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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 the form and we'll be in touch shortly to tell you more!
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!
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®.
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
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 some recent winners, or ask about our App Gallery to see more apps!
Let's get ready for summer camps! Our in-person summer camps are held at the school Monday through Friday. We offer full day and half day options across a variety of programming languages and platforms.And guess what?! We're offering a discount of $100 off full day camps for a limited time only. Just use the code CAMPS2023 at checkout. Beyond Camps: Our year-round program builds upon the camp experience. Code camps are introductory, teaching students basic coding skills which can then be applied and advanced through year-round code coaching. Email us at email@example.com for more information and to register for a free 30-minute trial!
|6/12-6/16||Half Day||Game Developer - PM We'll be using drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Ages 6+||Ages 6+||$249|
|6/12-6/16||Half Day||Game Developer - AM 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+||Ages 6+||$249|
|6/19-6/23||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. For beginner to intermediate coders. No Python experience is necessary. Ages 10+||Ages 10+|
|6/26-6/30||Full Day||Rise of the Machines (Intro to Artificial Intelligence) Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the bigger buzzwords today, and we’re ready to help you tackle it. What is AI? Why is it taking over the world? We’ll start out talking about AI use cases, dive into fundamental algorithms and create some basic AI apps. Some coding experience is required. Ages 10+||Ages 10+|
|7/17-7/21||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. For beginner to intermediate coders. No Python experience is necessary. Ages 10+||Ages 10+|
|7/24-7/28||Half Day||RoboCode - AM 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! Campers get to take home their robot at the end of the week (price of robot included). Ages 9+||Ages 9+||$329|
|7/24-7/28||Half Day||RoboCode - PM 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! Campers get to take home their robot at the end of the week (price of robot included). Ages 9+||Ages 9+||$329|
|7/31-8/4||Half Day||Minecraft - PM While known for its popularity among games, Minecraft can be educational! Using Minecraft Education Edition, campers will solve puzzles, complete lesson plans, and take on an adventure with coding. For beginners, and Minecraft lovers! Ages 8+||Ages 8+||$249|
|8/7-8/11||Full Day||Game Development in Unity and Blender Join us for a journey through code-based video game design. Gain programming skills using C# and Unity, a game engine that allows developers to produce high-quality 2D and 3D games for mobile phones, desktop computers, and gaming consoles. Immerse yourself in graphics, visual game design, and mechanics using Blender. Coding experience and a Windows laptop required. Ages 11+||Ages 11+|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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!
We're always looking for great Code Coaches. Shoot us an email with resumé to see if we're a fit!
As you and your family consider coding programs, it helps to keep in mind:
Whether the student wants to explore Minecraft modding in Minecraft camp, is interested in HTML, or wants to learn block-based coding like CSS, our interactive classes provide a great coding experience.
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®.
Got a question? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!