Future Leaders Institute Charter School

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Future Leaders Institute is a K-8 charter school located in Harlem. FLI converted from a district school into a charter school in 2005.

Charter school


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  • K-5
  • 6-8
  • Manhattan

What makes us unique
FLI teachers function as facilitators of learning, providing assessment-driven instruction from standards-based curricula that are unified across K to 8. All teaching follows the Responsive Classroom approach to instruction, and we give every student a laptop in grades 2 to 8.
Ideal candidate fit
You should believe that every child will learn in your classroom. You should believe that a quality education provides students with skills and knowledge for success and independence. You should believe that a strong learning community is based on respect and accountability.
You are a strong fit at FLI if you share our "Attributes of the FLI Learning Community": § Cooperation § Desire § Encouragement § Flexibility § Forgiveness § Growth Mindset § Motivation § Open mindedness § Optimism § Resilience § Respect

Our Students

85% Low income

99% of Color

7% ELL

17% Special needs

Our Faculty

54% of Color

68% > 3 yrs exp