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Illinois Homeschool Support Groups

Home School Support Groups and Co-ops Sorted by County

Bloomington County
Central Illinois – Springfield
Cook County – Chicago
Decatur County
DuPage County
Jaspe Countyr
Jefferson County
Lake County
Madison County
McHenry County
Peoria County
Will County
Winnebago County
Other Areas
Support Group Lists


Crossroads Area Home School Association
200 families near Bloomington, IL. 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.

Central Illinois – Springfield

Queen of All Saints Home Educators
QUASHE is a group of Catholic Homeschooling families in the Springfield, Illinois Area and Sangamon County, as well as Central IL. You will be asked to join the group only after joining the Queen of All Saint Home Educator’s Support Group.

Springfield Area Homeschool High School Fellowship
High School students and their parents will meet on the third Friday of the month for fun, fellowship and graduation planning.

Springfield Illinois Homeschool Loop
This is a loop to post all the events, activities, discounts, and other things of interest to homeschoolers in the central Illinois area, specifically focused around the Springfield area.

St Therese Catholic Home Educators
Supports homeschooling families in Central IL who follow the magisterium of the Catholic Church.

Cook County – Chicago

Chicago Homeschool Groups
Non-sectarian, Inclusive, and Religious (Catholic, Christian & Muslim) Home School Support Groups in and around Chicago, IL, Cook County.


Decatur Area Homeschool Network
A dedicated group of homeschool families from the Greater Decatur Illinois area. Members of this network share homeschool information and available community resources for their homeschooled students and families.

Mid-Illinois Cooperative Adventures in Homeschooling
MICAH is an inclusive, nonsectarian, homeschooling group in the greater Decatur, Illinois area. Everyone is welcome.

DuPage County

Many Rivers Unschoolers
Many Rivers Unschoolers is an all inclusive homeschooling group comprised of approximately 35 families in Naperville, Aurora, Joliet and surrounding communities, including Will, DuPage and surrounding counties in the west, far west, and southwest suburbs of Chicago.

Jasper County

Jasper County Christian Home Educators
This is a Facebook group for Christian Homeschoolers in Jasper County Illinois. Please feel free to discuss anything regarding homeschooling and legal issues that may confront us.

Jefferson County

Mount Vernon Illinois homeschoolers
Contact this Facebook group admin if you wish to join.

Lake County

Classical Consortium
Provides a classical Christian educational experience for homeschooled students in the Northern Illinois area. Classical Consortium is a one-day-a-week, comprehensive, academic program for students in 3rd-12th grade.

Homeschool Enrichment Achieved Respectfully Together
H.E.A.R.T. is a nine-month, weekly program for homeschooled children in kindergarten through 8th grade that supplements the teaching they receive at home.

Lake County HOUSE
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.

Society of Saint Scholastica (SOSS)
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 year, some that meet on a monthly basis. All activities vary but include events centered around the Liturgical calendar, scholastic activities, monthly teen (13 and up) and tween (10-12) groups, and a monthly Mom’s meeting geared towards mutual support and sharing of information relevant to homeschooling and the Catholic faith. This group supports Lake  County and McHenry County Illinois, as well as Kenosha County, Wisconsin.

Madison County

Madison County Homeschoolers
This group is for sharing information about curriculum, classes, field trips and anything related to homeschooling. Any homeschooling family is welcome to join, but most events will be in the Madison County area.

Metro-East Secular Homeschoolers
We meet in the 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 that follows no particular religion and doesn’t bring religion into our curriculum.

McHenry County

McHenry Co. Homeschool Happenings
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.

Peoria County

Peoria Homeschool Groups
Non-sectarian, Inclusive, and Religious Home School Support Groups in and around Peoria, IL, Peoria County.

Will County

Cornerstone Christian
A homeschool cooperative in Joliet, IL dedicated to assisting families in nurturing their children by providing excellent instruction from a biblical worldview.

Homeschool Resource Center
Provides information, advice, encouragement and resources to Christian homeschooling families in Monee, IL. The Center also conducts monthly meetings that include discussions on various subjects pertaining to the heart of homeschooling and home discipleship.

Winnebago County

Other Areas

QCA Secular Homeschool Group
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 site for homeschoolers in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas to share information about upcoming events for homeschoolers, homeschooling discounts, field trip opportunities, great websites, inspiring curriculum, helpful resources, words of wisdom, and whatever else you would like to communicate with others.

Southern Illinois Homeschoolers
Let’s admit it … Homeschooling is HARD! We need support in order to keep it fresh and sometimes to survive. Share ideas, your day, great times, and frustrations of homeschooling. The good, bad, and the ugly! I don’t mind at all for people to post things for sale or want to buy … as long as it pertains to homeschooling.

Support Group Lists

Illinois Email Lists, Support Groups, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters
Links from Leaping from the Box to homeschool support groups with various forums. Please notify [email protected] to be listed or if you see errors.

Illinois Homeschool Support Groups
List from The Homeschool Mom. To be listed, Submit a Local Resource on her site.

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