Catalyst – Maria Charter School

Grades Currently Served CPS Rating
K - 12 Level 1

Catalyst Maria Charter School is a dynamic, vibrant school located in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Catalyst Maria’s mission is to provide a college-preparatory and values-based education that allows scholars to thrive academically and social-emotionally. At Catalyst Maria, a child is holistically educated by a school community committed to “teaching minds and touching hearts.” This mission aims to nurture well-rounded scholars with bright academic, professional, and personal futures that will become change agents for their communities and world.
Scholars are provided with a rigorous academic curriculum, with an emphasis on balanced literacy, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, and frequent exposure to technology. Scholars learn social-emotional skills through targeted instruction around positive character traits and values, which scholars and staff embody in their daily interactions.