Catalyst Schools closed July 3-7, 2017

Catalyst Circle Rock, Catalyst Maria, and Catalyst Administration/Network Offices will be closed Monday July 3, 2017- Friday July 7, 2017.  

Catalyst Maria Early Dismissal 6/12/17-6/15/17

Due to forecasted high temperatures, Catalyst Maria will dismiss all applicable students (not including those that have graduated or are one school sponsored trips) at 1:00 PM Monday June 12, 2017 through the last day of the 2016-2017 school year, June 15, 2017.  Please contact Catalyst Maria at 773-993-1770 with questions.



Catalyst Graduations 2017

Please join the Catalyst School communities as they celebrate our graduates on the following dates:

June 8, 2017- Catalyst Maria High School 12th Grade

June 11, 2017- Catalyst Maria 8th Grade

June 16, 2017- Catalyst Circle Rock 8th Grade

Catalyst Board of Directors Meeting Agenda 5/22/17

The Catalyst Board of Directors' will have their fourth and final scheduled meeting of the 2016-2017 school year on May 22, 2017. This meeting will be held at Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School, located at 5608 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60644 and will be from 3:00-5:30 PM.

All Catalyst Board meetings are open to the public.  In accordance with OMA, the agenda for this meeting is below:

*Welcome and mission moment

*Review and vote for approval of February 27, 2017 Board of Directors’ meeting’s minutes

*Development Committee

  • FY17 YTD progress report
  • 2017 fundraising event update

*Catalyst Circle Rock auditorium update

*Academic Committee

  • Review participation in universal enrollment MOU between Catalyst Maria Charter School and Chicago Public Schools
  • Progress report on Catalyst Maria Elementary School’s, Catalyst Maria High School’s  and Catalyst Circle Rock’s strategic plans

*Finance Committee

  • FY17 YTD update
  • FY18 budget outline


Please join us for the Circle Rockets’ spring concert May 18th

Sistema Ravinia

We invite you to join us for the Circle Rockets Orchestra's spring concert at Dominican University on May 18, 2017 from 5:30-6:30 PM. The Ravinia-sponsored orchestra features ~75 Catalyst Circle Rock scholars who practice ten hours after-school each week.  The Ravinia and Catalyst orchestra collaboration is celebrating five incredible years of partnership and hundreds of scholars impacted this year!

Please RSVP to Isaac Sinnett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We hope that you can join us on May 18 to support our remarkable scholars and this partnership!

Support Catalyst    

Please join our efforts as a champion for changing lives at The Catalyst Schools. If you would like to speak with a Catalyst staff member about your donation, please call us at 773-295-7001.