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Frequently Asked Questions

What is THRIVE?

THRIVE is a public, tuition-free, charter boarding school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for students in grades 6 through 12. It provides students with a world-class education in a holistically nurturing family-like residential environment.

Are there any other schools like this?

Public boarding schools are still a relatively new concept. There are no schools like this in Louisiana and fewer than 10 in the United States.

Who does this school serve?

THRIVE serves at-risk students from East Baton Rouge.

Do students have to pay to go to THRIVE?

No. All THRIVE services are free.

What does residential life look like?

The THRIVE residency focuses on creating independent young adults. Students live in groups of 5 with one resident advisor. Residential life is highly structured, allowing students to feel secure in their surroundings and concentrate on their education. In the afternoons, students engage in a variety of physical activities, arts programs and tutoring sessions. In the evenings, they work together to run their household, performing everyday activities such as cooking, cleaning, laundry and budgeting. They also connect with their community to build a greater global perspective. This combination of nurturing and responsibility will develop the independence that is vital for breaking the cycle of poverty.

Will THRIVE support students after graduation?

Yes. After students graduate from THRIVE, they will continue to receive support throughout their entire college career.DSC_5108