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 campuses across the country, we provide the skills, community, and immersive, outcomes-driven curriculum you need to launch a career in software engineering, data science, or cybersecurity.
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.
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.
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.
We’re a mission-driven organization committed to helping others change their careers, their futures, and the world. Here’s what we believe.
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.
Be nice, have fun, do what you love — and inspire others around you to do the same.
Get things done. Be resourceful. Embrace change, and thrive in ambiguity.
Always be learning — actively seek and embrace feedback.
Collaboration is the key to success — we embrace transparency and empower others to succeed.