Parents or guardians have the option of homeschooling their children. The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) request that parents or guardians who choose to homeschool their children provide the following documents (refer to Resources section below for documents and supporting information):

  1. CPS Statement of Assurance Form
  2. A letter to CPS which describes the manner in which you will be instructing your child at home
  3. A copy of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Home Schooling Registration Form that is mailed to ISBE


Please fax or mail the 3 document listed above to:


Attn: Nia Brown
Department of Education and Sports Policy and Procedures
42 W. Madison Street, 3rd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60602 
(773) 553-1216 (phone)
(773) 553-2151 (fax)


In addition, only the ISBE Home Schooling Registration Form should be mailed to:


Illinois State Board of Education
Data Analysis and Accountability Division
100 North First Street
Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001


These three documents should be filed annually for each child.


  • Claim or reclaim the values of the individual family
  • Develop a deep sense of commitment for the family
  • Enable the family to learn together
  • Individualized learning focuses on the needs, learning styles, personality and interests of the child

Program benefits

  • Provide an alternative to the traditional classroom
  • Provide parent-directed education
  • Parents and students set the pace for learning
  • Parents and students can learn together
  • No set schedule


 CPS Statement of Assurance

ISBE Home Schooling Registration Form Open page in new window


Illinois Learning Standards Open page in new window

 ISBE FAQ Home Schooling

Page Last Modified on Friday, January 09, 2015

Contact information

125 South Clark Street
5th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: (773) 553-1216
Fax: (773) 553-2151