Illinois H.O.U.S.E.
Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience

What is 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.

HOUSE groups are nonsectarian (not religious based) and inclusive for all. That means that you will find people of all different lifestyles, educational styles, religious beliefs and unbeliefs. This mix of folks can be stimulating for some, and might not be for others. If you like learning about how all different kinds of people think, live and homeschool, a HOUSE group could be for you. Membership in HOUSE offers a certain amount of assurance to homeschoolers regarding legal issues. HOUSE holds a position on the board of the Ad Hoc Committee for Illinois Homeschool Legal and Legislative Matters, a group that very carefully monitors legal and legislative activity that can potentially have an effect on homeschools. Consulting and working together with other organizations on Ad Hoc, HOUSE is able to supply reliable and timely information to its members regarding legal issues.

Contact us via email at or leave a message at (708) 816.4546 and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

May 24, 2017

Update on HB 0230

Neither of HB 0230's two amendments that would have contained our wording have made it out of committee, mostly because Representative Thapedi did not show up at the meeting of the Committee of Higher Education last week that would have reviewed them.

Mar 16, 2017

Update on HB 0230

Thank you for all your calls to your legislators about this bill. As of right now, we have proposed an amendment to the chief sponsor and he is considering using it, but it is not yet filed. So, we cannot relax yet.

Feb 23, 2017


While it does not target homeschoolers, there is a bill in the Illinois House which would hurt us more than other private schools.