Your Homeschool Community
Our mission is to promote creativity, foster academic excellence, and build community in Chicago. Our parent and organizational partnerships allow us to provide a variety of classes and enrichment opportunities for students age 5-18. We offer two semesters of classes: a fall semester beginning in September running through mid December, and a spring semester beginning mid January running through April. We offer a la carte classes on Thursday, meaning you only enroll in and pay for classes that you are interested in, and an enrichment program on Tuesdays from 9am-1:30pm. IPHG is a place for all homeschooling children and their families. We invite you to join us!
Our Core Educational Values
Experience – At IPHG we believe that learning occurs through experience. Be it projects, activities, discussion, or play, we put experience at the center of our courses.
Creativity – All our classes center on promoting the creativity of our students. We firmly believe that students learn best through creative expression and that it is through creative expression that a student’s individuality develops and shines.
Community – It is within and through our communities that we are formed as individuals. IPHG is founded on the belief that by pooling the diverse knowledge, talents, passions, and experiences within our community, we can enhance the learning opportunities of all our students. We also promote community in the classroom through collaborative work and group activities.
Irving Park Homeschool Group began as a meetup group at Independence Park Playground. During these weekly meetups a group of homeschooling parents began discussing their ideal homeschool community–namely, a community that pools the talents and passions of its parents to meet the diverse needs of its students. Quickly realizing that such a group did not exist in the city of Chicago, we decided to make our vision a reality. IPHG is the fruit of that vision. With the help of parents in the community, IPHG is committed to creating a homeschool community within which each child can flourish.
What We Offer
At IPHG, our classes are led by parents and organizational partners. We believe that pooling the passion and talents of the parents and organizations within our community enhances the learning experience of our children. If you are interested in teaching a course, please fill out our Teacher's Application Form and we will get back to you.
IPHG is open to all homeschooling styles. Classes will vary in style based on subject matter and instructor. If you have a question about the learning style being used in a class, please contact the instructor.
We are located at in the Irving Park Lutheran Church gymnasium (diagonally across the street from Irving Park Lutheran Church). Parking available in lots and on street.
Irving Park Lutheran Church Gymnasium
4057 N. Harding Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618