Mission

To enable the pursuit of a better life through education.

Education should be the best investment you make in your future—and at Flatiron School, we’re committed to helping you learn the skills you need to change yours for the better. Online and on our 12 WeWork campuses across the country and in London, we provide the skills, community, and immersive, outcomes-driven curriculum you need to launch a career in Software Engineering, Data Science, or UX/UI Design.

Flatiron School was founded in 2012 by Adam Enbar, a venture capitalist with a passion for education, and Avi Flombaum, a self-taught computer programmer committed to helping his students learn and love code. Adam and Avi came together with a shared mission: to create an alternative education model that provided students with the 21st century tech skills necessary to succeed in a booming tech world, with success tied directly to getting students jobs as software engineers. Alongside a scrappy community of students eager for a new way of learning, Adam and Avi launched Flatiron School – an accelerated programming school in a small, second-floor walk-up in the Flatiron District of Manhattan that inspired a coding bootcamp industry.

And we’ve proven that this model can work – with nearly all job-seeking graduates  across our programs beginning fulfilling careers at leading companies like Google, Apple, Black Rock, and even NASA. With the launch of our Income Share Agreement (more information here), we’ve sought to break down the high-cost barrier to entry that comes with traditional four-year degrees. And, with our Tuition-back Guarantee, we’ve committed to ensuring you can change careers with confidence. Enroll at Flatiron School, graduate, follow our Career Services commitment, and land a job in 6 months—or your money back. (See details here)

Our commitment to expand accessibility and diversity in classrooms and boardrooms doesn’t stop there.  We’ve pushed to increase access to our transformative education by offering scholarships and fellowship programs for underrepresented groups in tech through partnerships with organizations like Facebook, Operation Code, SeatGeek and Out in Tech. (Learn more about our scholarships here)  

In 2015, we took our classroom online with Learn.co, our proprietary, gamified online learning platform, expanding access to our programs to people around the world. Now, those previously excluded from the bootcamp model, like people holding full-time jobs, parents balancing packed schedules, students hundreds of miles from the nearest tech hub can now change careers through access to our online programs.

Technology is reshaping the way we learn, study, and work, and Flatiron School is proud to be at the forefront of this change. And, we’re just getting started.

Values

We’re a mission-driven organization committed to helping others change their careers, their futures, and the world. Here’s what we believe.

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Make No Little Plans

We’re named for New York’s iconic Flatiron Building, Daniel Burnham’s architectural marvel erected in 1902…  Burnham is famously quoted as saying, “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized.”

We’ve got big plans — and we’re here to change things. At Flatiron School, we knock down barriers, facilitate entry into tech, and teach 21st-century tech skills to people of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels around the world.

Radiate Positivity

Be nice, have fun, do what you love — and inspire others around you to do the same.

Be Scrappy

Get things done. Be resourceful. Embrace change, and thrive in ambiguity.

Pursue Mastery

Always be learning — actively seek and embrace feedback.

Work Together

Collaboration is the key to success — we embrace transparency and empower others to succeed.

Leadership

Leadership

Advisors

WeWork x Flatiron School

In 2017, Flatiron School joined WeWork — a partner that shares our mission to enable people to pursue careers and lives they love.

As part of WeWork, we look forward to working together to expand our in-person and online programs across the country and the world and further increase accessibility to our transformative education.

When you study at Flatiron School on-campus or online, you’ll join the WeWork community and global network.

Learn more about our WeWork campuses and partnerships here.