Learn by doing,
learn from each other.

Real-world learning for real-world success

Not your typical school.

You won’t see any formal teachers here, it’s true. Here, we learn best by doing. Here, every student becomes a mentor, because the surest way across the finish line is by supporting one another.

Always asking “why,” we constantly question the status quo. By challenging ourselves and one another, we’re building a new kind of community. Because diversity brings resilience, we welcome many different points of view. The only thing we won’t tolerate here is intolerance.

At Holberton School, we aren’t just learning how to code. We’re learning how to learn together.

We’re going to rewrite the rules, for the better.

learn by doing

Project-based learning is a proven, alternative learning methodology to the traditional teacher-led lecture and memorization educational method.

Rather than teaching a lot of theory and having you occasionally apply a fraction of your knowledge on a class project, we do the opposite. We give you increasingly difficult programming challenges to solve with minimal initial directions on how to solve them.

Through learning by doing and learning how to rapidly adopt new skills and methodologies, you are better prepared to succeed in this ever evolving industry.

Learn from others

Peer learning is an educational practice in which you interact with your fellow students to reach your educational goals.

Coupled with project-based learning, you are encouraged to unleash your creativity and learn how to solve practical challenges by working as a team. After all, successful companies are the result of successful teams, not just successful individuals.

We don't have formal classrooms or teachers — instead, you collaborate, share your knowledge, and help each other.

Peer education is proven to foster a very constructive learning culture, as you are immersed into an environment where everyone is driven to help each other.

Learn how to learn

At Holberton School, we don’t teach you how to code or give the answers to the problems — in the real world, that’s not how it works.

Instead, the intensive curriculum is designed around collaborative, project-based learning that trains you in the problem solving skills that will help you land a job, and the learning skills that will help you sustain your career.

You are trained, challenged, and tested on the technologies of today, but the learning skills you develop here will prepare you to adapt to and learn the technologies and the coding languages of tomorrow.

"To me, one of the most valuable things from the program are the peers! That's what makes it so unique. How closely and intensely you work with others, that's one of the best resources. The curriculum is awesome, the problems are great, and the real magic comes from working together on them."

Holberton School San Francisco, Cohort 8

"Holberton School not only also recognizes that diversity and collaboration are important, but actively removes barriers to foster diverse coders and uses peer-learning as a critical component of developing both our technical and soft skills."

Holberton School Tulsa, Cohort 11

“Since I started working at Credit Karma, I got promoted 3 times in 2 years. I am now a Software Engineer III. Holberton School's method of teaching is outstanding and everyone at this school is super helpful.”

Software Engineer at Credit Karma

“Everyone has a reason for being at Holberton School, and they’re focused on achieving their goal of becoming a software engineer. When I step foot on campus, I know I’m at a place that is only going to make me better—nothing tops my experience here.”

Holberton School New Haven, Cohort 8

I found it very inclusive because you don't have to pay upfront. I will be very happy to give every cent after I graduate so that someone else will have the opportunity to study."

Holberton School Colombia, Cohort 10

Amazing companies hire our students

Our students have landed software engineering employment across all industries and company sizes. See some of the employers who have hired our students.

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We succeed when you succeed.

The benefits of attending Holberton School are life changing — professionally, personally and socially. You’ll discover innovative ways to realize your potential, and develop interests and passions within your field.

Holberton School is making quality education more accessible by removing barriers that would act as blockers to many. Our application does not look at what you know already, but what you can learn through the application process. Holberton School offers flexible tuition options, that allows you to focus on school, not tuition. To top it all off, some of our campuses offer living stipends and scholarships to help you cover the cost of living while you attend school full-time.

Ready to define your future?