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Thrive Learning Center is a nonpublic school where all students are welcome and celebrated for their innate uniqueness. It is a space rooted in grace and compassion that practices intentional inclusivity.

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Our Philosophy

Teaching and Learning Outside the Box

​We Believe:

  • Learning and growth aren’t one size fits all

  • All kids learn and excel at their own pace requiring growth to be measured individually

  • Kids thrive with hands-on experiences, experimenting, and trial & error

  • Social and emotional learning is as important as academics

  • Play, imagination, and autonomy are essential pieces of learning

  • Children deepen understanding when they choose how to demonstrate learning and receive feedback instead of taking standardized tests and receiving grades

  • Core subjects can be integrated into real-life projects that fit the child's interest

  • Critical thinking is a skill students must have a chance to learn and practice regularly

  • Living, working, and learning in a community is important

  • Community is created through learning, joy, service, grace, inclusion, compassion, and kindness

The foundations of Thrive Learning Center are put into action through social, emotional, and academic practices.

Kids for Peace

SOCIAL

  • Using shared literature that represents many voices and experiences

  • Fostering the skills of conversation to make room for other voices and opinions

  • Engaging in conversations about social justice issues while thinking critically

  • Modeling open communication as teachers and parents who work together and problem solve

EMOTIONAL

  • Practicing social and emotional integration throughout the day together

  • Sharing a space as a multiage community, while leading and learning from others

  • Guiding children through problem solving and joyful learning experiences

  • Empowering children to understand themselves, their interests, and choices

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ACADEMIC

  • Facilitating small group learning, goal setting, and following through on responsibilities

  • Encouraging healthy risk-taking and failure as children pursue goals and interests

  • Providing feedback and teaching children how to receive and react appropriately

  • Creating an atmosphere where students are allowed to learn and grow at their own pace, free from age and grade based benchmarks and standardized tests