Become a Member
The Illinois Association of Christian Schools is the state chapter of the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS), one of the leading organizations of Christian schools in the country. The IACS was founded in 1974 and over the years has grown to represent approximately 25 conservative Christian schools statewide.
As a state affiliate of the AACS our benefit program expands to a national scope affording a broad spectrum of both cost saving options (such as a national health insurance program) and professional helps. The IACS meets on a regular basis during the school year for information distribution, discussion of current Illinois educational issues or trends, and fellowship. Our state organization also sponsors a yearly teachers’ convention bringing in workshop speakers of national recognition. This convention gives our faculty and staff opportunities for professional development and spiritual growth.
The Illinois Association of Christian Schools places a priority on doctrinal agreement among the member schools. Member schools may not be a part of the ecumenical movement or promote the doctrine or practice of the modern charismatic movement or the exercise of the “sign gifts” (speaking in tongues, gifts of healing, sign gifts, etc.).
Benefits of Joining the IACS
Academic & Fine Arts Competitions
State-wide Athletic Tournaments
State Legislative Monitoring
National Academic Tournaments
The American Christian Honor Society
Free Membership in the American Association of Christian Schools
Complete the online membership application and be in agreement with the IACS purpose, doctrinal statement of faith, and philosophy of education.
Include a copy of your church or school constitution/doctrinal statement and a school handbook with your completed application.
We will contact you to schedule a phone consultation and to explain the next steps in the membership process.
If all is in order, our staff will arrange a site visit to your school.
No fees are required until your school is officially accepted into membership.
The value of schools of like faith working together to maintain our freedoms cannot be measured. The IACS provides a strong, unified voice in Illinois that is able to accomplish more together than any could do alone. We welcome all schools that share our philosophy and desire to see Christian schools grow and progress in Illinois.
View or find current schools that are currently a part of the IACS by clicking the button below.