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Illinois Homeschool Support Groups

By: Andrea Dillon 

Are you homeschooling in Illinois? Find your support, get help with homeschool laws, and find out what local resources with these Illinois homeschool groups and Illinois homeschool associations. 

Navigate the page by clicking the sections below to go to statewide, regional, and local groups by county.  To have your group listed please add the information in the comments below or contact me here. 

Statewide Illinois Homeschool Groups  Regional Illinois Homeschool Groups  Illinois Homeschool Groups By County 
Secular Illinois Homeschool Groups

 


Illinois Statewide Homeschool Groups 

Statewide Illinois homeschool groups can help you find different resources that are available throughout the state. These groups can help locate local homeschool groups, co-op homeschool groups, and virtual homeschool groups in Illinois. 

 

Homeschooling In Illinois

“Your one stop information center for everything related to homeschooling in Illinois.”

 

Homeschool Resources Illinois

“Illinois Homeschool Resources. Looking for a class for your child? You found the right place! Looking for a group for homeschooling? Find it here! Looking for the perfect co-op? Search your options here! Looking for a business that offers homeschool activities? This is that spot!”

 

IL Teen Activities 

“Hear about activities and events for IL homeschooling families.” Facebook Group

 

Illinois H.O.U.S.E.

“Illinois HOUSE is a statewide network of support groups for people involved in homeschooling. We provide email and phone support about issues related to Illinois homeschooling. Common questions include how to withdraw a child from public school, what the school district needs from homeschooling families and how to deal with officials who ask for more than they’re entitled to receive. We have member groups throughout the Chicago suburban area and more spread across the state.” 

 

Illinois Homeschool/Unschooling Support

“This group is for parents in Illinois who choose to homeschool or utilize child led learning (better known as unschooling) to support & help one another with ideas, advice, resources, and encouragement.”

 

Illinois Homeschooling

“A place for homeschoolers to find resources geared towards homeschooling in Illinois.”

 

Illinois Homeschooling Families

“This is an online support group for families who are homeschooling/unschooling in Illinois. The purpose is to share information and ideas related to education.This is not the group to solicit or to proselytize.”

 

Illinois Homeschooling for College Credit

“This page operates around the principles taught in Homeschooling for College Credit by Jennifer Cook DeRosa. The information shared here will be specific to homeschooling this state.”

 

Illinois Homeschooling Muslimah Mommies

“A place where Muslims can gather and share Islamic and Secular learning ideas, lessons, field trip ideas, meet-up places or just share day-to-day homeschooling joys, woes, and encouragement.”

 

Illinois Unschoolers

“Illinois Unschoolers is a place for families who are unschooling in Illinois to connect, share, inspire, and play.” 

 


Illinois Regional Groups 

Some homeschool support groups and co-ops offer their services to multiple counties in the state. These groups have been sorted into regional groups. #

 

North Illinois Homeschool Groups  Central Illinois Homeschool Groups South Illinois Homeschool Groups

 

North Illinois Homeschool Groups 

NIAH (Northern Illinois Alternative Homeschoolers)

“NIAH is a place for unschooling families in the northern Illinois region to connect and support one another. We welcome anyone and everyone that is open to the idea of self-education, mindful parenting, and free-thinking. “

 

 Princeton Area Home Educators

“The Princeton Area Home Educators (PAHE), located in North Central Illinois, serves the home education community in Bureau County and surrounding areas.”

Central Illinois Homeschool Group 

Central Illinois Christian Homeschoolers

Christian homeschool group for central Illinois. 

Central Illinois Homeschool High School Fellowship

“To provide an opportunity for Springfield, Illinois and local area homeschool high schoolers to get to know each other; and for parents to support each other, share ideas and create opportunities to celebrate our high school students, reward them for their efforts, encourage them to excel — culminating in a memorable high school graduation and opportunities for the future.”

Central Illinois Used HomeSchool Curriculum Swap

“A place for Central Illinois homeschoolers to buy, sell, or trade their used homeschool curriculum.”

