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Welcome to theCoderSchool
5025 Jones Bridge Rd #610,
Next to Publix

(770)919-5894johnscreek@thecoderschool.com

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 Johns Creek, GA? 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 .

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Camp Schedule By Week

Let's get ready for Summer 2024 camps! Our camps are run in our school from 9am-3pm each day. Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we'll take care of the rest! During our camps, kids code throughout the day then demo their week's creations Friday afternoon for their parents. What better way to get your kids out of your hair during the breaks?! And guess what, we're offering our Early Bird Special of $100 OFF SUMMER CAMPS if you sign up SOON! And for a limited time, purchase 2 or more camps and get an additional camp for FREE! Just email us at johnscreek@thecoderschool.com and let us know which camp you want. 👀 Use the code CAMPSROCK100 at checkout! Sign up now! SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL CAMPS
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6/24-6/28 In-Person LEGO Masters 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 A.I.! LEGOs are a great way to teach kids logic and the fundamentals of mechanical engineering in addition to coding, and they’re also GREAT for kids who love to express themselves creatively. We provide all of the LEGO kits for the week so the kids just need to bring in a laptop and they’re good to go! Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $619 $519
(Only 1 remaining slot!!)
6/24-6/28 In-Person Beginners Scratch & Roblox Gamers Club We'll be using a cool drag n' drop language called Scratch to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders with little or no experience creating games in Scratch so we can go at their pace! During lunch breaks, kids will hang out and play some group roblox games together! Coding and roblox together, sounds like a great week of camp! Learn More Ages 6-9 Ages 6-9 $619 $519
(Only 2 remaining slots!!)
6/24-6/28 In-Person ChatGPT-Powered Python Camp Embark on an exciting coding adventure with our ChatGPT-Powered Python Camp! Designed for beginners to intermediate learners, this engaging course will transform your child into a coding whiz. They'll learn Python fundamentals while creating interactive projects using ChatGPT, a cutting-edge AI language model. Watch as they build their own text-based games, homework helpers, and creative writing assistants, all fueled by the magic of artificial intelligence. As a parent, you'll love how this course nurtures critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity in a fun, hands-on way! Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $619 $519
(Only 1 remaining slot!!)
6/24-6/28 In-Person Robots & Roblox JUNIOR Our Robots & Roblox JUNIOR. camp is geared toward kids 5-7 and uses the popular Dash robot to introduce kids to hands on coding. Dash is a favorite among younger kids because of its ease of use and a similar drag and drop coding interface to Scratch . At lunch each day the kids will play their favorite Roblox games together. This camp will be a blast! Ages 5-7 Ages 5-7 $619 $519
(Only 1 remaining slot!!)
7/1-7/5 In-Person Robots & Roblox with Oculus VR - 4 Day NO CAMP ON THE 4TH: Our Robots & Roblox camp teaches kids about robotics and coding using the awesome mBot coding robot. Kids will assemble their own robot kit and we'll code them using Scratch to create some entry level artificial intelligence and we'll have some robot competitions they'll love. At lunch each day the kids will play their favorite Roblox games together and they can try our Oculus Quest 2 headsets to play some incredible games in Virtual Reality! Ages 6-9 Ages 6-9 $519 $419
(Only 3 remaining slots!!)
7/1-7/5 In-Person Makey Makey Camp! - 4 Day NO CAMP ON THE 4TH: Makey Makey introduces the kids to electrical engineering as well as coding! With the Makey Makey kit we’ll teach the kids to design their own simple electrical circuit and we’ll teach them to control them using Scratch! This will be a great hands-on camp for younger kids. We’ll provide everything the kids need including the Makey Makey! Learn more about the about Makey Makey here! Ages 6-10 Ages 6-10 $519 $419
(Only 1 remaining slot!!)
7/1-7/5 In-Person Roblox & Minecraft into the Metaverse - 4 Day NO CAMP ON THE 4TH: The world is abuzz about the Metaverse and rightly so, it’s the future of the Internet! A large part of the content in the Metaverse will be in Virtual Reality and we want our kids to get a headstart in this new technology. We’ve created a one of a kind coding curriculum for kids that they can play in VR using one of our Oculus Quest 2 VR headsets. Normally coding in VR is complicated and only available for advanced kids but we’ve got something for kids who just need some basic programming knowledge beforehand. During breaks we’ll let the kids play Roblox & Minecraft using our Oculus headset and Alienware gaming computer! Kids need to bring in Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $519 $419
(Only 3 remaining slots!!)
7/1-7/5 In-Person YouTube Studio - 4 Day NO CAMP ON THE 4TH: Lights, camera, action! Kids love watching their favorite YouTubers play games, as well as making videos documenting their crazy lives or family. In our new YouTube Studio camp we show kids how to create their own YouTube video content using our professional youtube recording studio equipment! Kids will learn about lighting, mics, video camera recording and operations, as well as how to use video editing software to mix their own creations together. We'll also teach them about audio as well as special effects. At the end of the camp each kid will have their very own video content they'll be proud to upload to their own YouTube channel! Windows or Mac PC required, no tablets. Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $519 $419
