A Gathering to Support Hope

The Gathering for Hope is an annual fund raiser and play performed by our very own students. The Gathering is a modern-day retelling of the Last Supper, complete with both humor and thought-provoking moments. Students perform for the community Thursday and Friday nights, culminating in a Saturday performance and gala fund raising event. This year, students gave a rousing first two performances, … [Read more...]

The Gathering

Showtimes & Ticket Information: Call the school at 312.491.1600 to get your tickets today! … [Read more...]

Will Rauner & Meeks bring change to Illinois Education?

Illinois' new Governor Bruce Rauner was sworn in to office on January 12th. Over the past two decades, Rauner has been very active in promoting school choice. One of his first significant moves as Governor was appointing Pastor James Meeks to head the Illinois State Board of Education. Will the new partnership of Rauner and Meeks bring positive change to Illinois? Meeks would replace Gery … [Read more...]

Students of the Month

Each month Hope celebrates one male and female student that have shown exemplary attitude, service, and academic rigor. We value fostering an environment where students are well-rounded and educated to be great men and women of character. Kaila Hernandez Kaila brightens up any room that she walks into. She is always smiling and exudes a cheerful self-confidence that allows her to bring joy to … [Read more...]


This year's Homecoming was a celebration of ten years of victories on and off the field. Those victories include an 100% college acceptance rate for graduating students and countless lives changed for Christ. Joseph Huggins, a former quarterback for Hope Eagles, is now at US Naval Academy.       His brother, Jonovan (right), a senior at Chicago Hope Academy, hopes to follow his … [Read more...]

Seeing Double

Are you seeing double? No. It’s spirit week at Chicago Hope Academy, where students pump up their school spirit by taking part in all kinds of fun activities including wacky dressing days. Wednesday was Twin Day, where students dress in duplicate, and triplicate... Even quadruplicate with classmates. It's just one of the ways that the students and faculty were gearing up … [Read more...]

The Team Behind the Scenes

Spirit Week is just around the corner at Chicago Hope Academy. But just who are the wacky minds behind it? The Student Government. Thirty two students who brainstorm, develop and execute activities  for students all year long. David Bauer, Mr. President, says the purpose of the government is to build community and strengthen team spirit all year long.  Along with the upcoming Spirit … [Read more...]

College Bound: More than a Leap of Faith

Chicago Hope Academy seniors know that it takes more than a leap of faith to get accepted at a top college. It takes a lot of hard work and preparation. Laura Jahnke (above), College counselor at Hope, works one on one with each senior to make sure they are ready for life’s next step. "We work really hard with Mary Campbell, the college writing teacher, to not only perfect personal … [Read more...]

What’s Your Hope?

When you go to a school named Hope, you don’t limit your dreams. Tuesday kicked off the tenth school year at Chicago Hope Academy and new expectations were just as prevalent as fresh pressed uniforms. So just what do the students and staff hope for this upcoming school year? Click through the slider to see what our students say:   “Quality over quantity.” Irma Dominguez, … [Read more...]

BRIDGE at Wheaton College

Every summer Wheaton College hosts its Building Roads to Intellectual Diversity and Great Education (B.R.I.D.G.E) program for high school students. Over the past few years almost a dozen Chicago Hope Students have been accepted and participated in the four-week program. Students live on campus as they take rigorous academic enrichment and leadership classes. Classes are taught by current … [Read more...]