East Central Illinois Home Educator Network (ECIHEN)

“East Central Illinois Home Educator Network (ECIHEN) provides opportunities for Christian homeschool families seeking support in the home education of their children.”

Effingham Area Homeschool Happenings (Central Illinois)

“Open to all homeschoolers in the Effingham county, IL and surrounding areas. This group is for the “socialization” that so many believe our kids don’t get.”

Heart of Illinois Homeschoolers

“Welcome to the Heart of Illinois Homeschoolers group! We are happy to have you join us! HOIH is comprised of homeschooling families in Central Illinois. We are open to members of all faiths and lifestyles; however, our leadership team is comprised of Christians.” 

 

South Illinois Homeschool Groups 

Southern Illinois Homeschoolers

Homeschool group to help homeschoolers in the southern part of Illinois. List events, share your homeschool woes, and more. 

 


Illinois County Groups 

Most homeschooling families are looking for the direct personal connection that local homeschooling groups can provide. Below are Illinois homeschool groups and Illinois co-ops sorted by county. 

 

Adams  Alexander  Bond  Boone Brown Bureau
Calhoun  Carroll Cass Champaign Christian Clark
Clay  Clinton Coles  Cook Crawford  Cumberland
Dekalb  Dewitt Douglas  DuPage Edgar Edwards 
Effingham Fayette Ford Franklin Fulton Gallatin
Greene Grundy Hamilton Hancock Hardin Henderson
Henry  Iroquois Jackson Jasper Jefferson Jersey
Jo Daviess Johnson  Kane  Kankakee Kendall Knox 
Lake  LaSalle Lawrence  Livingston  Logan Macon
Macoupin Madison Marion Marshall Mason Massac
McDonough McHenry McLean Menard  Mercer Monroe
Montgomery Morgan Moultrie Ogle Peoria Perry
Piatt Pike Pope Pulaski Putnam Randolph 
Richland  Rock Island Saline Sangamon Schuyler Scott
Shelby St. Clair Stark Stephenson Tazewell Union
Vermillion Wabash  Warren Washington  Wayne White 
Waterside  Will Williamson Winnebago Woodford

 

Adams 

Alexander 

Bond 

Boone

Brown 

Bureau

Illinois Valley Homeschoolers

“This page is for listing events for area home schoolers to participate in, opportunities for fellowship for home schoolers, questions regarding homeschooling and articles relevant to homeschooling.”

 

Calhoun 

Carroll

Cass 

Champaign

Christian Homeschool Connection (CHC)

“Christian Homeschool Connection (CHC) is a network of homeschooling families in and around Champaign-Urbana.  While doctrinal differences may exist, our membership finds community and support within a variety of homeschooling styles.”

Christian

Clark

Clay 

Clinton

Coles 

Cook

Arlington H.O.U.S.E. 

“Arlington H.O.U.S.E. is an open support group for homeschooling families in and around the Chicagoland area – Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and surrounding areas. 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 support families with children ranging from newborn to mid-teens.”

 

Chicago Homeschool Discussion Forum

“This group is for homeschooling families in Chicago. We meet up once a week, on Wednesdays, for a playgroup.”

 

Chicagoland Homeschoolers

“This group has been created for homeschooling parents of all kinds to share resources, form co-ops and create events for homeschooled children and parents to gather, learn and have fun!”

 

Chicagoland Area Homeschoolers Field Trip Co-op

“This group is for Homeschooling families in the Chicagoland area. Including Downtown, surrounding suburbs and Northwest Indiana’s Lake & Porter Counties. It’s a place to share ideas on curriculum with a focus on adventure, field trips and educational enrichment days.”

 

Chicagoland Homeschool Network

“Chicagoland Homeschool Network is a free gathering place to help families in the Chicagoland area connect with resources and opportunities to enhance their homeschool experience.”

 

CLASSICAL CONSORTIUM ACADEMY

“We partner with families to provide a high quality classical Christian education for their children in Northern Illinois. Our program provides the academic structure and community support you need to educate with excellence.”