(Only 2 remaining slots!!)
7/1-7/5 In-Person Python & A.I. Bootcamp - 4 Day NO CAMP ON THE 4TH: Our ‘Python & A.I. Bootcamp’ is designed for kids who are new to Python and Artificial Intelligence or A.I. We spend the camp teaching kids the fundamentals of the Python programming language and we introduce them to Google Teachable Machine which teaches them how to train and build their own A.I. models, it’s really incredible! Python is one of the hottest computer programming languages in the world and it's used in everyday applications. We love Python because it’s also one of the easiest languages for kids to learn because of its simplicity. Artificial Intelligence or A.I. is everywhere these days and it’s producing some of the most insane technology we’ve seen in a generation, and we wait to introduce it to this generation of young coders! This will be an action packed camp kids will love! Sign them up today! Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $519 $419
(Only 1 remaining slot!!)
7/8-7/12 In-Person Beginners iPhone & Android App Development Camp Kids these days learned how to navigate our iPads and phones before they turned 1! There's no denying the power of our devices and their influence on everything. What drives the engagement on our devices is our apps and in this camp we teach kids to start thinking like app creators not just players! We use the code once, use everywhere framework React Native to introduce kids to the world of mobile app development. Kids will need to bring in their own laptop for the camp and we’ll help them set up their development environment to begin creating the next Facebook! =) Kids need to bring in their own Windows or Mac OS laptop. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $619 $519
(Only 3 remaining slots!!)
7/8-7/12 In-Person Minecraft Scratch Code World In this camp we’ll be using Minecraft Education Edition along with a Scratch-like block coding interface to build Minecraft structures with code! This camp is especially designed for younger kids who are new to coding or enjoy coding in Scratch. We know the kids love Minecraft so what better way to teach them to code than doing so on the platform they already know and play! During breaks we’ll let the kids play our Nintendo Switch to compete in Super Smash Bros. tournaments. The kids will have a blast in this camp! Windows or Mac PC required, no tablets. Ages 6-9 Ages 6-9 $619 $519
(Only 2 remaining slots!!)
7/8-7/12 In-Person Robots & Roblox with Oculus VR Our Robots & Roblox camp teaches kids about robotics and coding using the awesome mBot coding robot. Kids will assemble their own robot kit and we'll code them using Scratch to create some entry level artificial intelligence and we'll have some robot competitions they'll love. At lunch each day the kids will play their favorite Roblox games together and they can try our Oculus Quest 2 headsets to play some incredible games in Virtual Reality! Ages 5-8 Ages 5-8 $619 $519
(Only 1 remaining slot!!)
7/8-7/12 In-Person 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. Sign Up Soon! Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $619 $519
7/15-7/19 In-Person Minecraft Python Code World In this camp we’ll be using Minecraft Education Edition along with our favorite programming language Python! Python is extremely powerful yet easy to read compared to other programming languages, so it’s perfect for kids who are ready for a typed programming language. We know the kids love Minecraft so what better way to teach them to code than doing so on the platform they already know and play!During breaks we’ll let the kids play our Nintendo Switch to compete in Super Smash Bros. tournaments. The kids will have a blast in this camp! Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $619 $519
(Only 1 remaining slot!!)
7/15-7/19 In-Person Beginners Scratch & Roblox Gamers Club We'll be using a cool drag n' drop language called Scratch to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders with little or no experience creating games in Scratch so we can go at their pace! During lunch breaks, kids will hang out and play some group roblox games together! Coding and roblox together, sounds like a great week of camp! Learn More Ages 6-9 Ages 6-9 $619 $519
(Only 2 remaining slots!!)
7/15-7/19 In-Person YouTube Studio Lights, camera, action! Kids love watching their favorite YouTubers play games, as well as making videos documenting their crazy lives or family. In our new YouTube Studio camp we show kids how to create their own YouTube video content using our professional youtube recording studio equipment! Kids will learn about lighting, mics, video camera recording and operations, as well as how to use video editing software to mix their own creations together. We'll also teach them about audio as well as special effects. At the end of the camp each kid will have their very own video content they'll be proud to upload to their own YouTube channel! Windows or Mac PC required, no tablets. Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $619 $519
7/15-7/19 In-Person Big Kids Bots Camp: VEX IQ Robotics Welcome to the ‘Big Kids Bots Camp’ starring the VEX IQ Robotics kit. We’ll be teaching young minds aged 11 and up about the exciting world of robotics and coding! Using the innovative VEX IQ robotics kit, campers will learn to build, program, and control their own robots in a fun, hands-on environment. Our curriculum is designed to spark creativity, enhance problem-solving skills, and foster teamwork through engaging challenges and competitions. Join us for an unforgettable journey into the future of technology, where your child will transform from a learner to a maker! Kids will need to bring in a Windows or Mac laptop to participate in this camp. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $619 $519
(Only 4 remaining slots!!)
