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Welcome to theCoderSchool

Berkeley, CA

2093 Rose St, Berkeley, CA 94709
Across from Safeway
Map(510)679-2375berkeley@thecoderschool.com
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Hellloo East Bay!!  We are so excited to bring The Coder School to Berkeley! With UC Berkeley, the best public university in the country down the street, Pixar, the leader in animation innovation around the corner and Oakland, the latest stop in the Bay Area tech boom just minutes away, Berkeley is where the next generation of artists, thinkers, inventors and coders are all gathering.  

At The Coder School Berkeley, 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? Book a FREE trial today and we will be in touch shortly to tell you more!

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Who is theCoderSchool

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 Berkeley, CA

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 hundreds of 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. While 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.

theCoderSchool System

We're part of a nationwide system of passionate owners in over 50 locations around the country, teaching well over 5,000 students every week with the brainpower of 750+ expert Code Coaches®. We're proud of the impact theCoderSchool has had on communities everywhere since our brand was founded 7 years ago, way back in August of 2014. In short, we know a thing or two about teaching kids to code - so let's get to it!

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

CYBER WEEKEND SUMMER CAMP SALE!

SAVE $150 on any of our 2022 Summer Camps during our Cyber Weekend Sale! Just use the code CYBER22 at checkout! Offer only valid from 12:00 am PST on Friday, November 26, 2021 through 11:59 pm PST on Monday, November 29, 2021.

Summer camps are held at The Coder School Berkeley from 9 am to 3 pm Mon-Fri (optional after care until 6 pm available for $180/week). Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we'll take care of the rest! Kids code throughout the week and get an awesome (included) lunch on Friday, then demo their week's creations later that afternoon.

Additionally, ALL of our 2022 Summer Camps will include a daily hour of outdoor team-building activities (Mon-Thu) led by X-Fit Training of El Cerrito. Before lunch, we'll head over to Live Oak Park for some fun, active, cooperative games. We're happy to be partnering with X-Fit to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for all our campers.

Camp registration may be cancelled up to 30 days prior to the first day of the start of camp for a full refund. Cancellations made up to 14 days prior are eligible for a 50% refund.

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

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Week Format Camp Ages Price
6/6-6/10 In Person Games Are Awesome A We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Content will be different from Games Are Awesome B. Learn More Ages 8-10 Ages 8-10 $599 $449
(Use code CYBER22)
6/6-6/10 In Person 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. Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $599 $449
(Use code CYBER22)
6/13-6/17 In Person Games Are Awesome B We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Content will be different from Games Are Awesome A. Learn More Ages 8-10 Ages 8-10 $599 $449
(Use code CYBER22)
6/13-6/17 In Person 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! Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $599 $449
(Use code CYBER22)
6/20-6/24 In Person Pi Jam Jam to the coolest credit card sized gadget, the Raspberry Pi4. Explore cool stuff you can do with a tiny computer, which (depending on the instructor) may include controlling physical stuff like light sensors, Python with Minecraft or other fun stuff! Each student will receive a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B that they can keep. Intermediate coders only, please. Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $699 $549
(Use code CYBER22)
6/20-6/24 In Person Python Art Did you know Python doesn't just output text and numbers, it can make visual art too? In Python Art Camp, we'll deep-dive into the visual turtle library to make some gnarly, sometimes hypnotic designs and illustrations. In this camp, we will see how Python code can also be beautiful. For beginners and intermediate coders alike. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $599 $449
(Use code CYBER22)
6/27-7/1 In Person Roblox Remix Using the Lua coding language, learn to make real games on the popular Roblox platform. Campers will use their creativity to build their own game that they can publish and allow the world to play! Windows or MacOS computer required. Designed for intermediate coders. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $599 $449
(Use code CYBER22)
6/27-7/1 In Person Control Freak Controlling stuff can be serious fun! Get an introduction to micro-controllers and learn to code LED lights, sensors, buttons, motors and more! Each camper will receive a micro-controller kit that will work with any computer and will include a bunch of cool accessories. Intermediate coders only, please. Ages 8-10 Ages 8-10 $699 $549
(Use code CYBER22)
7/5-7/8 In Person 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. Learn More (4 days, off Mon, 7/4/22) Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $499 $349
(Use code CYBER22)
7/5-7/8 In Person Games Are Awesome A We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Content will be different from Games Are Awesome B. Learn More (4 days, off Mon, 7/4/22) Ages 8-10 Ages 8-10 $499 $349
(Use code CYBER22)
7/11-7/15 In Person Mobile Madness From the day Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007, smart phones have been slowly taking over all of our worlds. Our Mobile Madness camp gets our intermediate coders introduced to the world of mobile app development by coding mobile apps loaded on an Android-based mobile phone. Each student will receive a basic Android phone that they can keep. Intermediate coders only, please. Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $699 $549
(Use code CYBER22)
7/11-7/15 In Person Girls Are Awesome We re-invent our Games Are Awesome camp, but for girls only this week! Girls will use Scratch to explore coding in a fun, supportive & friendly environment. Aimed at newbie and novice coders. Ages 8-10 Ages 8-10 $599 $449
(Use code CYBER22)
7/18-7/22 In Person 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! Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $599 $449
(Use code CYBER22)
7/18-7/22 In Person Rise of the Machines Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest buzzwords today, and we're ready to help you tackle it. What is AI? Why is it taking over the world? When will the Terminator come back and take down John Connor?? We'll talk about AI use cases, dive into some fundamental algorithms and create some basic AI apps. Intermediate coders only, please. Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $599 $449
(Use code CYBER22)
7/25-7/29 In Person Pi Jam Jam to the coolest credit card sized gadget, the Raspberry Pi4. Explore cool stuff you can do with a tiny computer, which (depending on the instructor) may include controlling physical stuff like light sensors, Python with Minecraft or other fun stuff! Each student will receive a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B that they can keep. Intermediate coders only, please. Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $699 $549
(Use code CYBER22)
7/25-7/29 In Person Games Are Awesome B We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Content will be different from Games Are Awesome A. Learn More Ages 8-10 Ages 8-10 $599 $449
(Use code CYBER22)
8/1-8/5 In Person Java Camp Ready to take on an AP level course? Our Java camp is a little different than our other camps in that it’s focused on following a curriculum to help students get a head start on the AP Computer Science “A” course. This camp is aimed at those who are about to start AP CS A, or just want to get a head start with some curriculum-based Java learning! Learn More Ages 13+ Ages 13+ $599 $449
(Use code CYBER22)
8/1-8/5 In Person 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! Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $599 $449
(Use code CYBER22)
8/8-8/12 In Person Games Are Awesome A We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Content will be different from Games Are Awesome B. Learn More Ages 8-10 Ages 8-10 $599 $449
(Use code CYBER22)
8/8-8/12 In Person 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. Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $599 $449
(Use code CYBER22)

