School Choice Options In Illinois

There are a variety of school choice options available for many of the 3 million children living in Illinois. Families in Illinois can choose from traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, and homeschooling.

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Illinois families can use School Choice Week’s resources on a year-round basis to identify schools and learning environments that best meet their children’s needs. During our annual January celebrations, schools and organizations work to organize school fairs, parent information sessions, and other events to help parents learn about their options. In 2021, we partnered with 1288 schools and organizations to host independently-planned virtual events in the state. Our National School Choice Week 2022 celebrations are planned for January 23-29, 2022.

  • What is School Choice?

    How can it empower parents and help kids achieve their dreams?

  • Choosing the Right School

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  • Find a School

    Use our new school finder tool to find a school near you.

Illinois Updates

  • January 23, 2021

    THIS WEEK: Illinois Families, Educators Find the Positive in Education by Celebrating School Choice Week

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  • March 3, 2020

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  • March 3, 2020

    5 Questions for Marianthi Koritsaris and Maria Bolos, Plato Academy

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  • October 29, 2019

    Illinois School Choice Roadmap

    How It Works

    Choosing a school? You’ve got options. 
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