 

Christian Workshops of Fox Valley

“CWF is a Christian homeschool co-op, social & support group offering workshops, park days, field trips, parties, and more for homeschooled children ages Kindergarten through high school. Our co-op meets Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 1:000 pm at First United Methodist Church in Elgin.”

 

Community Co-Op

“The Community Co-op is a family-oriented resource for homeschool families located in Oak Park, Illinois, serving Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.  We are a non-profit organization officially founded as the “Community Organization for Near West Homeschoolers”, but affectionately known as the “The Community Co-op” or “Co-op” for short.”

 

G.I.F.T. Homeschooling Co-op

“G.I.F.T. is a Christian co-op enrichment program that offers fine arts classes to homeschoolers of all ages (pre-school through adult). Our mission is to come alongside homeschooling families, supporting the education they already provide, with a variety of enrichment classes.”

 

Grassroots Homeschoolers

“Grassroots is open to anyone with an interest in homeschooling. Based in Matteson, Illinois, we are a non-denominational, nonsectarian, registered non-profit organization. Our purpose is to support and nurture homeschooling families. We provide a social network of growth and camaraderie as well as practical information to our community members and all others who are either actively involved in homeschooling or considering embarking on the homeschooling adventure.”

 

Holstic homeschooling Parents Of Faith. Chicagoland

“A gentle group of Christian, holistic parents who homeschool. A safe place to discuss natural parenting, homeschooling and Christianity without judgement.”

 

Homeschool Kingdom (HSK)

“Homeschool Kingdom (HSK) serves the Chicagoland area as a Christian Homeschool Co-op and Parent Support.”

 

Homeschooling in the Fox Valley

“This group was created to be a support system to home schooling families & to share the many resources available to homeschoolers living in or near the Fox Valley area in Illinois: co-ops, field trips, recreational activities, play dates, MNO and more!”

 

Our Lady Queen of Peace Homeschool Group

“Our group is Catholic in character, and consists of practicing Catholic home schooling families. Our primary purpose is to assist each other in building up the kingdom of God on earth by raising children who are strong in the practice and knowledge of their Catholic faith as taught by the Magisterium in union with the Holy Father.”

 

South Suburban Homeschool & Gym Group Inc.

“We are a Cooperative group dedicated to providing healthy opportunities for the home school community through physical education, socialization, and creative classes. We are working together to exponentially add value to families by investing and sharing our God given talents each week.”

 

South Suburbs of Chicago Homeschool Families

“This group is for Homeschool Families in the South suburbs of Chicago! This is a place for everyone to share information on upcoming local events and to connect personally to local homeschooling families.”

 

Westside H.O.U.S.E.

“We are an inclusive, non-sectarian network of homeschool families who meet to enjoy activities together, share experiences and lend support to one another.    Our chapter serves families throughout Greater Chicago and the Western Suburbs.”

Crawford 

Cumberland

Dekalb 

Dewitt

Douglas 

DuPage

Arlington H.O.U.S.E. 

“Arlington H.O.U.S.E. is an open support group for homeschooling families in and around the Chicagoland area – Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and surrounding areas. 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 support families with children ranging from newborn to mid-teens.”

 

Chicago Homeschool Discussion Forum

“This group is for homeschooling families in Chicago. We meet up once a week, on Wednesdays, for a playgroup.”

 

Chicagoland Area Homeschoolers Field Trip Co-op

“This group is for Homeschooling families in the Chicagoland area. Including Downtown, surrounding suburbs and Northwest Indiana’s Lake & Porter Counties. It’s a place to share ideas on curriculum with a focus on adventure, field trips and educational enrichment days.”

 

Chicagoland Homeschoolers

“This group has been created for homeschooling parents of all kinds to share resources, form co-ops and create events for homeschooled children and parents to gather, learn and have fun!”

 

Chicagoland Homeschool Network

“Chicagoland Homeschool Network is a free gathering place to help families in the Chicagoland area connect with resources and opportunities to enhance their homeschool experience.”

