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Carmel Catholic High School is a private college preparatory and secondary school for young men and women in grades 9 through 12. Carmel Catholic provides a quality Catholic education and is committed to meeting the academic, physical, social and spiritual needs of the students it serves. At the core of Carmel Catholic are an abiding commitment to community service and a deep respect for all people.

Carmel Catholic is jointly sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) and the Order of Carmelites (O.Carm.). In 1960, the Archdiocese of Chicago invited these two religious communities to build a co-institutional Catholic high school in Lake County.

For more than 50 years...

Carmel Catholic High School has continued a rich tradition of academic excellence. As a Catholic college preparatory school, we strive to provide every opportunity for our students to succeed, allowing them to become reflective, grateful, and responsible individuals. Our 16,000+ alumni continue to lead lives of faith and service well beyond their high school years.

Four-Time Blue Ribbon School

Carmel Catholic High School is one of two schools in the state and less than 10 schools nationwide to receive the prestigious Blue Ribbon School award by the U.S. Department of Education FOUR times! 

Curriculum Guide

View our 2017-2018 curriculum guide to see what Carmel Catholic High School has to offer!

We Support the Arts

During the summer of 2013, Carmel Catholic completed a new 33,000 square foot Fine and Performing Arts Center. This innovative center features classrooms and practice rooms for instrumental and choral students, a dance studio, a black box theater, visual arts studios, an art gallery, a darkroom, and a Mac computer lab.

Express Yourself

Carmel Catholic’s outstanding Fine and Performing Arts curriculum allows students to gain a broad understanding and appreciation of the arts. There are diverse opportunities to excel in vocal, instrumental, performing, and visual arts.  

Go Corsairs!

More than 85% of Carmel Catholic students participate in interscholastic sports and intramural play. We offer 12 boys' sports and 12 girls' sports. Scholarship offers from some of the nation's finest colleges and universities have been made to our students in nearly every sport.

EFT Sports Performance

Do you want to be a better version of your current self? CCHS has partnered with EFT Sports Performance to offer personalized training opportunities. Click here to learn more.


Beyond the Classroom

Carmel Catholic offers many opportunities to get involved, including service opportunities, clubs, dances, fundraisers, and other social events.

By participating in extracurricular activities, students develop skills such as leadership, working with others, responsibility, and self-discipline. The school strongly encourages all students to become involved in at least one extracurricular activity; most students participate in several. 

Carmel Catholic believes that the spiritual growth students experience through ministry to others will lead to a lifetime commitment to service. All students participate in the school’s Christian Service Program, which requires each student to perform 20 hours of services to the community each semester.

We Are Grateful

Carmel Catholic is most grateful to its many generous donors. Charitable donations may be restricted to a specific area of interest, may be unrestricted or may be planned to accommodate a donor's unique tax situation. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Carmel Catholic's Director of Institutional Advancement is available to discuss these options at any time.

Coaching Staff Directory

2016-17 Head Coaching Staff

Athletic Director: Andy Bitto
Assistant Athletic Director: Kevin Nylen

Coaches may be reached via email or by calling our main telephone number 847-566-3000. Our receptionist will assist you.

Head Coach – Varsity: Bill Taylor
Head Coach – Sophomore: TBD
Head Coach – Freshman: TBD

Basketball  Boys
Head Coach – Varsity: Zack Ryan
Head Coach – Sophomore: Dan Curley
Head Coach – Freshman: Paul Emerson

Basketball  Girls
Head Coach – Varsity: Kelly Perz
Head Coach – Sophomore: Joe Yacono
Head Coach – Freshman: Jerry Mikrut

Head Coach – Varsity: Nathan Palmer
Head Coach – Junior Varsity: Natascha Schenk

Cross Country – Boys & Girls
Head Coach: Jim Halford

Head Coach – Varsity: Dina Pryhocki
Head Coach – Junior Varsity: Donya Nicole Broman

Head Coach – Varsity: Andy Bitto
Head Coach – Sophomore: Mitch Bitto
Head Coach – Freshman: Jacob Solarz

Golf – Boys
Head Coach: Jim Nolan

Golf – Girls
Head Coach – Varsity: Jill Franz
Head Coach – Junior Varsity: Robert Franz

Head Coach – Varsity: Nicole Stroup
Head Coach – Junior Varsity: Clare Harling

Head Coach – Varsity:  Donald Scott Vettraino
Head Coach – Junior Varsity: Bill Kilcoyne

Lacrosse – Boys 
Head Coach – Varsity: Tony Orsini

Lacrosse – Girls
Head Coach – Varsity: Jim Lasky
Head Coach – Junior Varsity: Bob Palm

Soccer – Boys
Head Coach – Varsity: Ray Krawzak
Head Coach – Junior Varsity: Colin Spude
Head Coach – Sophomore: Edwin Lagunas
Head Coach – Freshman: Jonathan Clark 

Soccer – Girls
Head Coach – Varsity: Ray Krawzak
Head Coach – Junior Varsity: Brian Smithe
Head Coach – Freshman: Jonathan Clark

Head Coach – Varsity: Shane Schueneman
Head Coach – Junior Varsity: Kristine Breault

Tennis – Boys & Girls
Head Coach – Varsity: Chris Kannenberg
Head Coach – Freshman & Sophomore: Jim Koukol

Track – Boys
Head Coach: TBD

Track – Girls
Head Coach: Jim Halford

Volleyball – Boys
Head Coach – Varsity: Kevin Nylen
Head Coach – Junior Varsity: Katie Roy 
Head Coach – Freshman: Rebecca Norton

Volleyball – Girls
Head Coach – Varsity: Dave Pazely
Head Coach – Sophomore: Kristine Breault
Head Coach – Freshman: Rebecca Norton and Emily Solarz

Head Coach: Bob Kuykendall