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Welcome to theCoderSchool
10057 Saich Way,
Next to Target

(408)320-1636cupertino@thecoderschool.com

Hey Cupertino!!  Whether you're a seasoned veteran at Apple or your kids go to Monta Vista, we know that you know code!  Cupertino has one of the highest concentrations of engineers in the bay area, and we're excited to have a Coder School here!

Coder School 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 the desires.  From graphical languages like Snap or Scratch to more powerful stuff like Python or Javascript and even the advanced coding like Java and C++, we're ready to inspire you and amaze you.  Drop us a line, check out our video below, or swing by to find out more! 

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Our Philosophy

Looking for coding lessons for kids in Cupertino, CA? 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

In-Person 2:1 Code Coaching

Sign up for a month of our flagship Code Coaching program! Ages 6+ 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! 25% off your first month! Ratio is 2 students with 1 teacher. Price for the first month is $279
$209.
We offer this class Mondays 4-8p, Saturdays 9-4p.
One hour, once per week. Due to the nature of the class, students can join anytime. Please reach out to cupertino@thecoderschool.com to signup.

In-Person Scratch Class

Sign up for a month of Scratch group classes! Ages 6+ They will be offered Mondays at 5-6p, starting May 6th. You'll pay for 5 lessons, and get 1 free. 25% off your first month! Ratios are up to 5 students to one teacher. Class will end June 10th, but will continue beyond June based on demand. Price for the first month is $149
$119.
We also offer this class Tuesdays 6-7p, Thursdays 6-7p or Saturdays 3-4p.
Due to the nature of the class, students can join anytime. Please reach out to cupertino@thecoderschool.com to signup.
make sure to use discount code 25OFF

In-Person Platform Code Class

Sign up for a month of python group classes! Ages 9+ They will be offered Mondays at 5-6p, starting May 6th. You'll pay for 5 lessons, and get 1 free. 25% off your first month! Ratios are up to 5 students to one teacher. Class will end June 10th, but will continue beyond June based on demand. Price for the first month is $179
$134.
We also offer this class Tuesdays 6-7p or Wednesdays 7-8p or Saturdays 12-1p.
Due to the nature of the class, students can join anytime. Please reach out to cupertino@thecoderschool.com to signup.
make sure to use discount code 25OFF

Our Testimonials

  • "My 12 yr old daughter is really looking forward to her classes and in the last 4 weeks she showed so much improvement. Her Code Coach was able to figure out her strength and weakness and she is able to support that in a way so my daughter has a great experience with coding. She customized programs just to challenge her. She is fun, patient and very supportive. She is also a great role model showing that women/girls can be great coders too."
    Parent, Cupertino
  • "I am a student of cupertino coder school, learning Python...I would love to say that my Code Coach is an awesome teacher with lots of patience...she elaborately explains all the logical application behind the code. ...And I am improving a lot."
    Student, Cupertino
  • "My kids started here when it opened. They enjoy it and are learning a lot from the classes...Their code coaches are good and know their coding. They keep them challenged. "
    Parent, Cupertino

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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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10057 Saich Way
Next to Target
(408)320-1636
cupertino@thecoderschool.com
Monday: 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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Meet Our General Manager

John Ekins

Hi everyone! My name is John and I'm the General Manager of theCoderSchool in Cupertino. I wish there was something like theCoderSchool when I was growing up. My after school activities were sports, church, and piano. I did not start programming until I arrived to college, where I discovered how substantial it is to learn how to code. I graduated from Stanford with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and earned an online MBA.

I really enjoy web development, such as Progressive Websites and Hybrid Mobile Apps. I like that the technology has progressed so that developing an html5 website gives you the features of offline use, displays great on any size screen, scales easily, and even deploys to native app stores like iOS or Android. With students, other than web development, I enjoy teaching the pygame library using the Python language on the Raspberry Pi and various other projects on the board. I also like to cover robots and program them using C code on an Arduino board. I can be reached at john@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!
  • Read about Private+Semi-Private Coaching, Virtual Learning, Coding Classes, Robotics, Python, Scratch, or Video Game Coding
    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 cupertino@thecoderschool.com!

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