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Ashburn, VA

42841 Creek View Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20148
In Goose Creek Village Center
Map(571)918-4604ashburn@thecoderschool.com
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Hey super-parent! We're happy you're looking for options to get your kids learning to code. It's SUCH an amazing skill to learn and will help your kids in more ways than you can imagine! We're super excited to be bringing Silicon Valley's #1 kids coding program to the area to help your kids get going, so read on and let's get our kids coding!

At theCoderSchool, we want to do more than just teach coding. We want aspiring coders to use their new found passion as a stepping stone to thinking outside the box, as a way to channel their ideas in a creative way and most importantly, to have fun. Interested? Fill out our form and we'll be in touch shortly to tell you more!

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Code Coaching®

Code Coaching® is our core philosophy, and what our school is all about!  We believe that every student is different, and that kids should learn in the way that works best for each child. How? Our Code Coaches® - they're the magic sauce!  Unlike some coding schools, we don't just leave the kids in front of a computer, expecting the software to teach them how to code. Nor do we force all kids to go through the same curriculum or projects, regardless of their skills and interests. Instead, our Code Coaches® customize their lessons for each child, and focus on a 2 on 1 mentee-mentor relationship with our kids so our students can get the focused attention they need.

Code Coaching® works for kids of all ages and skill levels, from novice to advanced. From game development to web apps, Python to Java, or even niche technologies like AI and beyond, our Coaches can help your kids achieve their goals.

Sessions run one or two hours a week (your choice), at the same time every week on a schedule that works for both you and our assigned Coach. Check out our video for more info!

Coding Lessons for Kids in Ashburn, VA

Coding takes practice, and we believe getting kids to code consistently throughout the year is the only way they'll really learn to code. theCoderSchool has a staff of over 700 Code Coaches all around the country, so we know a thing or two about mentoring students in computer science. That's why our after-school coding classes for kids revolve around this relationship, providing a long-term mentor in a Code Coach to teach kids to code, from someone who's an expert coder themselves.

Programs at theCoderSchool

Our coding school's flagship after-school program, Code Coaching®, combines a super-small 2:1 teaching ratio with individualized curriculum so kids are able to move at their own pace, doing things that interest them most. We Code Coaching is our premium program, we also offer a more traditional Code Class for those looking for either software driven or static curriculum teaching in a larger ratio. And during summer and holiday breaks, we offer Coding Camps. When available, programs are offered in both in-person and virtual formats. Contact us to find out more and get a free trial today.

What Kids Learn

We believe that every student learns in his or her own way, not only in what they want to work on, but how fast and how much. Our Coder Tree® is a visualization of our students' learning options as they grow and a sampling of some of the topics we teach. Find more details about what kids are learning by checking out our Coder Tree®.

Tracking Progress

Our suite of proprietary tools* chart weekly progress by tracking concepts and apps, and longer term progress by identifying skills to build their individual Coder Tree®. Get an idea of our progress tools by clicking through a Sample Student's Student Portal to see for yourself.

* Used by participating locations, check your location for availability

Apps We Build

Congressional App Challenge

Each year, theCoderSchool partners with the Congressional App Challenge, a nationwide coding contest run by districts of the U.S. Congress. Take a look at our recent winners, or ask about our App Gallery to see more apps!

  • Drone/AI social distance detection
    2020 Winner - Buffalo NY
    Drone/AI social distance detection
  • Teen job/volunteer matching
    2020 Winner - St Louis MO
    Teen job/volunteer matching
  • 3D Max Game in HTML
    2020 Winner - Folsom CA
    3D Max Game in HTML
  • Note taking for online learning
    2020 Winner - Las Vegas NV
    Note taking for online learning
  • Help make food decisions for health
    2020 Winner - Buffalo, NY
    Help make food decisions for health
  • Distribute restaurant leftovers
    2020 Winner - Syosset NY
    Distribute restaurant leftovers
  • Webapp using real-time weather
    2020 2nd Place - St Louis MO
    Webapp using real-time weather
  • Assess COVID wellness
    2020 3rd Place - Syosset NY
    Assess COVID wellness
  • Checkbook balancing
    2020 Hon. Men. - Westerville OH
    Checkbook balancing
  • 3D Platformer Game
    2020 Best Prez - Pasadena CA
    3D Platformer Game

Summer Camps

Let's get ready for summer camps! This summer we will be holding both in-person and online summer camps.

Our In-Person Summer Camps are held at theCoderSchool Ashburn from 9am-3pm Mon-Fri. Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we'll take care of the rest!

Our Online Summer Camps will be personalized 2:1 code coaching sessions two hours per day Mon-Fri. Please contact Ellen Hamel at ehamel@thecoderschool.com for more information.

And guess what, we're offering our early-bird discount of $100 off for a limited time only. Just use the code CAMPSROCK at checkout! Sign up Now!

Beyond Camps: Our year-round program builds upon the camp experience. Code Camps teach students basic coding skills, which are then applied and advanced through year-round code coaching. We are open for weekly sessions either in-person or online. Email us at ashburn@thecoderschool.com for more information and to register for a free trial!

