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 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 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 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 deadline for applications to be included in Catalyst Maria Charter School's 2020-2021 lottery for K-8 and 10-12 grades is Monday March 23, 2020. Catalyst Maria Charter School's 2020-2021 lottery for K-8 and 10-12 grades is March 24, 2020 at 9:00 am and is open to the public on-campus (6727 S. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60629).
The Catalyst Schools' lottery policy is located here.
The Catalyst Maria High School shadow days are Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:30am-12:15 and can be scheduled using the form linked below:
Points of Contact