Imagine Schools

Imagine Schools’ vision is for every student to reach his or her full potential and discover the pathways for life-long success.

Founded in 2004, Imagine Schools is a national non-profit family of public charter schools preparing students for lives of leadership, accomplishment and exemplary character. Our non-profit network consists of 60 public charter campuses educating more than 30,000 students in 9 states and the District of Columbia. Imagine Schools partners with parents and guardians to educate their children, providing high quality schools that develop the character and enrich the minds of the students we are privileged to serve.

While charter schools have flexibility in choosing curriculum and developing effective teaching practices, Imagine charter schools are public schools. This means our schools must meet the same academic performance standards as traditional district schools, as required by federal and state laws. Local governing boards provide oversight and accountability, partnering with Imagine Schools for comprehensive educational and operational expertise, support and programmatic variety.

As members of the Imagine Schools’ network, our schools share a common culture based on Shared Values and Measures of Excellence. These elements are foundational to our approach and belief in educating the whole child. While each school is uniquely tailored both in curriculum and structure, the integration of character development with academics sets Imagine campuses apart.

Our work is guided by three shared values: Justice, Integrity, and Fun. We apply “Joy at Work,” a unique organizational culture that puts teachers and school leaders squarely responsible for the decisions affecting the schools and students we serve.

We are privileged to partner with parents, communities, and local governing boards to deliver a high quality education that prepares students for life-long success.

“Developing Character, Enriching Minds”