***theCoderSchool is closed Monday 5/29 for Memorial Day***
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!
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!
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®.
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
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!
Let's get ready for summer camps! Code camps are run in our school Monday through Friday during the summer. We offer full day and half day options across a variety of programming languages and platforms.And guess what, we're offering a discount of $100 off full day camps for a limited time only. Just use the code CAMP2023 at checkout. Beyond Camps: Our year-round program builds upon the camp experience. Code camps are introductory, teaching students basic coding skills which can be applied and advanced through year-round code coaching. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register for a free 30-minute trial!
|6/19-6/23||Half Day||Game Developer - AM We'll be using drag n' drop languages like Scratch to create some new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Ages 6+||Ages 6+||$249|
|6/19-6/23||Half Day||Game Developer - PM We'll be using drag n' drop languages like Scratch to create some new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Ages 6+||Ages 6+||$249|
|6/26-6/30||Full Day||Python Startup We don't have a pet snake for our schools, so we'll settle for introducing you to Python, one of the most popular coding languages today. For beginner to intermediate coders. No Python experience necessary. Ages 10+||Ages 10+|
|7/17-7/21||Full Day||Rise of the Machines (Intro to Artificial Intelligence) Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the buzzword of the day, and we’re ready to help you tackle it. This camp is about coding algorithms that mimic AI, and will use different languages dependent on camper skills. Some coding experience required. Ages 10+||Ages 10+|
|7/24-7/28||Half Day||Minecraft - AM While known for its popularity among games, Minecraft can be educational! Using Minecraft Education Edition, campers will solve puzzles, complete lesson plans, and take on an adventure with coding. For beginners, and Minecraft lovers! Ages 8+||Ages 8+||$249|
|7/31-8/4||Half Day||RoboCode - AM Explore the world of robots in this introductory level camp. You'll get inside the robot brain, learn how they work, and program and code a robot! Students take home their robot at the end of the week (price of robot included). Ages 8+||Ages 8+||$329|
Hi everyone! We are Chad and Ellen Hamel, owners of theCoderSchool in McLean and Ashburn, Virginia. We are so excited to bring theCoderSchool to the DC metro area! A little about us - we live on a small farm in northern Virginia with our two boys and lots of farm animals. Chad is a veterinarian and graduate of Oklahoma State University. Ellen went to Langley HS in McLean (Go Saxons!), and is a nurse with a bachelor's from the University of Virginia and a master of public health from George Washington University. We have each worked in the healthcare field for nearly 20 years. Throughout our careers we’ve experienced more and more the importance of technology and its reach into a variety of different industries, including healthcare. We recognize that coding is not only an essential skill set for the future, but helps kids to develop their creative, cognitive and analytic abilities, setting them up for success in their careers and in life! We chose theCoderSchool because we believe in its philosophy of teaching to code through a personalized coaching approach, in a fun and supportive environment, fostered by a family-oriented team. As former college athletes, we also feel strongly about developing both mind and body so we partner with a variety of local youth sports organizations to provide your kids with a rich after school experience. We hope you’ll join our community and look forward to working with you and your child to create a custom learning experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're always looking for great Code Coaches. Shoot us an email with resumé to see if we're a fit!
As you and your family consider coding programs, it helps to keep in mind:
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.
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 email@example.com!