Thrival Academy: Indy

Thrival Academy: Indy is a new Innovation Network School in Indianapolis Public Schools that is a study abroad one-year public high school combining personalized learning strategies with cultural immersion in order to incubate young, globally-minded community leaders. We launched our 20-student pilot in Fall 2017 and are expanding as the newest IPS school open to students who will be juniors in 2018-2019. The school is free for students and families – there are no tuition or fees for the school or for the travel.

Are you a rising junior in IPS? Thrival Academy: Indy only has 60 seats for 2018-2019 – see below to apply!


Want to learn more?

Join us at our End of Year Student Exhibitions of Learning on Wednesday June 6th from 12pm until 5pm at the John H Boner Community Center.


Attend an information session! Our next information session is on Tuesday June 12th from 5:30 until 6:30pm in the cafeteria at Arsenal Technical High School.

Follow Our Blog

Follow Our Blog

Follow our blog for photos and updates from our first cohort of global scholars from Indy! We’ll feature student and staff photos and posts from Thailand during the 3 month immersion phase of their year.

Follow Our Blog

Join Our Team

Join Our Team

Are you an equity-driven, globally-minded educator? Join the Thrival Academy: Indy team as we expand to serve more students in 2018-2019.

Apply to Teach

Apply to Enroll

Are you a future global change-maker in Indy? Do you want to study abroad for your junior year of high school? Applications are open now! Apply here! Questions about enrollment? See here.

Apply to Enroll

Get in touch!

(317) 969-5583    |



Are you a talented local professional interested in supporting our work in Indy?

Apply to join our Board of Directors or volunteer on a Board Committee. See here for more details about our board.


Make a donation to support our global scholars!

Congratulations to the winners of the Thrival Academy: Indy Documentary Film Competition!


Johnathan Bautista – Winner of the documentary film competition!


Abigail Mendoza


Emily Richardson