Catalyst Maria Charter School is a dynamic, vibrant school community serving Kindergarten-12th Grade in Chicago's Chicago Lawn neighborhood! Catalyst Maria is guided by a mission of providing college-preparatory and values-based education that allows scholars to thrive in their academic and social-emotional growth. At Catalyst Maria, a child is holistically educated by a school community committed to “Teaching minds and touching hearts.” This mission aims to nurture well-rounded scholars with bright academic, professional, and personal futures that will become change agents for their communities and world.
Scholars are provided with a rigorous academic curriculum with an emphasis on balanced literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and frequent exposure to technology through use of iPads. Scholars learn social-emotional skills through targeted instruction around positive character traits and values, which scholars and staff embody in their daily interactions.
Catalyst Maria Charter School is a school community where staff, scholars and families holistically develop children and their ability to be active collaborators in their education and lives. This school's mission allows children to open minds and hearts to life, to love, and to knowledge.