July 2020

Top 10 Reasons To Attend Catalyst

July 14th, 2020|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

Catalyst Academy opened in 2020 – the first new K-8 charter school in Pittsburgh in six years! We are located in the newly renovated historic Lemington school building. We will prepare our scholars to define —and achieve – their dreams. Here’s our top 10 reasons why we are a Catalyst worth considering for your young scholar:

1) At Catalyst, we instill growth mindsets […]

A Great School Enables Great Educations: We Are Catalyst! 

July 7th, 2020|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

Catalyst Academy Charter School is a college-preparatory K-8 public charter school in Pittsburgh, focused on serving families and communities that are looking for a great school and ultimately, a great education. A great education cultivates confident, compassionate scholars ready to define and achieve their dreams. Our mission is to create a world-class K-8 school where all children are prepared for college, career, and life.

We will […]

June 2020

Belong. Grow. Achieve.

June 25th, 2020|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

We’re Catalyst Academy. We will open as a K-1 school in the fall of 2020, and then grow a grade each year to eventually serve kindergarten through 8th 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.

Our core values […]

April 2020

Catalyst Academy Lottery Update

April 15th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst News|

Press Release


April 15, 2020

Catalyst Academy Charter School Reschedules Enrollment Lottery Lottery Will Be Conducted Online on Wednesday, April 22nd at 12 PM

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania –-

As a result of Pennsylvania Governor Wolf’s stay at home order issued in mid-March in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, Catalyst Academy Charter School postponed its original enrollment lottery scheduled for March 20th . It has been rescheduled for Wednesday […]

October 2019

Catalyst Academy Charter Agreement Approved by PPS

October 30th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst News|

Press Release

Earlier tonight, the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) Board of Directors approved a charter agreement with Catalyst Academy Charter School.  This ends a two-year process that began with the submission of the Catalyst Academy application on November 15, 2017.

The charter agreement between PPS and Catalyst Academy contains performance measures including student scores on PA standardized tests, providing more accountability than prior Pittsburgh charter agreements.

Catalyst Academy Founder […]

May 2019

Catalyst Approved (Again)

May 21st, 2019|Categories: Catalyst News|

Today’s “re-vote” by the charter appeals board was even more decisive. This reaffirms what the district’s own review team found when they determined that we met all 9 review categories, including our plan for serving children with special needs. The unprecedented strength of our plan continues to withstand additional roadblocks. We look forward to serving families beginning in the 2020-21 school year.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article. […]

February 2019

November 2017

A Catalyst for Opportunity for All Children

November 17th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst News|

“We are excited about Pittsburgh’s emergence as a global innovation center. However, we cannot watch another generation of low-income and African-American students be shut out of opportunity because they don’t have access to a high-quality public school.”

Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article.

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

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