Catalyst Maria Admissions

Thank you for your interest in attending Catalyst Maria Charter School.  Our values-based, college-preparatory school nurtures academic, social, and emotional growth in Chicago students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade. We are enthusiastic about your interest and we invite you to contact us at any point with questions or comments.

*Catalyst is a public charter school open to all Chicago students.  We serve all students no matter what their race, ethnicity, ancestry, country of origin, language spoken, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, academic ability or need for special educations services.  We believe all children can learn and we take an individualized approach to each student’s development.*

For the 2018-2019 school year- Catalyst enrolls K-8 and 10-12 grades through the Apply Now link.  9th Grade is enrolled through the link here.

The deadline for applications to be included in Catalyst Maria Charter School's 2018-2019 lottery for K-8 and 10-12 grades was Monday March 19, 2018.  

Applications are still accepted after the lottery, and scholars will either begin the enrollment process if a seat at the desired grade level is available or will be added to the waiting list for the desired grade.

Catalyst Maria gives siblings preference in the enrollment process- an eligible sibling is defined as a biological or legally adopted brother or sister of a student currently enrolled at Catalyst Maria. Cousins, nieces, nephews and unrelated children sharing an address with the applicant are not considered siblings.

The Catalyst Maria application process is simple. Simply click on the link below to apply for K-8:

Apply Now

To apply for Catalyst Maria High School 9th Grade for the 2018-2019 school year, applicants must use the GoCPS website linked here.


Points of Contact

Naurice Olivera
Director of Recruitment
Phone: 773-993-1774
Fax: 773-993-1771
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Manager of School Operations and Compliance
Roxanne Ramirez

6727 S. California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60629

Phone: 773-993-1770
Fax: 773-993-1771
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