Catalyst Academy Charter School
Our mission is to create a world-class K-8 school where all children are prepared for college, career, and life.
What Is Catalyst Academy?
Catalyst Academy Charter School is a college-preparatory K-8 public charter school in Pittsburgh, focused on serving families in the Hill District, Garfield, East Liberty, Larimer, Lincoln-Lemington, Homewood, and East Hills communities as well as families from across Pittsburgh and neighboring communities that are looking for a great school. Any child in Pennsylvania is eligible to attend.
Catalyst Academy is the first new K-8 charter school in Pittsburgh in 6 years and is located in the Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood, in the former Lemington school building.
We opened as a K-1 school in the fall of 2020, and will grow a grade each year to eventually serve kindergarten through 8th grade. In 2022-23, we will serve kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd, and 3rd grade. As a public charter school, Catalyst Academy is a tuition-free, open-enrollment school for any student, including students with special needs and English-language learners, in the city of Pittsburgh and other area communities.
In 2020-2021, Catalyst was one of the only public schools in Pittsburgh to safely offer in-person learning 5-days / week earning Catalyst Academy national recognition for our COVID-19 response.
Our Core Values
Three important core values guide us in pursuit of our mission: Belong. Grow. Achieve.
Recent Catalyst Academy News
The latest news from Catalyst Academy Charter School.