Catalyst Circle Rock Ballroom Dance Champions 2018!

Last Thursday Catalyst Circle Rock's 5th and 6th grade scholars competed in the “May I Have this Dance” ballroom dancing competition at the Chicago Cultural Center.  After hours of practice and hard work, the CCR team came in FIRST PLACE!!! Congratulations to the scholars, Ms. Morgan and Mrs. Knight!

Ballroom Dance Champions 2018

Catalyst Schools CLOSED Friday 2/9/18

Due to the weather conditions forecasted for Friday February 9, 2018 Catalyst-Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria will be CLOSED to scholars and staff. Please be safe.

Winter Break 2017-2018

Catalyst Schools will be closed to scholars and staff for Winter Break from December 25, 2017- January 5, 2018.

Scholars will begin Winter Break on Friday December 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM.

Scholars will return TUESDAY January 9, 2018.

Staff will return Monday January 8, 2018 for Professional Development.

Have a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to an incredible year in 2018!


Catalyst Schools Water Testing Results 2017

Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria water testing produced “lead-free” results, with none of the faucets or fountains in either building having a reading near the EPA threshold of 16 ppb. The physical reports from these tests are kept at both buildings and are available for inspection as requested.

Sistema Ravinia Orchestra Concert- 12/7/17

Sistema Ravinia Invites You

Please join us for a Hard Hat Concert headlined by Ravinia CEO Welz Kauffman, Lyric Soprano Michelle Areyzaga, and the Sistema Ravinia scholar orchestra. This concert is a benefit to restore Catalyst Circle Rock's 1,000 seat auditorium. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:30-7:00 pm

Catalyst Circle Rock

5608 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60644  

Secured parking and a reception will be provided for our guests.  

Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your support and we hope you will join us on December 7! 

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.