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Welcome to the new normal. Given the extraordinary circumstances, we have moved all our coaching online. The virtual classes started on March 17th, making us one of the very few after-school services still active. Contact us today and get your child's coding journey started while school is out.
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.
Learn to Code, Change the World!
We are open: Monday - Friday - 3 pm to 8 pm Saturday - 9 am to 3 pm
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 takes practice, and we believe getting kids to code consistently
throughout the year is the only way they'll really learn to code!
That's where our Code Coaches® come in, providing a long-term mentoring
relationship to teach kids to code, from someone who's a coder themselves.
Our coding school's flagship program, Code Coaching®, combines a super-small teaching ratio
of typically 2:1 or 1:1 with individualized curriculum so kids are able to
move at their own pace, doing things that interest them most.
This program works for kids of all ages and skill levels. From game development to web apps,
Python to Java, or even niche technologies like AI and beyond, our Code Coaches
can help your kids achieve their programming 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. Our lessons are
taught in-person at our schools where available, or can be online for social
distancing. Fill out our form above to get a free trial today!
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. Like real trees, our students' coding
journeys are unique from each other, but all require strong foundations
and trunks to support their higher, advanced branches. Need a magnifying
glass? Here's a zoomable view.
Custom coding means tracking progress is even more important! Our
suite of proprietary tools* does just that. Our Coder Progress and Notes+ systems
chart weekly progress through concept
tracking and freeform notes. App Reviews track longer term progress
by identifying current skills to build their individual Coder Tree®. Finally,
our Student Portal is a one-stop shop to see it all and then some! Confused?
It's complicated! Get an idea by clicking through a Sample Student's functional
Student Portal to see for yourself.
* Used by participating locations, check your location for availability
Apps We Build
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!
2020 Winner - Buffalo NY Drone/AI social distance detection
2020 Winner - St Louis MO Teen job/volunteer matching
2020 Winner - Folsom CA 3D Max Game in HTML
2020 Winner - Las Vegas NV Note taking for online learning
2020 Winner - Buffalo, NY Help make food decisions for health
2020 Winner - Syosset NY Distribute restaurant leftovers
2020 2nd Place - St Louis MO Webapp using real-time weather
Let's get ready for summer camps! Our camps are run in our school from 9am-3pm Mon-Fri. Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we'll take care of the rest! Kids code throughout the week then demo their week's creations later that afternoon. What better way to get your kids out of your hair in the summer?!
And guess what, we're offering our Black Friday- Cyber Monday early-bird discount of $150 off for a limited time only. Just use the code THANKYOU at checkout! Sign up now!
(Looking for more details? You can also read more about our main camps.)
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4/5/2021 - 4/9/2021
Spring Break: Rocket League Scratch & Python Coding Camp Rocket League has taken the eSports world by storm! It’s FREE and easy to play across multiple platforms and we have figured out a way to teach kids to code within the Rocket League game! Yup, during this camp we’ll teach the kids to create Artificial Intelligence bots that play the game on their own, using the coding languages Scratch and Python! This is going to be an incredible and fun camp experience for the kids we promise! 7+
4/5/2021 - 4/9/2021
Spring Break: Roblox Game Theory Camp Kids LOVE Roblox! Using Roblox Studio we’ll be teaching the kids how to write code in the Lua programming language that will allow them to create their own players, environments and mini games! We’ll also teach them how to take their games online and about game design theory which makes games challenging and adds the element of fun that keeps players coming back again and again! 9+
Make it Go with Robots The field of robotics is growing faster than ever, appearing everywhere from our homes to video games to drones. Learn to build and program a variety of small and large robots (including Lego Mindstorm EV3) through hands-on projects that will culminate in a demo at the end of the week. 7+
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! 9+
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. We may even be able to build our own voice enabled application. 9+
mBot Robotics Coding Camp mBot introduces kids to machinery, electronic parts and block based programming with Scratch! We'll assemble the robots using a screwdriver and code them to do some cool tricks, and the kids will even compete in a robot A.I. competition on the final day of camp!.Learn More 7+
Games are Awesome with Rocket League We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create us some cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. And while taking break we can be outside or play Rocket League while making new friends. 7+
YouTube Studio Camp Lights, Camera, Action! Kids LOVE watching their favorite Youtubers play games, as well as making videos documenting their crazy lives or family. In our new YouTube Studio camp we show kids how to CREATE their own YouTube video content using our professional YouTube recording studio equipment! Kids will learn about lighting, mics, video camera recording and operations, as well as how to use video editing software to mix their own creations together. We’ll also teach them about audio as well as special effects. At the end of the camp each kid will have their very own video content they’ll be proud to upload to their own YouTube channel! Students must bring in their own Windows or Mac laptop for this camp. 9+
