Flatiron School Pre-College Academy

A coding conservatory for high school students, our Pre-College Academy taught students the ins-and-outs of wielding technology to create products. It was one of Flatiron School's earliest initiatives geared toward teaching younger students to code. The program no longer exists.

Through a rigorous program taught over 12 weeks, students learned to program and build applications

At Flatiron Pre-College Academy, high school students learned the same programming skills professional developers use to build today’s most popular apps and websites. Pre-College courses challenged students and inspired creativity through hard work and passion.

Courses taught three pillars of coding:

Software Engineering

  • Students built web applications with the same tools professional developers use every day, including HTML, CSS, and Ruby. This course was for both beginners and advanced coders.

Website Development

  • Students mastered the fundamentals of website design and development using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Like the Software Engineering course, this was for both beginners and advanced coders.

iOS Engineering

  • Students created a viable app for iPhones using XCode, Swift, and object-oriented programming. It was specifically geared toward beginner coders.

Our Partners

We worked with organizations in communities to provide access to technology education for students from all different backgrounds.

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Pre-College Academy Instructors

Victoria Friedman

Victoria was a Lead Instructor at Flatiron School Pre-College Academy. Previously, she was working as a Lead Rails Developer at Time, Inc. She grew up reading, writing, and playing sports. She graduated from university with a degree in English literature and a four-year tenure on the Women’s Varsity Lacrosse team. After a year working in publishing, she enrolled in the Flatiron School’s Web Development program.

Danny Fenjves

Danny was a Lead Instructor at Flatiron School Pre-College Academy. Before joining Flatiron School, he was working at Google. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Danny moved to the US to study public policy at Duke University. After teaching math and science for two years in inner city New Orleans public schools, Danny attended the Flatiron School and became a founding teacher on the K-12 education team.

Lyel Resner

Lyel was the the Director of K-12 and Social Impact at Flatiron School and an Adjunct Professor at NYU Stern, where he teaches Social Innovation. Lyel received his masters as a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship in Business, Media & Technology, and Education, and holds degrees in Physics and Political Science from MIT. He is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and currently serves on the boards of The Center for Social Innovation and The Bronx Academy for Software Engineering.

Learn More About Our Courses

While we no longer offer our Pre-College Academy, it was an early step in what’s proven to be a long journey of growth for Flatiron School. Since 2014, we’ve expanded from one discipline and campus in NYC to several disciplines in campuses across the country: