Hello Mission Viejo and south Orange County! The #1 after-school coding program for ages 7-18 in Silicon Valley is now open in Mission Viejo. Whether your coder is brand new to Scratch or already building distributed Python programs, we can help him or her get to the next level. Unlike other after-school coding programs, our talented coaches are trained to tailor the lessons to your kid’s interests. This unique approach fosters a lifelong passion for building technology. Our program will equip your child with critical skills (logic, breaking complex problems into manageable chunks, working with others towards an end goal) and confidence valuable in any future career.
Can't get your kids from their daytime school to our after-school classes? We have the solution!! We have partnered with "HopSkipDrive" (a ride-sharing service exclusively for kids) to provide very safe and secure transportation for your children from one school to another. We'll even provide a discount coupon worth up to $20 for their first ride if you enroll your student in one of our coding programs.
Are you looking for a Coder School that is closer to central Orange County? Check out our existing school in Irvine.
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Hi! I’m Marisa Draper and I’m the general manager of theCoderSchool Mission Viejo. Before joining the Coder School, I had spent more than 20 years providing educational and enrichment opportunities for Orange County families. After receiving my BS in Elementary Education from BYU, I ran an after-school program called Mad Science to inspire a passion for science in students. I then ran my own pre school for 15 years where I nurtured long-term relationships with over 400 Orange County families.
Since 2000, I have lived in this area where my children have all been raised and educated through the Capistrano Unified School District. Learning to code equips our students with the confidence in technology that will set them up for the future and I am excited to share this with the kids and families of our community. Contact me anytime at email@example.com
Meet our Regional Director
Hello everyone! My name is Mark Freedkin and I am the SoCal Regional Manager of the Coder School, and also manager of the Irvine location. I started coding BASIC and FORTRAN in high school in the 1970's (yes, I had to keypunch my own cards). After earning a Bachelors in Industrial Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois, I have worked as a Technical Program Manager for nearly 40 years at small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Since 1991, I have lived in Irvine where my daughter went through the Irvine Unified School District. I really enjoy working with young students and watching them get excited about technology. Learning to code helps young students develop logical thought processes and problem solving skills, which can help them in all other academic areas. I wish something like theCoderSchool was available when my daughter was younger and I'm excited to share this with our community!
What is theCoderSchool? We are an after-school drop-off 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®.
Proud founding member of IAYCE
(International Alliance of Youth Coding Educators)