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 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years, Catalyst enrolls K-8 and 10-12 grades through Apply Now. 9th Grade is enrolled through the link here.
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 sibling, step sibling, foster sibling or legally sibling currently enrolled at Catalyst Maria. Cousins, nieces, nephews and unrelated children sharing an address with the applicant are not considered siblings.
The deadline to be included in the 2023-2024 lottery is March 26, 2023. The Catalyst Maria lottery is scheduled for the time and date below:
Catalyst Maria Kindergarten-8th Grade; 10th-12th grades
6727 S. California Ave. Chicago, IL, 60629
Auditorium Stage – March 28, 2023 at 9am
The Catalyst Schools' lottery policy is located here.
To learn more about Catalyst Maria High School, please sign up to receive information on digital tours, staff introductions, and our dynamice programs using the form linked below:
To learn more about Catalyst Maria, check out the video linked here!
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