Your code school may well be associated with some "accelerator program", that's par for the course. Code schools often affiliate with startup incubators. That makes sense. Finding students of the latest tools is not always easy. That's where code schools come in, especially those willing to stay nimble and encourage experimentation with the newer tools.
Experimenting with newer tools does not require abandoning tried and trusted curricula. The devil is in the details. Blending old and new requires alchemy. Attracting creative students helps further the process along, as mentors tend to answer to their students most of all.