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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, and twice a week for semi private lessons.

Full schedule along with pricing is listed at the bottom of our website. Please 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 Farmington & 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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Coding Lessons for Kids near Hartford

We believe coding is an art and a science. Something best taught by an expert mentor sitting right next to our students. Personalized attention goes a long way when learning an advanced subject. That's why our after-school coding lessons for kids revolve around a mentoring relationship with a Code Coach who's not only an expert coder themselves, but an ongoing mentor for our students' tech ambitions even beyond app building.

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 the most. While Code Coaching is our premium program, we also offer a Code Class for those looking for a more traditional curriculum-taught class in a larger ratio. Programs are typically in-person, but may be offered virtually as needed. Contact us using the form above to find out more and get a free trial today.

theCoderSchool System

We're part of a nationwide system of passionate owners in 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, we're proud of the impact theCoderSchool has had on communities everywhere since our brand was founded 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 what kids are learning and a sampling of possibilities. We even have a suite of proprietary tools (see a sample Student Portal ) that chart our students' progress, concepts learned, and even activities beyond app-building.

The Coder Story

Every coding student has a unique journey, something we call a Coder Story. Our Coder Story structure helps guide kids along a roadmap of coding possibilities as they explore coding-related activities beyond building custom apps. For those striving to go to college as a Computer Science Major, an advanced Coder Story can help differentiate their application to college admissions boards.

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 some recent winners, or ask about our App Gallery to see more apps!

  • Stock Market simulation app
    2023 Winner - Las Vegas NV
    Stock Market simulation app
  • Plant health recognition app
    2023 Winner - Pleasanton CA
    Plant health recognition app
  • Food bank support
    2023 Winner - Irvine CA
    Food bank support
  • Interactive mental health website
    2022 Winner - Pleasanton CA
    Interactive mental health website
  • Scheduling software for busy high schoolers
    2022 Winner - Henderson NV
    Scheduling software for busy high schoolers
  • Website+game to educate on carbon footprint
    2022 Winner - Yorba Linda CA
    Website+game to educate on carbon footprint
  • 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

2024 Summer Coding Camps

Early Bird Special until 3/31/2024, Use code CAMPSROCK2024 for $49.00 off each camp!

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 pictures.

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! ALL camps are geared for beginners and newbie's. Experienced students are also welcome to join!

Once camps fill up, to add your child onto a wait list for a summer camp, please email Vaishali@thecoderschool.com

Scroll table to see all 9 camps
Week Format Camp Ages Price
6/10-6/14 In Person Lego Masters & 3D Printing In our LEGO Masters Camp we use popular LEGO coding kits such as the Mindstorms, Spike, Boost and Essentials to teach kids to build some awesome creations and to program them with Scratch & Python to perform cool tricks and even some Artificial Intelligence or AI! Using Tinkercad, students will create their own custom 3D prints to print out and take home. Ages 8+ Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $499 $450
(few spots left!)
6/17-6/21 In Person Game Design with Minecraft & Scratch Using the platform Scratch (invented by MIT) students will create fun projects such as flappy bird, fish food, or your own version of slither (snake game). Using Minecraft Education Edition, students will use block coding to follow instructions and help save the sheep on the farm or polar bears in the arctic. Both platforms use block coding. Aimed at our beginner coders. Students will have the opportunity to play Minecraft in their own worlds. Aimed at our beginner coders! All equipment will be provided. No experience or minimal experience required. Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $499 $450
(few spots left!)
6/24-6/28 In Person Nintendo Switch Camp Using the Game Builder Garage platform, students will create fun and graphical games using input and outputs. 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. Aimed at our beginner coders. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $499 $450
(few spots left!)
7/8-7/12 In Person Python & Artificial Intelligence Using Google’s Machine Learning platform, students will learn the basics of how Artificial Intelligence works. Python is the fastest growing language in the world, used by Google, Facebook and Instagram, to name a few. Students will create their own fun custom projects in Python. Topics covered are: loops, if then statements, variables, and more. Aimed at our beginner coders. All equipment will be provided. For ages 10+ only please. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $499 $450
7/15-7/19 In Person 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 8+ Ages 8+ $499 $450
7/22-7/26 In Person VEX Code Robotics & Minecraft Game Design Camp Using VEXcode VR, students will learn how to program a virtual robot to navigate mazes on its own with sensors and variables. As you explore math and science concepts, your pathway to coding learning begins now! Using Minecraft Education Edition, students will use block coding to follow instructions and help save the sheep on the farm or polar bears in the arctic. Both platforms use block coding. Aimed at our beginner coders. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $499 $450
(few spots left!)
7/29-8/2 In Person VR Art Design with Meta Quest & Scratch Using CoSpaces, students will create their canvas using their imagination. Students will have the opportunity to walk through their canvas using the VR headset! Students will learn the basics of block coding by using MIT’s platform to create fun and engaging games. Aimed at our beginner coders. Ages 8+ Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $499 $450
8/5-8/9 In Person 3D Printing & VEX Robotics Using Tinkercad, students will create their own custom 3D prints to take home. Using VEXcode VR, students will learn how to program a virtual robot to navigate mazes on its own with sensors and variables. As you explore math and science concepts, your pathway to coding learning begins now! Aimed for beginner coders. Ages 8+ Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $499 $450
8/12-8/16 In Person Java & Python Camp A great introduction to high school AP Computer Science Principles, students will learn the basics of python and Java coding. Students will create projects ranging from tic tac toe, to a slot machine, and more. For ages 12+ only. Ages 12+ Ages 12+ $499 $450

Our Testimonials

  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • " 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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

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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 4PM, Wednesday at 4PM, Friday at 5PM & Saturdays at 10AM. Meets once a week for an hour. For ages 9.5 and up.

25% off your first month! Price for the first month is $179 $135

Due to the structure of the class, students can join anytime. Please reach out to glastonbury@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, Friday at 6pm & Saturdays at 10AM. Meets once a week for an hour. For ages 7-10.

25% off your first month! Price for the first month is $149 $112

Due to the structure of the class, students can join anytime. Please reach out to glastonbury@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, Friday at 5PM & Saturdays at 11AM. Meets once a week for an hour. For ages 8.5 and up.

25% off your first month! Price for the first month is $149 $112

Due to the structure of the class, students can join anytime. Please reach out to glastonbury@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

Please reach out to glastonbury@thecoderschool.com to signup or click the button below! For all ages 7 to 18 and all levels.

Nintendo Switch Class

Sign up for our Nintendo Switch Classes with a ratio of 5:1. Class is offered only on Saturdays from 1-2 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 glastonbury@thecoderschool.com to signup or click the button below!

Roblox Coding Class

Sign up for our Roblox Coding Class with a ratio of 5:1. Class is offered only on Wednesdays from 5-6 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 9.5 and up. Please reach out to glastonbury@thecoderschool.com to signup or click the button below!

Learn to Code with Glastonbury Education Foundation!

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 with Keane Foundation for Wethersfield!

The CoderSchool is excited to offer in person classes through Keane Foundation for Wethersfield public schools.Classes will differ depending on class schedule.

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: Closed
Tuesday: 3:00 – 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 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.

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!
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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 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 glastonbury@thecoderschool.com!

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