Catalyst Schools Asbestos Management Reporting

Per Administrative Code Title77:Public Health Chapter I, the following are are available for inspection by parents in the Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria Facilities Offices. Please call the schools to make an appointment to view these items if desired:

  • Catalyst Schools Asbestos Management Plans
  • 6-Month Asbetos Surveys

Catalyst Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

On October 14, 2016 Catalyst Maria culminated a month of events for Hispanic Heritage Month with a school assembly. Some of the highlights of the assembly were members of the school’s Dreamer Group describing ways to support undocumented scholars, and CMHS graduate Maria S. and Mr. Deam performing mariachi songs (pictured below):

Mr. Deam and Scholar

Catalyst Circle Rock welcomes State Rep. LaShawn Ford as Principal for a Day Program

Catalyst Circle Rock welcomed State Representative LaShawn Ford for the Illinois Principals Association Principal for a Day program! Representative Ford is pictured below with Principal Ms. Jamison-Dunn as he welcomed scholars to campus on Tuesday. Catalyst is grateful for Rep. Ford’s support during the Principal for a Day program and his support for the school in various areas over the past several years!

LaShawn Ford Principal for a Day

Catalyst Schools OPEN October 11, 2016

Catalyst-Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria will be OPEN Tuesday October 11, 2016 and every school day, with a full instructional team and a full instructional program. We will continue to provide a high quality, rigorous academic program with a focus on developing leadership and right relationships in our school communities.

Like everyone, we are hopeful that the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools come to a resolution very soon. Our focus remains squarely on our Catalyst scholars, families and our school communities and ensuring that they get an excellent education. If you have any questions, please reach out to the school teams at the contact information below. Thank you for your partnership in the education of Catalyst scholars and have a great weekend!


The team at Catalyst Schools

Catalyst Circle Rock- (773) 945-5025                                   Catalyst Maria- (773) 993-1770

Catalyst receives Level 1+ and Level 1 on SQRP!!

Catalyst is incredibly proud to announce that Catalyst Maria received a rating of Level 1+(the highest rating possible!) and Catalyst Circle Rock received a rating of Level 1 (an increase of 2 levels on a five level scale!) on the 2015-2016 SQRP!

These scores are the highest school ratings our network has received in a decade of operation, and we are incredibly grateful for the hard work our scholars, staff, parents, and school communities committed to achieve these scores!

To find out specific results, visit the Catalyst Circle Rock page here and the Catalyst Maria page here.

Congratulations to the school communities of Catalyst Circle Rock (celebrating its 10th year anniversary of operation!) and Catalyst Maria (celebrating its 5th year anniversary of operation!) on these epic achievements!

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.