Movement School Southwest

Movement School Southwest opened in August 2022 serving grades PreK, Kindergarten and 1st grade. It will grow to serve grades Pre-K through 5th. This is a brand new facility, located across the street from Nations Ford Elementary School and South Language Academy. The school is conveniently located just off I-77, near the Yorkmount, Yorkwood and Montclaire South neighborhoods.

150 Osprey Point Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
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(704) 420-7980‬
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Dear Families and Friends,

I am incredibly honored to be the founding principal of Movement Southwest. I began my teaching career in Charlotte and after seven years serving the Brooklyn, New York community as a teacher, dean and now principal, it has been such a blessing to be back to Charlotte and continue this work here.

Movement Schools exist to love and value your child. We want to see your child thrive academically, socially, and emotionally, and that work begins as early as their first day of kindergarten. This is not an opportunity we take lightly, but one that needs and deserves our commitment to you as a school community to ensure that your child has access to a phenomenal education and to feel seen, loved and heard every day. We also want your child to love learning and genuinely enjoy coming to school.

Since opening in August we have been able to accomplish just that. Our kindergarten and first grade scholars have not only been working on learning to read write and count- they have also learned what it means to be good teammate, to show love to their friends and community. We have been able to foster a strong community not just with our scholars, but with our families too through various events and our weekly community circle! We love getting to build connection and community with all stakeholders and are looking forward to continuing that work in the southwest community of Charlotte!

For our children,
Ashley Baez
Principal, Movement Schools

Southwest Distinctives

Small-School Setting

We are a welcoming community school that will grow with your child. With our small group classroom settings, we we develop personal relationships with every student and family.

Lead with Virtue

We weave virtue education throughout the day. We nurture an understanding of dignity, a context greater than one’s self, and the belief in giving of self to a greater cause.

Amazing Teachers

We hand-pick teachers to bring out the best in your child. They fill each classroom with instructional expertise, character, and love. Our teachers shine and are the heart of our school.

Available to All

We are a free, public charter school, excited to serve students across the city.

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“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of
world that it leaves to its children.”

| Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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