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Cupertino, CA

10057 Saich Way, Cupertino, CA 95014
Next to Target
Map(408)320-1636cupertino@thecoderschool.com
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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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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 Cupertino, 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. theCoderSchool has a staff of hundreds of Code Coaches all around the country, so we know a thing or two about mentoring students in computer science. That's why our after-school coding classes for kids revolve around this relationship, providing a long-term mentor in a Code Coach to teach kids to code, from someone who's an expert coder themselves. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley and a few miles from Apple's famed spaceship headquarters, theCoderSchool Cupertino serves kids from top ranked schools like Monta Vista and William Faria and more. Operating since 2015, our Cupertino location has an experienced and expert coding staff with a diverse background, including our General Manager John, who has a Computer Science degree from Stanford and an MBA.

Programs at theCoderSchool

Our coding school's flagship after-school program, Code Coaching®, combines a super-small 2:1 teaching ratio with individualized curriculum so kids are able to move at their own pace, doing things that interest them most. While Code Coaching is our premium program, we also offer a more traditional Code Class for those looking for either software-driven or static-curriculum teaching in a larger ratio. And during summer and holiday breaks, we offer Coding Camps. When available, programs are offered in both in-person and virtual formats. Contact us to find out more and get a free trial today.

theCoderSchool System

We're part of a nationwide system of passionate owners in over 55 locations around the country, teaching over 6,000 students every week with the brainpower of 800+ expert Code Coaches®. We're proud of the impact theCoderSchool has had on communities everywhere since our brand was founded 7 and a half years ago, way back in August of 2014. In short, we know a thing or two about teaching kids to code - so let's get to it!

What Kids Learn

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. Find more details about what kids are learning by checking out our Coder Tree®.

Tracking Progress

Our suite of proprietary tools* chart weekly progress by tracking concepts and apps, and longer term progress by identifying skills to build their individual Coder Tree®. Get an idea of our progress tools by clicking through a Sample Student's 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!

  • Help health care workers with code blue
    2021 Winner - Sarasota FL
    Help health care workers with code blue
  • Chat room with built-in AI
    2021 Winner - Buffalo NY
    Chat room with built-in AI
  • Gem collection game in Python
    2021 Winner - Folsom CA
    Gem collection game in Python
  • Education resource for all communities
    2021 Winner - Syosset NY
    Education resource for all communities
  • 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
  • 3D Max Game in HTML
    2020 Winner - Folsom CA
    3D Max Game in HTML
  • Note taking for online learning
    2020 Winner - Las Vegas NV
    Note taking for online learning
  • Help make food decisions for health
    2020 Winner - Buffalo, NY
    Help make food decisions for health
  • Distribute restaurant leftovers
    2020 Winner - Syosset NY
    Distribute restaurant leftovers

Camps for 2023!

Let's get ready for year round camps!

Our in-person camps (Monday-Friday 9a-3p), are held at our sweet coding facilities (when possible) and leverage goodies from our year-round programs to create a uniquely collaborative environment where the kids work together, code together, and have a rockin’ fun summer together! Every Friday, we do a fun pizza party on us and demo day so that the kids can show off their projects. We work with students from novice to expert!

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! $200 off camps!

