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Welcome to theCoderSchool
21 Belle Mead Griggstown Road suite j,
The Grove at Montgomery, near Hwy 206

(908)262-7583montgomery@thecoderschool.com
WE ARE NOW OFFERING IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL CLASSES! CALL US TO LEARN MORE.

Hey super-parent! We're happy you're looking for STEM/Coding options for your child. It's a vital skill to know and will help your learner in more ways than you can imagine! We're super excited to bring 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 Montgomery, we want to do more than just teach coding. We want aspiring coders to use their new found passion as a springboard to thinking outside the box-- and then smashing it! Exposure to STEM/Coding create a foundation for advance critical thinking. Your child can build from that base to bring to life whatever their imagination dictates. Interested? Schedule your FREE coding trial now!

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Our Philosophy

Looking for coding lessons for kids in Montgomery, NJ? 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

ENROLL NOW and SAVE $50 on a full week of Code Camp!!! Use code FUN333 at Checkout. Our in-person camps (Monday- Friday 9a-3p), are held at our sweet coding facilities and leverage goodies from our year-round programs to create a uniquely collaborative environment where the kids work together, code together, and have a rockin' fun summer together! Every Friday, we'll have a fun pizza party and a demo day. This gives the kids a chance to show off their projects while articulating their code. We work with students from novice to expert!
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06/24-06/28 9:00a-3:00p Full Day Intro to Video Game Design We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Each group will have different themes. This fun camp is all about coding games – and the awesomeness that comes from it! From Frogger to Tron or even classics like Breakout or Flappy Bird, our Code Coaches will help choose the right game(s) for our campers. Campers will not only create a real functioning game from scratch, they’ll practice the fundamental coding concepts required in any language, learn how to think logically, and have fun while doing it. Using Scratch, MIT’s popular drag-and-drop programming language, campers will code cool playable games with guidance from our seasoned Code Coaches and have a sweet Friday afternoon demo for parents to see! Because we do all our coding online, campers can log into their account at any time during or after camp to show off what they’ve done, and even keep adding to their game! Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $599 $549
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07/01-07/5 9:00a-3:00p Full Day Minecraft Mania & Roblox Warriors Kids who love playing Minecraft & Roblox can enhance their experience by learning fundamental coding concepts with these popular games. The students who choose Minecraft lessons will learn fundamental programming concepts while using mods and Redstone in Minecraft. The students who choose Roblox will design games using Roblox Studio and Lua to create their own obstacle course. At the end of the week there will be a Minecraft vs Roblox battle using the games created by the students. Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $549 $499
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07/15-07/19 9:00a-3:00p Full Day Python Startup Who’s ready for some PYTHON! 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. We’ll start out by using an online python platform to learn some basics and practice some fundamental concepts, and time permitting and based on our camper skill set, we may jump on to some more complex Python coding, potentially getting into coding with PyGame. Python allows beginners to easily read and understand the code while providing an almost endless supply of libraries and supporting systems to develop things from websites to backend servers to data scripts and yes, even a particular version of Minecraft! Depending on the student skill level, we’ll likely start with online coding platforms like Trinket or Pixelpad.io, and may extend into pure Python coding and local machine development, time (and skill) permitting. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $599 $549
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07/22-07/26 9:00a-3:00p Full Day Cubing & Coding Have you ever tried to solve a Rubik's Cube only to give up after hours of only managing to get one side to match!? Yes we’ve all been there, and to solve a Rubik's Cube it can be tricky unless you know the algorithm to do so, and we do! In the ‘Cubing & Coding Python A.I. Camp’ we’ll teach kids how to solve a real Rubik's Cube using an algorithm, or a list of steps and we’ll be teaching them how to code an application in Python to solve a virtual Rubik's Cube through Artificial Intelligence or A.I. We’re excited about this new coding camp and we know the kids will love it! Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $599 $549
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07/29-08/02 9:00a-3:00p Full Day GameQuest & Pixel Playland This camp is all about gaming—playing, creating, modding, and more. Does your child love Nintendo Switch, Roblox, and retro video games? This camp will turn their love of gaming into a passion for creating and mastering video games. Students will dive into a thrilling world where coding meets gaming magic. They will learn to code while exploring the endless possibilities of some of the most exciting gaming platforms. From creating their own games to programming interactive experiences, students will level up their skills and become the best. This fun camp will conclude with a battle of the games in an exciting GameFest where all attendees will participate in a gaming tournament featuring their own spin on retro games and more. Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $599 $549
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07/29-08/02 9:00am-3:00pm Full Day 3D Printing & CAD Design Ignite your child's curiosity in our 3D Printing Coding Camp, where young innovators become tech-savvy creators! This immersive program empowers kids to explore the fascinating realm of 3D printing through hands-on coding experiences. Guided by expert instructors, participants will delve into the world of computer-aided design (CAD), learning how to translate their imaginative ideas into tangible objects. From designing personalized toys to crafting innovative prototypes, kids will grasp the fundamentals of coding for 3D printing, fostering both technical skills and a boundless sense of creativity. Join us for a week of innovation, problem-solving, and the thrill of bringing digital concepts into the physical world! Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $599 $549
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08/5-8/9 9:00a-3:00p Full Day Coding with Drones This camp is filled with pure action as campers enjoy drone coding and obstacles! Campers will first learn the basic safety of drone flying. From there, students will learn how to code the drones in Python through skill challenges and performing various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drones speed and agility. For beginners and intermediate coders alike! Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $649 $599
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8/12-8/16 9:00-3:00pm Full Day Robotics Build & Code The field of robotics is growing faster than ever, appearing everywhere from our homes to video games to drones. Learn to build and program, a variety of small and large robots (including Lego Mindstorm EV3 Spike Prime) through hands-on projects that will culminate in a demo and robotics challenge at the end of the week. Ages+ Ages+ $649 $599
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8/19-8/23 9:00am-3:00pm Full Day NASA Space Exploration with Kerbal In our ‘NASA Space Jam Camp’ the kids will be using a space station simulation program called Kerbal Space Program 2. The Kerbal Space Program is one of the most beloved games of all time. Campers will build a space program, construct a powerful spacecraft, and navigate expansive celestial bodies as they explore cosmic mysteries. Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $599 $549
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08/19-08/23 9:00a-3:00p Full Day AI Adventures AI is becoming increasingly integral to our daily lives, and understanding its fundamentals empowers children to navigate and contribute to a tech-driven future. In our AI Coding Camp students will gain a comprehensive understanding of Artificial Intelligence through hands-on learning experiences. They'll delve into the basics of coding, learning programming languages and techniques. Additionally, kids will explore the principles of machine learning, understand how AI algorithms work, and even create their own AI projects such as games, chat bots, and animations, fostering both creativity and technical proficiency. This camp aims to equip students with essential problem-solving skills and a solid foundation in AI, not only preparing them for future technological advancements but also cultivating a deep appreciation for the possibilities and ethical considerations surrounding AI. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $599 $549
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Our Upcoming Events

