Please support CCR's We Rock service learning group!

Please support the Catalyst Circle Rock service learning group We Rock! in a contest to win a trip to the Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C. in January! CCR scholars have been doing great service learning projects to make their community and world a better place, and this trip would be a great opportunity for the We Rock! group. By clicking on the link here, you can vote for Circle Rock every day until November 15th (Catalyst Circle Rock's zip code is 60644). Please vote and share this link with anyone you know- thank you for your support!  


You are invited to the Catalyst Education Celebration 2016!

Annual Event Invitation 2016


Please join Catalyst Schools as we celebrate the 10th year anniversary of Catalyst Circle Rock and its status as a Level 1 school and the 5th year anniversary of Catalyst Maria and its status as a Level 1+ school (the highest rating possible)!

On December 1, 2016 we will bring together Catalyst partners, staff, and friends at the Garfield Park Conservatory for an evening of food, drink, and festivities. Please join us to celebrate these momentous achievements and our mission of teaching minds and touching hearts for over 1,600 incredible Kindergarten-12th Grade scholars!

 Tickets can be purchased here and sponsorship information is available here.

Please contact our team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions you may have, and we hope you will join us on December 1! 


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

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.