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Illinois Christian Home Educators Edit Remove More
P.O. Box 307, Russell, IL 60075
Phone: (847) 603-1259
Fax: (847) 360-9875
Email: Form / Contact Page
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 that builds Christian character, pursues excellence in academics, nurtures an ever-deepening faith, and impacts our world for Jesus Christ.
Apple Tree Christian Homeschoolers Edit Remove
Lake Villa, IL
A Christian homeschooling co-operative for children 1st-12th grade and their younger siblings. We meet several times monthly on Wednesdays from 8:45-2:00, September through April. Apple Tree has a scope and sequence for each grade that offers alternating unit studies of history, science, and literature, along with weekly music, drama, physical education, and art. Read more...
Arlington HOUSE (Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience) Edit Remove
The Chicagoland area - Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and surrounding areas
Contact: Vid Axel
Arlington HOUSE (a chapter of Illinois HOUSE), is an open support group for homeschooling families. Being a non-directed support group, we rely on the creativity, resources, needs and interests of our members to help coordinate field trips and activities. We meet weekly for Park Days; support both a private Yahoo Group and private Facebook page for members for sharing resources, information coordination and planning; hold occasional organizational meetings for parents; and more. Dues, which also include membership in the statewide Illinois HOUSE, are $5 per family, annually. We are inclusive and nonsectarian, and we welcome families who employ a rich variety of homeschooling approaches, personal beliefs and ethnic backgrounds. Read more...
Association of Peoria Area Christian Home Educators (APACHE) Edit Remove More
P.O. Box 5203, Peoria, IL 61601
Phone: (309) 589-1307
APACHE is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a volunteer board of directors. We are not a membership organization, but instead offer a monthly newsletter, annual convention, used curriculum fair, and various events throughout the year. We encourage subscribers to use the newsletter and website to communicate with other subscribers for support, connections, and a heads-up on special events that will enhance their home education efforts.
Beacon Homeschool Group Edit Remove More
P.O. Box 1312, Palatine, IL 60078
Contact: Amy Burnham
Phone: (847) 537-9184
A Christian group that seeks to provide opportunities that relate to the education of children and support of families. Our supportive efforts include time set aside for fellowship and encouragement through supportive speakers and discussions and also through offerings of resources, workshops, field trips and group activities.
Boy Scout Pack 200, Troop 200, and Venturing crew 0002 Edit Remove
Contact: Scott Gill
Phone: (815) 621-0540
We are a predominately homeschooled Boy Scouts of America Pack, Troop, and Venturing Crew program. We offer cub scouts and boy scouts for boys from first grade through 18 years of age. We also offer Venturing, a BSA program for boys and girls from 14 to 21 years of age. Our program has existed for over 7 years. Read more...
CHC Christian Homeschool Connection Edit Remove More
Serving East-Central IL
We are a web based support group with meet ups that happen throughout the Champaign/Urbana area. We do have a co-op that meets once a week for elective classes, run by parents. Great group of families!
Chicagoland Homeschoolers Inclusively Learning and Discovering (CHILD) Edit Remove More
Western suburbs of Chicago (primarily DuPage county)
CHILD is a group for families who seek to connect with others for support, ideas, and enjoyment. The group is secular and inclusive, with children currently ranging in age from young toddlers to teens. All are welcome! Playgroups and meet-ups will typically be on Fridays within the general areas of Villa Park (NE border) and Woodridge (SW border). However, as the group strives to be member-driven, dates and locations may vary depending on the organizer.
Christian Home Educating Families (CHEF) Edit Remove More
Based in Crete, IL 60417
Contact: Carl Triebold
Phone: (708) 672-5158
Monthly meetings, monthly newsletter, field trips, guest speakers.
