Catalyst Circle Rock Admissions

Thank you for your interest in attending Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School.  Our values-based, college-preparatory school nurtures academic, social, and emotional growth in Chicago students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. We are enthusiastic about your interest and we invite you to contact us at any point with questions or comments.

*Catalyst is a public charter school open to all Chicago students.  We serve all students no matter what their race, ethnicity, ancestry, country of origin, language spoken, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, academic ability or need for special educations services.  We believe all children can learn and we take an individualized approach to each student’s development.*

The deadline to be included in the 2023-2024 lottery was March 26, 2023.

The deadline to be included in the 2024-2025 lottery is March 18, 2024. The Catalyst Circle Rock lottery is scheduled at the time and date below:

Catalyst Circle Rock

5608 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60644

Main Office– March 20, 2024 at 9am

Applications are still accepted after the lottery, and scholars will either begin the enrollment process if a seat at the desired grade level is available or will be added to the waiting list for the desired grade.

Catalyst Circle Rock gives siblings preference in the enrollment process- an eligible sibling is defined as a biological sibling, step sibling, foster sibling or legally sibling currently enrolled at Catalyst Circle Rock. Cousins, nieces, nephews and unrelated children sharing an address with the applicant are not considered siblings.

The Catalyst Schools' lottery policy is located here.

The Catalyst Circle Rock application may be accessed through the link below:

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Point of Contact

LaQuesha Miller
Manager of School Operations 
5608 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone: 773-945-5025
Fax: 312-626-2345

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