7/22-7/26 In-Person Robots & Roblox with Oculus VR Our Robots & Roblox camp teaches kids about robotics and coding using the awesome mBot coding robot. Kids will assemble their own robot kit and we'll code them using Scratch to create some entry level artificial intelligence and we'll have some robot competitions they'll love. At lunch each day the kids will play their favorite Roblox games together and they can try our Oculus Quest 2 headsets to play some incredible games in Virtual Reality! Ages 6-9 Ages 6-9 $619 $519
(Only 2 remaining slots!!)
7/22-7/26 In-Person Big Kids Bots: VEX IQ Robotics Camp Welcome to the ‘Big Kids Bots Camp’ starring the VEX IQ Robotics kit. We’ll be teaching young minds aged 11 and up about the exciting world of robotics and coding! Using the innovative VEX IQ robotics kit, campers will learn to build, program, and control their own robots in a fun, hands-on environment. Our curriculum is designed to spark creativity, enhance problem-solving skills, and foster teamwork through engaging challenges and competitions. Join us for an unforgettable journey into the future of technology, where your child will transform from a learner to a maker! Kids will need to bring in a Windows or Mac laptop to participate in this camp. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $619 $519
(Only 6 remaining slots!!)
7/22-7/26 In-Person Python & A.I. Bootcamp Our ‘Python & A.I. Bootcamp’ is designed for kids who are new to Python and Artificial Intelligence or A.I. We spend the camp teaching kids the fundamentals of the Python programming language and we introduce them to Google Teachable Machine which teaches them how to train and build their own A.I. models, it’s really incredible! Python is one of the hottest computer programming languages in the world and it's used in everyday applications. We love Python because it’s also one of the easiest languages for kids to learn because of its simplicity. Artificial Intelligence or A.I. is everywhere these days and it’s producing some of the most insane technology we’ve seen in a generation, and we wait to introduce it to this generation of young coders! This will be an action packed camp kids will love! Sign them up today! Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $619 $519
(Only 3 remaining slots!!)
7/22-7/26 In-Person Minecraft Redstone Engineering Camp Kids enter the electrifying world of Minecraft at our Minecraft Redstone Engineering Camp! This hands-on summer adventure invites campers to explore the fundamentals of electrical engineering through the creative sandbox of Minecraft, using Redstone to bring their wildest inventions to life. From crafting automated farms to constructing thrilling roller coasters, attendees will learn the basics of circuit design in an environment that’s as entertaining as it is educational. Perfect for young minds eager to combine their love for gaming with a passion for learning, this camp promises a summer filled with innovation, collaboration, and endless fun. Kids need to bring in their laptop running the Minecraft Bedrock version to participate in this camp. Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $619 $519
7/22-7/26 In-Person The 30 Hour Website Camp During the summer our camps run 30 hours over the course of the week, in our 30 Hour Website Camp we’ll use HTML, JavaScript and CSS to teach kids how to design and create their own functional websites. Websites come alive through code but they’re visually appealing from the way they’re designed so we’ll also show kids some basic design and UI/UX concepts to make their website creations more visually appealing as well as functional. Can we do all this in 30 hours?! We think we can! Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $619 $519
7/29-7/31 In-Person Roblox vs. Fortnite Camp Kids join us this summer at our Fortnite vs. Roblox Camp, where the world of gaming gets creative! In this camp, we'll guide kids through the exciting process of designing their own battle royale game in Roblox Studio, inspired by the thrilling dynamics of Fortnite. They’ll learn the ins and outs of game design, from crafting engaging maps to programming the rules of their very own showdown. Perfect for gamers who love to think outside the box, this camp offers a blend of fun and education, equipping them with the skills to become budding game developers! Kids need to bring in their laptop running Roblox Studio. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $499 $399
(Only 3 remaining slots!!)
7/29-7/31 In-Person ChatGPT-Powered Python Camp Embark on an exciting coding adventure with our ChatGPT-Powered Python Camp! Designed for beginners to intermediate learners, this engaging course will transform your child into a coding whiz. They'll learn Python fundamentals while creating interactive projects using ChatGPT, a cutting-edge AI language model. Watch as they build their own text-based games, homework helpers, and creative writing assistants, all fueled by the magic of artificial intelligence. As a parent, you'll love how this course nurtures critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity in a fun, hands-on way! Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $499 $399
(Only 2 remaining slots!!)
7/29-7/31 In-Person Beginners Scratch & Roblox Gamers Club We'll be using a cool drag n' drop language called Scratch to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders with little or no experience creating games in Scratch so we can go at their pace! During lunch breaks, kids will hang out and play some group roblox games together! Coding and roblox together, sounds like a great week of camp! Learn More Ages 6-9 Ages 6-9 $499 $399
7/29-7/31 In-Person Crocs Jibbitz 3D Printing Camp Get ready to dive feet first into our Crocs Jibbitz 3D Printing Camp! Imagine your kids, decked out in Crocs, designing and 3D printing their own custom Jibbitz charms. It’s like giving their footwear a superpower, except the power is uber-cool personalization. With Tinkercad Code Blocks Ages 6-10 Ages 6-10 $499 $399
(Only 2 remaining slots!!)

