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Reimagining Education


The world is changing at a stunning pace. Information is everywhere. Our children live in a world that is much larger than their own backyard – colorful and connected and also exponentially more complex. Traditional public education is missing the mark in preparing students for this rapidly changing world. Thrive aims to hit the mark head-on, preparing students with the skills they need to successfully pursue their goals after graduation.


Thrive is a nationally recognized charter public school for grades TK through 12. The Thrive model (LINK TO ABOUT US), is built on several key philosophies.


Thrive teachers prepare (LINK TO THRIVE MODEL PREPARE SECTION) students for the future through personalized learning paths, focusing on skills that will help them be successful in the real world. We teach them to set goals and inspire them to achieve them. Students use interactive, tech-based learning programs to proceed at their own pace toward mastery of skills and concepts. Our learning tools provide instant data on academic progress and enable teachers to provide small group instruction and one‐on‐one support based on student needs. Real time data means we can quickly intervene to help a student who is struggling with the material.



Thrive operates in some of the highest needs neighborhoods in San Diego because we believe a great public education can be possible for all kids. We value accessibility for all children, no matter their socioeconomic status or learning challenges. We believe our diversity is one of our greatest strengths and instill that understanding in our students. Thrive students are empathetic, caring kids who learn to understand that everyone faces different challenges on the road to success.




A love of learning can last a lifetime and inspire (LINK TO THRIVE MODEL SECTION INSPIRE SECTION) students to keep setting goals. Thrive teachers help students connect the dots between what they are learning in the classroom and the real world. Students engage in hands-on, minds-on learning experiences to help them develop critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, motivation, communication and cooperation. 




At Thrive, we want to be a partner in our students’ success. Our top priorities are making sure every student is known, seen and valued by their teachers and each other. We strive to create an emotionally healthy environment that promotes academic achievement and personal growth. We work every day to foster deep connections (LINK TO THRIVE MODEL CONNECT SECTION) and celebrate the amazing differences in diverse community. In short, we want students to be happy, health and engaged at school. Our results (LINK TO RESULTS PAGE) show we are on the right track.

Begin your journey to Thrive by completing an application (LINK TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION) or call us at (619) 839-9543 and we'll guide you through the process.