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Pasadena, CA

319 S Arroyo Pkwy Suite 5, Pasadena, CA 91105
At E Del Mar and S Arroyo
Map(626)345-5875pasadena@thecoderschool.com
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Hello Coders and Coders-to-be! The #1 after-school coding program for ages 7-18 in Silicon Valley is now in the Los Angeles area. With Caltech and JPL just down the street, Pasadena is where the next generation of thinkers, innovators and coders are all gathering.

Whether your coder is brand new to Scratch, already programming distributed code in Python or preparing for the CS AP exam, we can help your coder get to the next level. Unlike other programs, our experienced coaches are trained to tap your student's interest in a fun and innovative way. This unique approach fosters a lifelong passion for building and technology. Our unique program will equip your student with life skills of creativity, critical thinking (logic, breaking complex problems into manageable chunks), and confidence which are valuable for school and any future career. Contact us today to learn more.

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Who is theCoderSchool

Coding Lessons for Kids in Pasadena, CA

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

2024 SUMMER CAMPS

Our Camps are held at The Coder School Pasadena. Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we'll take care of the rest! We recommend all students, coaches and staff to wear face masks.

For questions, please contact us by phone at 626-345-5875.

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Use Coupon Code "CAMPSROCK24" for early bird discount on eligible 2024 Summer Camps until March 31, 2024

(Optional after care until 6 pm available for $180/week, $150 for 4-Day camps and $115 for 3-Day Camps)

Camp registration may be canceled up to 7 days prior to the first day of the start of camp for a full refund. Cancellations made up to 5 days prior are eligible for a 50% refund. Camps require a minimum number of registrations in order to run, and we have the right to refund your money or give you the option to attend another session based on capacity.

