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Welcome to theCoderSchool

McMurray, PA

3901 Washington Rd Ste 206, McMurray, PA 15317
Near E McMurray and Washington
Map(724)299-8005mcmurray@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 our form and we'll be in touch shortly to tell you more!

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Who is theCoderSchool

Coding Lessons for Kids near Pittsburgh

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

Summer Camps

Let's get ready for summer camps! Our camps are run in our school from 9am-3pm Mon-Fri. Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we'll take care of the rest! Kids code throughout the week then demo their week's creations later that afternoon. What better way to get your kids out of your hair in the summer?!

And guess what, we're offering our early-bird discount of $100 off for a limited time only. Just use the code CAMPSROCK at checkout! Sign up now!
Week Format Camp Ages Price
6/10-6/14 Full Day Game Development We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create us some cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders (if you're looking to sign up for two Gaming camps, pls contact us first!). Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $599 $499
6/17-6/21 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. Start slowly or code fast, this camp is for our intermediate coders - no Python experience necessary! Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $599 $499
6/24-6/28 Full Day Optimus Prime Coolest, kid on the block.Get hooked on the coolest Sphero RVR+! Build your own Optimus Prime, program on it and make it do wonders. This Robot is a must try for student familiar with block programming, JavaScript and Python Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $599 $499
7/1-7/5 Full Day Sphero Mania Get ready to add some excitement with Sphero BOLT – the ultimate coding robotic ball! Designed to learn coding it inpires your minds and promotoes curiosity in STEM. We will learn about the ball and its game-changing capabilities that empowers students to explore their creativity, coding skills, and inventiveness. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $599 $499
7/8-7/12 Full Day Game Development We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create us some cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders (if you're looking to sign up for two Gaming camps, pls contact us first!). Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $599 $499
7/15-7/19 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. Start slowly or code fast, this camp is for our intermediate coders - no Python experience necessary! (if you're looking to sign up for two Python camps, pls contact us first!). Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $599 $499
7/22-7/26 Full Day Optimus Prime Coolest, kid on the block.Get hooked on the coolest Sphero RVR+! Build your own Optimus Prime, program on it and make it do wonders. This Robot is a must try for student familiar with block programming, JavaScript and Python. (if you're looking to sign up for two RVR+ camps, pls contact us first!). Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $599 $499
7/29-8/2 Full Day Sphero Mania Get ready to add some excitement with Sphero BOLT – the ultimate coding robotic ball! Designed to learn coding it inpires your minds and promotoes curiosity in STEM. We will learn about the ball and its game-changing capabilities that empowers students to explore their creativity, coding skills, and inventiveness. (if you're looking to sign up for two Sphero camps, pls contact us first!). Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $599 $499

Our Testimonials

  • "My son loves to go here. He looks forward to it all week. They have great communication and make sure the kids are really engaged ."
    Kaylon P.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • "My son absolutely loves this coding school! The coaches are fabulous!"
    Lisa A.
  • "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.
  • "We love theCoderSchool! My 9 year old son started 1:1 lessons there 6 months ago (he is shy, so I thought 1:1 would be good for him to start with that). He LOVES it!"
    Allison D.
  • "My daughter has been going to The Coder School for over five years and absolutely loves it!"
    Nathan W.
  • "I was unsure at first but every time my daughter finishes a class she is excited and happy and looks forward to it every week! Nothing better than incorporating fun with education!"
    Sabari P.

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Our Upcoming Events

Open House

Unlock your child’s potential in coding! Join us for an interactive open house on Feb 10th between 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at The CoderSchool McMurray, where you'll have the opportunity to see our facility, engage with our instructors, and connect with our current students. You will learn about our personalized learning approach and see it firsthand how we are bringing code and robotics education to help your kids succeed! Do a quick round of code, ask us any questions and finish up a free trial to get started on this journey.

School Info

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3901 Washington Rd Ste 206, McMurray, PA 15317
Near E McMurray and Washington
(724)299-8005
mcmurray@thecoderschool.com
Monday: 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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Meet Our Owners

Singh Family

Hello and welcome to theCoderSchool! We are the owners of theCoderSchool McMurray, Pittsburgh. Ranjita and I strongly believe that teaching children coding skills equips them to thrive in a digitally connected world, equipping them with the tools they need to excel in various fields. We instilled this belief early on in our own children, Aahana and Aaryan. Both our kids love programming which allows them to express themselves by creating their digital projects, games, and interactive stories.

My journey in the tech world began with a deep curiosity about how technology could reshape industries and improve people's lives. Throughout my technology consulting career, I have been at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies and trends, from artificial intelligence and machine learning to blockchain and IoT. I believe that technology has the power to disrupt traditional industries, drive efficiency, and unlock new opportunities.

What powers technology is code. Coding is a crucial skill for children in today's digital age, and its significance goes far beyond simply learning how to program computers. It nurtures a range of invaluable abilities that are applicable in various aspects of life. Coding promotes problem-solving and critical thinking. It encourages youngsters to break down complex challenges into smaller, manageable parts and find logical solutions—a skill set that proves useful in numerous real-life situations.

In the ever-evolving world of technology, I am excited about the endless possibilities that lie ahead. I am driven by a vision of a future where every child has the opportunity to learn to code, as it is an investment in their future and the future of our increasingly technology-driven society.

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!
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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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    or check out our general blog or our student blogs

    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 mcmurray@thecoderschool.com!

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