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Welcome to theCoderSchool
100 Elm St,
Inside the Watch Factory

(203)441-3185cheshire@thecoderschool.com

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Full schedule, along with pricing is listed on the bottom of our website. Contact us for more information.

Be sure to check out our Farmington & Glastonbury locations as well!

Languages and platforms we teach: Scratch (block coding), Python, Minecraft, Java, Javascript, Nintendo Switch, HTML/CSS, Roblox (Lua), Unity (2D/3D gaming C#), C++, Artificial Intelligence (basics), C, and more. For more information, please sign up for a free 30 Minute coding trial.

Summer Camps 2024 schedule is posted below. Camps sell out fast, reserve your spot.

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're super excited to be bringing Silicon Valley's #1 kids coding program to the area to help your kids get going, so read on and let's get our kids coding!

At theCoderSchool, 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? Fill out the form and we'll be in touch shortly to tell you more!

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Our Philosophy

Looking for coding lessons for kids in Cheshire, CT? 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.

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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

In-Person Python Class

Sign up for our Python Classes with a ratio of 6:1. Python classes will be offered on Tuesdays at 5PM, Wednesday at 6PM, Friday at 5PM & Saturdays at 10AM. For ages 9.5 and up. Meets once a week for an hour.

25% off your first month! Price for the first month is $179 $135

Due to the structure of the class, students can join anytime. Please reach out to cheshire@thecoderschool.com to signup or click the button below!

In-Person Scratch Class

Sign up for our Scratch Classes with a ratio of 4:1. Scratch classes will be offered on Tuesdays at 5PM, Wednesday at 4PM, Friday at 5pm & Saturdays at 11AM. For ages 7-10. Meets once a week for an hour.

25% off your first month! Price for the first month is $149 $112

Due to the structure of the class, students can join anytime. Please reach out to cheshire@thecoderschool.com to signup or click the button below!

In-Person Minecraft Class

Sign up for our Minecraft Education Edition Classes with a ratio of 5:1. Minecraft classes will be offered on Tuesdays at 6PM, Wednesday at 5PM & Saturdays at 12PM. For ages 8.5 and up. Meets once a week for an hour.

25% off your first month! Price for the first month is $149 $112

Due to the structure of the class, students can join anytime. Please reach out to cheshire@thecoderschool.com to signup or click the button below!

In-Person 2:1 Code Coaching

Sign up for our flagship offering with Code Coaching, Ratio is 2:1 and moves at the pace of the student. 

With small student to teacher ratios and custom, project based learning, it is the best way to keep your child interested in coding for the long term!

Code Coaching also offers an additional independent learning session on Saturday from 1-2PM.

25% off your first month! Price for the first month is $249 $186

For all ages between 7 and 18. And all levels. Please reach out to cheshire@thecoderschool.com to signup or click the button below!

Cheshire Parks and Rec

We have teamed up with Cheshire Parks and Rec to offer coding lessons. Feel free to check out their website if you would like to sign up through their programs. Block coding, Minecraft, and Python classes are offered.

Our Testimonials

  • "Staff is great. They have managed to turn my son's technology obsession into a creative (instead of just observing you tube videos) outlet. Now instead of just watching videos or playing games...he is creating his games."
    Russell H.
  • "We love theCoderSchool! My 9 year old son started 1:1 lessons there 6 months ago (he is shy, so I thought 1:1 would be good for him to start with that). He LOVES it!"
    Allison D.
  • "My son loves to go here. He looks forward to it all week. They have great communication and make sure the kids are really engaged ."
    Kaylon P.
  • "My son absolutely loves this coding school! The coaches are fabulous!"
    Lisa A.
  • "Excellent staff, reasonable prices, and most important they make it fun for kids to learn coding. My son is always excited to go back and work on his game."
    Mathew J.
  • "My daughter has been going to The Coder School for over five years and absolutely loves it!"
    Nathan W.
  • "What you have brought [here] is simply amazing! Your coaches are fantastic and I couldn't ask for a better learning environment for my son to do his thing and expand his knowledge!"
    Bonnie D.
  • "I was unsure at first but every time my daughter finishes a class she is excited and happy and looks forward to it every week! Nothing better than incorporating fun with education!"
    Sabari P.

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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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100 Elm St
Inside the Watch Factory
(203)441-3185
cheshire@thecoderschool.com
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 3:00 – 7:00 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 3:00 – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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Meet Our Owners

Vaishali and Chirayu Shah

Hello and welcome to theCoderSchool! We are the owners of theCoderSchool Farmington, Glastonbury, and Cheshire. As the owner of theCoderSchools, I was awarded the 40 Under 40 Award from the Hartford Business Journal. theCoderSchool was also featured on WNPR to discuss the importance of STEM education and creating opportunities to get kids into coding.

Chirayu and I met during our undergrad at the University of Connecticut and since then we have accomplished much together, but nothing compares to this. After having kids, we realized the importance of building a strong core foundation for children and starting them early on. We fell in love with the idea of teaching children how to code because of its many benefits. Coding is unique because not only does it teach students to think by applying problem solving, but it drives innovation. Students learn to think logically by applying commands to create anything they can imagine. No matter what field a you decide to work in, coding and computers are all around us! I started my career twelve years ago, working in healthcare and teaching college students. In all instances of my job function I was always impressed with how much technology has impacted the healthcare and education field. Now we have the opportunity to impact the next generation by not only living with technology, but ideally creating technology as well.

Chirayu has always been fascinated with technology and is always looking for the latest gadget to play with. Working at ESPN as a project manager, he is constantly surrounded by software developers and sees the impact coders have in real life scenarios.

Based on the amazing feedback we received from our Farmington school, we are excited to expand and bring theCoderSchool to Cheshire! You can reach us anytime, vaishali@thecoderschool.com and chirayu@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!
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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 cheshire@thecoderschool.com!

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