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The #1 after-school coding program for ages 6-18 in Silicon Valley is finally here in the Tri-Valley. Whether your coder is brand new to Scratch or already building distributed Python programs, we can help them get to the next level. Unlike other programs, our talented coaches are trained to tailor the lessons to your kid’s interests. This unique approach fosters a lifelong passion for building and technology. Our program will equip them with skills (logic, breaking complex problems into manageable chunks, working with others towards an end goal) and confidence valuable in any future career.
Our Upcoming Events
Games Are Awesome Camp
We'll be using a cool drag n' drop language, Scratch, to create us some cool new and classic games in order to get how programming works! Learn the fundamentals without worrying about typos :) Aimed at beginner coders. 5 two-hour sessions for $199. Ages 6-10 years old (as long as they have sufficient reading and computer use skills).
Python Startup Camp
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. Learn how to work with text and graphics! No coding experience necessary.
5 two-hour sessions for $199. Ages 9-16 years old.
PC Building Camp
Learn how to put together your own super machine! PC Building will teach you all the practical info you need in order to build your own computer while getting your hands dirty. 5 one-hour sessions for $99. Ages 10-14 years old.
This beginner code class teaches the fundamentals of computer programming through building awesome games in MIT's drag-n-drop programming language, Scratch.
8 one-hour classes for $199. Ages 6-10 years old (as long as they have sufficient reading and computer use skills).
EXPERIENCE THE CODER SCHOOL AT YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL!
Our @School program offers our introductory Code Class at your school campus to provide more coding opportunities for students who can't make it to our in-house Code Class at our facility in Irvine.
These classes vary in duration, based on the specific school. All classes use "Scratch", which is a graphical drag-and-drop programming environment that was developed by MIT. We use that tool to teach the basic fundamentals of all computer programming languages. This includes functions, looping, conditional processing, variables, Cartesian coordinates and basic arithmetic operations, without needing to worry about the detailed syntax of a typed programming language.
Hello everyone! My name is Xiao (pronounced "Sh-Ow") and I am the General Manager of the Coder School Pleasanton. After earning a Masters in Computer Science from the George Washington University, I have worked as a Senior Software Engineer for social media startups like hi5 to Fortune 500 companies.
I love working with young students and watching them get excited about technology. Learning to code helps kids develop logic and problem solving skills, which can help them in all other academic areas. I'm excited to share this with our community!
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!
Are you a passionate coder? We're always looking for amazing Code Coaches®,
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)