As incubators for tomorrow’s tech talent, coding bootcamps have a unique opportunity to impact tech culture. At Flatiron School, we strive to create an environment where everyone can grow, building the future of tech we want to see. Through a wide range of scholarships and an admissions process that values passion over technical experience, we deliberately curate our classes to include students with diverse cultural, work, and life experiences. By fostering an open, inclusive classroom and community, we strive to create a space where everyone has an equal voice — and we hope our alumni take those values and confidence with them as they move through their careers.
Studies show that more diverse companies perform better—and this is true of education as well. At Flatiron School, we don’t admit students, we craft a class: a lawyer, chef, biologist, and artist will approach solutions differently, and bringing them together creates a richer learning environment for everyone. By focusing on passion and growth mindset over previous technical experience, we create a classroom with 50:50 gender parity and students of all ages, backgrounds, and demographics.
Beyond the classroom, we facilitate conversations on current issues in tech culture with events ranging from Women in Tech panels to social entrepreneurship and career growth workshops. Our events feature industry leaders representing diverse demographics in tech and help to surface challenges underrepresented groups in tech may face. We’re proud to foster a community that provides women and minorities with the support, confidence, and network of allies they need to successfully build careers in code.
In the Flatiron School classroom, everyone has a voice — with our teachers emphasizing individual and team dynamics as much technical rigor. Students participate in workshops that develop communication skills and encourage individual accountability. At Flatiron School, students lead the way, with each class developing their own rules for collaboration, interaction, and accountability. Our culture is a reflection of the shared voices within each community of students.
Through flexible financing options like our Income Share Agreement (ISA), Access Labs Initiative for low-income students, and various scholarships to qualified women, minorities, and veterans, as well as merit-based scholarship, we’re removing the high-cost barrier to entry associated with higher education and many coding bootcamps.
As a part of our ongoing effort to support diversity and gender parity in tech, Flatiron School is pleased to offer various scholarships to qualified women, minorities, and veterans, as well as merit-based scholarship.
We care deeply about creating a better tech culture – at Flatiron School and beyond. Our leadership team are active voices in conversations about how we make this vision a reality.