 

Edge Homeschoolers 

“Eastern DuPage for Godly Education  (EDGE) and their Friday co-op group Gym and Enrichment (G&E) were founded over seventeen years ago with that very purpose in mind.  EDGE began as a small gathering of families who met for gym activities, but has since expanded to offer enrichment classes such as art, tumbling, dance, drama, science and writing.  Our group is made up of Christian homeschooling parents and their children who volunteer their time and talents, collectively pooling their abilities so that many may benefit.”

 

HEART (Home Educators Advocating Righteousness Training) 

“HEART (Home Educators Advocating Righteousness Training) is a Christian homeschool support group. We strive to encourage one another in our homeschool journeys through enrichment activities such as CLASS Day and Pulse gym, through field trips, and through Moms Night Out activities. Our group meets predominately in Bolingbrook, but has families from Romeoville, Naperville, Lisle, Plainfield, Woodridge, and Aurora.”

 

Holstic homeschooling Parents Of Faith. Chicagoland

“A gentle group of Christian, holistic parents who homeschool. A safe place to discuss natural parenting, homeschooling and Christianity without judgement.”

 

Homeschool Kingdom (HSK)

“Homeschool Kingdom (HSK) serves the Chicagoland area as a Christian Homeschool Co-op and Parent Support.”

 

Homeschooling–New & Considering (West Chicago Suburbs)

“If you are considering (or new) to homeschooling (especially in the IL west Chicago suburbs)–this is your place to connect with families who are in the thick of it or have been there and willing to help answer questions for you.”

 

Homeschooling Teens Chicago South/ West Suburbs

“A place for home educated teens and their parents of the Chicago South/ West suburbs to connect. “

 

The Learning Vine

“The Learning Vine was established in 2000 as a homeschool cooperative program in order to provide a place where homeschooling families could come together to offer academic and enrichment opportunities to their children in one location and to build a sense of community among homeschoolers in the Naperville and surrounding areas.”

 

Schaumburg H.O.U.S.E.

“Schaumburg H.O.U.S.E. is a non-sectarian group of homeschoolers that supports all educational philosophies and family lifestyles. We facilitate activities, classes, cultural events, and general gatherings to help our children in making friends and being part of a larger community.”

 

West Chicagoland Used Homeschool Curriculum

“A local place to buy, sell, or trade used homeschool curriculum and supplies.”

 

Westside H.O.U.S.E.

“We are an inclusive, non-sectarian network of homeschool families who meet to enjoy activities together, share experiences and lend support to one another.    Our chapter serves families throughout Greater Chicago and the Western Suburbs.”

 

Edgar

Edwards 

Effingham

Fayette

Ford

Franklin

Fulton

Gallatin

Greene 

Grundy

Will Kendall Grundy County Homeschoolers

“This group is for all Will, Kendall, and Grundy County Homeschoolers! This is a place for everyone to share information on upcoming local events and to connect personally to other homeschooling families in our area.”

Hamilton

Hancock

Hardin

Henderson

Henry 

Iroquois 

Jackson

Carbondale Area Homeschoolers

“This group is for homeschoolers/parents to ask advice and for activities announcements in the Carbondale Area.” 

 

Jasper

Jasper County Christian Home Educators

“This group is for homeschooling families in Jasper County, IL and the surrounding area.” 

Jefferson

Mount Vernon Illinois homeschoolers

Homeschool group in Mount Vernon Illinois. 

Jersey

Jo Daviess

Johnson 

Kane 

Arlington H.O.U.S.E. 

“Arlington H.O.U.S.E. is an open support group for homeschooling families in and around the Chicagoland area – Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and surrounding areas. 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 support families with children ranging from newborn to mid-teens.”

 

CHARIS Homeschool Support Group

“The purpose of CHARIS Homeschool Support Group in Sugar Grove is to provide support for Christian parents who are teaching their children at home, to provide opportunities for homeschoolers to interact through social activities and learning experiences including the weekly co-op, and to glorify God by encouraging biblical home discipleship and training up the next generation to serve Jesus Christ.”

