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Cerritos, CA

5100 Orangethorpe Ave, La Palma, CA 90623
Next to McDonalds
Map(714)735-8393cerritos@thecoderschool.com
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Hello Cerritos/La Palma! The #1 after-school coding program for ages 7-18 in Silicon Valley is now in Cerritos/La Palma area. Whether your coder is brand new to Scratch or already building distributed Python programs, we can help him or her get to the next level. Unlike other programs, our talented coaches are trained to tailor the lessons to your kid’s interests. This unique approach fosters a lifelong passion for building and technology. Our program will equip your child with critical skills (logic, breaking complex problems into manageable chunks, working with others towards an end goal) and confidence valuable in any future career.

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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 Cerritos, 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! 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!

Our Coder Tree®

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.

Tracking Progress

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

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
  • Note taking for online learning
    2020 Winner - Las Vegas NV
    Note taking for online learning
  • 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
  • Disaster recovery support
    2019 Winner - Buffalo NY
    Disaster recovery support
  • Online teaching app
    2019 Winner - St. Louis MO
    Online teaching app
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS CODING CAMPS

What better way to get your kids ENGAGED and EDUCATED during School Holidays?! Plus we have a very low student to teacher ratio, so your kids really learn to code and have fun too!

Not sure what camp to sign up for? Call, text or email us! (714)735-8393 OR cerritos@thecoderschool.com

Camps will fill up fast so don't delay and BOOK TODAY!



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

Week Format Camp Ages Price
2/8 Half Day Online Minecraft World Exploration Day Camp (10am-1pm) Playing video games in virtual environments can be used to develop and maintain the functioning of both memory and spatial awareness. Students will code, build, and learn! Requires a valid Minecraft account - Java Edition for Pc or Mac Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $69
2/8 Half Day Online Among Us Animation Day Camp (10am-1pm) We'll be using Scratch, a drag n' drop languages to create some cool stories and animations, while learning the fundamentals of coding! And it's all in Among Us Theme! Aimed at our creative coders who are interested in story-telling and animating. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $69
2/15 Half Day Online Python Startup Day Camp (10am-1pm) 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! Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $69
2/15 Half Day Online Roblox Creation Day Camp (1pm-4pm) Roblox is quite the hype these days! Learn to customize your own Roblox game by 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! Aimed at beginners and Roblox lovers! Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $69
2/15 Half Day Online Among Us Animation Day Camp (10am-1pm) We'll be using Scratch, a drag n' drop languages to create some cool stories and animations, while learning the fundamentals of coding! And it's all in Among Us Theme! Aimed at our creative coders who are interested in story-telling and animating. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $69

Our Testimonials

  • "The Coder School coding class has been the best out of school activity I could have ever chosen for my son. Having a child on the spectrum one can only imagine being hesitant of not only group but 1 on 1 as well, however, The Coder School has such an amazing staff who are not only caring, but patient as well. My son not only looks forward to his Friday classes, but asks when the next Coder camp will be. I recommend this program 100%, one of the absolutely best investments I've made for my son."
    NC, TCS Cerritos Parent,
  • "My son has been attending classes since November. He is now using terminology that is very sophisticated and thinking about his game design in ways I never would have imagined, coming from an 8-year-old. Even with classes moving online due to COVID-19, he has continued to grow his coding abilities. Great investment in your child!"
    SS, TCS Cerritos Parent,
  • "The Coder School Cerritos has patient, knowledgeable, friendly, and understanding coding instructors. Dipali is the friendliest managers you'll run into and she does an incredible job at hand-picking her coaches to work their magic to help your child discover their inner-love to code. My daughter is 10 yrs old, currently creating her second game. She loves her weekly class. You know the class is good when a 10 yr old looks forward to the class, starts with a smile and excitement and goes home with a huge sense of accomplishment; this is priceless to me as a father. "
    CV, TCS Cerritos Parent,
  • "My son's remote coding session went well. He was able to log on without any issues. He was fully engaged during the instruction block and seemed excited to explain what he had learned when he was done. An overall success. Thank you for making the sessions available for the kids during this very strange time."
    MB, TCS Cerritos Parent, ,
  • "My daughter has been attending since December and she really liked the 2:1 coaching. All of the staff is very attentive and patient with students. "
    EM, TCS Cerritos Parent,
  • "The Coder School has been a great experience for me. Having the opportunity to work with Dipali and the rest of the staff has been one of the best experiences I've had. Everyone is respectful and full of energy with each student that walks in and I enjoy every moment of it. "
    AD, TCS Code Coach,
  • "A very well designed curriculum for either group setting or one-on-one coaching. Dipali has put together knowledgeable and motivated staff to get our kids thinking through coding concepts. Love that my son looks forward to his class every week."
    AC, TCS Cerritos Parent,
  • "My boy has been enrolled since the grand opening. Thus far, Dipali and her staff have done an amazing job. My boy is learning C++. Highly recommend enrolling your child. "
    EJ, TCS Cerritos Parent,
  • "We are very happy with the instruction as well as material that is being learned in the class. My son is enjoying coding while learning at the same time. It’s a win win!!! Also the owner of the school is very helpful and approachable for all of your questions and concerns!"
    LS, TCS Cerritos Parent ,
  • "My 7 and 9 year old boys share their excitement for their upcoming classes verbally with me each week — truly they say, “I’m so excited for coding class!” We started in quarantine, so it’s all taught over zoom (and they are typically zoomed out by distance learning), and yet they look forward to it greatly! Dipali was so communicative, open, and professional. We couldn’t be happier so far!"
    CJ, TCS Cerritos Parent,
  • "My son has been attending The Coder School Cerritos/LaPalma for some time now. He really likes learning about new programs and gets excited to create new games. The school not only teaches but also communicates the lessons and progress for each child. The staff is very attentive and approachable. I would recommend it to everyone."
    NV, TCS Cerritos Parent ,
  • "A very well designed curriculum for either group setting or one-on-one coaching. Dipali has put together knowledgeable and motivated staff to get our kids thinking through coding concepts. Love that my son looks forward to his class every week. Thank you The Coder School!"
    PC, TCS Cerritos Parent,

