About Us

Chicago Hope Academy is a coed non-denominational 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 that teach the value of teamwork, discipline, sacrifice, sportsmanship, and perseverance.

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Opportunity 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 – mind, body, 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 in addition to a chapel, gym, rectory, and 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, there were five additional classrooms in addition to a reception area for the chapel and a state of the art weight room and cardio room. Hope Field at Altgeld Park was finished in 2013 and has a beautiful artificial turf surface. The Hope track was completed in 2019.  Chicago Hope Academy continues to expand in the Near West Side community. 

Leadership

Bob Muzikowski

Bob Muzikowski

Founder & CEO

Tina Muzikowski

Tina Muzikowski

Co-Founder & Human Resources

Walter Johnson

Walter Johnson

President & COO

Antwon Johnson

Antwon Johnson

Dean of Students

Ike Muzikowski

Ike Muzikowski

Dean of Academic Affairs

Staff

Nancy Cole

Nancy Cole

Finance Manager

Gaby Keim

Gaby Keim

Fundraising & Special Events Coordinator

Raquel Camacho

Raquel Camacho

Registrar

Tina Kramm

Tina Kramm

Office Manager & Media Coordinator

Irma Dominguez

Irma Dominguez

Building Manager

Peter Dukes

Peter Dukes

College Advisor

Lissette Ortiz

Lissette Ortiz

Associate Director of Admissions

Jennifer Gamino

Jennifer Gamino

Director of Admissions

Chris Mallette

Chris Mallette

Director of Community Relations and Engagement & Athletic Director

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Contact Us

2189 W Bowler Street Chicago, IL 60612

Main Number: 312.491.1600

Fax: 312.491.1616

Facility Addresses

Livingston Field Park

2139 W Lexington St
Chicago, IL 60612

Altgeld Park

2650 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612

Hope Track/Rugby Field

721 S Washtenaw Ave
Chicago, IL 60612

Hope Gym

2189 W Bowler St
Chicago, IL 60612

Quest Multisport

2641 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612