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Welcome to theCoderSchool
98 Clarksville Rd,
Near Home Depot


Looking for the best place to learn to code? Look no further. From novice to advanced, we can teach students at any level. At theCoderSchool, we teach with a small ratio to allow our expert Code Coaches to get to know our students and teach them as individuals, using a custom project-building approach. Fill out our form to learn more! Learn to code. Change the World.®

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Our Philosophy

Looking for coding lessons for kids in Folsom, 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


See our visualization of what kids are learning and a sampling of possibilities.

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Our Coder Tree


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

Game Night

Game Night for Kids at The Coder School! Ages 7-12

Let your kids enjoy an evening of fun games and activities while you take some well-deserved free time. Every last Friday of the month from 8pm-10pm

From board games to interactive activities, there's something for everyone.

Drop them off and relax, knowing they're in for a night of excitement and new friendships!

$39 for each child. Popcorn will be served.

Please contact us at (530) 334-6620 or if you have questions.

Robotics Class

Our Robotics Class - A 4-week course on Programming Robots starting Aug 17th-Sept.7th, Saturdays: from 10am to 11am. Robotics course provides an excellent entry point into understanding how coding works in a tangible and fun way. Using computer tools to make a robot come to life is rewarding, fascinating, and highly useful for cementing skills such as logical thinking.

The workshop will be inperson. Limited seats available. Book today to reserve your spot.

Please contact us at (530) 334-6620 or if you have questions.

Arduino Workshop

Our Arduino Workshop - A 4-week course on Arduino starting Sept 14th-Oct 5th, Saturdays: from 10am to 11am. This hands-on session will introduce young minds to the basics of electronics and programming. Perfect for beginners, kids will learn how to create fun, interactive projects using Arduino kits. All materials provided. For kids ages 9+

The workshop will be inperson. Limited seats available. Book today to reserve your spot.

Please contact us at (530) 334-6620 or if you have questions.

Our Testimonials

  • "I have 2 children who both enjoy their classes here. They are at different levels, and the coaches for both are great. The owner is very accommodating and kind, and it's a pleasure to go to lessons each week."
    Catherine L., Folsom, CA
  • "I’ve been taking my son to weekly coding lessons for nearly six months. He also attended a summer camp where he built and coded his own robot. I’m very impressed with the company leadership and instruction from the coaches. He receives personalized lessons for his specific level and interest resulting into a fun and inspirational experience. The whole environment is simply outstanding! We are so fortunate to have the Coder School as part of our community."
    Michael W., Folsom, CA
  • "My daughter attended theCoderSchool in Folsom, California, for about two years (when my daughter was 12-13 years old). The experience was fantastic. My daughter learned rudimentary principles of Python, Java, and HTML. The school used exceptionally gifted high school students as instructors (teachers), which was great because my daughter could relate well to such instructors (as they were similar in age to my daughter). Further, the instructors acted as role models for my daughter, which was a huge benefit separate from the excellent instruction. The owner has a "can-do" personality and, furthermore, was very accommodating in relation to billing and scheduling make-up classes. What more could you want?"
    Bill S., Folsom, CA

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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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98 Clarksville Rd
Near Home Depot
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: 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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Meet Our New Owners

Maria Lourdes Loverio

My journey began in the dynamic world of the semiconductor industry, where I built a multifaceted career spanning various roles. My 18 years’ experience of working in the semiconductor industry has been instrumental in shaping my approach to operational management. I have honed my skills in overseeing day-to-day activities, optimizing processes, and driving efficiency in complex technical environments. My tenure as a technical training engineer and program manager further enriched my expertise in developing and implementing strategic initiatives, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement in our site.

Driven by a desire to make a meaningful impact, when my family relocated to the United States, I transitioned into entrepreneurship and managing my own business focused on working with children for 7 years now. I am deeply committed to fostering an environment that nurtures and educates young minds, recognizing the importance of providing them with the tools and knowledge they need to thrive in an increasingly technology-driven world.

I believe in the transformative power of education, and I am dedicated to providing high-quality learning experiences that prepare students for the challenges of tomorrow's digital landscape. It's an honor to be part of this journey, and I look forward to making a positive impact in the lives of our future leaders and innovators.

Meet Our New Owners

Kim Loverio

My career in the semiconductor industry made me realize the value of coding and to start early. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and expertise with the next generation of tech enthusiasts, which inspired me to franchise theCoderSchool. I am deeply passionate about empowering individuals to unlock their full potential through coding and technology education.

I am thrilled to be a part of this endeavor and look forward to guiding our students toward fulfilling and impactful careers in the tech sector, and I can’t wait to see what incredible things we will achieve together at our coding school.

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®.

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