Christian Workshops of the Fox Valley (CWF) Edit Remove
Currently meets in Elgin, IL and includes members from Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, Elgin, South Elgin, St. Charles, and Hanover Park
Contact: Michelle Pollard
Phone: (630) 263-5238
Email: Form / Contact Page
CWF is a co-op of families that meet weekly (Mondays) during the spring and fall semesters at at Epworth Methodist Church in Elgin. A wide variety of enrichment classes are offered for preschool through high school students. Because parents volunteer their time to teach, we are an affordable co-op option compared to some of the more expensive co-ops. Individual class fees range from $2-$12 per semester. Read more...
College of DuPage Youth Education Homeschool Enrichment Edit Remove More
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Contact: Continuing Education
Phone: (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785
Help your child explore, develop and grow to their maximum potential by taking advantage of the many Youth Academy offerings at College of DuPage. It's never too early to develop an appreciation of lifelong learning. We have programs starting at pre-school age, elementary and middle school, and high school. Or have your child join us for a fun-filled summer of new challenges at our popular youth camps.
Cornerstone Christian Homeschool Co-Operative Edit Remove More
Serving Joliet and surrounding areas
A Christian homeschool support group and co-op in Joliet, IL, dedicated to assisting families in nurturing their children by providing instruction from a biblical worldview, offering curriculum that teaches traditional values, Christian character, and biblical principles.
Crossroads Area Homeschool Association (CAHSA) Edit Remove More
Based in Bloomington, IL 61704
CAHSA unites Central Illinois homeschoolers in and around Bloomington/Normal. Our public website provides info about activities & resources available to both religious and secular homeschoolers, including our curriculum resource center, formal homeschool prom, graduation, choir, and many educational activities. There is no cost for membership.
East Central Illinois Home Educator Network (ECIHEN) Edit Remove
Casey, Newton, Farina, Effingham, Charleston, Mattoon, Neoga, Arcola, Shelbyville, Trilla, Strasburg, Wheeler, Brownstown
East Central Illinois Home Educator Network (ECIHEN) provides a forum for Christian homeschool families seeking support in the home education of their children. In addition to our monthly support meetings in Mattoon, members plan various events such as field trips, parties, and parent's night outs. Read more...
Eastern DuPage for Godly Education (EDGE) Edit Remove More
Based in Lombard, IL
Email: Form / Contact Page
EDGE is a Christian homeschool support group in DuPage county Illinois. We operate a Friday co-op called Gym & Enrichment which is based in south Lombard. We have members from Villa Park, Elmhurst, Wheaton, Oak Brook, Carol Stream, Westmont, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Lombard, and Warrenville. We also have members from Cook and Will counties.
EverReady Speech and Debate Club Edit Remove More
The Chapel, 180 Hawthorne Road, Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Contact: Christos Dimoulis
Phone: (847) 713-2184
The Eveready Speech and Debate Club strives to create an environment in which home-schooled students can develop analytical and oratorical skills for the purpose of addressing life issues from a biblical worldview.
Family of Christian Home Educators (FOCHE) Edit Remove More
115 Prairie Manor Drive, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Contact: Mark & Kyla Unick
Phone: (618) 692-1839
A Christian, family-oriented homeschool group whose membership can be found in St. Clair County, Macoupin County, as well as Madison County. We meet every other month informally to encourage, answer questions, and support beginning homeschoolers. Various activities are held for children throughout the year, although our emphasis is more on family activities.
Grace Community Homeschool Co op Edit Remove More
932 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake, IL
Contact: Jennifer Wacaser or Kara Dressen
Phone: (815) 344-6534 or (224) 723-3643
A nondenominational homeschool co-op located in McHenry County, IL; currently meeting at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake. Classes are every Thursday, covering Kindergarten through High School. Participating parents teach a class each.
Grassroots Homeschoolers H.O.U.S.E. Edit Remove More
Based in Matteson, IL 60443
Contact: Arlene Olson
Phone: (708) 720-1637
We are a non-profit organization offering meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wed from Sept through June, a monthly newsletter, field trips, clubs, activities, and more. Open to all!
