Welcome to theCoderSchool, a coding school with year-round programs headquartered in Silicon Valley with locations around the country.  Founded by the owner of School of Rock Palo Alto, theCoderSchool uses a similar premise of combining collaboration and immersion with direct instruction by our Code Coaches™ to get your kids learning to code and rockin' their inner hacker in no time!  theCoderSchool is also a proud founding member of the International Alliance of Youth Coding Educators.

“You’ve created something that has literally changed [his] life. He feels so confident here.” - Coder School Parent

“I learned more in that half hour trial than I learned in four days at [another] coding camp!” - Coder School Student

theCoderSchool is proud to be a participant in this year's IAYCE International Year of Code App Gallery.  Our kids have been tasked with creating cool apps that represent their country that will be showcased in our world-wide app gallery.  

Our Schools

Our environment is designed to be energetic and fun.  Some even say we look just like a startup!  You'll find a few select photos of our locations below, but you'll need to come in for a tour to feel the full energy of our space!

theCoderSchool Story

Hansel and Wayne have been best buds and business partners for almost 20 years, partnering on whimsical (but unsuccessful) concepts like Fantasy TeeVee (fantasy sports for TV shows), HowsThisHouse (a hot-or-not for house designs), and even a line of Asian-themed, inappropriate T-Shirts!  A few years ago, Hansel opened a School of Rock franchise in Palo Alto, successfully running it for a year before hiring a manager to take over.  While searching for his next opportunity, Hansel happened to be looking for places his own kids could learn to code.  Surprisingly, smack in the center of the tech capital of the world - there weren't many good options!  Ah… lightbulb!  Hansel's experience with a brick-and-mortar kids-ed business, combined with his and Wayne's uncanny (or at least pretty good) coding skills was like putting together peanut butter and jelly, Starsky and Hutch, Steph Curry and a basketball.  In other words, DESTINY!  And thus theCoderSchoool was born. Wanna know more?  See Who We Are.


Want to start your own Coder School?  Sure, why not!  Come join the awesomeness of teaching kids to code, and help us keep the momentum going.  Find out more on our franchising page.

The IAYCE is an alliance of global partners whose goal is to further coding education for youth around the world. theCoderSchool is proud to be a founding member. For more information, head to the IAYCE website.