The Catalyst Schools


Catalyst Schools holistically educate the young men and women entrusted to its care through a school community committed to teaching minds and touching hearts. Catalyst envisions a life of meaning and purpose for all people in a world that is just and peaceful. The network serves children living in communities challenged by the effects of discrimination and economic poverty. Catalyst Schools understand that each of the communities in which they serve have incredible gifts and whose assets, culture, and heritage hold the promise of a great future. Catalyst helps unlock the gift that is within each child by addressing the whole child: academic, social-emotional, physical and psychological.

Demographics for Chicago Schools in Network

  • Black 71%
  • Hispanic 29%
  • White 1%
  • Other 1%
  • Low Income 89%
  • Special Education 12%
  • Limited English 9%