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Welcome to theCoderSchool

Buffalo, NY

6035 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051
Across from Transit Valley Golf Course
Map(716)800-1404buffalo@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 are super excited about bringing Silicon Valley's #1 kids coding program to Western New York! Our core program will create creative problem solvers and technical entrepreneurs who will learn that they can change their world for the better.

theCoderSchool is a new kind of after-school coding program that focuses on the individuality of each student, customizing our teachings depending on their skills and desires. From graphical languages like Snap or Scratch, typed coding like Python or Javascript and advanced stuff like Java and C++, we have you covered. 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!

Learn to Code, Change the World!
We are open:
Monday - Friday - 3 pm to 8 pm
Saturday - 9 am to 3 pm
Please schedule an appointment to have your free first lesson by calling us at 716 800 1404 or Come register for our Open House on August 27th (11 am - 1 pm) by filling out the form below.
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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 Buffalo, NY

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. Conveniently located near great schools like Transit Middle School and East High School, theCoderSchool Buffalo is located in East Amherst, about a half hour northeast of the city. In addition to coding, we also offer fun camps like Roblox and Minecraft Camps. Our expert coaches have backgrounds from top universities like Cornell or Northwestern, some who work at NASA or Lockheed Martin, and even coaches who are running their own start up companies. We're also proud to be working with inner city kids through the Upward Bound program, a US Dept. of Education initiative that helps kids prepare for college entrance.

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 55 locations around the country, teaching over 6,000 students every week with the brainpower of 800+ expert Code Coaches®. We're proud of the impact theCoderSchool has had on communities everywhere since our brand was founded 7 and a half 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!

  • Help health care workers with code blue
    2021 Winner - Sarasota FL
    Help health care workers with code blue
  • Chat room with built-in AI
    2021 Winner - Buffalo NY
    Chat room with built-in AI
  • Gem collection game in Python
    2021 Winner - Folsom CA
    Gem collection game in Python
  • Education resource for all communities
    2021 Winner - Syosset NY
    Education resource for all communities
  • 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

Coding Camps

Sorry, we don't have any upcoming camps listed yet. Check back soon!

Our Testimonials

  • "The team at The Coder School has been very kind and professional. What a great place for kids to learn not just coding skills, but life skills. The hour spent each week just on presentation and interpersonal communication skills is worth it by itself - and will be skills my son can use throughout his life. I don't understand the coding as well as he does, but I know that (like many boys) he hopes to code for video games someday. The Coder School basically is teaching him the alphabet and language to do just that someday. Great idea and wonderful staff! Thank you for coming to Buffalo!"
    Keith W, East Amherst, NY
  • "My son looks forward to his weekly coding session. He loves the challenge of learning something new in a supportive atmosphere. His coding coaches encourage him to progress at his own rate but are there when he has a question. I highly recommend The Coding School for kids who have an interest in learning to code."
    Pam P, East Amherst, NY
  • "The Coder School is Amazing! My son looks forward to his session every week! The owners and coaches are Awesome! The atmosphere here makes learning very fun for the kids. My son even likes to go early just to hang out. I highly recommend this place."
    Selina R, Akron, NY
  • "Our son has been taking classes at the Coder School and the teachers are wonderful! They are very knowledgeable and caring, always taking the time to let us know how our son is doing and what is being taught. They did a nice job determining my sons current skill level and matching him with a partner and instructor that will push him to the next level."
    Michelle M, Buffalo, NY
  • "We could not be more happy with the opportunity that the Coder School Buffalo has given our son. He has always had in interest in video games and computers. The Coder School teaches him about programming and opens an opportunity for a career. This has been a wonderful experience "
    Brian T, Hamburg, NY
  • "I was very excited when I got to know that there is a coder school for kids in Buffalo. Many thanks to these young and enthusiastic education pioneers who open the door of technology of tomorrow to our kids. The fact that they are the first kind to settle in Buffalo and set up the coder school was both brilliant and brave exploration. The staff are very thoughtful and keep the best benefit of the students in their mind. After registration, I realized the schedule conflicted with my son's summer school classes. By rules if I withdraw from coder school registration I was expected to pay large fines, but the coder school teachers and managers tried everyway to help me to convert the credit to best adapt to my son's schedule and avoided the fine at the same time. My son is having great time there, and I am so happy to see the early exposure is preparing him to be more ready for the future to come."
    Liu L, Williamsville, NY
  • "A wonderful asset to our community. My kids have already learned so very much in their short time there! Umesh and Sanchayita are incredible."
    Jaclyn B, Buffalo, NY
  • "I had a great time seeing my wife's nephew give a presentation on the application he created using python."
    James S, Lancaster, NY

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Our Upcoming Events

Roblox 6 session Workshop ( 10/15-11/19)

Roblox is quite the hype these days. Students will learn to code in Lua using the Roblox studio
(October 15, 2022 - November 19, 2022 (10 am - 11 am)
$149 only
Learn about Roblox studio and Game Architecture virtually, sitting in the comfort of your home from one of the best. Coach by day, Gamer by night!!


