About Us

Who We Are

What is FlexSchool?

FlexSchool is a unique learning network for gifted and twice exceptional (2e) middle and high school students. At this time two campuses serve the Tristate area, one in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey and another in Bronxville, New York.

FlexSchool embraces students for who and where they are, then supports them as they learn to thrive. Small, ability and discussion based classes taught by subject experts ensure meaningful conversations and the opportunity to ask high-level questions. The faculty, trained and supported by learning specialists and mental health professionals, focuses on critical thinking in all areas of learning.

Recognizing that many students live outside of our region, FlexSchool is designed to welcome students virtually into our campus classrooms through our Cloud Classroom program. If private instruction or support is needed, students join their teacher via video conferencing for private classes.
FlexSchool has had great success with remote students from Florida, Washington, California, West Virginia, United Arab Emirates, Bermuda, and Switzerland among other places!

FlexSchool in Action

List of 4 items.

  • Academics

    • Subject-expert faculty supported by those with expertise in learning challenges, gifted education, executive functioning skills, emotional support, and differentiation
    • Discussion-based classes
    • Inquiry-based learning
    • Student/faculty ratio of 6:1
    • Minimized, relevant homework
    • Electives in computer science, social sciences, media arts, creative writing, and engineering. Not all subjects are offered every year.
  • Experiential Learning

    • FlexFridays are a mix of hands-on learning, invited speakers, and school trips.
    • Year-long project on a topic of student’s choice
    • An annual week-long trip to Hulbert Outdoor Center in Vermont for environmental science, group challenges, ropes courses, and survival skills.
  • Environment

    • Teachers respect students’ abilities and support challenges
    • Questions welcomed (that’s why we have subject experts!)
    • Emotional support available on-demand rather than at scheduled intervals
    • Welcoming and kind student population
    • Academic and social risks supported
    • No loud school bells or changing for gym
    • Sofas and nooks for conversation or self-regulation
  • College Counseling

    • Provided by expert counselor