Our Testimonials

  • "My 9 year old is not only learning a valuable skill that is useful in practically every field, but also having fun! I'm so grateful to have found a class that leaves my child wanting to go back every week. They are starting with 'Scratch', sort of a drag and drop method of coding, to help learn the basics. So far, my child has made 2 games and is always excited to share about them after the lesson."
    Gillian G., Albany
  • "I love this school and my son has learned sooooooooo much! In only a month he is excited every time is going to the school and has started creating his first programs. He is so proud to show the family his projects. I highly recommend this school: the follow-up emails to parents are great!"
    Daniele P., San Pablo
  • "My daughter started taking group classes here, progressing to semi-private code coaching classes, and has taken two summer's worth of summer camps, with the most recent being Python Startup camp. The consistency and quality of the classes are the reasons my daughter continues to take classes here. I'm glad to have found a place where my daughter is supported in her interest of coding."
    Jo C., Oakland
  • "My son is loving 2:1 code coaching. A great mix of fundamentals while challenging him at his level."
    Patti C., Berkeley
  • "My child recently attended your Spring Break Camp and it was a smashing success! He loved it and I was so impressed by the organization, instruction, and content."
    Mary B., Berkeley
  • "My 3rd grader did online camp during the last week (school closure with Covid-19 shelter in place). I could not be happier. The instructors did a great job of encouraging the kids to make progress on their projects. It seemed to be a supportive environment where the kids celebrated one another's projects. It was very de-isolating in this period of isolation."
    Jane S., Berkeley
  • "I just wanted to let you know that The Coder School Spring Break camp was great. My child had a fantastic time, and I was very impressed with your ability to keep the kids engaged, give them close feedback through the use of breakout rooms, and provide balance throughout the day with breaks and encouragement to be physical."
    Bill P., Berkeley
  • "We've had a great experience at the Coder School. They have gone out of their way to be helpful."
    Megan S., Berkeley
  • "The kids are enjoying the lesson and the follow-up emails are helpful for us so that we can discuss it with them when we all have time together."
    Jocelyn S., Berkeley

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Our Upcoming Events

FREE Hour of Code Workshops

As part of Code.org’s movement to help kids all around the world learn to code, they organize annual Hour of Code events during Computer Science Education Week, which is from December 6 through 12 this year. In support of this movement, The Coder School Berkeley is hosting two FREE In-Person Hour of Code Workshops on Sunday, 12/5/21 from 10 am to 12 pm and one Online Hour of Code Workshop (Sunday, 12/5/21 from 1 pm to 2 pm) to kick off CSED week.

Sign up for one of our two FREE In-Person Hour of Code workshops or our Online Hour of Code workshop (kids ages 7-18) led by our awesome Code Coaches. The workshops will be held either at our cool coding space located at 2093 Rose Street (between Shattuck & Henry, across from Safeway, at the north end of Gourmet Ghetto) or online via Zoom (linked to be provided in confirmation email). Our coaches and owners will be available to answer any questions you might have about our programs and how to keep your kids coding.

With kids ages 5-11 now eligible for their first vaccine shot, we will be requiring all in-person participants to show proof of vaccination (first shot for ages 5-11, full vaccination for ages 12+) in order to attend our Hour of Code event in person. For kids ages 5-11 who will not have had their first vaccine shot by Sunday, 12/5, we will also have an online Hour of Code event from 1 pm to 2 pm on Sunday, December 5 as well.

