Catalyst Schools 4th of July Observance

Catalyst Circle Rock, Catalyst Maria, and Catalyst Administration offices are closed for observance of the 4th of July holiday from Monday July 4, 2016 and Tuesday July 5, 2016.  Staff will return on July 6, 2016 and will respond to email and phone messages at this time. 

Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July holiday!

Catalyst Graduations 2016!

Catalyst is very proud of our scholars who will be graduating from 12th Grade, 8th Grade and Kindergarten in the coming weeks! Graduations times and dates are listed below, and we want to highlight a few notable aspects of this year’s graduations:

Catalyst Circle Rock’s Class of 2016 is the first cohort of scholars that began their elementary school career at Catalyst Circle Rock in Kindergarten and completed their entire nine-year elementary school career at CCR!   June 17, 2016- CCR 8th Grade Graduation 4:00- New Zion Church- 1252 S. Wolcott Chicago , IL 60608

Catalyst Maria High School’s Class of 2016 is the first cohort of scholars that began their high school career at Catalyst Maria!  June 10, 2016- 6:00- CM Auditorium

Catalyst Maria Elementary School’s 8th Grade Class of 2016 is the first cohort of scholars to graduate from Catalyst Maria ES! June 16, 2016- 6:00- CM Auditorium

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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