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Glastonbury, CT

39 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT 06033
Inside Glen Lochen
Map(860)266-6292glastonbury@thecoderschool.com
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In person and Online lessons! Super small ratios. Once a week for one hour.

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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 Farmington & Cheshire location as well!

Our in person COVID policy involves temperature check at the door, required masks, sanitizing/hand washing upon arrival, disinfecting all equipment after each student, and sanitizing/hand washing after each lesson.

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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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 near Hartford

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. Conveniently located southeast of Hartford, theCoderSchool Glastonbury serves families from great nearby schools like Naubuc and Glastonbury High. Kids with parents from local companies like Hartford, Pratt & Whitney, and Disney/ESPN are already coding, so let's get to it! If you're looking for a location further west, be sure to check out our Farmington location.

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

Summer Coding Camps 2023

Let's get ready for summer camps! Our camps run from 9:00am-3:00pm Mon-Fri. All of our camp offerings are currently for in person only.

Every Friday is Pizza & Demo day! We do a fun pizza party and demo so that the kids can show off their projects to the parents and guardians that are able to attend. During the week we will also showcase the functionality of a Drone and capture some cool aerial pics!

Our camps are held at our coding facilities 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!

And guess what, we are offering our early-bird discount of $75 off for a limited time only. Just use the code CAMPSROCK2023 at checkout! Sign up now!

To add your child onto a wait list for a summer camp, please email Vaishali@thecoderschool.com

(Looking for more details? You can also read more about our main camps.)

Scroll table to see all 9 camps
Week Format Camp Ages Price
6/12-6/16 Full Day Minecraft Scratch Code World Using the platform Scratch (invented by MIT) to teach kids how to code, and Minecraft Education Edition, students will create fun projects such as flappy bird, fish food, or your own version of slither (snake game). Using only block coding, students will cover: loops, variables, if then statements, X and Y axis, and more. Aimed at our beginner coders! All equipment will be provided. For ages 7-10 - no experience or minimal experience required. Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $459 $384
6/19-6/23 Full Day Nintendo Switch Camp Using the Game Builder Garage platform, students will create fun and graphical games using block coding. Games can vary from car racing, obstacle courses, and creating 3D homes and buildings. Requirements: Game builder Garage download (one time fee of $29.99) and students must bring their own Nintendo Switch for coding. For ages 8+ only please. Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $499 $424
6/26-6/30 Full Day Python & 3D Printing Python is the fastest growing language these days. Used by Google, Facebook and Instagram! Students will create their own fun custom projects in Python using the turtle library. Projects are aimed at beginner coders. Fun platforms used to teach will be Minecraft and Trinket. Students will also learn how to use Tinkercad and 3D print their own custom objects! Topics covered are: loops, if then statements, variables, and more. All equipment will be provided. For ages 10+ only please. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $499 $424
7/10-7/14 Full Day Roblox Studio Camp Roblox is quite the hype these days! Learn to customize your own Roblox game by learning a gaming language called Lua, using Roblox studio. Specific hardware requirements for Roblox Camp: all students must bring in their own laptops to participate in this camp. Aimed at beginners and Roblox lovers! For ages 9+ only please. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $499 $424
7/17-7/21 Full Day Minecraft Camp Using the Minecraft Education Edition along with python, solve puzzles, complete lesson plans, and take on an adventure, from maps to dungeons. Help code the polar bears in the arctic or the sheep on the farm. Come join the fun. For beginners and Minecraft lovers! Some lessons may involve block coding. All equipment will be provided.For ages 8+ only please. Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $499 $424
7/24-7/28 Full Day Nintendo Switch Camp Using the Game Builder Garage platform, students will create fun and graphical games using block coding. Games can vary from car racing, obstacle courses, and creating 3D homes and buildings. Requirements: Game builder Garage download (one time fee of $29.99) and students must bring their own Nintendo Switch for coding. For ages 8+ only please. Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $499 $424
7/31-8/4 Full Day Roblox Studio Camp Roblox is quite the hype these days! Learn to customize your own Roblox game by learning a gaming language called Lua, using Roblox studio. Specific hardware requirements for Roblox Camp: all students must bring in their own laptops to participate in this camp. Aimed at beginners and Roblox lovers! For ages 9+ only please. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $499 $424
8/7-8/11 Full Day Java & Python Camp Students in this camp will create Python projects and Java projects. This is a great camp for beginner students to ease into learning Java, by learning the basics of Python first. Learn about loops, variables, if and then statements, primitive types, objects, boolean expressions and if-statements. Students will cover arrays only if time allows. All equipment will be provided. For ages 12+ only please, beginner and intermediate students welcome. Ages 12+ Ages 12+ $499 $424
8/14-8/18 Full Day 3D Printing with VR Art Camp Let’s face it, 3D printing is just plain COOL! And did you know we can teach the kids to code their own 3D printable creations? Yup in the 3D Printing with VR Art camp we teach the kids how to code some of their own creations in a Scratch-like block coding language, each of their creations once complete can be printed on our 3D printer for a small fee. Also during this camp, the kids will get a chance to use our Oculus headset to create their own sculptures and artwork in virtual reality that they can then export and print on our 3D printer! Yup, this will be a one of a kind camp we know the kids will enjoy. Ages 8+ only please. Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $499 $424

Our Testimonials

  • "The kids really loved the Scratch camp. I haven't seen them this excited about learning something new in a very long time. We look forward to coming back in late August. "
    Bejon, M, Farmington, CT
  • "Coding is so cool...it teaches you how to make video games. I love going to coder school because I learn fun things about computers. I hope other kids will learn how to code so we can build cool things like video games. "
    Hudson - Student, Glastonbury, 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
  • " Wednesday night virtual Coder School is a highlight of Mason’s week - I’m so grateful that he’s been able to continue coding through this crazy time :)"
    Mandi S, Cromwell, CT
  • "We had a blast and the girls are still talking about how much they learned! Thank you to Vaishali and her team!"
    Mayuri P, Glastonbury, CT
  • "To give you an idea of how much he is liking it ...he told me this morning that the whole online camp day felt like only an hour yesterday because it was so much fun."
    Hisham R, Avon, CT
  • "He loved camp & said it was better than ID Tech camp he did 2 years in a row, so high praise! "
    Rebekah S, West Hartford, 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 son did the 3D print class on Saturday, and he loved it! He was reluctant to go for some reason, I signed him up without asking, but then he had the greatest time."
    Wendy S, Glastonbury, 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

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Our Upcoming Events

Learn to Code!

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

Learn to Code!

The CoderSchool is excited to offer in person classes through Keane Foundation for Wethersfield public schools.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!

School Info

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39 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT 06033
Inside Glen Lochen
(860)266-6292
glastonbury@thecoderschool.com
Monday: 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 3:00 – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: Closed
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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Our Schools

Meet the 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.

Based on the amazing feedback we received from our Farmington school, we are excited to expand and bring theCoderSchool to Glastonbury! 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!
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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 glastonbury@thecoderschool.com!

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