Endeavor Charter School began as an idea of what a public school could be. Three career public school teachers, Steve McAdams, Christi Whiteside, and Maija McAdams wrote the charter application for Endeavor Charter School. Along with a dedicated founding Board of Directors, they celebrated the approval of the charter in October of 2007.
Nine months of planning, working with the Department of Public Instruction, recruiting teachers, and speaking to families passed quickly. On July 28, 2008, Endeavor Charter School celebrated its first school day with a red carpet opening for 376 students in Raleigh. In June of 2014, Endeavor moved to its permanent home on twenty-nine acres of land in Wake Forest. In 2021, Endeavor Charter School completed its expansion project to increase enrollment and campus facilities, adding 56,000 square feet, 15 middle school classrooms, a full-size gymnasium and a 300-seat auditorium.