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Week Format Camp Ages Price
03/09/24 - 03/30/24 50 min class Math for Coders (4 sessions) Math for Coders: Brush-up on Arithmetics and Geometry. Sessions on March 9, 16, 23 and 30. Class 1: 6-9 yrs old. (12:00pm-12:50pm). Age 6-9 Age 6-9 $169
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03/09/24 - 03/30/24 50 min class Math for Coders (4 sessions) Math for Coders: Brush-up on Arithmetics and Geometry. Sessions on March 9, 16, 23 and 30. Class 2: 9-12 yrs old (1:00pm-1:50pm) Age 9-12 Age 9-12 $169
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03/09/24 - 03/30/24 50 min class Math for Coders (1 session) Math for Coders: Brush-up on Arithmetics and Geometry. Sessions on March 9, 16, 23 and 30. Class 1: 6-9 yrs old. (12:00pm-12:50pm). Age 6-9 Age 6-9 $45
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03/09/24 - 03/30/24 50 min class Math for Coders (1 session) Math for Coders: Brush-up on Arithmetics and Geometry. Sessions on March 9, 16, 23 and 30. Class 2: 9-12 yrs old (1:00pm-1:50pm) Age 9-12 Age 9-12 $45
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6/3- 6/07/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Create Your Own Board Game and 3D Printing Camp From Monopoly to Uno, board games have created fond memories for friends and family. You will learn the secrets of gameplay, and by the end of the week create your own playable board game including 3D printing your own characters! Learn how to prototype and create your game for maximum fun. Fee includes materials and equipment needed for your game. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $650 $575
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6/3-6/7/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Web Rocks - HTML The internet is filled with a seemingly infinite number of websites, each with their own uniqueness and purpose. But how would you go about making one yourself? In this week-long web development camp, we’ll learn HTML and CSS, the bread and butter of any webpage, to build a plethora of different websites. These beginner-friendly programming languages will enable us to make popular website features while exploring fundamental computer science concepts such as code design and naming conventions. By the end of this program, campers may have an actual website online illustrating their acquired skills and unique projects. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $600 $525
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6/10 - 6/14/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Robo-Code The field of robotics is booming. Everything from cars to appliances are tied to robotics and hardware engineering. If you're excited by the thought of being an Aerospace engineer at NASA or designing the next robotic creation, join us for a thrilling week leading your own AI robot around obstacles, robot battles or down the racetrack. mBot is a STEAM education robot and their mBot NEO is the top-of-the-line robot and used for this camp. Campers will get to TAKE THEIR ROBOT HOME with them at the end of the week (price includes Robot) - for returning campers with robot, please call us for special price . (We will be using Block Coding for 7-10 yrs old campers and Python for 10+ campers). (Use EarlyBird code: "EARLYROBO24" for $50 OFF) Age 7+ Age 7+ $675 $625
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6/17 - 6/21/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Games Are Awesome A We'll be using a cool drag n' drop language called Scratch to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Content will be different from "Games Are Awesome B" Learn more Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $600 $525
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6/17 - 6/21/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Intro to Python 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 beginner or intermediate coders – no Python experience necessary! Learn more Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $600 $525
(SPACES AVAILABLE)
6/24 - 6/28/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Games Are Awesome - B We'll be using a cool drag n' drop language called Scratch to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Content will be different from "Games Are Awesome B" Learn more Age 7+ Age 7+ $600 $525
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6/24 - 6/28/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Roblox Remix Using the Lua coding language, learn to make real games on the popular Roblox platform. Campers will use their creativity to build their own game that they can publish and allow the world to play! Windows or MacOS computer required. Designed for intermediate coders. Age 10+ Age 10+ $600 $525
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7/1 - 7/03 & 7/5/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Crazy Fun 3D Printing Camp (4days) Bring your story characters to life with this CrazyFun 3D printing camp. Write your own adventure story and bring your hero and characters to life as we explore the mash between the digital and physical world with our 3D printing camp. Students explore geometric concepts and technology in a fun and engaging way. (Early Bird Discount code: EARLY35) (Expire: 06/15/23) Age 7+ Age 7+ $520 $460
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7/1 - 7/03 & 7/5/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Minecraft Camp Kids love video games and it is becoming one of the best ways for kids to learn computer science skills. Using Minecraft, students learn how to build, create, and modify their worlds through coding in a structured environment. Kids have fun while learning a ton. Designed for Intermediate coders. Age 10+ Age 10+ $480 $420
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7/08- 7/12/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Control Freak (Arduino Camp) Controlling stuff can be serious fun! Get an introduction to micro-controllers and learn to code LED lights, sensors, buttons, motors and more! Each camper will receive a micro-controller kit that will work with any computer and will include a bunch of cool accessories. Designed for Intermediate coders. Age 10+ Age 10+ $650 $575
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7/08-7/12/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Rise of the Machines - AI Rise of the Machines Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest buzzwords today, and we're ready to help you tackle it. What is AI? Why is it taking over the world? When will the Terminator come back and take down John Connor?? We'll talk about AI use cases, dive into some fundamental algorithms and create some basic AI apps. Intermediate coders only, please. Learn More Age 10+ Age 10+ $600 $525
(SPACES AVAILABLE)
07/15-07/19/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Robo-Code The field of robotics is booming. Everything from cars to appliances are tied to robotics and hardware engineering. If you're excited by the thought of being an Aerospace engineer at NASA or designing the next robotic creation, join us for a thrilling week leading your own AI robot around obstacles, robot battles or down the racetrack. mBot is a STEAM education robot and their mBot NEO is the top-of-the-line robot and used for this camp. Campers will get to TAKE THEIR ROBOT HOME with them at the end of the week (price includes Robot) - for returning campers with robot, please call us for special price (Use EarlyBird code: "EARLYROBO24" for $50 OFF) Age 7+ Age 7+ $675 $625
(SPACES AVAILABLE)
7/22 - 7/26/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Games Are Awesome A We'll be using a cool drag n' drop language called Scratch to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Content will be different from "Games Are Awesome B" Learn more Age 7+ Age 7+ $600 $525
(SPACES AVAILABLE)
7/22 - 7/26/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Python Art Make art while learning one of the most useful programming languages. In Python Art Camp, students will get to have their imagination come to life and learn the coding toolset to create amazing art designs. For beginners and intermediate coders alike. Age 9+ Age 9+ $600 $525
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7/29 - 8/2/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Crazy Fun 3D Printing Camp Bring your story characters to life with this CrazyFun 3D printing camp. Write your own adventure story and bring your hero and characters to life as we explore the mash between the digital and physical world with our 3D printing camp. Students explore geometric concepts and technology in a fun and engaging way. Age 7+ Age 7+ $650 $575
(SPACES AVAILABLE)
7/29 - 8/2/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Webrox Everything is about the web these days, and that's why Web Rocks! Code with the base web technologies like HTML/CSS and Javascript, learn how the internet and file transfers work, and get your pages uploaded to our servers for public viewing! Novice or intermediate coders. Learn more Age 10+ Age 10+ $600 $525
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8/05 - 8/09/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Games Are Awesome - B We'll be using a cool drag n' drop language called Scratch to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Content will be different from "Games Are Awesome B" Learn more Age 7+ Age 7+ $600 $525
(SPACES AVAILABLE)
8/05 - 8/09/24 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) 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 beginner or intermediate coders – no Python experience necessary! Learn more Age 9+ Age 9+ $600 $525
(SPACES AVAILABLE)
8/12 - 8/16 /23 Full Day (9:30am-3:30pm) Java Ready to take on an AP level course? Our Java camp is a little different than our other camps in that it's focused on following a curriculum, for the purpose of helping our students get a head start on the AP Computer Science "A" course (and depending on students, elements of AP Computer Principles course). While we're not likely to complete entire course during just the camp, we'll go as far as we can based on the skillset of the campers we get. This camp is aimed at those who are about to start an AP CS course, or just want to get a head start with come curriculum-based Java learning! (4-Day Camp) Age 12+ Age 12+ $600 $525
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Our Testimonials