3D Printing & Modeling 6-Week Workshop

3D Printing & Modeling Workshop

Classes start May 11, 11am and 1pm, Every Saturday
Great for kids 8-14 years old
Kids will have a blast learning how to design and create their own objects using cutting-edge technology!
Introduction to the world of 3D printing Design challenges and circuit design Creative design fundamentals with Tinkercad 3D Printing Integration with CAD designs
$299 for 6 weeks of creativity & technology

3D Animation with Blender

3D Animation with Blender

Classes start June 22, 11am and 1pm, Every Saturday
Great for kids 9-14 years old
This program is designed to introduce kids to the exciting world of 3D animation using Blender, a powerful and free open-source software. Through a series of engaging projects, playful challenges, and age-appropriate lessons, kids will learn the basics of navigating Blender's interface, creating 3D objects, animating scenes, and bringing their creations to life.
$299 for 6 weeks of creativity and technology

Designing Creative User Experiences for Web & Mobile

Designing Creative User Experiences for Web & Mobile

Classes start August 3, 11am and 1pm, Every Saturday
Great for kids 9-14 years old
Figma is a web-based design tool primarily used for creating user interfaces (UI) and user experiences (UX) for web and mobile applications. It allows designers to create mockups, prototypes, and design systems all in one place.
$299 for 6 weeks of creativity and technology

Now Hiring!

Do you love working with kids? Are you a computer science major? Do you love to teach? Do you love coding? Apply Now!! Email your resume to montgomery@thecoderschool.com

Our Testimonials

  • "Ian has always wanted to learn Python. Our neighbor has her two daughters enrolled at theCoderSchool Montgomery and suggested we give it a try. We did--- and wow!! Ian is in his 3rd month and LOVING it. Thank you guys so much!"
    Jennifer Kim, Belle Mead
  • "Our last coding experience was good but couldn't compare to the fun and learning our kids had at tcs Montgomery. It was very well done. I can recommend this coding school with full confidence."
    James S., Basking Ridge
  • "If you want your child to learn STEM concepts via coding, send them here. I've been in IT for 23 years and I have not seen anything close to the customized curriculum they created for Manesh. Hands down, this is the place you want your kids to be."
    Siddhartha P., Princeton
  • "I can't thank you & your team enough for the joy & excitement you've brought to my son. Before the week ended he asked if he could continue throughout the year. He has found his tribe!!"
    Stacy J., Somerset
  • "Our 12 year old has never tried coding before, but fell in love with it through his tcs Montgomery experience. They make it engaging and fun! I have never seen our title girl so excited to go to any lessons before this. Keep up the great work!"
    Saarth, Montgomery

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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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21 Belle Mead Griggstown Road suite j
The Grove at Montgomery, near Hwy 206
(908)262-7583
montgomery@thecoderschool.com
Monday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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Meet Our Owners

Young Family

Hello there fellow super parent! We're Michael and Dominique, co-owners of theCoderSchool Montgomery. As a local family, we are excited to bring this dedicated coding program to our students.

Michael has always had a passion for helping kids learn. As a young man he started a youth group, Positivity, that sought to harness the energy of his peers to have a meaningful impact on the community. As a graduate student Michael designed and taught several courses at The University of Iowa. As a law student, Michael continued to engage in childhood education and noticed an emerging paradigm shift in the way a newer generation processed information. The seed was planted. Michael became committed to become a part of something meaningful that could positively impact the lives of our kids. theCoderSchool Montgomery is the perfect vehicle to facilitate that pursuit.

Dominique has been dedicated to the enrichment of young people for the past 30 years. She has led the development and delivery of nationally recognized K-12 educational programs for some of the most trusted names in learning including Scholastic, ACT, and Lakeshore Learning. Dominique is very knowledgeable in the areas of literacy, after school programming, summer learning, 21st century skills and STEAM. Through her experience, she has helped parents and educators connect teaching practices with relevant research and resources. She brings a creative energy and deep commitment to helping children reach their full potential and looks forward to leading this new environment of innovation, creativity, and enrichment for all of the students and families of theCoderSchool Montgomery.

To watch how coding drives innovation is like watching the future unfold. There is an undeniable beauty in seeing students take an idea that they have, make that idea come to life, and then share that idea with millions of people. Montgomery, Princeton and Hillsborough are at the cutting edge of educational innovation and we are excited about bringing this offering to our kids—including our own two tech savvy young girls. We can be reached anytime at myoung@thecoderschool.com and dyoung@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!
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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 montgomery@thecoderschool.com!

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