ALC Mosaic is a K-12 independent school for self-directed learners and a half-day pre-K for ages 2-4. We are an Agile Learning Community that activates deep learning by harnessing powerful tools for self-organization and intentional culture creation, allowing our students to engage authentically with the world through their passions and strengths. Our learning environment embraces choice & freedom along with collaboration between students, facilitators, and the local community. The structure of the school allows for students, facilitators, and parents to have a voice and take an active role in building the community they want.

Want to cut to the chase?

Read our FAQ page to better understand the distinctions that define ALC Mosaic.

We regularly host Parent Interest Nights where you can meet our facilitators to learn more about us.

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February 1st, at 11 am or March 8th at 11 am

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The Agile Roots

The soil we grow from is trustin students, in each other, in you. The four assumptions that ground us are as follows:

1.  Learning: Learning is natural. It’s happening all the time.

2. Self-Direction: People learn best when they make their own decisions. Children are people.

3. Experience: People learn more from their culture and environment than from the material they are taught. The medium is the message.

4.Success: Personal development is catalyzed by cycles of intention, creation, reflection, and sharing.

The Agile Cycle of Learning


What do you want to accomplish today?

In an Agile Learning Community, we discern and articulate what we want to do, individually and as a group.


What are you going to do about it?

Agile Learners spend their days exploring and inventing – once we know what we want, we create it.


What did you learn from your choices?

Looking back, we develop awareness of what worked and what didn’t, so we can move forward more powerfully.


How can you share it with the world?

We document our work to record, exhibit, and share our experience with others.


We prepare young people for the world they are growing up into by empowering them to actively create it.


We use leading edge tools and culture creation practices to provide students with the maximal support with minimal interference.


We are active collaborators in the ALC Network. We aren’t in this game alone! Check out the growing network of ALCs.


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Update 12/12/2017:

We’re in!

Thank you!

On Thursday, November 16th, we passed the final test to our new sprinkler system and all other building inspections were complete. After 11 months since you helped us purchase this amazing property, we finally entered our new schoolhouse with awe and utter joy.

We are continuing our campaign as we move through the first third of the 2017-18 school year. The final stretch of our #OneCampus project was expensive, so we are still catching up, but we are also excited about what lies ahead.

We are desiring a 12-15 passenger van to support our field tripping and adventures around Charlotte, as well as the longer road trips that have become a staple for our older students.

We also plan to build a 30-foot (diameter) yurt in the side yard between the two buildings. The yurt will provide us the gathering space we need for meetings and community events, as well as larger public events that we are excited to host. It will also serve as the additional indoor space we need to continue growing our community and serving more families.

Photos and logos by Eric Friedensohn. Additional photos by Twah Dougherty.

ALC Mosaic, INC. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national and ethnic origin, sex, or disability, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.