ENGAGEMENT-BASED

At Catalyst, every student is excited about learning and engaged in her education and intellectual development.  Learning is playful, relevant, project/problem based, and appropriately challenging…

CONTINUOUS

At Catalyst, every student understands that learning is not limited to school contexts and textbooks. Opportunities for observing, questioning, synthesizing, and creating meaning are ever-present in students’ lives. Learning to recognize these moments is crucial. Students develop the desire to pursue them and the skills to explore and evaluate them....

FUTURE-FOCUSED

At Catalyst, every student deserves an education that prepares her for the needs of her individual future, not for our collective past.  Our purpose in education is to develop autonomous problem-solving and facilitate each child’s quest to create meaning from the world around her. These goals intentionally encompass 21st Century skills, such as creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. STEAM competencies are nurtured as an outgrowth of our future focused approach.  Students must be challenged and empowered to be builders of their futures. We provide an environment that encourages agency in their learning...