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La Jolla, CA

7484 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Near Baskin Robbins
Map(858)877-1814lajolla@thecoderschool.com
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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!

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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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 La Jolla, CA

Coding takes practice, and we believe getting kids to code consistently throughout the year is the only way they'll really learn to code! That's where our Code Coaches® come in, providing a long-term mentoring relationship to teach kids to code, from someone who's a coder themselves.

Our coding school's flagship program, Code Coaching®, combines a super-small teaching ratio of typically 2:1 or 1:1 with individualized curriculum so kids are able to move at their own pace, doing things that interest them most. This program works for kids of all ages and skill levels. From game development to web apps, Python to Java, or even niche technologies like AI and beyond, our Code Coaches can help your kids achieve their programming 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. Our lessons are taught in-person at our schools where available, or can be online for social distancing. Fill out our form above to get a free trial today!

Our Coder Tree®

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. Like real trees, our students' coding journeys are unique from each other, but all require strong foundations and trunks to support their higher, advanced branches. Need a magnifying glass? Here's a zoomable view.

Tracking Progress

Custom coding means tracking progress is even more important! Our suite of proprietary tools* does just that. Our Coder Progress and Notes+ systems chart weekly progress through concept tracking and freeform notes. App Reviews track longer term progress by identifying current skills to build their individual Coder Tree®. Finally, our Student Portal is a one-stop shop to see it all and then some! Confused? It's complicated! Get an idea by clicking through a Sample Student's functional 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!

  • 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
  • Webapp using real-time weather
    2020 2nd Place - St Louis MO
    Webapp using real-time weather
  • Assess COVID wellness
    2020 3rd Place - Syosset NY
    Assess COVID wellness
  • Checkbook balancing
    2020 Hon. Men. - Westerville OH
    Checkbook balancing
  • 3D Platformer Game
    2020 Best Prez - Pasadena CA
    3D Platformer Game

Safe-at-Home Online Camps

What better way to get your kids ENGAGED and EDUCATED during holidays and breaks?! Our camps are fun and have a low student to teacher ratio, so your kids can make the most out of it. These Camps run online and you can choose your preferred option based on your kid's age, level and interest.

Not sure what camp to sign up for? Call, text or email us! (858) 349-1508 • lajolla@thecoderschool.com

And guess what?! We're offering our EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT for our Summer Camps for a limited time only. Just use the correspondent code at checkout. Sign up now!

