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Welcome to theCoderSchool
6035 Transit Rd,
Across from Transit Valley Golf Course

(716)800-1404buffalo@thecoderschool.com

Looking for in person or online classes? Call 716 800 1404 now!
Hey Super-Parent!
We're happy you're looking 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 - Thursday - 4 pm - 8 pm
Saturday - 10 am - 2 pm
We are closed: January 1st, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving Day and weekend, December 24th & 25th
Please schedule an appointment to have your free first lesson by calling us at 716 800 1404.

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Our Philosophy

Looking for coding lessons for kids in Buffalo, NY? We're here to help. We believe every kid is different, so we teach them accordingly. Our expert coders teach our students in a super-small two to one ratio, allowing our Code Coaches to personalize projects built to suit each student. Kids are able to move at their own pace and engage in things that interest them most.

Our Programs

Our coding school's flagship after-school program, Code Coaching, combines a super-small 2:1 teaching ratio with individualized curriculum. Although Code Coaching works from novice to advanced coders, we also offer entry-level classes for those looking for a more traditional class in a larger ratio, as well as @school classes and our ever popular coding camps.

Our System

We're part of a nationwide system of over 65 locations around the country, teaching over 7,000 students every week with the brainpower of 1000+ expert Code Coaches®. Headquartered and founded in Silicon Valley since 2014, we're proud of the impact theCoderSchool has had on communities everywhere. Find out more about Who We Are in our brand video .

How Students Progress

OUR CODER TREE

See our visualization of what kids are learning and a sampling of possibilities.

Learn About
Our Coder Tree

OUR CODER STORY

Find our coding roadmap that goes beyond coding custom apps to building a story for college

Our Coding Camps

From AI to bots, web development to games, we got it all. Our camps stick to a low ratio of around 6:1 and are taught by our expert Code Coaches.

Our Upcoming Events

Roblox 5 session Workshop ( 4/13-5/11)

Roblox is quite the hype these days. Students will learn to code in Lua using the Roblox studio
(April 13, 2024 - May 11 2022 (12 pm - 1 pm)
$149 only
Learn about Roblox studio and Game Architecture 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. Stidents are requested to carry their own Mac or Windows device.
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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.

Our Testimonials

  • "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
  • "I had a great time seeing my wife's nephew give a presentation on the application he created using python."
    James S, Lancaster, 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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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

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Apps We Build

Each year, theCoderSchool partners with the Congressional App Challenge, a nationwide coding contest run by districts of the U.S. Congress. Some of our students have won this prestigious prize, met their U.S. Congressperson, and even flown to DC for the winners event. Take a look at some recent CAC winners from theCoderSchool, or browse through our Live App Gallery to see custom apps our students are building!

School Info

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6035 Transit Rd
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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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!

We're always looking for great Code Coaches. Shoot us an email with resumé to see if we're a fit!

Frequently Asked Questions

How can coding help kids?

Many folks might think learning to code is so kids can actually code an app. Honestly, that's not usually the case! Coding real-life apps is tough. Despite what the media says, your kid is not writing some million dollar app by themselves in a month. Instead, coding helps kid *solve problems*. Coding is all about debugging and logically thinking through the fix. Breaking a large problem into smaller parts, logical sequencing, these are all important problem solving skills for any kid (or adult!). A second benefit is confidence and passion in technology. There's plenty of time for kids to learn the latest real tech (which changes all the time), but the time to build passion for technology (and a foundational knowledge base) is when they're young!

What is the best coding language to learn as a beginner?

The truth is, Scratch is amazing for a beginner at ANY AGE. If someone is truly a beginner, a platform like Scratch can allow them to create and engage much more quickly. Older kids (say 11 and up) can soon move to a language like Python or Javascript. Just remember that it takes a LOT MORE work to get Python/Javascript to do the same thing as Scratch - so the kids will need some patience. No matter what anyone tells you please DO NOT start learning with Java or C++! Those languages are too advanced to start with, and we've seen it too often - kids will give up because it's so hard! Definition of backfiring!

What is the best age to start coding?

It depends - we think the best age is the age they want to do it! Listen, there's plenty of time to *really* learn to code - there's a reason Comp Sci is a really tough college degree. The important thing in the younger years is to bring out the desire and passion to learn more - that's why at theCoderSchool we customize our projects based on the student's interests and really focus on engagement before learning.

How do I get accepted into a college computer science program?

These days, top colleges are incredibly selective. Learning to code by itself probably won't help you stand out enough. Instead, consider building a unique Coder Story. Can we help? Sure can!

What are the benefits of kids learning to code?

Children of all ages can benefit from learning coding skills, and students who get hands-on experience with computer programming go on to excel in other subjects Coding helps students gain computer proficiency and build real-world problem-solving skills. Exploring technology is essential for computer literacy. Building fundamental coding skills encourages creativity, promotes teamwork, and enhances spatial intelligence and logical thinking skills. Kids of all ages can learn computer science. For teenagers, learning how to code leads to the development of transferable skills that can be applied in future careers or workplaces. If your student is interested in data science or machine learning, a self-paced course in computer programming can help pave their path.

As you and your family consider coding programs, it helps to keep in mind:

  • The age of the student (we can teach kids as young as six)
  • Their individual interests (such as Lego, Roblox, robotics, video game design, or artificial intelligence)
  • Any previous hands-on experience with coding (even exposure to mobile apps or playing with Minecraft counts)
  • Preferred learning style (we offer both flexible and structured curricula and support self-paced learning)
  • Social skills (some students learn best in one-on-one lessons, while others favor teamwork)

    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.

    Can a 6 year old do coding?

    Sure! Kids this young are just developing their sense of logic. While some advanced 6 year olds are ready to dive into learning Scratch, many are better off with fun learning apps like Kodable or Scratch Jr..

    How do kids learn to code?

    Same way adults do! The best way to learn something is to just DO it. It's not about all the theory and fancy words, it's about just doing it over and over again. If you're a parent with a college degree, think back. How much of that theoretical curriculum did you really use in your job? Or did you really learn your job by DOING your job? It's the same with kids, we'll mentor and guide them, but most importantly, we'll get them to code something custom that they want to code!

    Where is the best place to learn coding for kids?

    We're a little bit biased, but we think it's theCoderSchool! There's no better way to learn anything, including coding, than just doing it with a mentor to guide you. Online or in person, our Code Coaches will give you that low-ratio full attention that every kid deserves!
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    or check out our general blog or our student blogs

    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 classes for kids? Founded in 2013, we're 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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