Greenhouse Home Educators Edit Remove More
Greenhouse Home Educators serves as a support group for Christian parents who are home educating their children. Greenhouse seeks to help Christian families as they raise disciples of Christ. This includes character training and an understanding of the dynamics of the family. We encourage parents to develop a vision so they know why they homeschool and are able to know God's plan for their homes.
Hallstrom Homeschool Workshops (HHSW) Edit Remove
Meeting: Temple Baptist Church, 3215 E. State St., Rockford, IL 6ll08
Contact: Lois Dixon or Cyncie Hill
Phone: (815) 332-7894 or (815) 636-1266
Email: Form / Contact Page
Hallstrom is a large, well-organized, educational co-op of Christian parents and teachers. It was originally organized in 1993 to meet the needs of home school families with children in junior high and school school and their siblings. Hallstrom now offers over 100 classes to homeschooling children ages K-12. Read more...
Highland Hope's Family Homeschool Group Edit Remove More
12846 Daiber Rd, Highland, IL
Contact: Karen Paubel
Phone: (618) 654-5315
A Christian-based homeschool group. Emphasis on support and loving interaction with children. Excellence in academics and training our children in the Lord through homeschooling.
Home Educated Teen Group Edit Remove
McHenry and Lake County IL
All home educated teens (ages 13-18) and their families are invited to join our teen group. Participate in projects, take field trips, classes, plan and run community service events! Read more...
Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience (HOUSE) Edit Remove More
Based in Chicago, serving the state of IL
Phone: (847) 622-5200
H.O.U.S.E. is a statewide network of support groups for people involved in homeschooling.
Homeschool Resource Center Edit Remove
6645 W Steger Rd, Monee, IL 60449
Contact: Brian & Kristi Boss
Phone: (708) 235-1901
Fax: (708) 235-1904
The Homeschool Resource Center exists to provide information, encouragement, fellowship, and resources to Christian homeschooling families. We provide an e-mail information loop of local resources, co-ops, music opportunities, sports opportunities, FREE family events, etc. We have a homeschool curriculum lending library for $10 per year per family, and we have the HSRC Patriots sports program including soccer, volleyball and basketball teams. Read more...
Homeschool-Illinois Edit Remove More
Based in Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Contact: Nikki Mack
Homeschool-Illinois is an online support group for the discussion of topics related to homeschooling in Illinois and surrounding states. Posting of events, organizations and homeschool websites is welcome. We have many offline activities and events as well.
IL Teen and Family Activities Edit Remove More
State of IL and surrounding areas
Contact: Diane Keen
We are a support group for homeschoolers that offers activities and major events year-round for teens, pre-teens, and families who homeschool, including the Snowflake Ball, Valentine Dinner Dance, Spring Prom, Summer Luau, Costumed Murder Mysteries, Holiday Parties, Bowling, Ice and Roller Skating, Movies, Museum Outings, Jean Dances, etc. We are open to all who homeschool.
Ilinois Online High School Edit Remove
1803 West 95th Street, Chicago, IL 60643
Contact: Dr. LaTatia Stroud
Phone: (773) 499-2668
We service students ages 14 and up in the United States and Puerto Rico. Because of our comprehensive approach, our courses are used as curriculum for public schools, private schools, home schools, and returning adult education programs. We offer independent homeschool 100% free, and supervised homeschool for $32 per half credit. Read more...
Illinois Christian Communicators - Chicago CHARGE Edit Remove More
1481 Applegate Dr., Naperville, IL 60565
Contact: Diana Wolfson
Phone: (630) 778-7310
Illinois Christian Communicators provides a wide variety of communication activities - classes, camps, and competitions for students ages 7 - 19. Chicago CHARGE is a club/team which meets weekly September to June. Summer camps include a Young Speakers Camp for students age 7 - 11 and the Summer Debate Institute for junior high and high school students.