Our Upcoming Events

Bring Coding to Your School!

Hey there Coder Parent! The Coder School has a great after-school program for your school that teaches kids coding, robotics, and 3D printing. We help elementary students dive into Scratch, Minecraft, and Roblox, and middle schoolers explore Python, JavaScript, and much more. We're not just an after-school hangout, we're also ready to be your full-time coding instructors!

From crafting virtual games to designing real-world 3D models, our fun-filled lessons bring tech to life. Calling all school administrators and parents! Let's make tech-time the new recess. Reach out to us to bring The Coder School magic to your school - full time, part time, anytime!


FIRST LEGO League Team

Beginning in August we’ll host a new FIRST LEGO League team! Kids will join us at our school weekly for coding and robotics lessons to prepare for the competition and during the season the team will compete against other FLL teams in the metro Atlanta area! Reserve your child’s spot on our Waiting List below!


Young Inventors Club - Beginning in July!

Introducing Young Inventors Club, our innovative coding curriculum that inspires kids to invent by creating hands-on projects like robotic arms, 3D-printed drones, and smart home devices. Students will learn to code, 3D print, work with electronics, and assemble new inventions, sparking their creativity and problem-solving skills. Every 3 months the kids will present their inventions to their parents and other students at our Coder Fair. Join us and watch your child transform into a young inventor, ready to bring their ideas to life! Reserve your child’s spot on our Waiting List below!



The Coder School Arcade - Beginning in July!

We're excited to announce the launch of ‘The Coder School Arcade’! Starting in July, we'll open our doors on weekends when classes aren't in session for kids to enjoy a variety of new and retro-style games, as well as game tournaments featuring popular titles like Super Smash Bros., Minecraft PvP, Roblox, Mario Kart, Splatoon, NBA 2K, Fifa, Madden football and more! For a low daily price, kids can stay and play as long as we’re open! So parents, sign up for our waiting list below to be the first to know when The Coder School Arcade opens!

