About Us

Chicago Hope Academy is a college and life preparatory high school dedicated to nurturing and challenging the whole person – body, mind, and spirit – to the glory of God.

We Offer

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A challenging college preparatory curriculum that balances physical, mental, and spiritual development.

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Gifted teachers who encourage and mentor students.

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Athletics which teach the value of teamwork, discipline, sacrifice, sportsmanship, and perseverance.

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Opportunities for students to appreciate and practice the arts.

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A school that impacts the student, family, and surrounding community for Christ.

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A school that teaches and exemplifies a servant attitude.

The Triangle Philosophy

Chicago Hope Academy invests in the development of the whole person – body, mind, and spirit – to the glory of God.

Christ Centered Education

The Bible is taught as a core subject emphasizing the authority of God’s word.

Academic Excellence

Chicago Hope Academy is committed to holding faculty and students to a high academic standard.

Family Focus

Students are taught to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love their neighbor as themselves. The staff models this principle with passion and conviction. (Mark 9:35; John 15:12, 13; Philippians 2:1-8)

A little bit of History

In 2004, a group of Christian businessmen purchased the shuttered St. Callistus School and parish from the Archdiocese of Chicago. The parish included school facilities, a chapel, a gym, a rectory, and a convent. With the assistance of hundreds of volunteers, future students, and eventually private contractors, Chicago Hope Academy began a full year of renovation. Highlights included hosting 200 volunteers from Aurora Christian High School who spent their spring break living on our gym floor by night and executing the demolition plan and chapel stage reconstruction by day. August 29, 2005 after a memorable grand opening ceremony, Chicago Hope Academy welcomed its first freshman and sophomore classes. It soon became clear in 2006 that future enrollments would necessitate additional classrooms and athletic facilities. Construction began on a new wing and continued through the summer. In fall 2007, five additional classrooms were added, in addition to a reception area for the chapel, and a state-of-the-art weight room and cardio room. A beautiful artificial turf surface was added to Hope Field and Altgeld Park in 2013. The Hope track was completed in 2019.  Chicago Hope Academy continues to expand in the Near West Side community.

Leadership

Bob Muzikowski

Founder & CEO

Tina Muzikowski

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Walter Johnson

President & COO

Ike Muzikowski

Principal

Rebecca Rodriguez

Dean of Academics

Joseph Salituro

Athletic Director & General Manager – Hope Student Athletic Center

Staff

Jen Pankau

Director of Student Support Services

Brendan Oosse

Director of Student Development

Scout Muzikowski

Director of Admissions

Chris Mallette

Director of Community Engagement

Head Football Coach

Lissette Ortiz

Admissions Counselor

Sarah Griffith

Bookkeeper & Business Office Coordinator

Tina Kramm

Office Manager

Traci Melcher

Chief of Staff

Irma Dominguez

Building & Facilities Manager

Michaela Ciulla

Executive Assistant to the Founder & CEO

Lafayette McGary

Assistant Athletic Director

Contact Us

2189 W Bowler Street Chicago, IL 60612

Main Number: 312.491.1600

Fax: 312.491.1616

Email: info@chicagohopeacademy.org

Facility Addresses

Chicago Hope Academy

Volleyball | Wrestling

2189 W Bowler St
Chicago, IL 60612

Livingston Field

Soccer | Softball

2139 W Lexington St
Chicago, IL 60612

Altgeld Park

Football | Soccer | Baseball

2650 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612

Hope Track/Rugby Field

Track & Field | Rugby

721 S Washtenaw Ave
Chicago, IL 60612

Hope Student Athletics Center

Basketball | Wrestling

2641 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612