The sun is out and so are we! At Catalyst Academy, we are having fun while school is out by preparing our next year’s programs and learning adventures

Summer is a time filled with fun activities for all ages, and to inspire your family’s summer plans, we gathered a list of kid-centric resource hubs to give you great ideas of what to do with your little ones this month. 

Children Playing in City Water Fountain, PPG Square, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Kids Out and About

Check out this great website with a bunch of ideas for your family, and start with their blog “Top 20 Places to Take Kids in and around Pittsburgh”. They’ve got a running list of places to take your kids today, this weekend, next weekend, and beyond. They’ve got links to websites for the Zoo, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Libraries, Parks, and beyond.Here’s a quick list of some of our favorites:

Free Places to Take Kids In and Around Pittsburgh

101 Family Day Trips from Pittsburgh

Master Guide to Summer Fun


When you want to learn what other families are doing in the area, check out the stories and opportunities to get involved with Kidsburgh! This is your go-to online resource focusing on the people and ideas making Pittsburgh a better place to raise kids. They have resources for:

Kid Friendly Cooking Classes

Kids Volunteering Info 

Ongoing list of Thing to Do

How Many Bridges Have You Seen?

Why does Pittsburgh have more bridges than Venice? Let us know if you find that out! Our beautiful city holds the world record for the most bridges in any city around the globe with 446 structures helping people walk across water. Enjoy a free walking tour with the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.

When School’s Back

We hope you have the best summer ever, and when the school year starts again, we are really looking forward to welcoming you back to Catalyst. Our mission is to create a world-class K-8 school where all children are prepared for college, career, and life. 

Visit our website to learn more and enroll your K-2 child today. 


About Catalyst

Catalyst Academy Charter School’s mission is to prepare all students for college, career, and life. Catalyst Academy Charter School’s core values of Belong. Grow. Achieve. reflect the school’s deep commitment to cultivating an inclusive supportive school community where everyone – children and adults – is focused on learning every day, in order for all students to define and achieve their dreams. Catalyst Academy Charter School’s education model is designed to close both the achievement and opportunity gap.  The approach couples rigorous core academics with a broad offering in the arts and sciences. Students will experience STEM learning daily and arts programming four days per week. Enroll your Kinder, First, or Second grader today!