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Welcome to theCoderSchool
1051 Farmington Ave,
Across from Farmington Mini Golf

(860)470-6276farmington@thecoderschool.com

In person and Online lessons! Super small ratios. Once a week for one hour, and twice a week for our semi private lessons. Full schedule and pricing is listed at the bottom of our website. Contact us for more information.

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.

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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!

Be sure to check out our Glastonbury and Cheshire location as well!

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 Farmington, 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 11AM. 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. For ages 9.5 and up. Please reach out to farmington@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. 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. For ages 7-10. Please reach out to farmington@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, Friday at 6PM & Saturdays at 11AM. 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. For ages 8.5 and up. Please reach out to farmington@thecoderschool.com to signup or click the button below!

Nintendo Switch Coding Class

Sign up for our Nintendo Switch Classes with a ratio of 5:1. Class is offered only on Fridays from 6-7 pm. 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. For ages 8 and up. Please reach out to farmington@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 from 7 to 18 and all levels. Please reach out to farmington@thecoderschool.com to signup or click the button below!

Learn to code with Farmington Continuing Education!

The CoderSchool is excited to offer classes through Farmington Continuing Education.Classes will differ depending on class schedule. Topics/platforms range from: Python, HTML, Java, Minecraft, and Roblox

Girl Scouts Coding Badge

Have your girl scout troop earn their coding badge! From coding basics, digital game design, and app development, we are able to meet the requirements of all badges. We offer a two hour workshop for over 10 girl scouts. Please contact us if you are interested. Open to all Connecticut towns!

Now Hiring!

Do you love working with kids? Are you a computer science major? Do you love to teach? Do you love coding? Then hit apply now and we would love to schedule an interview!

Our Testimonials

  • "I love that my daughter gets opportunities to explore and build on her coding skills at the Coder School. Coding is an area that has not yet been implemented into most school currricula and yet it has so many benefits. Most importantly to me is that it drives innovation and promotes creativity and problem solving. The Coder School offers programs for every level coder. Thumbs up!"
    Lori T, Farmington, CT
  • "My 10-year-old loves the Coder School, and his sense of pride in his learning is so wonderful to observe. He loves his instructor, Jacob, and he looks forward to going every week."
    Heather, W , Berlin, CT
  • "Effie really likes her class! She is excited when she talks about it . It looks like she is learning a lot and is having fun! Thank you and please thank instructor Chris for us!"
    Luda S, Northfield, CT
  • "I thank you for creating this platform so that children as Chance can have an opportunity to learn legit coding from high quality instructors. (online student) "
    Carol C, Avon, CT
  • "What you have brought to CT 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, Cheshire, CT
  • "My nine year old son absolutely loves coming to coders school. He enjoys learning the Scratch language and creating his own mini video games. He looks forward to his weekly sessions with sheer enthusiasm telling me “this is the best thing ever”. I’m am thoroughly impressed with how great the staff are with meeting my son where he is and allowing him to shine in his special way. I am confident that my son will grow as a coder with the knowledge and support the staff give him. I am extremely thankful that this school is available in our area. "
    Dr. Marina F , Avon, CT
  • "My son has been going to the Coder School for over a month now. He loves it! Everyone there is friendly and knowledgeable. He looks forward to meeting with his coach every week."
    Kari D, Berlin, CT
  • "My 7 year old is attending The Coder School Farmington once a week and loves it. The school is bright, welcoming and engaging. I’m thrilled with how much he’s learned already and how the classes will help him in the future. Since he’s the one taking the classes, I asked him for his review ...” I love The Coder School because when we use the computer, funny stuff happens. My coder instructor , Jacob , is very nice and makes learning fun.”"
    Jen P , Farmington, CT
  • "My 11 Year Old son had his birthday party at The Coder School with 8 of his friends. “It was the best birthday ever!!”, I was told for days by my son. All of the kids were so engaged in the activities and the owners went above and beyond to make the party memorable!! Thank you! We want to take classes now!!"
    Kelly K , Farmington, CT
  • "He loved camp & said it was better than ID Tech camp he did 2 years in a row, so high praise! "
    Rebekah, West Hartford, CT

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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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1051 Farmington Ave
Across from Farmington Mini Golf
(860)470-6276
farmington@thecoderschool.com
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 3:00 – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 4:00 – 7:00 PM
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.

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!
  • 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 farmington@thecoderschool.com!

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