(Looking for more details? You can also read more about our main camps.)

Scroll table to see all 11 camps
Week Format Camp Ages Price
6/21-6/25 Full Day Game Developer We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Ages 6-10 Ages 6-10 $499 $399
6/28-7/2 Full Day RoboCode Explore the world of robots in this introductory level camp. You'll get inside the robot brain, learn how they work, and program and code a robot! Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $499 $399
7/6-7/9 Full Day Game Developer We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Ages 6-10 Ages 6-10 $399 $299
7/12-7/16 Half Day Skate N Code Half Day combination camp with Ashburn Ice House. Skate in the morning and code in the afternoon! Ages 7-12 Ages 7-12 $249
7/12-7/16 Full Day Python Startup We don't have a pet snake for our schools, so we'll settle for introducing you to Python, one of the most popular coding languages today. Start slowly or code fast, this camp is for our intermediate coders - no Python experience necessary! Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $499 $399
7/19-7/23 Full Day Game Developer We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Ages 6-10 Ages 6-10 $499 $399
7/26-7/30 Half Day Skate N Code Half day combination camp with Ashburn Ice House. Code in the morning and skate in the afternoon! Ages 7-12 Ages 7-12 $249
7/26-7/30 Full Day WebRox Everything's about the web these days, and that's why Web Rocks! Code with all the base web technologies like HTML/CSS and Javascript, learn how the internet and file transfers work, and get your pages uploaded to our servers for public viewing! Novice or intermediate coders. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $499 $399
8/2-8/6 Full Day Game Developer We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Ages 6-10 Ages 6-10 $499 $399
8/9-8/13 Full Day Python Startup We don't have a pet snake for our schools, so we'll settle for introducing you to Python, one of the most popular coding languages today. Start slowly or code fast, this camp is for our intermediate coders - no Python experience necessary! Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $499 $399
8/16-8/20 Full Day RoboCode Explore the world of robots in this introductory level camp. You'll get inside the robot brain, learn how they work, and program and code a robot! Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $499 $399

Parent Testimonials

"My 9-year-old daughter started taking coding lessons before the pandemic. She has been able to continue weekly lessons virtually without missing a beat. She loves working with [the coach] and has had lots of fun while working hard on creating a game." - Kim H.
"To give you an idea of how much he is liking it ...he told me this morning that the whole online camp day felt like only an hour yesterday because it was so much fun."
- Hisham R.
"What you have brought [here] is simply amazing! Your coaches are fantastic and I couldn't ask for a better learning environment for my son to do his thing and expand his knowledge!" - Bonnie D.
"My son was really getting into things! It was neat to see him and his reactions as the coaches helped him along. The coaches are great at working with students virtually." - Lyndsey M.
"Staff is great. They have managed to turn my son's technology obsession into a creative (instead of just observing you tube videos) outlet. Now instead of just watching videos or playing games...he is creating his games." - Russell H.
"Excellent staff, reasonable prices, and most important they make it fun for kids to learn coding. My son is always excited to go back and work on his game." - Mathew J.

Contact Us

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42841 Creek View Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20148
In Goose Creek Village Center
(571)918-4604
ashburn@thecoderschool.com
Monday: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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Meet our Owners

Chad and Ellen Hamel

Hi everyone! We are Chad and Ellen Hamel, owners of theCoderSchool in Ashburn, VA. We are so excited to bring theCoderSchool to the DC metro area! A little about us - we live on a small farm in Loudoun County with our two boys, a dog and lots of other farm animals! Chad is a veterinarian and graduate of Oklahoma State University and Ellen is a nurse with Nursing degree from the University of Virginia and Master of Public Health from George Washington University. We have each worked in the healthcare field for nearly 20 years and we are both former college athletes. Throughout our careers we’ve experienced more and more the importance of technology and its reach into a variety of different industries, including health! For this reason, we feel it is really important to bring the ability to code to the next generation. Coding is not only a critical skill set for the future, but helps kids to develop their creative, cognitive and analytic abilities, setting them up for success in their careers and in life! We chose theCoderSchool because we believe in its philosophy of teaching to code through a personalized coaching approach, in a fun and supportive environment, fostered by a family-oriented team. We hope you’ll join our community and look forward to working with you and your child to create an awesome learning experience! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime at chamel@thecoderschool.com or ehamel@thecoderschool.com.

Meet our Mascot!

magellan

My name is Magellan, theCodingAlpaca, and I enjoy eating grass, playing with my other Alpaca friends, and of course, Coding. I hope to see you soon at our school. Until then, please ponder how I learned to code when I have hooves for feet and I hope you have an awesome day!

Ready to be a Code Coach?

Are you passionate about working with kids? Good with coding languages like Python, Javascript, Java or similar? Willing to learn the amazing world of drag 'n drop languages like Scratch? Then you might be a great fit for us! At theCoderSchool, our coaches are our product. It's your experience with coding, and more importantly your mentorship through teaching that drives our program. Ready to see what the buzz is all about? Fill out our short form below and let's go!
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Briefly Tell Us About You

We're always looking for great Code Coaches. Find out more about how to apply today.

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®.

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