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Welcome to theCoderSchool

New Tampa, FL

8632 Hunters Village Rd, Tampa, FL 33647
In the Village at Hunter's Lake
Map(813)422-5566newtampa@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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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 New Tampa, FL

Coding takes practice, and we believe getting kids to code consistently throughout the year is the only way they'll really learn to code. theCoderSchool has a staff of hundreds of Code Coaches all around the country, so we know a thing or two about mentoring students in computer science. That's why our after-school coding classes for kids revolve around this relationship, providing a long-term mentor in a Code Coach to teach kids to code, from someone who's an expert coder themselves.

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 most. While Code Coaching is our premium program, we also offer a more traditional Code Class for those looking for either software-driven or static-curriculum teaching in a larger ratio. And during summer and holiday breaks, we offer Coding Camps. When available, programs are offered in both in-person and virtual formats. Contact us to find out more and get a free trial today.

theCoderSchool System

We're part of a nationwide system of passionate owners in over 55 locations around the country, teaching over 6,000 students every week with the brainpower of 800+ expert Code Coaches®. We're proud of the impact theCoderSchool has had on communities everywhere since our brand was founded 7 and a half years ago, 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 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®.

Tracking Progress

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.

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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!

  • 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
  • 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

Coding Camps

Sorry, we don't have any upcoming camps listed yet. Check back soon!

Our Testimonials

  • "My son, Demetrius has really learned a wealth of knowledge here at the coder school. He looks forward to coming every week to participate with his fellow classmates & teacher! This is a wonderful school to register your child in so that they can explore and develop into an excellent student!"
    Delores R., New Tampa
  • "My son has only done two sessions with his amazing instructor Sam and he loves it. It’s so exciting to see his face light up when they talk about coding and prospective projects. I see great things from him with the guidance of Mike leading him in the right direction so he can achieve his goals. Best decision I’ve made."
    Donna S., Land O' Lakes
  • "July. I mentioned the camp is a birthday present for him and asked if it would be possible to print a certificate for him so he has something to open on his birthday. Lesly (owner) modified a certificate out of an extra gift basket they had, and also gave me the gift basket for his birthday! The generosity shown to us was above and beyond what I expected. Watching them interact with each student that enters their facility, it’s obvious that Lesly and Michael care about each of their students and are truly good people. Please support this local business as they just opened their doors for camps and classes."
    Michael B., New Tampa
  • "I was not sure about sending the kids to coding school, especially during these difficult times, but not only do the owners care about the kids and their education, they also do their part to keep the children safe (providing hand sanitizer, ensuring students and teachers wear masks, and small class sizes). This is a great school! My children are 8 and they have a blast doing classes and the school also provides camps during the summer and during school breaks, my kids have had a blast during camp as well. They do roblox camp, building robots, coding apps, and others. They get them excited about coding and moving to the next level, always keeping them active and trying to achieve more. They are always excited to see the kids and make them feel welcome. Also, the owners are incredibly nice and always have smiles on their faces. This is the best choice I have made for my kids! If you are looking for something to keep your child's mind active and an activity that has a lot of bang for the buck, this is where you should enroll...you will not be disappointed!"
    Cara L., Dade City

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School Info

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8632 Hunters Village Rd, Tampa, FL 33647
In the Village at Hunter's Lake
(813)422-5566
newtampa@thecoderschool.com
Monday: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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Meet our General Manager

Autumn Koutsos

Hi, my name is Autumn Koutsos. I’m an avid runner and triathlete! I am excited to be the General Manager of The Coder School New Tampa, South Tampa and Carrollwood. I am a third generation Floridian and I grew up in the area and I am happy to call Tampa my home!

I am a huge animal lover! I have two greyhounds named Wolf and Colton. I also foster greyhounds for a local rescue and dog sit on occasion!

I have a passion for education and love to see children use creativity, critical thinking and problem solving to change the world as we know it! I truly believe that teaching children to code using their own ideas and passions allows them unlock a new level of confidence and a new found love for learning! If you'd like to learn more about what we do or how you can get started, feel free to reach me at autumn@thecoderschool.com with any questions.

Meet Our Owner

Lesly Ramirez

Hi, my name is Lesly Ramirez-Olavarria. I'm a proud mom of 5, and I am the Owner of theCoderSchools in the Tampa Area! I was born and raised in Peru until the age of 12 and lived in New York until three years ago. We have made Tampa our home, and we could not be any happier to be bringing you Silicon Valley's #1 Coding School.

I was introduced to coding early in my IT career by my now loving husband. I went from being a passive participant in the digital world to an active player in the field of technology, and I loved every minute of it!

We are so excited to be part of the tech-education movement that teaches kids to code in a fun and exciting way. If you'd like to learn more about what we do or how you can get started, feel free to reach me at lesly@thecoderschool.com with any questions.

Meet the Owner and Senior Advisor

Mike Olavarria

Hi, my name is Michael Olavarria. I'm a proud father and a Senior Advisor for theCoderSchool Tampa! Full disclosure: I am a geek. I love computers. I love everything about them. I spend hours coding, debugging, and discussing coding practices with other coders. When I am not coding, I teach coding and write about computers as part of my professional career.

My passion grows as I see students who learn to program early in life gain a deeper and more complete understanding of the logic and advanced thinking behind coding. Like learning a language early in life, learning and practicing this type of thinking early in development influences a child's brain as it is still developing. This is why early learners have experienced such boundless success in this field (think Gates, Zuckerberg, Jobs,…the list goes on and on). If you'd like to learn more about what we do or how you can get started, feel free to reach me at molavarria@thecoderschool.com with any questions.

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.

Private+Semi-Private Coaching

Virtual Learning

Coding Classes

Robotics

Python

Scratch

Video Game Coding

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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 newtampa@thecoderschool.com!

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