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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.

In the spring of 1990, the Carmel Catholic High School created the Athletic Hall of Fame. This program recognizes graduates who excelled in the area of athletics during their time at CCHS.

In order to be considered for the Athletic Hall of Fame, the candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Be nominated by an alumni, coach or parent (only Carmel Catholic High School accomplishments are considered).
  • Be a good citizen and in good standing with the school.
  • Be five years away from his/her Carmel experience.

Once each candidate’s profile is verified, he/she is placed on the ballot for three years. Every fall, the current coaching staff and administration votes and rates their top three candidates. The scores are tabulated and the top three candidates are selected.

  • New members are formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at a special dinner.
  • Inductees are also recognized at halftime during the homecoming game.
  • Inductees receive the Carmel Catholic Hall of Fame wind shirt—the designated member symbol for the Carmel Catholic Hall of Fame. 

If you would like to nominate your favorite Carmel Corsair to the Athletic Hall of Fame, please contact Carmel's Athletic Director, Andy Bitto at (847) 388-3328 or Please supply as much information as possible about the person such as newspaper articles, stats, etc.

2016 Inductees
Click here for details on our 2016 inductees.

James Looby ’04: Football and Track
Amber Mirski ’10: Gymnastics
Christine (Martinson ’02) Zeifert: Basketball, Cross Country, and Track

2015 Inductees
Click here for details on our 2015 inductees.

Dan Clinton ’07: Football and Wrestling
Pat Kimener ’04: Football and Track
Nikole Viltz ’07: Gymnastics

2014 Inductees

Nikki Boland ’08: Soccer
Edwin Lagunas ’08: Soccer
Jo Gerardi: PE Teacher and Volleyball Coach

2013 Inductees

Eddie Adamski ’05: Football and Track
Sara Petermann ’08: Soccer
Joe Scordino: Business Teacher and Wrestling Coach

2012 Inductees

Derrick Noble '93: Wrestling
Jaran Rutledge '04: Football, Wrestling, Track
Kate White '06: Golf

2011 Inductees

Kendall Brown '05: Basketball, Soccer
Keli Coleman '05: Baseball, Track
Eric Luna '01: Football

2010 Inductees

Mark Venegoni ’04: Football, Basketball
Brandon Ziemann ’04: Football, Baseball
Jenny Eckhart ’05: Basketball

2009 Inductees

Chris Miller '04: Football, Basketball
Jack Simmons '04: Football, Basketball
Curt Salata '93, Golf: Basketball, Baseball

2008 Inductees

Sean Walker '03: Baseball, Football
Matt Roe '02: Football
Kenye Pendleton '94: Football, Track

2007 Inductees

David Worklan '71: Basketball, Assistant Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach 1987-1993
Christopher J. Mikrut '89: Soccer, Basketball, Varsity Head Boys' Soccer Coach 1994-2001, Varsity Head Girls' Soccer Coach 1997-2002
Pat McMahon '01: Football, Basketball, Baseball

2006 Inductees

Jermaine Williams '93: Football, Baseball
Matt Ehrhardt '94: Football, Track
Jonathan Mikrut '01: Football, Soccer, Baseball

2005 Inductees

Charles Burgoon '94: Football, Track
Ruben Rivera '96: Football, Basketball
Josh Ward '97: Golf, Baseball

2004 Inductees

Dan Gramm '91: Football, Basketball, Baseball
Sarah Smith '91: Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer
Todd Staehle '91: Football, Baseball

2003 Inductees

Randy Bierman '89: Basketball, Football
Chris Mohr '92: Basketball, Football, Soccer
Matt Simmons '90: Baseball, Football

2002 Inductees

Tracie (Godwin) Massie '88: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball
Carolyn (Curley) Fier '91: Volleyball, Gymnastics, Basketball, Soccer, 1991 Female Carmel Athlete of the Year
Jim Maciag '91: Football, Track

2001 Inductees

Robert Boreham '81: Football, Basketball, Baseball
Susan Wings '88: Volleyball, Softball
Shawn Chambers '89: Baseball

2000 Inductees

Tony Bitto '69: Football, Wrestling,Track
Christian Iantoni '88: Soccer
Jamil Swift '93: Wrestling and Football

1999 Inductees

Sarah Kranz '87: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball
Jennifer Logue '94: Volleyball, Softball, Gymnastics
Bea Selz '93: Gymnastics

1998 Inductees

Sarah Mikrut '93: Gymnastics
Kevin Kristan '79: Golf, Basketball, Baseball
Eric Maloney '90: Basketball, Baseball

1997 Inductees

Todd Baczek '90: Football, Wresting, Track
Rob Graham '87: Football, Basketball, Track
Jeff Zgonina '88: Football, Basketball, Track

1996 Inductees

Michele Muellner '90: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball
Stephanie Seier '90: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball
Scott Stahoviak '88: Baseball, Basketball

1995 Inductees

Karen LaManna: Teacher, Women's Athletic Director, Head Women's Tennis Coach, Head Softball Coach, Cheerleading and Pom Pon Moderator
Bryan Muellner '85: Soccer and Basketball
Tom Ragen '79: Wrestling, Baseball, Head Soccer Coach, Assistant Basketball Coach, Assistant Baseball Coach and Teacher

1994 Inductees

Rudy Magna '67: Football, Wrestling, Track
Joe May '78: Football, Baseball
Rod Whittier '86: Football, Basketball

1993 Inductees

Art Bustamante '87: Soccer, Football
Joe Pudlo '79: Football, Head Baseball Coach and Teacher
Michelle (Bruns) Reeves '88: Volleyball, Basketball, Track

1992 Inductees

Ken Autry '68: Football, Basketball, Track
Dr. Jim Torres '71: Football, Wrestling
Joe Tyler '66: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track

1991 Inductees

Amy R. (Stanczak) McKernan '85: Tennis, Volleyball
Patrick J. McKillen '74: Wrestling

1990 Inductees

Frank Belmont '71: Basketball, Athletic Director, Teacher, Head Basketball Coach, Assistant Baseball Coach
Michael Gavigan '67: Football, Basketball, Baseball
Bob Svete '74: Basketball
Mike Wagner '67: Football and Baseball
Angelo Daberio: 1st Head Football Coach, 1st Head Baseball Coach, Teacher, Athletic Director
Rev. David Murphy, O. Carm.: 1st Principal, Carmel High School