• Catalyst Circle Rock Elementary School Catalyst Circle Rock Elementary School


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Catalyst Circle Rock Elementary School

Mission Statement

We believe every child possesses inherent value and potential regardless of background educational level or life circumstances. We create agents of change in society by showing profound respect for students, and by joining with their families and communities to foster each scholar’s growth.


Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School is a dynamic, vibrant school community serving Kindergarten-8th Grade in Chicago's Austin neighborhood! Catalyst Circle Rock is guided by a mission of providing college-preparatory and values-based education that allows scholars to thrive in their academic and social-emotional growth. At Catalyst Circle Rock, 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, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and frequent exposure to technology through use of iPads. Scholars learn social-emotional skills through targeted instruction around positive character traits and values, which scholars and staff embody in their daily interactions.

Catalyst Circle Rock partners with several non-profit organizations that provide external instructors for the school's fine arts enrichment initiative, including the Chicago Children's Choir, Ravinia Fetival, and May I Have This Dance?Ballroom Dancing. The school also provides a Graduate Support program to augment scholars' academic instruction to ensure that scholars have the social emotional tools and vision to graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary studies. 99% of Catalyst Circle Rock graduates of high school age are enrolled in high school.

Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School is a school community where staff, scholars and families holistically developchildren and their ability to be active collaborators in their education and lives. This school's mission allows children to open minds and hearts to life, to love, and to knowledge.



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