Illinois Home Education Edit Remove More
Serving the Illinois Homeschool Community
Contact: Karen Hoogland
Phone: (708) 401-8611
This site is dedicated to providing information on homeschooling in the state of Illinois.
Illinois Homeschoolers for Open Peaceful Education (I-HOPE) Edit Remove
Email: Form / Contact Page
A group of homeschooling families working together to provide supplemental classes and other enrichment activities for homeschoolers. Read more...
Illinois Impact Basketball and Sports Program Edit Remove
3203 Pecan St., Rockford IL
Contact: Doug Anderson or Tancy Griffin
Phone: (815) 904-1908 or (815) 608-9957
The Illinois Impact basketball program is for homeschooled boys and girls of all ages. Currently we have an 18U men's team but are planning on starting a 14U boys team this fall (2012). We will also be starting teams for all ages for both boys and girls as demand dictates. We are also looking at volleyball, golf, baseball, and other sports in the future. Our season starts in Nov. and ends in March. Read more...
Jackson County Home Educators (JCHE) Edit Remove More
801 N. Almond, Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: (618) 549-3333
Meetings every other month, activities, field trips, email network. We also have a high school commencement ceremony once per year.
Kankakee Christian Home Educators Edit Remove More
P.O Box 1461, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Our mission is to offer support to Christian families in their home education endeavor, provide group experiences that could not be achieved as a single-family unit, give families the chance to serve each other and the community. By doing so, we encourage the development of our children’s God-given abilities.
Lake County HOUSE Edit Remove More
Lake County, IL
Contact: Katie Cavanaugh
Phone: (847) 323-0098 or (224) 203-4206
We are located in and around Lake County, Illinois. Our mission is to provide non-sectarian and non-political support and information for homeschooling families, as well as providing socialization and shared educational opportunities for our children.
Life Long Exploration and Play Coopoerative (LEAP) Edit Remove More
DuPage Co, IL
Contact: Julie Varvaro
Phone: (630) 510-0057
LEAP's mission is to provide social and academic enrichment activities to homeschoolers in the DuPage area. We meet weekly at the Lombard Log Cabin, with parent run and organized activities for the toddler-8 age range. Some of our members do have preteens and teenagers that join us as well. We also aim to keep costs low.
Lincoln Area Homeschoolers Edit Remove More
Serving Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: (217) 652-2560
A group for home educators in the Lincoln, IL area.
Loving Moms for Nature and Outdoor Play (LMNOP) Edit Remove
Jo Daviess County Illinois
Contact: Brenda or Gloria
Phone: (815) 751-6193
We want to help our babies, tots, and big kids establish a positive, adventurous relationship with nature, so we created LMNOP. It's a group for parents who want to get their family out into the green! We are talking forest preserves, organic farm days, wildlife refuge, community gardens, the beach. Once a month we'll dive into a natural setting. All ages are invited! Read more...
Many Rivers Unschoolers Edit Remove More
Based in Naperville, Aurora, Joliet and surrounding communities
An all-inclusive unschooling support group of families from Will County, DuPage County and surrounding counties in the west, far west, and southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. We meet weekly in Plainfield, Illinois and for other special events.
Metro East Catholic Home Educators (MECHE) Edit Remove More
Serving the Belleville, IL area and Scott Air Force Base
Contact: Sue Pederson
Phone: (618) 207-3261 or 6182073261
We are a Catholic homeschool support group. Our activities include field trips, first Friday masses, geography night, etc. We have a Yahoo group for member communication.
Metro-East Secular Homeschoolers Edit Remove
Illinois Metro-East area of St. Louis including the towns of Glen Carbon, Edwardsville, Troy, Fairview Heights, and O’Fallon.
We are a secular group of friends in the Metro East area that get together for playdates, fieldtrips and other activities. Read more...
