your Portfolio, Exploring more Skills & Media, Focusing o... [Read more...]

Homeschool Sports Opportunities in Illinois

The Labs USAAurora

The Labs USA offers unique fitness classes for youth. The Catalyst Kids class focuses on human powered cardio and a huge indoor functional fitness playground. Labs also has youth Warrior classes, y... [Read more...]

PCHA Eagles BasketballAurora and surrounding Chicago Suburbs

Offering competitive basketball for homeschool boys and girls ages 12-18. PCHA Eagles Basketball is a Christian organization that emphasizes player development in a family-friendly environment. [Read more...]

Sokol SpiritBrookfield

Sokol Spirit is a non-profit organization in Brookfield, IL that has been involved in the community since 1929! This organization has been a guiding force in the promotion of physical fitness for m... [Read more...]

Goldfish Swim School Burr RidgeBurr Ridge

Every parent wants the best for their kids. It’s why development books, educational DVDs and parenting courses are so popular. But it’s all so overwhelming. So what works the best? Well, science sa... [Read more...]

Premier Gymnastics AcademyDowners Grove

Premier Gymnastics Academy offers morning and afternoon year ‘round home-schooled student group classes, individual parent and tot, preschool, kindergarten and boys and girls tumbling and gymnastic... [Read more...]

British Swim School – Downtown ChicagoDowntown Chicago & Skokie

For almost 40 years, British Swim School has been dedicated to teaching water safety and survival skills to children as young as 3 months through to adults regardless of ability. British Swim Schoo... [Read more...]

Legacy Christian AthleticsDupage County

Competitive homeschool volleyball for Jr High and High School girls. [Read more...]

Illinois Crusaders Homeschool VolleyballDupage/Kanes Counties

Crossroads homeschool sports program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Established 20 years ago it is committed to excelling in competition while developing people as athletes and bel... [Read more...]

Campton Hills Equestrian CenterElgin

Offerings Horse Back Riding lessons to all ages 5 and up! Family friendly environment with lots of opportunities for our riders! Indoor and outdoor arenas available! Knowledgeable trainers and safe... [Read more...]

Midwest Academy Of TaeKwon-DoElgin - Fox Valley

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HRK EaglesGurnee

HRK Eagles Mission Statement: To provide competitive sports for students who seek to honor God through athletics. Sports Offered: Fall (August - October): Boys Flag Football (Ages 7-18); Girls ... [Read more...]

Premier Gymnastics Academy – JolietJoliet

Aspire Gymnastics Academy offers morning and afternoon year ‘round home-schooled student group classes, individual parent and tot, preschool, kindergarten and boys and girls tumbling and gymnastics... [Read more...]

Maywood Fine ArtsMaywood

Maywood Fine Arts is a non profit organization that offers quality and affordable arts education to Maywood and the surrounding communities. Classes offered include Dance, Music (piano, voice, guit... [Read more...]

Millennium Farm LtdMundelein/Northwest suburbs Chicago

This program will provide a student with access to physical activity while learning to ride and care for a living being. Horses are safe and gentle for beginner riders. Organizational skills, respo... [Read more...]

Goldfish Swim School NapervilleNaperville

Goldfish Swim School – Naperville is a state-of-the art swimming facility dedicated to teaching children as early as 4 months how to swim. Goldfish is much more than a swim school. Goldfish prides ... [Read more...]

British Swim School in NapervilleNaperville, Glendale Heights, South Elgin, Geneva, St. Charles, Bloomingdale & Lisle

British Swim School fosters a love and respect for water within kids and adults. The Dupage-Kane British Swim School family is delighted to offer on-going enrollment into British Swim School’s uniq... [Read more...]

Sky Zone – HomeSchool HopNormal

Bring your kids to the Home School Hop! A designated time every Friday from 1pm-4pm to ensure home schoolers are staying active while still having fun! Just $12 per Jumper for 60 Minutes or $15 ... [Read more...]

Goldfish Swim School PlainfieldPlainfield

Goldfish Swim School – Plainfield is a state-of-the art swimming facility dedicated to teaching children as early as 4 months how to swim. Goldfish is much more than a swim school. Goldfish prides ... [Read more...]

Quincy Saints VolleyballQuincy

Quincy Saints Volleyball is made up of area Christian Home School students from the Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri area. [Read more...]

Main Stay Therapeutic FarmRichmond/McHenry

Love horses and animals? Main Stay Therapeutic Farm offers a holistic environment for a diverse range of learners. Our wide variety of programs includes 6 week horsemanship sessions where kids lear... [Read more...]

Epic Air Trampoline ParkSouth Elgin

Take physical fitness to the next level! Home Schooling Program First Tuesday of Every Month 1:30pm-4:30pm September through May. $15/jumper. Excluding Holidays and Holiday Breaks/days off of schoo... [Read more...]

Goldfish Swim School – St. CharlesSt. Charles

Goldfish Swim School was created to give kids the platform to build essential life skills that will help them make waves in life. We’ve created an inviting and safe place where kids overcome their ... [Read more...]

Lil’ Kickers Fox ValleySugar Grove

Nationally recognized child development program. Soccer for Kids 18 months - 9 years old. [Read more...]

TwistStars Tumbling and TrampolineTinley Park

TwistStars offers tumbling classes and/or trampoline classes for age groups 3 and up Monday through Friday. Services also include weekday fitness programs and open gyms. [Read more...]

Double J Riding Club Homeschool CoursesWest Suburban Chicagoland

Double J Riding Club, located in Countryside, Illinois (near #294 and #55 intersections),offers programs exclusively for homeschoolers. Please visit the website at doublejridingclub.com for more in... [Read more...]

Victory SportsWheaton

Victory Sports Home School Sports Jam is a program for children between the ages of 5 and 13. Each session contains fitness, skill development, and low key competition components. Instructions wi... [Read more...]

The American Academy of GymnasticsWheeling, IL / Northbrook, IL

The American Academy of Gymnastics offers exciting opportunities for students to run, jump and swing their way through one hour of loosely structured gymnastics fun. The American Academy of Gymnast... [Read more...]

Big Blue Swim SchoolWilmette

Big Blue Swim School is serious about swimming and believes swimming is a lifelong, lifesaving skill that every child needs. They also know that when kids are having fun, the learning comes easy. T... [Read more...]

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