Space is limited, so please make sure to register. We hope you can make it!

Winter Break 4-Day Online Camps

Have your child learn to code in a fun, online, interactive coding camp during their winter break. We have four different camps that we think your child will love.

Our winter break coding camps will use the Zoom platform and will run from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm each day (with an hour break for lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm) from Mon, Dec. 20 to Thu, Dec. 23 or from Mon, Dec. 27 to Thu, Dec. 30.

  • Holiday Scratch (Ages 8-10, Dec 20-23): We'll be using the cool drag n' drop language Scratch to create some awesome holiday-themed games and apps (greeting cards, animations, etc.)! Impress family and friends with your holiday creation!
  • Holiday WebRox (Ages 10+, Dec 20-23): Everything's about the web these days, and that's why the Web Rocks! Our campers will code with all the base web technologies like HTML/CSS and Javascript and create a fun, holiday-themed website that can be shared with family and friends.
  • Python Startup (Ages 10+, Dec 27-30): We'll introduce campers to Python, one of the most popular coding languages today. Start slowly or code fast – no Python experience necessary!
  • Roblox Remix (Ages 10+, Dec 27-30): Using the Lua coding language, learn to make real games on the popular Roblox platform. Campers will use their creativity to build their own game that they can publish and allow the world to play! Windows or MacOS computer required.

Our camps will offer more than just on-screen coding. It'll include movement and stretch breaks, tech talks, opportunities to collaborate in small groups, and of course, the chance to present their project to their fellow campers and their families on the last day of camp. We'll be limiting each session to only 12 students with instruction by 3 coaches to ensure a great online experience for all.

Our 4-day Winter Break Online Coding Camps are $375 per camper. Register today!

Girl Scout Coding for Good Online Workshops

Have your Girl Scout Troop earn one of the Coding For Good badges (Coding Basics, Digital Game Design or App Development) with an online coding workshop with The Coder School Berkeley!

We will host a Zoom session and our Code Coaches will introduce the girls in your troop to the world of coding using Scratch, a graphical coding language or Python, one the most popular coding languages. Additionally, our coaches will have the girls read, discuss and sign the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge.

The Coder School Berkeley's 2-hour coding workshop for Bay Area Girl Scout Troops is designed for girls ages 6-8 (Brownies), 8-11 (Juniors) or 11-14 (Cadette). The workshop costs $275 for up to 12 girls and includes one of the Girl Scout Coding For Good badges (can be picked up or mailed).


Have a Birthday Party at The Coder School!

Celebrate your child’s special day by taking over The Coder School!

Our amazing Code Coaches will work with the kids at your party to code a game of their own and show them some fun games to play together. Our foosball table and fun games and toys in our ultra cool Coder Lounge are available for those who want some time to be unplugged.

You can bring your own food and drinks to set up in our party room OR we can provide pizza, juice and water if you choose “The Whole Shebang” (which also gives you an extra hour of party time).

The birthday guest of honor gets a Coder School T-shirt and drawstring backpack and all guests receive coder bands and stickers. Best of all, we set up, we entertain and we clean up while the birthday child and their friends have a blast.

Party Packages

The Coolest Party Ever (6 kids) - starting at $299

  • 2 hours of coding and gaming fun
  • Use of the party room for snacks, drinks and cake
  • Balloons, happy birthday banner and outdoor sign for the guest of honor
  • Paper goods and utensils provided
  • Coder School T-shirt and drawstring backpack for the guest of honor
  • Coder bands and stickers for all guests
  • 5 guests with each additional guest $25

The Whole Shebang (6 kids) - starting at $459

Everything in The Coolest Party Ever PLUS:
  • 1 additional hour of coding and gaming fun (3 hours total)
  • Pizza and juice provided for all guests (additional cost if pizza is needed for parents)
  • 5 guests with each additional guest $30

Available Party Times: Fridays at 5 pm, Saturdays at 3 pm, Sundays at 10 am or 2 pm

School Info

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2093 Rose St, Berkeley, CA 94709
Across from Safeway
(510)679-2375
berkeley@thecoderschool.com
Monday: 3:00 – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 3:00 – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 3:00 – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 3:00 – 7:00 PM
Friday: 3:00 – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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Meet Our General Manager

Lynna Tsou

My name is Lynna Tsou and I'm the general manager/co-owner of theCoderSchool Berkeley. I remember my parents giving me my first Apple IIe computer when I was 10, learning BASIC from my dad, and hating to see the words ‘syntax error’ appear on my screen. Today, I’m learning to code alongside my three kids and trying not to let them get too far ahead of me in technology. I graduated from Cal (Go Bears!) with a PhD in educational psychology and have worked for over 15 years as a school psychologist and educational consultant. As a founding family member of Yu Ming Charter School and an adjunct professor at the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI), I teach and mentor teachers throughout the Bay Area. I’m passionate about understanding children and how to best support their social-emotional and learning needs, and I feel so grateful to have this opportunity to bring coding and technology to ALL families and children in a setting that’s both educational and fun!

Meet Our Code Coaches® Too!

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

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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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