Mid-Illinois Cooperative Adventures in Homeschooling Edit Remove
PO Box 3891, Decatur IL 62524
Phone: (909) 20MICAH (voicemail)
Email: Form / Contact Page
MICAH is an inclusive, nonsectarian, homeschooling support group in the greater Decatur, Illinois area. We also offer co-op classes. Membership is $10 per school year. Read more...
Mosaic Enrichment Edit Remove More
Locations at Joliet, Sandwich & Tinley Park
Contact: Laura Gedge
Phone: (815) 603-5434
MOSAIC offers enrichment classes, music lessons, clubs, outings, and a strong support system for homeschoolers K-12.
Near West Homeschoolers Community Co-op Edit Remove
A secular group that meets weekly in Oak Park. We welcome all types of homeschooling families from all over the area for a day of enrichment classes, friends, and fun. Parents bring their skills to lead classes since we are 100% parent volunteer run. Cost is $175 per 14-week session for the 1st child, with discounted rates for 2 or more children. Read more...
Northside Unschoolers Group (NUG) of Chicago Edit Remove More
Serving Chicago, IL
Contact: Wini Haun
The Northside Unschoolers Group (NUG) is an open support group for homeschooling families in and around Chicago. Northside Unschoolers Group is a non-directed support group. We rely on the creativity, resources, needs and interests of NUG families to provide activities, classes and field trips for the group.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Home School Group (OLOG) Edit Remove
904 Oneida Street Joliet, IL 60435
Contact: Barbara Halbur
Phone: (815) 727-3018
In 1990, OLOG was established to provide support and encouragement to Catholic homeschooling parents in the greater Joliet, Illinois, area. Our mission is to help parents teach at home in a tradition that is faithful to the Catholic Magisterium. Some of OLOG's many programs, outreaches, and clubs include the ongoing Pregnant Mothers' Novena, Saint Faustina Catholic Girls Club, Blue Knights Catholic Boys Club, to name a few. Read more...
Our Lady Queen of Peace Home Schooling Group Edit Remove More
Northwest suburbs of Chicago
We are a Catholic homeschooling group offering clubs, field trips, group prayer opportunities, support meetings, social opportunities, and holiday parties for our members.
Peoria Area Homeschoolers (PAH) Edit Remove More
Central IL area
PAH provides an an opportunity for members to provide support, playdates, field trips, and networking opportunities to each other.
Potters Hand Home School Group Edit Remove More
500 S. Gougar Rd, New Lenox, IL 60451
Contact: Vicki D.
Monthly "Activity Days" provide several classes for kindergarten through 12th grade students. These classes vary and can include topics such as gym, meteorology, reptiles, cooking, occupational info, and professional "assembly-style" programs. Monthly newsletter lists field trips, contests, events, activities.
Riverbend Christian Home Educators Coalition (RCHEC) Edit Remove More
Meets @ Alton Area Churches
Contact: Rachel Robins
Phone: (618) 570-9821
We meet September through May on the first Friday of every month (parties in Dec, Feb, and April), Bowl on the 4th Friday of each month and have Sign Language, Choir & PE on most Thursdays. We also have at least one field trip per month. In January we had a Science/History/Geography fair and in May we have an "End of Year" celebration where the kids are invited to share their talents and parents can give children diplomas.
Rockford FIRE Sports Program Edit Remove
Contact: Al Hill or Cyncie Hill
Phone: (815) 636-1266 or (815) 979-1872
The Rockford FIRE Sports Program operates under the guidance of Hallstrom Home School Workshops. We offer competitive sports teams including boys' basketball (grade 5-12), girls' volleyball (grade 7-12) and a co-ed high school golf team. Our goal is to serve home schooled youth, seek excellence in our sports programs, and uphold Christian conduct, practice, and attitude. Read more...
