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ICNS Member Schools


2021 Blue Ribbon Schools Named
September 21, 2021

CAPE Outlook
October 2021

Michigan Parents File Lawsuit Against Nation's Strictest Blaine Amendment

Michigan Parents File Lawsuit Against Nation's Strictest Blaine Amendment


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This useful tool, provided by the National Center for Educational Statistics, allows a user to locate a private school throughout the USA using a variety of search criteria.


To learn more about benefits available to private schools students, teachers and other personnel, visit the U.S. Department of Education Office of Nonpublic Education


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