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

Scroll table to see all 13 camps
Week Format Camp Ages Price
03/29-04/02 2 hours/day: 11:30am-1:30pm ONLINE (Spring Camp) - Roblox Creation Roblox is quite the hype these days! Learn to customize your own Roblox game by using Roblox Studio. We’ll be working with obbi, terrains and more. Aimed at beginners and Roblox lovers! Device Requirements: Windows PC or Apple/Mac computer. 8+ 8+ $249
03/29-04/02 2 hours/day: 9:00am-11:00am ONLINE (Spring Camp) - Programming in Minecraft Minecraft is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. In this camp, kids will play and code using Minecraft, developing computational thinking skills, learning and practicing introductory coding concepts. Device Requirements: Windows PC, Apple/Mac, or Chromebook (or similar) computer. iPads should work too, but a computer will provide a better experience. 8+ 8+ $249
(1 spot left!)
03/29-04/02 4 hours/day: 9:30am-2:30pm (w/ 1 hour break) ONLINE (Spring Camp) - Python Startup Take advantage of the easy-to-read style of coding while picking up on one of the most popular languages today for professional and beginner coders alike. Campers will gain general skills like problem solving, teamwork, code debugging and logical thinking. Device Requirements: Windows PC, Apple/Mac, or Chromebook (or similar) computer. iPads should work too, but a computer will provide a better experience. 10+ 10+ $499
06/21-06/25 2 hours/day: 9:30am-11:30am ONLINE (Summer Camp) - Minecraft 1 • Programming in Minecraft Minecraft is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. In this camp, kids will learn how to use JavaScript-like code to control the Agent and accomplish much more than they could on their own! • Cool fact: our Minecraft camps are designed in a way kids can either join only one, or all of them. • Device Requirements: Windows PC, Apple/Mac, or Chromebook (or similar) computer. iPads should work too, but a computer will provide a better experience. • Minecraft edition: Education Edition (no Minecraft account is necessary, we'll provide an account for each camper). 8+ 8+ $249 $199
(Use code SAVE50 at checkout)
06/28-07/02 4 hours/day: 9:30am-2:30pm (w/ 1 hour break) ONLINE (Summer Camp) - Game Development • Among Us We'll be using Scratch, a drag n' drop language to create some cool stories and animations, while learning the fundamentals of coding. And it's all in Among Us theme! Aimed at our creative coders who are interested in story-telling and animation. 7+ 7+ $499 $399
(Use code SAVE100 at checkout)
07/05-07/09 2 hours/day: 9:30am-11:30am ONLINE (Summer Camp) - Roblox Creation Roblox is quite the hype these days! Learn to customize your own Roblox game by using Roblox Studio. We’ll be working with obbi, terrains and more. Aimed at beginners and Roblox lovers. • Device Requirements: Windows PC or Apple/Mac computer. 8+ 8+ $249 $199
(Use code SAVE50 at checkout)
07/05-07/09 2 hours/day: 12:00pm-2:00pm ONLINE (Summer Camp) - 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. 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! • Device Requirements: Windows PC or Apple/Mac computer. 8+ 8+ $249 $199
(Use code SAVE50 at checkout)
07/12-07/16 4 hours/day: 9:30am-2:30pm (w/ 1 hour break) ONLINE (Summer Camp) - Python Startup Take advantage of the easy-to-read style of coding while picking up on one of the most popular languages today for professional and beginner coders alike. Campers will gain general skills like problem solving, teamwork, code debugging and logical thinking. Prerequisites: some experience preferred but not necessary. Device Requirements: Windows PC, Apple/Mac, or Chromebook (or similar) computer. iPads should work too, but a computer will provide a better experience. 10+ 10+ $499 $399
(Use code SAVE100 at checkout)
07/19-07/23 2 hours/day: 9:30am-11:30am ONLINE (Summer Camp) - Minecraft 2 • Intro to Redstones Minecraft is known for its massive first-person experience with a focus on exploration, crafting and teamwork. We'll introduce the kids to redstone and teach them how to build basic circuits and implement them in projects like autofarms, sorting machines, and secret entrances. • Cool fact: our Minecraft camps are designed in a way kids can either join only one, or all of them. • Device Requirements: Windows PC, Apple/Mac, or Chromebook (or similar) computer. iPads should work too, but a computer will provide a better experience. • Minecraft edition: Education Edition (no Minecraft account is necessary, we'll provide an account for each camper). 8+ 8+ $249 $199
(Use code SAVE50 at checkout)
07/26-07/30 4 hours/day: 9:30am-2:30pm (w/ 1 hour break) ONLINE (Summer Camp) - Game Development • Super Smash Bros We'll be using Scratch, a drag n' drop language to create some cool stories and animations, while learning the fundamentals of coding! And it's all in Super Smash Bros theme! Aimed at our creative coders who are interested in story-telling and animation. 8+ 8+ $499 $399
(Use code SAVE100 at checkout)
08/02-08/06 2 hours/day: 9:30am-11:30am ONLINE (Summer Camp) - Roblox Creation Roblox is quite the hype these days! Learn to customize your own Roblox game by using Roblox Studio. We’ll be working with obbi, terrains and more. Aimed at beginners and Roblox lovers! Device Requirements: Windows PC or Apple/Mac computer. 8+ 8+ $249 $199
(Use code SAVE50 at checkout)
08/09-08/13 4 hours/day: 9:30am-2:30pm (w/ 1 hour break) ONLINE (Summer Camp) - WebRox: html/CSS/JavaScript Everything's about the web these days, and that's why Web Rocks! Code with all the base web technologies like HTML/CSS and Javascript, learn how the internet and file transfers work, and get your pages uploaded to our servers for public viewing! Novice or intermediate coders. 10+ 10+ $499 $399
(Use code SAVE100 at checkout)
08/16-08/20 2 hours/day: 9:30am-11:30am ONLINE (Summer Camp) - Minecraft 3 • Minecraft Adventure Playing video games in virtual environments can be used to develop and maintain the functioning of both memory and spatial awareness. In this camp, kids will join our Minecraft server, learn to use the coordinate navigation system, add custom skins, and, of course, have fun playing together in our survival world! • Cool fact: our Minecraft camps are designed in a way kids can either join only one, or all of them. • Device Requirements: Windows PC or Apple/Mac. • Minecraft edition: Java Edition (requires a valid Minecraft account in Java Edition). 8+ 8+ $249 $199
(Use code SAVE50 at checkout)

