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Frisco, TX

3288 Main St #110, Frisco, TX 75033
Near Teel Parkway
Map(469)638-6935frisco@thecoderschool.com
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Hello Frisco! We're excited to be teaching Silicon Valley's #1 kids coding program in the DFW area. Our programs create creative problem solvers and technical entrepreneurs who learn that they can use code to change their world for the better.

At theCoderSchool, we want to do more than just teach coding. We want aspiring coders to use their newfound passion as a stepping stone to think outside the box, a way to channel their ideas in a creative way, and most importantly, to have fun. Interested? Fill out the form and we will be in touch shortly!

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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 Frisco, TX

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. Situated near great schools like Wilma Fisher Elementary, Robert Cobb Middle and others, you'll find theCoderSchool Frisco a few miles west of Toyota Stadium, home of FC Dallas. In addition to coding, we also offer optional lab hours and from time to time, free online community events like Minecraft games nights.

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

Coding Camps

Sorry, we don't have any upcoming camps listed yet. Check back soon!

Our Testimonials

  • "My son loves the classes and instructors. He has learned many different techniques and develops great problem solving skills. We have not missed a class!!! I would recommend this for any child interested in technology. You will receive detailed notes after every class"
    Todd W, Frisco, TX
  • "Very good experience with the code school. Very easy to communicate with the manager Bob. Even though we are doing classes online, bit still the quality of learning has not been compromised."
    Wenli L, Frisco, TX
  • "My ten year old has been at The Coder School for about a year and it is his favorite place to hang out. The staff are all very knowledgeable and great with kids. He looks forward to class every week."
    Lilian G, Frisco, TX
  • "TheCoderSchool is an amazing education program for children. My son has been doing coding with them for about a year, and he always looks forward to his lessons. COVID has presented some difficulties for everyone, but my son's coding lessons have gone on without a hitch. He enjoys the remote learning, and I think it allows him to be in a comfortable environment so he can focus more on the coding/learning. They have activities and programs in addition to coding lessons that look like fun. My son has not tried one of them out yet, but he is looking to in the coming months. If you are looking for ways to challenge your kids and give them an early start to coding, we think TheCoderSchool is a great place to start."
    Jason B, Frisco, TX
  • "My 13 year old son started going to a weekly class at the beginning of summer and has absolutely loved it. His coach, Keaton has been an amazing teacher and taught him so much about python. He is very patient with him and makes leading this fun. My son looks forward to his class each week!!"
    Crissy Y, Frisco, TX
  • "I've been so impressed with our experience at The Coder School. So far my son has done 2 summer camps with one more to go and he is just as excited as day one. Every class has taught him something new and interesting. I love that there is finally something for someone like my son. These classes are worth every penny. The camps are lead by 1 adult and 2 student teachers giving every student plenty of one on one time. They take plenty of breaks away from the computer to clear their brain and interact socially. I know once the school year settles in we will be back for the Coder Coaching sessions."
    Deanna M, Frisco, TX
  • "My son’s coach is amazing and continues to update me weekly on my son’s progress with coder school. As of result of his detailed notes we were able to help my son move forward and make progress with his computer programming class! Thank you Alex Thomas we are truly appreciating all your time and effort."
    Raymond C, Frisco, TX
  • "Great school. Two of my kids enjoyed summer camps in the past and right now my 14 year old is doing the 2 on 1 code coaching. He's enjoying the freedom to create his own ideas for projects while having a coach available to give guidance and structure to the project, teaching new skills and answering questions. The code coaches seem to really enjoy coaching. When I pick up my son I see a lot of enthusiasm and camaraderie between the coach and my son, and they send detailed summary emails about what they worked on each week."
    Kate K, Frisco, TX
  • "I found out about this place through my son's friend, and I am so glad i found it. The instructors here are very knowledgeable and patient with kids, You can pretty much find any instructor to suite your kids learning style, and the lab hours are really neat idea, where kids can do a lot more. I highly recommend this place for any parent looking to get their kid into coding."
    Nirupama A, Frisco, TX
  • "My son has been taking classes at the Coder School for the past 3 years. First at the one in Flower Mound and now he goes to the school in Frisco. He absolutely loves it and has learned so much. He knows how to code in multiple languages and can create apps and games. We have been very impressed with his progress. He also attended a few of their camps as well and had a a lot of fun at them. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking to learn computer coding."
    Tracy S, Frisco, TX
  • "My son has been with Coder school since a year now and he has been enjoying every learning sessions and coder labs with the teachers. His interests has not changed at all even when it's all virtual. Coder school has done amazing job keeping all the curriculum on track and still keep him involved and engaged by teaching him how to make coding fun. Of you child is a computer curious, I will highly recommend Coder School to let out his inner genius. We love coding and we are Coder school Family!"
    Kripatik S, Frisco, TX
  • "All three of our boys attend class here ages 7-10 years. They have learned so much in a short time and look forward to class each week! As parents we like that they are learning a skill so applicable in the world we live in. They are always great with commincation, following up after class and super flexible. I highly reccommend!"
    Megan W, Frisco, TX

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School Info

theCoderSchool Logo
3288 Main St #110, Frisco, TX 75033
Near Teel Parkway
(469)638-6935
frisco@thecoderschool.com
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday: 3:00 – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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Our Schools

Meet our General Manager

Nathan Giles

Hello! My name is Nathan Giles and I am the General Manager here at theCoderSchool in Frisco! I have a M.A. in Psychology from UCLA, and both a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Psychology from UT Austin. Besides being the General Manager here, I also teach lessons as a Code Coach. I have 5 years of teaching experience and 10 years of coding experience. I absolutely love coding and teaching! I want to empower your child's future success by showing them the power of programming! Here at theCoderSchool, we maintain a safe, fun, and collaborative learning environment. Not only do students learn how to code from our code coaches, they also pursue their passions and express themselves through creative coding projects. Depending on the enrollment program, students can work with their peers, having fun creating group projects while also building teamwork skills that are crucial for professional software developers. Our goal is to lead students of all ages towards achieving their goals and developing the coding expertise, critical thinking skills, and project portfolios that will skyrocket their academic success and professional careers. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at frisco@thecoderschool.com, or give us a call at 469-638-6935! I am happy to help!

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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Ripley PR
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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 frisco@thecoderschool.com!

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