 

Chicago Homeschool Discussion Forum

“This group is for homeschooling families in Chicago. We meet up once a week, on Wednesdays, for a playgroup.”

 

Chicagoland Area Homeschoolers Field Trip Co-op

“This group is for Homeschooling families in the Chicagoland area. Including Downtown, surrounding suburbs and Northwest Indiana’s Lake & Porter Counties. It’s a place to share ideas on curriculum with a focus on adventure, field trips and educational enrichment days.”

 

Chicagoland Homeschoolers

“This group has been created for homeschooling parents of all kinds to share resources, form co-ops and create events for homeschooled children and parents to gather, learn and have fun!”

 

Chicagoland Homeschool Network

“Chicagoland Homeschool Network is a free gathering place to help families in the Chicagoland area connect with resources and opportunities to enhance their homeschool experience.”

 

G.I.F.T. Homeschooling Co-op

“G.I.F.T. is a Christian co-op enrichment program that offers fine arts classes to homeschoolers of all ages (pre-school through adult). Our mission is to come alongside homeschooling families, supporting the education they already provide, with a variety of enrichment classes.”

 

Holstic homeschooling Parents Of Faith. Chicagoland

“A gentle group of Christian, holistic parents who homeschool. A safe place to discuss natural parenting, homeschooling and Christianity without judgement.”

 

Homeschool Kingdom (HSK)

“Homeschool Kingdom (HSK) serves the Chicagoland area as a Christian Homeschool Co-op and Parent Support.”

 

Westside H.O.U.S.E.

“We are an inclusive, non-sectarian network of homeschool families who meet to enjoy activities together, share experiences and lend support to one another.    Our chapter serves families throughout Greater Chicago and the Western Suburbs.”

 

Kankakee 

Kendall

Westside H.O.U.S.E.

“We are an inclusive, non-sectarian network of homeschool families who meet to enjoy activities together, share experiences and lend support to one another.    Our chapter serves families throughout Greater Chicago and the Western Suburbs.”

 

Will Kendall Grundy County Homeschoolers

“This group is for all Will, Kendall, and Grundy County Homeschoolers! This is a place for everyone to share information on upcoming local events and to connect personally to other homeschooling families in our area.”

Knox 

Lake 

Arlington H.O.U.S.E. 

“Arlington H.O.U.S.E. is an open support group for homeschooling families in and around the Chicagoland area – Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and surrounding areas. 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 support families with children ranging from newborn to mid-teens.”

 

Chicago Homeschool Discussion Forum

“This group is for homeschooling families in Chicago. We meet up once a week, on Wednesdays, for a playgroup.”

 

Chicagoland Area Homeschoolers Field Trip Co-op

“This group is for Homeschooling families in the Chicagoland area. Including Downtown, surrounding suburbs and Northwest Indiana’s Lake & Porter Counties. It’s a place to share ideas on curriculum with a focus on adventure, field trips and educational enrichment days.”

 

Chicagoland Homeschoolers

“This group has been created for homeschooling parents of all kinds to share resources, form co-ops and create events for homeschooled children and parents to gather, learn and have fun!”

 

Chicagoland Homeschool Network

“Chicagoland Homeschool Network is a free gathering place to help families in the Chicagoland area connect with resources and opportunities to enhance their homeschool experience.”

 

CLASSICAL CONSORTIUM ACADEMY

“We partner with families to provide a high quality classical Christian education for their children in Northern Illinois. Our program provides the academic structure and community support you need to educate with excellence.”

 

H.E.A.R.T. (Homeschool Enrichment Achieved Respectfully Together)

“H.E.A.R.T. is affiliated with the Classical Consortium. C.C. is a one-day-a-week, comprehensive, academic program that follows a classical method in both the subjects taught and how those subjects are taught.  C.C. serves students in third through twelfth grades.”

