Catalyst Circle Rock Fine Arts Performance

Catalyst Circle Rock had an AMAZING fine arts performance Wednesday night, featuring dance and choir performances, as well as a performance by the Ravinia sponsored Circle Rockets Scholar Orchestra!  This annual event was led for the 9th consecutive year by Ms. Sharon Morgan, with assistance from numerous CCR team members! Check out an image of some dancers below:


Thanksgiving Holiday Break 2015

Catalyst Schools will be closed to scholars and staff in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday from Wednesday November 25, 2015-Friday, November 27, 2015. We are so THANKFUL for all of our Catalyst scholars, families, staff and partners!

Catalyst Education Celebration- December 3, 2015

Education Celebration 2015

Please join Catalyst on December 3, 2015 for our annual Education Celebration at City Winery!

This is a terrific opportunity to spend an evening with food, drink, and festivities while supporting Catalyst scholars, staff, and school communities!
Due to generous corporate sponsorship, all ticket sales from the event will directly support our 1,600 Kindergarten-12th Grade scholars and their continued success through high school, college, and beyond.
There are reduced ticket levels for Catalyst staff, parents and Young Professionals, and tickets and more information can be accessed here
If you have any questions, please email the Catalyst team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Thank you for your support of our scholars and school communities!

Catalyst Maria Fall Play Featured on CBS News!

Catalyst Maria High School was on CBS news for a feature report on their fall play (linked through the image below)! The original full play, A Work in Progress,  was written by a CM teacher and features poetry by the students of Catalyst Maria High School.  


The play will be Friday 11/20/15 at 6:30, Saturday 11/21/15 at 2:30 and 6:30, and Sunday 11/22/15 at 2:30 in the Catalyst Maria auditorium.

Tickets are $5 at the door and all proceeds go to fund the Drama Club's next production- we hope to see you there!

Meet Catalyst at Parent Power School Fair!

Meet the Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria school teams at ParentPower Chicago's Second Annual Chicago School Fair! The fair will be held this weekend (November 14 -15, 2015) at Navy Pier.  

Circle Rock (K-8) will be located at Booth 52 and Catalyst Maria (K-8, 9-12) will be located at Booth 135!

For more information, access Parent Power's website through the image below!

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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.