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


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.



  • 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


  • 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



  • 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

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