Sauk Valley Christian Home Educators Edit Remove More
11092 Luther Rd, Rock Falls IL 61071
Contact: Kent & Corrie Miller
Phone: (815) 438-2400
We are a Christian group serving families in the Sterling, Rock Falls, & Dixon area. We have a Friday School which meets 6 times per semester in the fall & spring. We host monthly family activities, field trips and seasonal parties. We have a $15 yearly membership fee and ask you to sign our statement of faith.
Scott Area Military Home Educators (SAMHE) Edit Remove
206 Dogwood Lane, Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Contact: Deb Giles or Susan Lawson
Phone: (618) 334-1352 or (618) 806-3781
A group of military homeschoolers in and around the Scott AFB area, offering free membership. We are primarily a group of Christian home educators, but we do not require a statement of faith. Read more...
South Suburban Home School & Gym Group, Inc. Edit Remove
Mailing adress: 125 Kathleen Lane, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Contact: Michelle Ewers
Phone: (708) 754-2436
We are a Christian-based group organized to meet the physical education needs of homeschool families in the south suburbs. We meet on Monday mornings throughout the nine-month school year. Our annual membership fee primarily covers the expenses for the activities. We also include cooperative education classes, field trips, and annual curriculum fairs. Read more...
St. Clair County Christian Home Educators Edit Remove More
Based in Belleville, IL 62221
Contact: JC & Julie Harrison or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our purpose is to facilitate the support to Christian parents who are, or will be teaching their children at home. We have monthly meetings providing opportunities for networking with other Christian parents, and we arrange speakers to uplift and provide vision for our group, and organize activities for the families who join SCCCHE.
Teaching Homes for Christ Edit Remove More
West Chicago, IL
Email: Form / Contact Page
Our group meets once per month during the "School Year" on the forth monday of the month. Our purpose is to encourage fellow homeschool parents in their efforts to educate and train up godly children.
The Friendly Homeschoolers Edit Remove More
Divernon, Pawnee, Auburn, Virden and surrounding areas
Contact: Starla Robbins
Phone: (253) 216-4253 or (224) 214-6374
We are a Christian homeschool group that meets the first and 4th Tuesdays of every month for a playdate at a park around the area.
The Learning Vine Christian Enrichment Co-op Edit Remove
Based in Naperville, IL
Contact: Karine Bauch
Email: Form / Contact Page
A Christian homeschool extention program that meets at Community Christian Church in Naperville, IL offering academic and enrichment classes for all levels including math, science, literature, history, music, art, karate, gym, voice, language arts, and life skills. Classes are taught by both home school parents and professional teachers. Read more...
Tri-County Christian Home Educators Edit Remove
7609B River Oaks Dr., Yorkkville IL 60560
Contact: Sue Brandau
Phone: (630) 636-6547
We are a Christian Based group whose goal is to support other homeschooling families in their quest to raise, and educate their children as God has called them to do. Read more...
WaVaHo · Wabash Valley Homeschool Association Edit Remove More
Based in the greater Terre Haute, Indiana area, we are an eclectic homeschool group encompassing very different backgrounds and teaching styles. We get together weekly for gym time, some organized activities and classes, group field trips and parties.
West Suburban Home School Band (aka The Patriots) Edit Remove More
Membership from W, NW, SW suburbs, primarily DuPage and parts of Will, Kane,and Cook counties.
Contact: Karen Borow
Students range in age from 9 to 19. There are four band levels to accommodate those with no musical training whatsoever to those with advanced experience and abilities. The levels are Cadet, Concert Junior, Concert Senior and Symphonic. There is also The Patriots Marching Band that performs during the summer, and The Little Patriots marching corps for younger siblings.
Young Peacemakers Club Edit Remove
1675 E Chicago St Elgin, IL 60120
Contact: John Kent or Kate Kent
Phone: (773) 259-0838 or (847) 749-4055
The Young Peacemakers Club is open to all children Grades K through 8, and we welcome homeschoolers! We meet the second and fourth Saturday of each month, Sept-May. Dinner, Activities and Open Gym each meeting at no cost. Read more...
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