Catalyst Maria Spring Play- 6/2 and 6/3/16

Yo Sone Un Sueno

Please join the Catalyst Maria School Community for their Spring Play, written by CMHS teacher Mrs. Mear! The details of the performance are below:

June 2nd at 7PM

June 3rd at 7PM

Catalyst Maria High School Auditorium

6727 S. California Chicago IL 60629

Adults: 5.00 Students 3.00

Tickets sold at the door

UPDATED Last Day of 2015-2016 School Year

The last day of the 2015-2016 school year for scholars will be Friday June 17, 2016 for Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria.  Catalyst staff will have professional development on Monday June 20 and Tuesday June 21, 2016 and the schools will be closed to scholars.  Summer Session for applicable scholars will begin July 11, 2016. 


If you have any questions, please contact the Catalyst Circle Rock Main Office at (773) 945-5025 or the Catalyst Maria Main Office at (773) 993-1770.

Catalyst receives highest rating on 5Essentials survey!

We are excited to share with you that Catalyst Schools received the HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING on the critical 5Essentials My School, My Voice survey conducted by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research! One of our schools, Catalyst-Maria High School, earned the fourth highest score of all high schools in Chicago - including all charter, traditional and selective enrollment schools!

The survey asks scholars, teachers, and parents questions on the five essential components that drive school success: Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environment, and Ambitious Instruction. Schools that score strong on the 5Essentials are ten times more likely to improve student learning than schools that score weak on the 5Essentials.

Congratulations to our staff, scholars, and school communities on this incredible achievement! 

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Urge our elected officials to vote yes for SB231!

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Urge Catalyst Circle Rock's elected officials to vote yes for SB231!

Urge Catalyst Maria's elected officials to vote yes for SB231!

In Illinois, students living in low-wealth school districts receive only $0.81 for every dollar spent on students living in high wealth districts. The result is the kids needing the most receive the least aid from the state. 

Because of these funding disparities, Chicago Public Schools is contemplating a 39% cut across the board for all schools. These cuts will no doubt negatively affect Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria Charter Schools by increasing class sizes and eliminating student supports and programs.

The scholars, staff, families and school communities have worked too hard to provide our scholars with the best education possible to allow more budget cuts to undo this progress.

Send an email to your legislators urging them to vote YES for SB231 through the links above! 

Catalyst Maria Leadership Day

 Leadership Day Maria

Attend Catalyst Maria's Leadership Day Event! Leadership Day is a special opportunity for our school to open our doors to the community to show off the great things that are happening through implementing The Leader in Me process.  Catalyst Maria has built a unique environment where the principles, practices, and habits of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® are embedded into the school's culture. The Leader in Me process defines our school operations, permeates instructional practice and curriculum, and is the basis of a vibrant leadership development approach for both students and staff. Attend this leadership day to be immersed in our leadership culture with presentations from students, teachers and open-house-like visits to classrooms!

Jun 03, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

6727 S. California Ave.
Chicago IL, 60629

Registration Information

Dawn Sandoval

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Phone: 773-993-1770

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.