 

Holstic homeschooling Parents Of Faith. Chicagoland

“A gentle group of Christian, holistic parents who homeschool. A safe place to discuss natural parenting, homeschooling and Christianity without judgement.”

 

Homeschool Kingdom (HSK)

“Homeschool Kingdom (HSK) serves the Chicagoland area as a Christian Homeschool Co-op and Parent Support.”

 

Lake County IL Homeschool Resale

“A place to buy/sell materials for homeschooling in the Lake County, IL area.”

 

Our Lady Queen of Peace Homeschool Group

“Our group is Catholic in character, and consists of practicing Catholic home schooling families. Our primary purpose is to assist each other in building up the kingdom of God on earth by raising children who are strong in the practice and knowledge of their Catholic faith as taught by the Magisterium in union with the Holy Father.”

 

Society of Saint Scholastica Home School Group

“Our priority as Catholic home schooling parents is to evangelize and educate our children in the virtues of the Catholic faith. In order to fulfill our vocation as “primary educators of our children,” we must immerse them in Catholic culture through the sacraments, our example, prayer, and activities without compromising our Catholic identity.”

 

Westside H.O.U.S.E.

“We are an inclusive, non-sectarian network of homeschool families who meet to enjoy activities together, share experiences and lend support to one another.    Our chapter serves families throughout Greater Chicago and the Western Suburbs.”

LaSalle

Illinois Valley Homeschoolers

“This page is for listing events for area home schoolers to participate in, opportunities for fellowship for home schoolers, questions regarding homeschooling and articles relevant to homeschooling.”

Lawrence 

Livingston 

Logan

Macon

Decatur IL Area Homeschoolers

“This is a great place to ask questions, give advice, and to encourage one another.”

 

Macoupin

Madison

Family of Christian Home Educators 

“We are a Christian Homeschool Group providing information, support, and guidance to ALL Homeschoolers while seeking God’s wisdom, knowledge and guidance and sharing God’s love.”

 

Metro-East Secular Homeschoolers

“This is a group to make like-minded connections with other homeschoolers (or those considering homeschool!) in the Metro-East area. This group is secular, meaning non religious. You made join if you are religious or spiritual, but all recommendations must be secular.”

 

Marion

Marshall

Mason

Massac

McDonough

McDonough County Illinois Homeschoolers

“A forum for sharing and discussion within the McDonough County area homeschooling community.”

McHenry

Arlington H.O.U.S.E. 

“Arlington H.O.U.S.E. is an open support group for homeschooling families in and around the Chicagoland area – Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and surrounding areas. 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 support families with children ranging from newborn to mid-teens.”

 

Chicago Homeschool Discussion Forum

“This group is for homeschooling families in Chicago. We meet up once a week, on Wednesdays, for a playgroup.”

 

Chicagoland Area Homeschoolers Field Trip Co-op

“This group is for Homeschooling families in the Chicagoland area. Including Downtown, surrounding suburbs and Northwest Indiana’s Lake & Porter Counties. It’s a place to share ideas on curriculum with a focus on adventure, field trips and educational enrichment days.”

 

Chicagoland Homeschoolers

“This group has been created for homeschooling parents of all kinds to share resources, form co-ops and create events for homeschooled children and parents to gather, learn and have fun!”

 

Chicagoland Homeschool Network

“Chicagoland Homeschool Network is a free gathering place to help families in the Chicagoland area connect with resources and opportunities to enhance their homeschool experience.”

 

Homeschool Kingdom (HSK)

“Homeschool Kingdom (HSK) serves the Chicagoland area as a Christian Homeschool Co-op and Parent Support.”

 

McHenry County Homeschool Happenings

“The homeschooling community of McHenry County, IL is widespread and diverse. This group is designed to help all of us in McHenry County stay in touch with one another, share our group events with one another, and help each other find the local resources we need to succeed beyond our wildest dreams.”