  • "My son is having a wonderful experience at The Coder School Pasadena. The instructors are exceptional. I was skeptical whether an online class could be engaging for him, but he is having a blast and learning a lot. It's a quarantine lifesaver!"
    Karin K, Pasadena
  • "Despite the difficulty of schooling during this time, The Coder School in Pasadena has done an excellent job of reorganizing lessons from on site to online. I like that the lessons are one-on-one and build towards a project geared for the individual student."
    Jennifer W, Pasadena
  • "The Coder School is the best kept secret in Pasadena! The Coder School brings new technology and innovation to the children in our community. We attended the Grand Opening and were completely impressed and booked then on the spot. They provide a wide range of programs that cater to a child's individual needs. Since this new crisis they have been able to shift into an online version to continue running their programs. My 11 year-old looks forward to his weekly lessons and is quickly broadening his creativity. The coaches are gentle and caring of the learning of each child. They provide a summary of what was covered after each class, this keeps us parents in the loop of our child's progress!"
    Silvia A, Pasadena
  • "My son is having a wonderful experience at The Coder School Pasadena. The instructors are exceptional. I was skeptical whether an online class could be engaging for him, but he is having a blast and learning a lot. It's a quarantine lifesaver!"
    Karin K, Pasadena
  • "I can't speak highly enough about The Coder School. My 10-year-old niece was indicating some interest and aptitude in computer technology. Being technology Luddites, her parents and I were totally clueless on what to do to support her. That's when I found The Coder School. She just loves it! Every week, she looks forward to her class (now remote) with her coach. The classes are tailored just for her and coach Cindy is super encouraging. She's learning computer programming in a fun and supportive environment, but she is also learning other important life skills that she will serve her well in the future. The school is super responsive to our needs - we were once late to class and they contacted us and then tacked time on at the end. Thank you Coder School Pasadena!"
    Melissa W, Pasadena
  • "Our son had an amazing experience doing one of the Coder School Pasadena's remote game design summer camps this year. He was able to do it from home and we were very impressed with the level of engagement the teachers had with the kids. Everyone was having such a good time! Our son kept working on his games even when camp was over for the day. We overheard him say to his little brother, "
    Eden M, Los Angeles
  • "I honestly cannot say enough about the Coder School of Pasadena. The owner, Nicole, is unbelievable. She has gone ABOVE AND BEYOND to create a virtual coding camp that my son (10) finds so incredibly fun, it flies by. He cannot wait to do it. (He does a half-day version.) With Covid-19 we now have something that challenges his mind and entertains him--and we don't have to feel awful that he's watching TV or just playing video games when we need to get work done. Someday we hope he can do the camp in person, but in the meantime the instructors are amazing and my son just loves it so so much. Best money we have spent all summer for SURE! "
    Amy D, Los Angeles
  • "Just awesome! Great program and great ownership! It was a pleasure working with Nicole. She has a heart for the kids and is making an amazing impact!"
    Eugene H, Los Angeles
  • "My 11th grader has loved working with his Coder School Pasadena coach. The staff and coach have been so professional, patient, accommodating, resourceful and, more than anything, inspirational. My son has always been interested in technology, but, thanks to these classes, he has been so motivated. He is interested in pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering, and the training with The Coder School is helping him build a strong foundation towards this pursuit. Thank you!"
    Evelyn S, Sunland
  • "This is a cool way of learning coding. The teacher makes It is fun and easy to learn while helping everyone stay focused. Learning online is really working for us."
    Brian C, Pasadena
  • "Nicole is absolutely wonderful. She's on top of any issue that may arise and is just delightful to communicate with. Cindy (Instructor) has all the patients in the world. Pushes you to use your brain. If you're stuck, she knows how to nudge you in the right direction to get you to the correct answer. Lovely to work with and learn from. Strongly recommend them, if you or your child are interested in learning Python."
    Briyona D, Pasadena
  • "When I met Nicole and heard what she did and her passion for it, I could hardly wait to sign up. It's been years since I had anything to do with coding, but it's always something that appealed to me. And I found out my granddaughters and my son were equally interested. So, now the four of us--all living in different parts of the country--happily look forward to our weekly sessions and sometimes have some lively discussions between classes going over what we did the previous week! Nicole is always quick to respond when I send questions and totally receptive to input about anything that would make the sessions more relevant to all of us. I am so glad to have found out about this!"