Lego Mindstorms Python Coding Camp This just in: A one-of-a-kind, hands-on robotics engineering experience awaits your child, built around the LEGO MINDSTORMS set! Kids explore the boundless world of mechanical creation and code with the Python programming language, and dive into the dynamic possibilities of the LEGO building system. They’ll get immersed in an environment that encourages teamwork, friendship, and creativity while getting hands on with the hottest robotics tools out right now! 9+
Flying Drones Coding Camp We’re always pushing our limits and thinking of more and more cool ways to show kids the power of coding! During our Flying Drones Coding Camp we’ll teach the kids to code using a programmable flying drone. At the end of the camp day kids can code their drone to fly at home safely and on Friday of the final day of camp we’ll take the kids to the park to fly their drones together using their very own code! Drones to be purchased separately. 7+
Python, Pottermania and Minecraft You are crazy about Harry Potter and Minecraft? We are too. We will weave your child's love for Harry Potter and python and introduce them to a magical world. While taking breaks we will either be outside playing quidditch or inside at the Hogwarts school of Minecraft. 9+
Minecraft Redstone Coding Camp Redstone is like electricity in Minecraft, it can make things move and light up! Learn about the different components that work with Redstone, and how they can be combined to build awesome machines. Projects may include doors, elevators, flying machines, weapons and much more! Oh and there will be TNT!! Students must bring in their own Windows or Mac laptop for this camp. 7+
WebRox & Fortnite Creative Camp "Our WebRox camp is all about websites, because the web rocks! Our campers will spend the week designing and building their very own websites and get 'em published to the world by the end of the week. Importantly, kids will be introduced to Internet Safety and why cyber-safety matters, plus we'll learn the basics of how the internet works (wait, you mean that Facebook page lives out in the ""cloud"" somewhere?!). During lunch breaks kids will hang out and play some Fortnite Creative together! Learning to build websites and Fortnite together, sounds like a great week of camp! 9+
Minecraft Modding and Roblox Learning to code the mods like exploding arrows, boat races or even the Hunger games and playing them on Minecraft is what we look forward to in this camp. During the break we will be playing Roblox with friends or even having them try out our mods. Students must bring in their own Windows or Mac laptop for this camp. 7+
Coding Mashup and 3D Printing A.I Scratch, 3D Print, Roblox, mBot Bundle. We’ll build an Artificial Intelligence Scratch game, 3D Printing with Code, Roblox Coding and mBot Robotics. Calling all wannabe "Jack of all trades" to join the coding party! Students have to carry their own MAC or PC. 7+
Animation Studio Camp Calling all of our creative kids out there! In our Animation Studio Camp we’ll use a browser based tool to teach the kids how to create their own custom 2D Sprites and then we’ll teach them to use these sprites to create their own animated shorts, complete with sound effects and their own voice overs! Want to know something else which is cool? The sprites and animations the kids create can be used in their own coding projects in the future! 9+
Raspberry Pi Jam Camp Our Pi Jam camp introduces our more advanced programmers to the world of IoT, or Internet of Things. As computers and technology expand like wildfire, you'll find more and more computers in your "things" - like your watch, your smart home, or even your refrigerator. These gadgets are all run by computers that are getting smaller and smaller! Our Pi Jam camp introduces kids to one of the hottest mini-computers today, the Raspberry Pi. 9+
Microbit Computer Engineering Coding Camp The Micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces kids to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors and many input/output features that you can program and physically interact with. During this camp we’ll introduce the kids to this powerhouse pint sized computer and the world of Computer Engineering, which combines software with hardware! We can’t wait! Learn More 7+
Roblox Rockers Kids LOVE Roblox! Using Roblox Studio we’ll be teaching the kids how to write code in a drag and drop environment programming language that will allow them to create their own players, environments and mini games! We’ll also teach them how to take their games online and about game design theory which makes games challenging and adds the element of fun that keeps players coming back again and again! Students must bring in their own Windows or Mac laptop for this camp. 7+
Roblox Game Theory Camp Kids LOVE Roblox! Using Roblox Studio we’ll be teaching the kids how to write code in the Lua programming language that will allow them to create their own players, environments and mini games! We’ll also teach them how to take their games online and about game design theory which makes games challenging and adds the element of fun that keeps players coming back again and again! Students must bring in their own Windows or Mac laptop for this camp. 9+
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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 had a great time seeing my wife's nephew give a presentation on the application he created using python."
James S, Lancaster, 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
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Our Upcoming Events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
for pricing information and schedule availability for this unique educational opportunity for your troop.
6035 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051 Across from Transit Valley Golf Course (716)800-1404 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Meet Our Owners
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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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!
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®.