Today marks seven years of operation for Flatiron School. We started this journey because we wanted to help people pursue a better life through education; and we are incredibly proud of the success we’ve had in achieving that mission, thanks to each and every one of you.
In just seven years, we’ve expanded from one small, second floor walk-up in Manhattan to ten campuses including one on another continent, along with online students in over 30 countries, that together are part of the We global community. When we enable people to pursue a career they love we not only change their world, but that of their friends, families, and co-workers. Together, we’ve educated thousands of people and impacted immeasurably more.
Beyond that, we can confidently say that we’ve begun to fundamentally change the landscape of education. When we invented outcomes reports, we set a new standard for how schools should be transparent to their students. In being first to offer students a money-back guarantee for an online program we showed the world that schools can and should be accountable to students. Since then, models from tuition guarantees to income-based financing have begun to spread throughout higher education. And as the first school to run bootcamps explicitly designed for underserved communities, we proved that the fundamental promise of a better of through education can still be upheld, because talent is equally distributed among us, even when opportunity is not.
This incredible growth and success would not have been possible without the relentless hard work and dedication from everyone here at Flatiron School. Credit is due to each and every member of our 500+ strong team for helping us reach this milestone birthday.
Thank you for your diligence and commitment. Thank you for your passion and grit. Thank you for radiating positivity and pursuing mastery in everything you do. Most importantly, thank you for helping so many people change their careers, lives, and the world through education.
As a reminder to keep dreaming big, we want to share this quote from Daniel Burnham, architect of the Flatiron Building, and the inspiration behind both our name and one of our core values;
“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency.”
Adam & Avi