Class Catalyst

Where Every Student Feels
Seen and Supported

Innovative. Individualized. Time-saving. Game-changing. In under 3 minutes a day, Class Catalyst provides an authentic opportunity for student voices and their needs to be heard, in their own words, every day.

SEL – a better way – for only 3 minutes every day!

Meet Class Catalyst

Class Catalyst teaches students lifelong SEL skills based in self-awareness and emotional wellbeing, so SEL is not just “one more thing” but the answer to promoting a safe classroom space, where students can thrive academically, physically, emotionally, and socially.

CASEL SELect Designated Program

The program received CASEL’s highest designation for high-quality SEL programming.

For Educators, By Educators

Built by a team of educators each with many years of classroom experience, our research-based SEL solution uses data, mindfulness, and consistency to solve for the moment while building life skills. Forget time-sucking baseline assessments, learning a new curriculum, or having to choose between an academic block or time for SEL skill-building… our all-in-one app allows students to build wellness habits and gets them in “ready to learn” mode, so learning time is maximized, and connections with caring adults are deepened.

The Check-In

A simple two question check-in allows students to self-report their energy level and mood in less than 30 seconds. With an opportunity to write notes to their teacher, students have a safe space to voice their needs, in their own words.


Individualized Support for All

Combining over two decades of experience working in schools, we know that a one-size-fits-all approach to SEL is not a solution. Class Catalyst puts the power in each student’s hands, helping them to build agency and choice through mindfulness. Our research-backed analytics give each student a series of individualized practice options based on their check-in data.

What is SEL?

The power of choice? Check. Self-regulation? Yep. Ready to Learn? You Bet.

Social Emotional Learning are the pillars of the foundation upon which a rigorous academic curriculum is built. SEL helps create and sustain a safe environment (physically, mentally, and emotionally) for an inquisitive community of learners to thrive and for their curiosities to flourish.

Make Data-Driven Decisions with Ease

Real-time data helps educators make informed, student-centered decisions about how to run their class. Easy-to-navigate dashboards for administrators give actionable insight into the wellness of the students in their building/district.

Class View Data

Five To Thrive

Five to Thrive is an innovative web-based check-in platform that supports Social Emotional Learning (SEL) at home through a simple practice in self-awareness and self-regulation while building connection with a caring adult in just under five minutes. Check-in practices help build the student’s SEL skills such as emotional awareness by giving them the opportunity to self-select their mood and energy level. The built-in strategies support students’ coping skills and offer ways to manage stress and anxiety.

Each check-in provides a suggested selection of individualized mindfulness/SEL strategies to choose from and include various techniques such as breathing exercises, stretching/movement strategies, and reflection activities ranging from one to three minutes in duration. Supplemental videos are also available in the SEL On Demand video library.

Five To Thrive

How Does Five To Thrive Work?

First: Parents/caregivers register their Five to Thrive account and add their participating students.

Then, students are provided with an opportunity to pause, breathe, and select how they are feeling based on mood and energy level.

Next, the platform prompts conversation between student and parent/caregiver.

Last, families practice an individualized mindfulness and/or SEL strategy together.

Wait! It Gets Even Better With SEL On Demand

Included with every Class Catalyst account is SEL On Demand, our customized online SEL video library, including SEL activities for students & educators, live wellbeing events for school families and communities, and customized weekly schedules for SEL implementation.

Class Catalyst: Changing the way schools practice SEL

Class Catalyst usage numbers have increased as the SEL community continues to grow! We’re seeing that 31% of students are writing notes to their teacher, and enjoy scheduled check-ins or checking in on their own – even during holiday breaks!


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Our Partners

Chicago Public Schools (CPS)
Chicago Heights School District 170
Carl Von  Linné School
School City of Hammond
New York City Department of Education
North Chicago School District 187
Holt School District
Niles Vikings
Judson Independent School District
CUSD 201
ALSIP District 126
Haslett Public Schools
Detroit Public Schools Community District
Bensenville School District 2
Christopher House
Erie Elementary Charter School

Schedule a Demo

Connect with our team for a brief live demo of the SEL platform and get your questions answered!