About Movement

We are a growing network of free, public charter schools providing high-quality educational choices to families across Charlotte. We exist to love and value children, emphasize academics and virtue, and are excited to build something amazing with our students, teachers and families.


We exist to love and nurture scholars by leading a movement of change in education through academic excellence, character development, and preparation for success in life.

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In 2017 we opened our first school on Freedom Drive in West Charlotte. Movement School Freedom now serves over five hundred students in grades K-5 with a waiting list of over 300 students.

In 2020 we launched our second school, Movement School Eastland, in east Charlotte. Movement School Eastland currently serves grades K-3 and will grow to serve scholars in kindergarten through 5th grade.

In 2021 we completed construction of the middle school at our Movement Freedom campus. This school opened in August 2021 and serves 6-7th grade scholars and will grow to include 6-8th graders by August 2023.

Our newest school, Movement Southwest, opened in 2022. Movement Southwest currently serves students in kindergarten and 1st grade and will add a grade level each year to eventually serve grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade by the Fall of 2026.

A Little History Lesson



Movement School Freedom Drive opens.



Movement School Eastland opens.



Middle School construction complete at our Freedom Drive Campus

“Our goal is to help each student become as special as she can be as an individual -- not to be more special than the kid sitting next to her.”

| Rafe Esquith

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