Learning Pods at Catalyst Ranch

A safe solution for Chicago parents and their remote-learning students

Are Your Kids Less Than Enthusiastic About Remote Learning?

Our creative environment, which works so well for offsite meetings and conferences, can be just as impactful for children doing remote learning.

Children’s brains need to be stimulated, and with all of our colorful décor, vintage furniture, natural light and lush plants, your children will be more attentive and open to actively learning. Taking part in a learning pod also provides them with some safe socializing with other children, which we know most kids are being deprived of because of the pandemic. For teens, we can offer a safe environment to work independently, yet still be able to connect with their friends and schoolmates.

Some Things To Know

  • Each room will host only one pod of up to 10 youth, socially distanced
  • High speed internet is provided
  • Whiteboards, flipcharts, basic school supplies are included
  • Youth must be able to log onto their computers and work independently unless they are accompanied by a tutor or facilitator. Our staff will be available to assist with technology needs and problem solving.
  • Youth must bring their own computers/tablets and headphones
  • Youth are asked to bring their own lunch. Refrigerator and microwave provided.
  • Individually packaged snacks and filtered water are provided free of charge
  • Masks must be worn throughout the day by the children and our staff
  • Rooms are thoroughly cleaned each night
  • Windows are open for better air circulation, when the weather allows
  • We are conveniently located close to public transportation including the blue line and green line. Validated parking is available for those who choose to drive. There is a boulevard in front of our building where you can easily park temporarily while dropping off and picking up your child.

Let us know your micro-schooling needs by calling 312-207-1710
or send us a note at the inquiry form below!

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