 

Society of Saint Scholastica Home School Group

“Our priority as Catholic home schooling parents is to evangelize and educate our children in the virtues of the Catholic faith. In order to fulfill our vocation as “primary educators of our children,” we must immerse them in Catholic culture through the sacraments, our example, prayer, and activities without compromising our Catholic identity.”

 

Westside H.O.U.S.E.

“We are an inclusive, non-sectarian network of homeschool families who meet to enjoy activities together, share experiences and lend support to one another.    Our chapter serves families throughout Greater Chicago and the Western Suburbs.”

McLean

Crossroads Area Home School Association

“Crossroads Area Home School Association represents the efforts of over 350 families near Bloomington, IL who have chosen to homeschool their children. CAHSA was formed to create a sense of community as well as to provide an easily accessible network of communication and resources which will better equip parents, enhance the experience for students, and educate local communities about the viability of homeschooling.”

 

Secular Homeschoolers of Bloomington-Normal

“We are an inclusive homeschool group that respects and values diverse perspectives. Our purpose is to connect and support Bloomington-Normal area homeschooling families in a non-faith based group for field trips, shared lessons, book clubs, and online discussions.”

Menard 

Mercer

Monroe

Montgomery

Morgan

Moultrie

Ogle

Peoria

Greater Peoria IL Homeschoolers

“We are homeschooling parents in the Greater Peoria, Illinois Area. This is a place to ask questions, get advice, and chat. This group is open to all Peoria Area homeschoolers. There is no religious affiliation requirement to join this group.”

 

PAACH (Peoria Area Association of Christian Homeschoolers) 

“At PAACH, our desire is to build community among homeschooling families and provide resources that equip, support and encourage them in their efforts. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you in your homeschooling journey.”

 

Pekin/Peoria Area (Illinois) Secular Homeschool Families

“Any PARENT/GUARDIAN of a child 5-18 that is homeschooling in the Pekin/Peoria area is welcome to join this group. Our purpose is to connect and support other secular homeschool families in the area.”

 

Peoria Christian Homeschoolers

“Peoria Christian Homeschoolers is for Christian homeschooling families.”

 

Peoria Homeschool Play Co-Op

“PHPC is a new co-op designed to enable young kids (focus on 7 and under– older siblings welcome) the ability to foster new friendships in the tender, early years in a “play-only” environment!”

 

Peoria Illinois Homeschoolers

“A place to get advice, support, and encouragement for homeschooling. We also periodically list field trips and extra curricular activities”

 

Peoria/Tazewell Homeschool Curriculum Sale

Curriculum sale group to post homeschool stuff you would like to sell in Peoria/ Tazewell Illinois. 

Perry

Piatt

Pike

Pope

Pulaski

Putnam

Illinois Valley Homeschoolers

“This page is for listing events for area home schoolers to participate in, opportunities for fellowship for home schoolers, questions regarding homeschooling and articles relevant to homeschooling.”

 

Randolph 

Richland 

Rock Island

QCA Secular Homeschool Group

“QCA Secular Homeschoolers is primarily geared toward families who are homeschooling for reasons other than religion and who are looking for an alternative to religious homeschool groups.” 

 

Quad Cities Homeschool Coalition

“A closed group for homeschoolers in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.”

 

Saline

Sangamon

Schuyler

Scott

Shelby

Shelby County Illinois Homeschool Community

“This group is for homeschoolers in the Shelbyville, Illinois area to connect with each other. There is no organized leadership, but individuals can organize any get-togethers, field trips, or group classes at their own discretion.”

St. Clair

Family of Christian Home Educators 

“We are a Christian Homeschool Group providing information, support, and guidance to ALL Homeschoolers while seeking God’s wisdom, knowledge and guidance and sharing God’s love.”

 

SCCCHE (St. Clair County Christian Home Educators 

“To facilitate support for Christian parents who are, or will be teaching their children at home. Monthly meetings provide opportunities for networking with other Christian parents who also teach their children at home.”

 

Scott Area Military Home Educators Information Group

“We are a support group for military/DOD related homeschooling families in and around Scott Air Base.”