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Our Upcoming Events

LINCOLN HOLIDAY ONLINE CODE CAMP - FEB 8TH

Why have your kids watch TV all day on their day off when they can CODE with us and learn a valuable skill!

Our Lincoln Holiday Online Code Camp will be held on Monday, Feb. 8th.

Sign up now to reserve your spot! Space is limited.

PRESIDENT'S DAY ONLINE CODE CAMP - FEB 15TH

Help us celebrate President's Day with our ONLINE CODE CAMPS! on Monday, Feb. 15th

Beginner/advance groups, team challenges and lots of fun! check out our CAMPS Section Sign up TODAY!

FREE INTRO CLASS!

Sign Up for our FREE Intro Class!

Fill out the form on our homepage! If you have any questions or need a special day and time, Call 714-735-8393 or Email: dipali@thecoderschool.com

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 Cerritos/La Palma.

These classes vary in duration, based on the specific school. Unless otherwise specified, all classes use "Scratch", which is a graphical drag-and-drop programming environment that was developed by MIT. We use that tool to teach the basic fundamentals of all computer programming languages. This includes functions, looping, conditional processing, variables, Cartesian coordinates and basic arithmetic operations, without needing to worry about the detailed syntax of a typed programming language.

Please contact us at (714) 735-8393 or cerritos@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. Each workshop can accommodate up to 20 girls, at a very affordable cost of $18 per girl. 8 girl minimum.

Our Code Coaches® will introduce the girls in your troop to the world of coding using a variety of on-line tools, such as Scratch, a graphical, drag-and-drop coding language that was developed by MIT (for younger girls) or Python and HTML (for older girls). 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, coder pencil and sticker for each girl.

Contact our school office at 714-735-8393 for pricing information and schedule availability for this unique educational opportunity for your troop.

Contact Us

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5100 Orangethorpe Ave, La Palma, CA 90623
Next to McDonalds
(714)735-8393
cerritos@thecoderschool.com
Monday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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Meet Our Owner and Manager

Dipali Patel

Hello Fellow Parents!

Welcome to The Coder School – Cerritos/La Palma! I am so thrilled to bring the #1 Coding School in Silicon Valley to SoCal. My name is Dipali Patel and I am the Owner/General Manager. I am a graduate of UC Davis with a degree in Psychology. I have 2 tech savvy boys who remind me each day the value and importance of technology in our world today. My background is a mix of HR and Education. For 6 years, I was the owner of a Kumon Math and Reading center in which I helped many students maximize their true potential with their academics. Since then I was doing Tech Recruiting for startups across California. One consistent feedback I received from the software engineers, developers, and programmers I recruited was that they wished there was a coding school around when they were younger. This feedback led me to opening The Coder School – Cerritos/La Palma. I couldn’t be prouder of being the first coding school in a community my family and I call home.

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!

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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