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Week Format Camp Ages Price
4/10-4/14 9:00a-3:00p Full Day Python Startup (In-Person) 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. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $599 $399
(make sure to use discount code 200EARLY)
4/17-4/21 9:00a-3:00p Full Day Python Startup (In-Person) 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. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $599 $399
(make sure to use discount code 200EARLY)
6/5-6/9 9:00a-3:00p Full Day Minecraft Biome (In-Person) Minecraft has taken the world over by surprise since it debuted in 2009. This camp combines the fun of Minecraft with teaching kids to code at the same time. Playing Minecraft is fun, but building, creating, and modifying your Minecraft agents and worlds through coding is a skill that can help our younger generation in any field they choose to pursue. Tell your Minecraft fan to get their Creepers and Magma Cubes ready for this camp! Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $599 $399
(make sure to use discount code 200EARLY)
6/12-6/16 9:00a-3:00p Full Day Python Startup (In-Person) 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. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $599 $399
(make sure to use discount code 200EARLY)
6/24-8/19 2:00p-3:30p Saturday Afternoons AP CS A Prep (In-Person) Held weekly on Saturday afternoons to help students prepare for the AP CS A test. Come with whatever experience and get more prepared for the test in May! Ages 13+ Ages 13+ $499 $299
(make sure to use discount code 200EARLY)
6/19-6/23 9:00a-3:00p Full Day Rise of the Machines (In-Person) Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the bigger 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 start out talking about AI use cases and dive into some fundamental algorithms and create some basic AI apps as well. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $599 $399
(make sure to use discount code 200EARLY)
6/26-6/30 9:00a-3:00p Full Day Game Development (In-Person) We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create us some cool new and classic games! Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $599 $399
(make sure to use discount code 200EARLY)
7/10-7/14 9:00a-3:00p Full Day WebRox (In-Person) Everything's about the web these days, and that's why Web Rocks! Code with all the base web technologies like HTML/CSS and Javascript, learn how the internet and file transfers work, and get your pages uploaded for public viewing! Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $599 $399
(make sure to use discount code 200EARLY)
7/17-7/21 9:00a-3:00p Full Day Python Startup (In-Person) 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. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $599 $399
(make sure to use discount code 200EARLY)
7/24-7/28 9:00a-3:00p Full Day PiJam (In-Person) Our Pi Jam camp introduces kids to one of the hottest mini-computers today, the Raspberry Pi. We will build the computer, play around with sensors, learn about bash programming, and students will take home their new computer at the end of the week. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $649 $449
(make sure to use discount code 200EARLY)
7/31-8/4 9:00a-3:00p Full Day Minecraft Biome (In-Person) Minecraft has taken the world over by surprise since it debuted in 2009. This camp combines the fun of Minecraft with teaching kids to code at the same time. Playing Minecraft is fun, but building, creating, and modifying your Minecraft agents and worlds through coding is a skill that can help our younger generation in any field they choose to pursue. Tell your Minecraft fan to get their Creepers and Magma Cubes ready for this camp! Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $599 $399
(make sure to use discount code 200EARLY)
8/7-8/11 9:00a-3:00p Full Day Game Development (In-Person) We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create us some cool new and classic games! Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $599 $399
(make sure to use discount code 200EARLY)
8/14-8/18 9:00a-3:00p Full Day Python Startup (In-Person) 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. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $599 $399
(make sure to use discount code 200EARLY)

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
  • "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
  • "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

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Our Upcoming Events

In-Person Scratch Class

Sign up for a month of Scratch group classes! They will be offered Saturdays at 11-12p, starting February 18th. You'll pay for 5 lessons, and get 1 free.
25% off your first month! Ratios are typically 4-6 students to one teacher. Class will end March 25th, but will continue beyond March based on demand. Price for the first month is $159
$119.
make sure to use discount code 25OFF

In-Person Roblox Class

Sign up for a month of Roblox group classes! They will be offered Saturdays at 1-2p, starting February 18th. You'll pay for 5 lessons, and get 1 free.
25% off your first month! Ratios are typically 4-6 students to one teacher. Class will end March 25th, but will continue beyond March based on demand. Price for the first month is $159
$119.
make sure to use discount code 25OFF

In-Person Minecraft Class

Sign up for a month of Minecraft group classes! They will be offered Tuesdays at 5-6p, starting February 21st. You'll pay for 5 lessons, and get 1 free.
25% off your first month! Ratios are typically 4-6 students to one teacher. Class will end March 28th, but will continue beyond March based on demand. Price for the first month is $159
$119.
make sure to use discount code 25OFF

In-Person Platform Code Class

Sign up for a month of Python group classes! They will be offered Tuesdays at 6-7p, starting January 17th. You'll pay for 5 lessons, and get 1 free.
25% off your first month! Ratios are typically 4-6 students to one teacher. Class will end February 21st, but will continue beyond February based on demand. Price for the first month is $199
$149.
Please reach out to cupertino@thecoderschool.com to signup after the class has started.

In-Person Scratch Class

Sign up for a month of Scratch group classes! They will be offered Thursdays at 6p-7p, starting back up January 19th. You'll pay for 5 lessons, and get 1 free.
25% off your first month! Ratios are typically 4-6 students to one teacher. Price for the first month is $159
$119.
Please reach out to cupertino@thecoderschool.com to signup after the class has started.

In-Person Platform Code Class

Sign up for a month of Python group classes! They will be offered Saturdays at 12-1p, starting back up January 21st. You'll pay for 5 lessons, and get 1 free.
25% off your first month! Ratios are typically 4-6 students to one teacher. Price for the first month is $199
$149.
Please reach out to cupertino@thecoderschool.com to signup after the class has started.

School Info

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10057 Saich Way, Cupertino, CA 95014
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.

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!

Does coding require reading?

It definitely requires a little bit of reading and comprehension. Even coding with blocks requires some reading, albeit not as much. More importantly when kids move on to typed languages like Python or Javascript - they have to know how to type! If they can't type, coding typed languages is more than frustrating, often causing kids to quit.

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!

Private+Semi-Private Coaching

Virtual Learning

Coding Classes

Robotics

Python

Scratch

Video Game Coding

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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®.

Got a question? Email us at cupertino@thecoderschool.com!

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