April 2021

March 2021

Social Emotional Learning at Catalyst 

March 15th, 2021|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

At Catalyst we are dedicated to preparing our scholars to achieve their dreams. By closing achievement and opportunity gaps, our educational philosophy seeks mastery along three dimensions:college readiness, career readiness and life readiness. This week we are focusing on life readiness. Here’s a quick review of what all three mean to us: 

College Readiness

All scholars will be prepared to attend and graduate from a four-year college or […]

Make the Switch: Grade 2

March 5th, 2021|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

Changing your child’s school can feel daunting. Sometimes it’s more daunting for parents than for the student. Here we’re focusing on the second grade and how truly seamless it can be. At Catalyst, we are ready to welcome your second grader to our founding second grade class. 

Open for only K and 1st for the 2020-2021 school year, we are thrilled with our successes as a new […]

February 2021

Why is Play Important? 

February 24th, 2021|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

At Catalyst, play time is very important to us. We ensure our scholars get PE four days a week! Plus plenty of recess time and movement brain breaks. Why? 

We’re very glad you asked. 

Play creates a sense of adventure and nurtures imagination. Through play, children of all ages, learn valuable skills like working with others, sharing, problem-solving and more. In turn, play can […]

Why Choosing Kindergarten Matters

February 9th, 2021|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

Kindergarten is a special time for every child. It’s also an important decision for families and caregivers – which kindergarten to choose. Thank you for considering us in your search. At Catalyst, we love Kindergarten! 

Catalyst is a tuition-free public charter school, the first new public school in over six years in Pittsburgh. We’re here to make and keep learning fun. We aim to prepare […]

Catalyst Academy announces open enrollment for 2021-22 school year

February 8th, 2021|Categories: Catalyst News|

Tuition-free charter school continues its commitment to provide in-class instruction to underserved scholars

Pittsburgh, Penn. – (February 8, 2021) – Catalyst Academy, a tuition-free charter school in Pittsburgh, has launched open enrollment for the 2021-22 school year and will accept applications through the month of February. Up to 72 slots are […]

January 2021

Survey Says: Families are Thrilled With Our Founding Year!

January 27th, 2021|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

Belong. Grow. Achieve. Our common values are the cornerstone of our educational efforts at Catalyst. While founding and opening our tuition-free charter school in a pandemic truly made for some unprecedented experiences, we could not be more proud of how far we have come — together. 

We are thrilled to share the results of our recent family survey. We feel it’s a litmus test of the intention […]

September 2020

Addressing First Grade Learning Gaps

September 30th, 2020|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

Oh 2020, let us count the ways you disrupt. 

girl gazing at planet model

Our first graders, like students of all ages and stages around the world, have been impacted by the global health pandemic and coronavirus. The disruption to their previous school year and 2020 spring semester has caused expected learning slippage. Here are some ways we’re addressing first […]

Staying Safe Online Matters — Even for Kinders and 1st Graders

September 22nd, 2020|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

Our education model at Catalyst is based on high expectations, academic rigor, quality teaching, strong relationships, innovation and personalization, and holistic development. We strive for this everyday we are together — be it in-person or online. And as our scholars join our Catalyst school community they also join the online world, via our 1:1 devices and digital backpacks. 

The internet is a magical place full of fun. […]




Families interested in applying at Catalyst Academy please visit our enroll page.

For general inquiries about Catalyst Academy, please email us at info@catalystacademy.org or call us at 412-684-2400.

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