Listing Local Homeschool Support Groups in the area of Cook, Illinois (IL)


North Shore Homeschool Group

Finding Joy In the Journey

North Shore Homeschool Group (Illinois), is a diverse social community for fellow homeschoolers. Offering resources, support, and connections with neighbors through local events. Together we create and attend social gatherings, group field trips and more.

1509 Waukegan Road #1024, Glenview, IL 60025

Serving: Cook County, North Shore Illinois, Glenview, Evanston, Niles,Skokie, Morton Grove, Park Ridge, Wilmette, Highland Park, Northbrook, Deerfield, and surrounding areas

Neighboring Counties: DuPage, IL, Kane, IL, Lake, IL, Will, IL, Lake, IN

Cook, IL

Phalon Foster
Ph:(847) 235-4900


Christian Home Educators of Southwest Chicagoland

Join us in Fellowship!

We are a home-discipleship focused support group. The majority of our meetings/events are family inclusive. We are affiliated with Illinois Christian Home Educators and subscribe to their statement of faith. Join us for hiking, biking, show-n-tell, service projects and more...

Meeting: First Saturday of every month (subject to change)

Serving: Chicago, Burbank, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Frankfort, Southwest suburbs and surrounding areas.

Neighboring Counties: DuPage, IL, Kane, IL, Lake, IL, Will, IL, Lake, IN

Cook, IL

Patty Slager



We offer a dream...

Beacon (formerly Home Educators Loving Parents), provides opportunities that relate to the education of children and support of families. Our supportive efforts include time set aside for fellowship and encouragement through speakers and discussions and also through resources, workshops, field trips and group activities.

Meeting: Monthly meeting at the Elk Grove Village Library on the 4th Tuesday August thru May (except December) at 7:00 p.m.

Serving: Elk Grove Village, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Itasca, Medinah, Inverness, and surrounding communities.

Neighboring Counties: DuPage, IL, Kane, IL, Lake, IL, Will, IL, Lake, IN

Cook, IL

Amy Burnham
Ph:(847) 537-9184


Northside Unschoolers Group of Chicago

Developing lasting friendships!

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.

Meeting: Meets every other month on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Bucktown-Wicker Park Library.

Serving: Chicago, Outer Harbor, Kenwood, West Town, Douglas, Oakland, and surrounding communities.

Neighboring Counties: DuPage, IL, Kane, IL, Lake, IL, Will, IL, Lake, IN

Cook, IL

Juli Walter
Ph:(773) 725-8891

Winifred Haun
Ph:(773) 454-9843


Catholic Homeschoolers in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

Welcoming all Catholic homeschoolers!

Our group is Catholic in character, and consists of practicing Catholic home schooling families. We seek to raise children who are strong in the practice and knowledge of their Catholic faith. We offer support and information to parents, and provide social, academic, and spiritual opportunities for our children. Our group is a cooperative one, dependent on its members for the planning of all our activities.

Meeting: Fourth Thursday evening of each month, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Palatine, at 7:30 p.m.

Serving: Chicago, Oak Park, Cicero, Elmwood Park, Melrose Park, Hillside, Maywood, Berwyn, Riverside, Northlake, Brookfield, Park Ridge, La Grange, and surrounding communities.

Neighboring Counties: DuPage, IL, Kane, IL, Lake, IL, Will, IL, Lake, IN

Cook, IL


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Home Educated Teen Group

Open to home educated teens ages 13-19!

Our group consists of home educated teens who participate in projects, take field trips, classes, plan and run community service events, while having the opportunity to interact with their peers in a relaxed and informal setting. No dues, no requirements. Just the willingness to meet new people and build new friendships in a safe, educational and fun way.

Upcoming activities include: Kite Building & Flying, Scavenger Hunt, Learning about Finances Class (how to balance a check book, set up a budget etc), Excel Basics class, Job Application & Interview Skills Class, Acting and Theater Classes, Cooking Class, Documentary film about Home Education, Photography class, College Prep Class & more!

Meeting: Each Friday at various locations from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Serving: Cicero, Berwyn, Hyde Park, Bucktown, Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park, Oakland, Kenwood, Englewood, Oak Park, Burbank and portions of McHenry, Lake, Cook, DeKalb and Kane Counties.

Neighboring Counties: DuPage, IL, Kane, IL, Lake, IL, Will, IL, Lake, IN

Cook, IL

Mrs Richards


Muslim HomeSchoolers of Greater Chicago

Connecting Muslim Homeschooling!

Homeschooling is unique to each family. In light of such philosophy, we would like to create a positive environment of learning and sharing of ideas to encourage success in this life and the next. We discuss issues of all aspects of life, but especially those related to homeschooling and child rearing with regards to Islamic principles. We also arrange or alert members to events, field trips, meetings, and opportunities in our area.

Meeting: Group meets for regular meetings, field trips and classes.

Rohlwing Road, Palatine, IL 60074

Serving: Palatine, Grayslake, Hillside, BolingBrook, and the surrounding Chicago area.

Neighboring Counties: Cook, IL, DuPage, IL, Kane, IL, Kendall, IL, Lake, IL, Will, IL, Lake, IN

Cook, IL

Donna Qassar

Simala Kureishy

Charlotte Mason

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Crossroads In Education

Following the road less traveled.

Crossroads in Education is a homeschool study and support cooperative. This group is for high school students and thier siblings. We are creating an experience where the children have the opportunity to get to know one another well. Families come together to provide classes, field trips and programs for their children.

Meeting: Weekly on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Worth, IL.

Serving: Oak Lawn, Alsip, Burbank, Worth, Palos Heights, Evergreen Park, Blue Island, Hickory Hills, and surrounding communities.

Neighboring Counties: DuPage, IL, Kane, IL, Lake, IL, Will, IL, Lake, IN

Cook, IL

Karen Hoogland

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Grassroots Homeschoolers

Learning Naturally

Grassroots gatherings provide a chance for our children to interact with other homeschoolers of all ages. The special programs planned throughout the year often provide outstanding learning experiences. We offer a variety of field trips, activities, and clubs including: Drama, 4-H, Tweens & Teens, yearbook, ice skating, bowling, basketball and more. Free Open Membership. Monthly newsletter subscriptions available.

Meeting: The first and third wednesday each month at St. Paul's Church on Vollmer Road, Matteson, IL.

Serving: Bartlett, Bernice, Ford Heights, Hegewisch, Oak Lawn, Prospect Heights, Schiller Park, Schrum, and surrounding communities.

Neighboring Counties: DuPage, IL, Kane, IL, Lake, IL, Will, IL, Lake, IN

Cook, IL

Arlene Olson
Ph:(708) 720-1637


Chicagoland Homeschoolers Inclusive Play & Support

Member driven!

CHIPS is a group for diverse homeschooling families. Whether you're unschooling, using a more relaxed, eclectic approach or employing an educational program like Montessori or Waldorf, you'll feel welcome at CHIPS. Our goal is to provide opportunities for social interaction and creative play for our children as well as a place for parents of different homeschool philosophies to meet and interact. Children range in age from 0 to 12 years old.

Meeting: Every Tuesday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Plymouth Congregational Church in Plainfield.

409 W. Lockport Street, Plainfield, IL 60544

Neighboring Counties: Cook, IL, DeKalb, IL, DuPage, IL, Ford, IL, Grundy, IL, Iroquois, IL, Kane, IL, Kankakee, IL, Kendall, IL, La Salle, IL, Lake, IL, Livingston, IL, Will, IL, Lake, IN, Newton, IN

Cook, IL

Clementine Calleja
Ph:(630) 957-8341

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