Illinois Law on Homeschooling
[NOTE: This article should not be considered legal advice. For specific legal questions, please consult with a licensed attorney. Homeschool families may be eligible for legal assistance by contacting Home School Legal Defense Association.]
Illinois law requires that students between the ages of 7 and 17 attend either a public or private school. A homeschool is considered a private school. All private schools, including home schools, are required to teach the branches of education that are taught to children of the same age and grade as in the public schools, and those classes must be taught in the English language.