    Barbara R, Pasadena
  • "The Coder School is the best kept secret in Pasadena! The Coder School brings new technology and innovation to the children in our community. We attended the Grand Opening and were completely impressed and booked then on the spot. They provide a wide range of programs that cater to a child's individual needs. Since this new crisis they have been able to shift into an online version to continue running their programs. My 11 year-old looks forward to his weekly lessons and is quickly broadening his creativity. The coaches are gentle and caring of the learning of each child. They provide a summary of what was covered after each class, this keeps us parents in the loop of our child's progress!"
    Silvia A, Pasadena
  • "Despite the difficulty of schooling during this time, The Coder School in Pasadena has done an excellent job of reorganizing lessons from on site to online. I like that the lessons are one-on-one and build towards a project geared for the individual student."
    Jennifer W, Pasadena
  • "Our son had an amazing experience doing one of the Coder School Pasadena's remote game design summer camps this year. He was able to do it from home and we were very impressed with the level of engagement the teachers had with the kids. Everyone was having such a good time! Our son kept working on his games even when camp was over for the day. We overheard him say to his little brother, "
    Eden M, Los Angeles
  • "I can't speak highly enough about The Coder School. My 10-year-old niece was indicating some interest and aptitude in computer technology. Being technology Luddites, her parents and I were totally clueless on what to do to support her. That's when I found The Coder School. She just loves it! Every week, she looks forward to her class (now remote) with her coach. The classes are tailored just for her and coach Cindy is super encouraging. She's learning computer programming in a fun and supportive environment, but she is also learning other important life skills that she will serve her well in the future. The school is super responsive to our needs - we were once late to class and they contacted us and then tacked time on at the end. Thank you Coder School Pasadena!"
    Melissa W, Pasadena
  • "My 11th grader has loved working with his Coder School Pasadena coach. The staff and coach have been so professional, patient, accommodating, resourceful and, more than anything, inspirational. My son has always been interested in technology, but, thanks to these classes, he has been so motivated. He is interested in pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering, and the training with The Coder School is helping him build a strong foundation towards this pursuit. Thank you!"
    Evelyn S, Sunland
  • "I honestly cannot say enough about the Coder School of Pasadena. The owner, Nicole, is unbelievable. She has gone ABOVE AND BEYOND to create a virtual coding camp that my son (10) finds so incredibly fun, it flies by. He cannot wait to do it. (He does a half-day version.) With Covid-19 we now have something that challenges his mind and entertains him--and we don't have to feel awful that he's watching TV or just playing video games when we need to get work done. Someday we hope he can do the camp in person, but in the meantime the instructors are amazing and my son just loves it so so much. Best money we have spent all summer for SURE! "
    Amy D, Los Angeles
  • "Awesome program. Great way to learn real programming. Our daughter really enjoys it. Good combination of games, physical exercise, and computer training. The online format works well."
    Matt T, Los Angeles
  • "Awesome program. Great way to learn real programming. Our daughter really enjoys it. Good combination of games, physical exercise, and computer training. The online format works well."
    Matt T, Los Angeles
  • "This is a cool way of learning coding. The teacher makes It is fun and easy to learn while helping everyone stay focused. Learning online is really working for us."
    Brian C, Pasadena
  • "Nicole is absolutely wonderful. She's on top of any issue that may arise and is just delightful to communicate with. Cindy (Instructor) has all the patients in the world. Pushes you to use your brain. If you're stuck, she knows how to nudge you in the right direction to get you to the correct answer. Lovely to work with and learn from. Strongly recommend them, if you or your child are interested in learning Python."
    Briyona D, Pasadena
  • "Just awesome! Great program and great ownership! It was a pleasure working with Nicole. She has a heart for the kids and is making an amazing impact!"
    Eugene H, Los Angeles
  • "When I met Nicole and heard what she did and her passion for it, I could hardly wait to sign up. It's been years since I had anything to do with coding, but it's always something that appealed to me. And I found out my granddaughters and my son were equally interested. So, now the four of us--all living in different parts of the country--happily look forward to our weekly sessions and sometimes have some lively discussions between classes going over what we did the previous week! Nicole is always quick to respond when I send questions and totally receptive to input about anything that would make the sessions more relevant to all of us. I am so glad to have found out about this!"
    Barbara R, Pasadena

