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


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


Gifted teachers who encourage and mentor students.


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


Opportunities for students to appreciate and practice the arts.


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


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.


Ike Muzikowski

President and Principal

The son of Hope founders, Bob and Tina Muzikowski, Ike graduated CHA in 2011 before studying Economics at Columbia University. He served as the College Counselor, Admissions Director, long-term sub, International Student Program Director, and varsity soccer coach prior to earning a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Harvard. Ike lives in East Garfield Park, and enjoys international travel, soccer, classic novels, stand-up comedy, and announcing Hope sports games.

Michael Broccolino

Chief Financial Officer

Gail Clark

Executive Assistant to the President

Jenellie Coleman

School Counselor

Julia Dennis

Marketing Communications Manager

Irma Dominguez

Building & Facilities Manager

Peter Dukes

College Counselor

Williett Hewlett

Business Office Coordinator

Christine Holt

Executive Assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer

Charles Landrum

Dean of Student Culture

Chris Mallette

Director of Community Engagement and Head Football Coach

Lafayette McGary

Assistant Athletic Director

Traci Melcher

Scholarship Procurement Director

Melissa Montiel

Main Office Manager

Scout Muzikowski

Director of Admissions

Jose Nietes

Career Advancement Officer

Lissette Ortiz

Admissions Counselor

Staunton Peck

Director of Development

Rebecca Rodriguez

Dean of Academics

Joseph Salituro

Athletic Director 

Keith Sanders

Assistant Building Manager

Jackson Willis


Oliver Willis

Facilities Manager Assistant


Bob and Tina Muzikowski

Contact Us

2189 W Bowler Street Chicago, IL 60612

Main Number: 312.491.1600

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

Spirit Gear

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