About Movement

We are a growing network of free, public charter schools providing high-quality educational choices to families across Charlotte. Our campuses open as elementary schools and then grow into middle schools as the students get older. We opened our first campus on Freedom Drive in 2017 and our second campus on Central Avenue in 2020. We will open our  first middle school in 2021, and we are currently looking for locations to open two additional elementary schools in Charlotte. We emphasize academics and virtue, believe in the value and dignity of all children, and are excited to build something amazing with our students 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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History & Founders

In the fall of 2017, Movement School welcomed our inaugural class of 300 students in kindergarten through second grade to our Freedom Drive campus. The school will grow one grade per year until we reach K-8. In August 2020 we launched Movement School Eastland, our second school, welcoming 200 kindergarten and first graders to our campus in East Charlotte. This school will grow one grade per year until we reach grades K-8.

A Little History Lesson



Movement School Freedom Drive opened and served kindergarten through 2nd grade.



Freedom Drive added 3rd grade.



Movement School Eastland breaks ground.



Freedom Drive added 4th grade.


Alisha Carr

Director of Culture, Movement School Freedom

Barbara Robinson

School Director, Movement School Eastland

Casey Crawford

Board Chair, Movement School

Gabrielle Riley

Director of Operations, Movement School Freedom

Jamie Sumter

School Director, Movement School Freedom

Monica Bernot

Family Recruitment Coordinator, Movement School Eastland

“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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We are now enrolling for the 2021/22 school year and spots are limited! Apply by April 12th to be eligible for our second round of admissions.

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