Frequently Asked Questions

How much does this program cost?

$9900 per year for the founding families enrolling with us for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. This rate will be locked in for these families for as long as they stay with our program. This cost includes all school and art supplies. Students will be asked to bring their own laptops. We can help with laptops though if required.

What grades do you offer?

THRiVE will have an Elementary Studio (ages 5 - 11) and we are also making a list of families interested in the Middle School Studio to gauge interest and prepare this program as well - so feel free to apply or contact us for further information about these developing programs.

When is the school in session?

September through June each year. But our first year for the 2019-2020 School Year will start in late October and run through end of June.

Is THRiVE a Montessori program?

We respect and incorporate Maria Montessori’s philosophy, but we are not a Montessori program. In addition to Montessori methods, we use the latest interactive technologies, hands on projects and the Socratic Method for discussions.

Is THRiVE a religious program?

While we expose children to the importance of mindfulness, we do not promote any one religion.

What do you mean by “a hero’s journey”?

We believe that each of us has a special calling in life, and a series of trials and tests that must be faced with integrity and purpose in order to live a satisfying and fulfilled life. Our mission is to prepare your child for his or her special journey.

What is an “independent learner”?

Someone who can research questions, follow instructions, solve problems—admit that they don’t know something and figure out a solution when they hit a roadblock without asking an adult for help — participate in discussions, and strive for mastery.

Does THRiVE serve special needs children?

We are not trained to serve children with serious learning disabilities but have been able to serve young heroes with dyslexia if they receive special training and believe that many minor learning disabilities are commonly misdiagnosed.

What do you mean by “every child can change the world?”

We believe that each of us has a special calling in life, and a series of trials and tests that must be faced with integrity and purpose, in order to live a satisfying and fulfilled life. Our mission is to prepare your child for his or her special journey.

What is a “running partner”?

Running Partners are classmates who meet together regularly to set goals and hold each other accountable for meeting those goals. Running Partners encourage and inspire each other by asking good questions, listening and providing affirmation.

Will children be grouped together by grades?

We believe that children learn best when working with those younger and older than themselves rather than split up into groups based solely on age. In addition to individualized curriculum, all ages of students work together in multi-age groups within each studio (Elementary, Middle, and launchpad (HS)).

Why a learner driven classroom?

At THRiVE we believe in learning to be and learning to do and an important part of this is encouraging kids to take responsibility for their own behavior and hold those around them to a high standard. When something isn’t working, we want our students to work together to solve the problem, not look for an adult to solve it for them. This creates a sense of independence and confidence that will serve them well in all areas of life.

How do you use technology in the classroom without students having too much screen time?

At THRiVE, we believe in the power of balance. Using the incredible, self-paced eLearning tools now available, we are able to provide the rigor needed for learning math, vocabulary, spelling and grammar in about 90 minutes each day, while freeing up the rest of the day for engaging, project-based learning. The two are highly complementary.