Welcome to theCoderSchool, a place where kids learn to code all year round (in-person and remote, too!). Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, theCoderSchool combines a super-small teaching ratio with an individualized immersion style to get your kids learning to code in no time! We don’t believe in kids being taught by software, and we don’t like one-size-fits-all curriculums. Instead we focus on a mentor relationship with experienced coders, Code Coaches who can guide our students through their amazing technical journey. Learn to code, change the world®. Find out more today!
Rather than using static one-size-fits-all curriculums, our core program uses an immersion and mentoring approach in a super-small student to teacher ratio (typically 2:1). This allows our Code Coaches® to personalize and customize based on the students, making for a much more engaging experience. Instead of linear learning of concepts from a curriculum, we immerse the kids in coding by building stuff and then building more stuff! Wanna see what our kids are building? Check our our public App Gallery.
Each year, theCoderSchool partners with the Congressional App Challenge, a nationwide coding contest run by districts of the U.S. Congress. Congrats to all our winners from across the country!
Hansel and Wayne have been best buds and business partners for almost 20 years, even playing in a hilariously horrible but awesomely fun punk-pop cover band together. Back in 2013, Hansel happened to be trying to get his own kids to learn to code. When his oldest, Maile (10 at the time), whipped through an online learning website really fast, proud Papa asked some questions. To his surprise, Maile really didn’t learn much at all! “I just clicked through to get to the end”, they said (sound familiar, parents?!). That was the lightbulb moment when Hansel realized that software can’t teach kids – PEOPLE need to teach kids. And thus the idea behind theCoderSchool and our Code Coaches® mentoring philosophy was born. Wanna know more? See Who We Are, or check out an episode of our Bonus AppStream, one of a series of videos by us that teaches kids how to build a simple app.
– Siddhartha from New Jersey
– Karin from California
– Kim from Georgia
– Bejon from Connecticut
What is theCoderSchool? We are an after-school drop-off (and virtual) program for kids
learning to code - a coding school! There's after-school kung fu. There's after-school music
lessons, sports, art, tutoring, Chinese, you name it, it's out there. But coding for kids?
We're among the first of many, and the largest in Silicon Valley with more locations on the
way around the country. The future will be ever more dependent on technology so let's get
our young generation ready. Learn to Code, Change the World®.