 

Stark

Stephenson

Tazewell

Peoria/Tazewell Homeschool Curriculum Sale

Curriculum sale group to post homeschool stuff you would like to sell in Peoria/ Tazewell Illinois. 

Union

Vermillion

Chicago Christian Homeschool Educators of Midway

“We are a multicultural group of Christian families in Chicago that have decided, for different reasons, to educate their children from home.”

Wabash 

Warren

Washington 

Wayne

White 

Waterside 

Will

Arlington H.O.U.S.E. 

“Arlington H.O.U.S.E. is an open support group for homeschooling families in and around the Chicagoland area – Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and surrounding areas. 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 support families with children ranging from newborn to mid-teens.”

 

Champs Homeschool Co-op

“CHAMPS is a weekly homeschool enrichment Co-op that is possible because of the loving efforts and volunteer support of member families. We hold classes on Mondays from September-May at the Cardinal Drive Church of Christ in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.”

 

Chicago Homeschool Discussion Forum

“This group is for homeschooling families in Chicago. We meet up once a week, on Wednesdays, for a playgroup.”

 

Chicagoland Area Homeschoolers Field Trip Co-op

“This group is for Homeschooling families in the Chicagoland area. Including Downtown, surrounding suburbs and Northwest Indiana’s Lake & Porter Counties. It’s a place to share ideas on curriculum with a focus on adventure, field trips and educational enrichment days.”

 

Chicagoland Homeschool Network

“Chicagoland Homeschool Network is a free gathering place to help families in the Chicagoland area connect with resources and opportunities to enhance their homeschool experience.”

 

Chicagoland Homeschoolers

“This group has been created for homeschooling parents of all kinds to share resources, form co-ops and create events for homeschooled children and parents to gather, learn and have fun!”

 

HEART (Home Educators Advocating Righteousness Training) 

“HEART (Home Educators Advocating Righteousness Training) is a Christian homeschool support group. We strive to encourage one another in our homeschool journeys through enrichment activities such as CLASS Day and Pulse gym, through field trips, and through Moms Night Out activities. Our group meets predominately in Bolingbrook, but has families from Romeoville, Naperville, Lisle, Plainfield, Woodridge, and Aurora.”

 

Holstic homeschooling Parents Of Faith. Chicagoland

“A gentle group of Christian, holistic parents who homeschool. A safe place to discuss natural parenting, homeschooling and Christianity without judgement.”

 

Homeschool Kingdom (HSK)

“Homeschool Kingdom (HSK) serves the Chicagoland area as a Christian Homeschool Co-op and Parent Support.”

 

HOME SCHOOL RESOURCE CENTER

“The Homeschool Resource Center is a ministry of the Family of Faith Church which provides information, fellowship, and resources to Christian homeschooling families. The Center includes a sports program for these families to experience community, support, and athletic enrichment, and periodically hosts events that support homeschooling and home discipleship.”

 

Potter’s  Hand Home  School  Group

“The goal of Potter’s Hand Home School Group is to encourage home schooling families in the spiritual, academic, and social development of their children so that they will become what God has created them to be.”

 

Westside H.O.U.S.E.

“We are an inclusive, non-sectarian network of homeschool families who meet to enjoy activities together, share experiences and lend support to one another.    Our chapter serves families throughout Greater Chicago and the Western Suburbs.”

 

Will Kendall Grundy County Homeschoolers

“This group is for all Will, Kendall, and Grundy County Homeschoolers! This is a place for everyone to share information on upcoming local events and to connect personally to other homeschooling families in our area.”

Williamson

Winnebago

Hallstrom Home School Workshops

“Hallstrom is a large, well-organized Christian home school co-op centrally located in Rockford.”

 

Rockford Homeschoolers

“Rockford Homeschoolers is a support group that also provides opportunities for local homeschoolers to go on field trips, attend local events, meet at libraries, for mom’s to connect on mom’s nights, and many other social gatherings!”

Woodford

 

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