- Roblox Coding and Lua scripting
- Roblox Game Architecture
- Understanding Game Assets
- Sound, Lighting and Effects
- Roblox Cross Platforms Support
- Roblox GUI system
If time permits we would also learn about cloud storage using the Roblox Data Store


SOLD OUT!!

Roblox 6 session Workshop ( 10/15-11/19)

Roblox is quite the hype these days. Students will learn to code in Lua using the Roblox studio
(October 15, 2022 - November 19, 2022 (11 am 12 pm)
$149 only
Learn about Roblox studio and Game Architecture virtually, sitting in the comfort of your home from one of the best. Coach by day, Gamer by night!!


- Roblox Coding and Lua scripting
- Roblox Game Architecture
- Understanding Game Assets
- Sound, Lighting and Effects
- Roblox Cross Platforms Support
- Roblox GUI system
If time permits we would also learn about cloud storage using the Roblox Data Store
New Session Launched

EXPERIENCE THE CODER SCHOOL AT YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL!

Our @School program offers our introductory Code Class at your school campus to provide more coding opportunities for students who can't make it to our in-house Code Class at our facility in Buffalo/East Amherst. These classes vary in duration, based on the specific school. Please contact us at

(716) 800-1404 or buffalo@thecoderschool.com

to learn how to establish an on-site coding program at your school or in a virtual setting.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS FOR GIRL SCOUTS

Have your Girl Scout Troop earn all of their new "Coding For Good" Badges by attending various Computer Technology Workshops at theCoderSchool!
Our 90-minute coding workshops are designed to help Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes or Seniors earn each of the new "CODING FOR GOOD" badges. Our Code Coaches® will introduce the girls in your troop to the world of coding using a variety of on-line tools. Additionally, we will have the girls read, discuss and sign the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge. The workshop price also includes an iron-on Coder School "FUN PATCH", a completion certificate, inspiration poster for each girl. Please contact us at

(716) 800-1404 or buffalo@thecoderschool.com

for pricing information and schedule availability for this unique educational opportunity for your troop.

School Info

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6035 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051
Across from Transit Valley Golf Course
(716)800-1404
buffalo@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: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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Our Schools

Meet Our Owners

Umesh and Sanchayita

Welcome to theCoderSchool Buffalo! Meet Sanchayita and Umesh, or "accidental entrepreneurs" as they like to call themselves. They have called Buffalo home for over a decade and experienced their young family blossom, thanks to the excellent school system and community programs of Williamsville.

In addition, they also wished to start their daughter’s education in the high demand and growing tech industry. After not finding an option that catered to that need and realizing more students could benefit from learning essential tech skills, Umesh and Sanchayita were inspired to bring theCoderSchool to the community. Coding is unique because not only does it teach students to think by applying problem solving, but it also drives innovation. Students learn to think logically by applying commands to create anything they can imagine. No matter what field you decide to work in, coding and computers are all around us!

Sanchayita is double Masters in Economics and Business Management. With 12+ years of Retail experience under her belt, she currently plays an integral role in mainstreaming immigrants attached with International Institute of Buffalo as a linguist and interpreter.

Umesh has worked as a global tech and business consultant for over 15 years and currently working with M&T Bank as a Product Manager in their Digital Banking team. They are very excited to bring theCoderSchool to Buffalo! You can reach them anytime at s.shah@thecoderschool.com and umesh@thecoderschool.com.

Meet Our Code Coaches® Too!

We've got plenty of Coaches, and tons of Comp Sci experience tucked inside! Who's the best Coach for you? I guess you'll have to come on in for a free trial to find out! Roll over a pic to see if we jotted down their background!

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.

Private+Semi-Private Coaching

Virtual Learning

Coding Classes

Robotics

Python

Scratch

Video Game Coding

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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®.

Got a question? Email us at buffalo@thecoderschool.com!

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