about us

Where students “thrive” academically, socially and spiritually.

We EMPOWER our scholars to EVOLVE into leaders,

EXCEL through academics       EMERGE as Good Samaritans 

WHO WE ARE

T.H.R.I.V.E. stands for Truth, Humility, Respect, Integrity, Victory and Excellence! These are the six pillars of TCA. We believe if we equip our youth with these characteristics and principles, they will be successful in their everyday pursuits throughout their lifetime.

OUR HISTORY

T.H.R.I.V.E. Christian Academy opened its doors for the Fall 2013 school year with two 1st grade students. We began our journey in a four-bedroom outreach center - Blessed 2 Bless, in downtown Lithonia. 

Since our inception we have grown from two students to over two hundred dispersed between Pre-Kindergarten

and 12th grade.

To God be the Glory!

"[Her] master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things...' " Matt 25:23a NIV.

WHY CHOOSE US

We are passionate, unique and genuine in our pursuit to empower and educate youth. Our small class sizes help to facilitate individualized student attention, while also offering the opportunity to learn teamwork, leadership and self-discipline. Our inclusive classroom model coupled with our hybrid curriculum have proven to be a success!

OUR MISSION

  • Be a Christ-centered school of integrity which honors God by empowering our students in academic excellence, character and faith.

  • Prepare our students to compete academically, excelling on nationally-distributed tests.

  • To expose students to the Word of God, and to guide them as they grow in the wisdom and understanding of the Lord.

  • Promote our students’ awareness of past and current events which influence our contemporary culture; preparing them to actively & positively contribute to society.

OUR FACULTY & STAFF

Ranada Scales

Ranada Scales

Pre-K

Audrey Barrett-Campbell

Audrey Barrett-Campbell

Kindergarten

DeMorie Longstreet

DeMorie Longstreet

Elementary ELA

Donielle Taylor

Donielle Taylor

Elementary Social Studies

Winford Angion

Winford Angion

Elementary Science

Taquan Martin

Taquan Martin

Elementary Math

Kadijia Gordon

Kadijia Gordon

Elementary Exceptional Learners

Brittany Richardson

Brittany Richardson

Elementary Exceptional Learners

Jacory Curb

Jacory Curb

Middle School Social Studies

Netta Stampley-Williams

Netta Stampley-Williams

Middle School ELA

Alvin Russell

Alvin Russell

Middle School Math

Lashonda Lockett

Lashonda Lockett

Middle School Science

Chavela Greenway

Chavela Greenway

Upper Grades Exceptional Learners

Tiffany Jones

Tiffany Jones

Upper Grades Exceptional Learners

Dr. John Kasongo

Dr. John Kasongo

French

Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson

Physical Education & Coach

Vanzetta Clisby

Vanzetta Clisby

High School Science

Jordan Wiggins

Jordan Wiggins

High School ELA

Marquis White

Marquis White

High School Social Studies

Precious Wright

Precious Wright

Registrar

Jessica Miller

Jessica Miller

School Administrator

Ranecia Hamilton

Ranecia Hamilton

Federal Programs

Antoine Glasgow

Antoine Glasgow

Athletic Director

Sabrena Swearingen

Sabrena Swearingen

Academic Dean

Duane Stubbs

Duane Stubbs

Board Member

Nicholas McClanahan

Nicholas McClanahan

Maintenance & Custodial Services

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WELCOME

You are welcome here at T.H.R.I.V.E! From the moment you step through our front doors, you quickly experience one of the best pieces to our puzzle; namely, our loving and family-based community which God has fostered. We welcome you and your Family to experience academics "the THRIVE way!"

Join our village today.

PURPOSED

We're all in this together.  God instructed me to start T.H.R.I.V.E. and continues to direct Faculty, Staff and Families our way. God's Favor on TCA has been consistent since day one;  and will continue to be. #THRIVEstrong

ETHOS

"I just don't get it..."

A quote my students imitate me stating often. Essentially, it's my humility calling out to acknowledge that I may not understand them in every moment; yet love prevails. Out of love, the Faculty & Staff here strive to relate to our students in the same likeness which God is patient with us.

WORDS FROM
OUR PRINCIPAL

Welcome to

T.H.R.I.V.E.

OURSchool

We are blessed! Our occupancy on this campus is nothing short of a miracle. Out of obedience, we pursued this campus in 2019 and the rest is history. Our future aspirations are to own our own campus complex.

Be in prayer with us :)

OURCAMPUS

We reside on the beautiful Stone Mountain campus of the Mar Thoma Church. Check out the interior and exterior of our campus.