Parent 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 [the coach] and has had lots of fun while working hard on creating a game." - Kim H.
"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.
"What you have brought [here] 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.
"My son was really getting into things! It was neat to see him and his reactions as the coaches helped him along. The coaches are great at working with students virtually." - Lyndsey M.
"Staff is great. They have managed to turn my son's technology obsession into a creative (instead of just observing you tube videos) outlet. Now instead of just watching videos or playing games...he is creating his games." - Russell H.
"Excellent staff, reasonable prices, and most important they make it fun for kids to learn coding. My son is always excited to go back and work on his game." - Mathew J.

Our Upcoming Events

Free Online Coding Workshop

Saturday, March 6th

Choose which session to join based on kids' age, level, or preferred language, and meet us online for some coding fun!

Build a game in Scratch • 1:00-2:00 pm
• Age: 7 to 11
• Level: Beg
• Drag and drop language

Build a game in Python • 2:30-3:30 pm
• Age: 10+
• Level: Beg
• Typed language

Contact Us

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7484 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Near Baskin Robbins
(858)877-1814
lajolla@thecoderschool.com
Monday: 2:30 – 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 2:30 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 2:30 – 7:30 PM
Thursday: 2:30 – 7:30 PM
Friday: 2:30 – 7:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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Meet Our Owners

Aline Pampalon

Hi, everyone! My name is Aline and along with my husband, Artur, I am the co-owner of theCoder School La Jolla. I am super super excited to bring #1 Coding School in Silicon Valley to our community! I am a Marketer and for the past 10 years I’ve been working with the education industry. This path made me very passionate and enthusiastic about the transforming power that education has in people’s lives, especially kids. Learning to code is not only about technology, but it also helps young students develop creativity and logical thinking, which can help them in all other academic areas. Artur and I are the parents of a young boy that loooves technology and games! We are Brazilians living in San Diego and thrilled to have the opportunity to teach kids how to code! Please feel free to reach out to me anytime at aline@thecoderschool.com

Artur Pedrosa

Nice to meet you, my name is Artur and I believe Coding is the new Math! I am married to Aline and we have a young son who loves logic, games, music and riddles. I was born in Brazil and have always looooved San Diego! What makes me really excited about theCoder School is that kids will learn in a fun and immersive way, whatever fits their passions or interests. They can create pretty much anything and could have endless opportunities in the future! I also believe kids should play outside and do sports to work their freedom and their bodies. We really wish we can help your kids to be a little bit more adapted, comfortable and prepared to natural evolution of us, people. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at artur@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! Roll over a pic to see if we jotted down their background!

Ready to be a Code Coach?

Are you passionate about working with kids? Good with coding languages like Python, Javascript, Java or similar? Willing to learn the amazing world of drag 'n drop languages like Scratch? Then you might be a great fit for us! At theCoderSchool, our coaches are our product. It's your experience with coding, and more importantly your mentorship through teaching that drives our program. Ready to see what the buzz is all about? Fill out our short form below and let's go!
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Briefly Tell Us About You

We're always looking for great Code Coaches. Find out more about how to apply today.

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®.

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