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Are you a member of Team ICNS? If not, the time to join is now. Whether you are a school leader, Board member, parent, grandparent, alumni, or even a student of a private school in Illinois – it will take all of us to regain the local control of our schools. We’ve witnessed more state involvement in recent years than ever before, and it’s time to unite our efforts. Please take a few minutes to watch this video and then be sure to register your school with ICNS. Join Team ICNS!





CAPE Outlook
May 2022

CAPE Again Submits Comments on New York
"Substantial Equivalency" Regs

CAPE Again Submits Comments on New York "Substantial Equivalency" Regs

ICNS Associations

Ad Hoc Committee for Illinois Home Education

Agudath Israel of America

Alternative Schools Network

Archdiocese of Chicago (Catholic)

Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago

Association of Christian Schools International

Association of Illinois Montessori Schools


Bright Promise Schools

Catholic Conference of Illinois

Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation (CLEF)

Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC)

Council of Islamic Schools

Illinois Association of Christian Schools

Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools

Lutheran Schools - Central Illinois District - LCMS

Lutheran Schools - Northern Illinois District - LCMS

Lutheran Schools - Southern Illinois District - LCMS

North Shore Montessori Schools

Seventh-Day Adventist Illinois Conference

Solomon Schechter Day Schools of Metropolitan Chicago

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS)


Voice of America's Private Schools