Drones at The Park

Join us for "Drones at The Park," a fun coding workshop where kids can learn to program flying drones and then test their skills in a spacious park setting. Held at a local park’s pavilion, the event will feature coding lessons, drone flights, pizza, and beverages, ensuring a safe and exciting experience. Sign up now to join the waiting list for our potential event on July 27th, and secure a spot for your child to explore the power of coding and technology!

Our Testimonials

  • "My 9-year-old daughter started taking coding lessons before the pandemic. She has been able to continue weekly lessons virtually without missing a beat. She loves working with Mr. Paul and has had lots of fun while working hard on creating a game."
    Kim H. , Johns Creek
  • "Our son really enjoys The Coder School. Coach Paul is great! He will adjust his instruction to our's son's speed and is very clear and patient. We have had a wonderful experience with this program! Thank you "
    Cindee S., Alpharetta
  • "Good learning experience for my son... Friendly and supportive staff especially Divya and Kevin are my favorites"
    khask, Alpharetta
  • "That staff is excellent and my kids look forward to each session, they're really learning how to code. "
    Kumar S., Alpharetta
  • "My son is loving his coding lessons that are currently all being done online. The coaches and staff are very helpful. We also did an online spring break camp and he really learned a lot. He has fun creating games and then working on them until his next session. Highly recommend!"
    Kim S., Johns Creek
  • "Coder school is great my daughter love the classes and practical aspects of coding in Python language! Thanks"
    Soon T., Johns Creek
  • "My son Josh really enjoying his classes. Highly recommend this location."
    Susan R. , Johns Creek
  • "Drew is such an amazing coach. Always willing to explain in detail and challenges Rohan to code in more ways than one. Very impressive. "
    Kumudha K., Alpharetta

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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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5025 Jones Bridge Rd #610
Next to Publix
(770)919-5894
johnscreek@thecoderschool.com
Monday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

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Meet Our General Manager

Hi I'm Divya and I am the General Manager of theCoderSchool - Johns Creek! I am a highly motivated strategic thinker with 8 years of experience in communications, public relations, training and development. I have a bachelors in Chemistry and Masters in Communication Management. I am a peoples’ person, a patient listener, proactive worker with positive and contagious energy to work with full enthusiasm. I have extensive experience in working with school aged kids and have successfully managed after-school programs in Sandy Springs area.

In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. I believe after school programs succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society and help students develop their capabilities in technology to advance to a greater level. theCoderSchool is the best place to provide your child with this kind of opportunity where they can get an early start toward an amazing career! If you have any questions please email me at divya@thecoderschool.com, I'd love to speak with you soon!

Meet Our Owners

Welcome to our site! My name is Kim and I am Co-Owner of theCoderSchool in Johns Creek and East Cobb. I truly believe that for a child to develop into a successful adult they must be challenged to think critically and problem solve; skills that will help them master ANY topic. I was drawn to theCoderSchool philosophy because it emphasizes the development of these skills while teaching kids to code in an environment where they are encouraged to learn and create.

With a PhD in Community Psychology, my research has primarily focused on youth development. I have spent over 15 years providing organizational and database development consulting services to non-profit organizations across the nation. I look forward to using my experience to help create the next generation of leaders.

Have any questions about theCoderSchool? Feel free to contact me directly at kim@thecoderschool.com

Hello! My name is Jerry and I am Co-Owner of theCoderSchool in Johns Creek and East Cobb. Growing up I loved to play video games, but my mother would always tell me that I should learn how to create video games - not just play them. I took her advice and studied Computer Engineering in college which taught me circuit design and coding and led me to a career spent leading teams that have built applications on mobile PC’s, websites, desktop computers and smartphones. I credit my career success to my mother's early advice, to always learn what’s happening behind the scenes. My wife Kim and I are excited to bring this approach to learning technology to kids in the Johns Creek area with theCoderSchool and believe it will unlock a world of opportunity for them to thrive in our technology-driven society. Want to learn more? Feel free to contact me directly at jerry@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!

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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