As the first K-8 charter school in District 3, FLI provides a significant opportunity for many students who reside primarily in the Harlem or South Bronx communities. Students actively participate in an innovative, academically rigorous curriculum and a mandatory extended school day and school year. FLI holds high expectations for our students that go well beyond simply meeting minimum standards: Each student is instilled with leadership skills, FLI’s core values and a lifelong love of learning. Students enjoy a variety of enrichment opportunities including field trips, arts instruction, physical education and team sports. For FLI students, learning does not end with the school day; learning is embraced as a way of life.