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Our Upcoming Events

IN-PERSON 2:1 CODE COACHING

Sign up for a month of our flagship Code Coaching program!

With small student to teacher ratios and custom, project based learning, it is the best way to keep your child interested in coding for the long term! Ratio is 2 students with 1 teacher.

$50 off your first month!

Price for the first month is $279.

$229

We offer this class Mondays 3:30-7:00pm, Saturdays 9:00-4:30pm. One hour, once per week. Due to the nature of the class, students can join anytime.

Please reach out to pasadena@thecoderschool.com or call (626) 345-5875 to signup.

PYTHON CODE CLASS

Sign up for a month of Python group classes!

Ratios are up to 6 students to one teacher.

$20 off your first month!

Price for the first month is $169

$149

We offer this class on Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm (in-person), Saturdays at 11:00am (online) and 3:00pm (online) One hour, once per week. Due to the nature of the class, students can join anytime.

Please reach out to pasadena@thecoderschool.com or call (626) 345-5875 to signup.

SCRATCH CODE CLASS

Sign up for a month of Scratch group classes!

Ratios are up to 6 students to one teacher.

$20 off your first month!

Price for the first month is $169

$149

We offer this class on Mondays 4:00-5:00pm (in-person). One hour, once per week. Due to the nature of the class, students can join anytime.

Please reach out to pasadena@thecoderschool.com or call (626) 345-5875 to signup.

FREE INTRODUCTORY CODING CLASS

Sign Up for a FREE Introductory Class!

Fill out the form on our homepage and reserve your time! If you have any questions or need a special day and time, call (626) 345-5875 or pasadena@thecoderschool.com

Presidents Day Camp

Why just play Video Games when you can make them!

Learn about the Presidents that shaped America while you make your own game. Fun games, Trivia, and coding fun --- exactly what a modern Presidents Day celebration needs!

In-person Full Day and Online Half Day Camp options available. See our CAMPS to book online!

Prize for best costume. Lunch not included.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS FOR GIRL SCOUTS

Have your Troop earn their "STEM", "Coding For Good", or other Badges by attending a Computer Technology Workshop in-person or on-line over the Internet, from the safety of their own home!

Our 60 to 90-minute coding workshops are designed to help Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes or Seniors earn each their badges. Each workshop (min 8 students) are at a very affordable cost, starting at only $25 per girl.

Our Code Coaches® will introduce the girls in your troop to the world of coding using a variety of online tools, such as Scratch, a graphical, drag-and-drop coding language that was developed by MIT (for younger girls) or Python and HTML (for older girls). Additionally, we will have the girls read, discuss and sign the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge.

Contact our school for more information and schedule availability for this unique educational opportunity for your troop.

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319 S Arroyo Pkwy Suite 5, Pasadena, CA 91105
At E Del Mar and S Arroyo
(626)345-5875
pasadena@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 – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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Chang Fasquelle Family

Welcome to our school, welcome to your community! We hope you will think of this as your second home -- a place to learn and have fun in a caring and supportive environment! We are Nicole Chang and Denis Fasquelle, wife-husband co-owner team. We are so excited to bring theCoderSchool to the Los Angeles area! We are joined by our two young adult children and two dogs - Chuck the Chihuahua and Pebbles the Pooch. Our son Cyprien studies Product Design and Computer Science at Stanford and our daughter Cybèle studies East Asian Studies at Harvard. A little about us – we come from a family of educators. Nicole grew up in New Haven, CT where her father was a Professor at Yale, and Mom an educator for the talented and gifted. Denis hails from Paris, France where his mother taught music at the Conservatory of Lyon. We have lived abroad much of our lives in Europe and Asia where we were senior business executives and entrepreneurs in the finance, retail, hospitality, and media industries. As parents, we believe in the importance of equipping today’s youth (and yesterday’s youth - we teach adults too!) with the tools they need not only for their personal success and careers, but to change the world and make it a better place for the generations to come. Success involves developing a creative mindset, the ability to think critically, and having confidence — what we call the 3C's. We believe in theCoderSchool philosophy of teaching to code through a personalized entrepreneurial approach, learning in a fun and supportive environment, encouraging self-expression, and fostering a family-oriented community. We hope you will join our community and we look forward to working with you and your children to create an amazing learning environment. If you have any questions, please contact us anytime at pasadena@thecoderschool.com.

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 pasadena@thecoderschool.com!

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