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Welcome to theCoderSchool

Pleasanton, CA

3015 Hopyard Rd, Ste I, Pleasanton, CA 94588
At Valley Ave, next door to The Hopyard Grill
Map(925)523-7737pleasanton@thecoderschool.com
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Year-Round Weekly Coding Classes for Kids IN-PERSON & REMOTE offered by theCoderSchool Pleasanton.

As the #1 after-school coding program in Silicon Valley, we are happy to be teaching the new innovators of Tri-Valley! Whether they are brand new to coding or prepping for college-level courses, our students are having a blast learning how to build their very own games, websites, robots, and programs.

Unlike other programs, our coaches are trained to tailor the lessons to your kid’s interests. Our Code Coaching program is the core of what we do best: 2 students to 1-coach means we get to teach coding in ways that inspire and excite each student. This unique approach fosters a lifelong passion for technology and collaboration as our program equips your student with critical logic problem-solving skills. We also work with High School AP Comp Sci courses and Adult Learners.

Join in on the fun at our new location in Hopyard Village, next door to the Hopyard Grill! We are now offering IN-PERSON sessions (Wed/Fri/Sat) & will continue to offer REMOTE Live Code Coaching sessions going forwards (M-Sat)

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Who is theCoderSchool

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 Pleasanton, CA

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.

* Used by participating locations, check your location for availability

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
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2022 Code Camps

At this time we are planning on holding our Code Camps In-Person at our school. We will continue to monitor the situation and MAY determine that we need to move our camps online via Zoom if the current conditions this summer require it. If we switch to remote camps, we will keep a 1:5 coach to student ratio for all remote camps. Our Summer camps are Mon-Fri at either: Morning (9:00am-12pm) or Afternoon (12:30pm-3:30pm). Kids code throughout the week. What better way to keep your kids' brains active this summer?! !

And guess what, we're offering $100 off camps for a limited time. Price is already discounted in the store! Camps are filling fast so sign up now!

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(Looking for more details? You can also read more about our main camps.)

Scroll table to see all 15 camps
Week Format Camp Ages Price
06/06 - 06/10 9AM - 12PM Half Day Python Startup 1 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. No Python experience necessary! If you were enrolled in a previous class, projects will be new and not repeated so re-enrollment is encouraged. 10-14 10-14 $349 $249
06/06 - 06/10 12:30PM-3:30PM Half Day Games Are Awesome 1 We'll be using cool drag-n-drop languages like Scratch to create some cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. If you were enrolled in a previous class, projects will be new and not repeated so re-enrollment is encouraged. 6-12 6-12 $349 $249
06/13 - 06/17 9AM - 12PM Half Day Python Startup 2 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. No Python experience necessary! If you were enrolled in a previous class, projects will be new and not repeated so re-enrollment is encouraged. 10-14 10-14 $349 $249
06/13 - 06/17 12:30PM-3:30PM Half Day Games Are Awesome 2 We'll be using cool drag-n-drop languages like Scratch to create some cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. If you were enrolled in a previous class, projects will be new and not repeated so re-enrollment is encouraged. 6-12 6-12 $349 $249
06/20 - 06/24 9AM - 12PM Half Day Minecraft - MCreator 1 Everyone loves playing Minecraft these days. Students can learn some more advanced techniques for getting even more out of their Minecraft experience, and even learn how to create their own interactive modifications to the game. Windows or Mac system required. ChromeBooks and Tablets are not supported. 8-12 8-12 $349 $249
06/20 - 06/24 12:30PM-3:30PM Half Day Advanced Python 1 For those coders who have already attended our one of our Python Startup camps or participated in our Platform Code Class, this camp introduces some more advanced features, data structures and algorithms. 10-14 10-14 $349 $249
06/27 - 07/01 9AM - 12PM Half Day Games Are Awesome 3 We'll be using cool drag-n-drop languages like Scratch to create some cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. If you were enrolled in a previous class, projects will be new and not repeated so re-enrollment is encouraged. 6-12 6-12 $349 $249
06/27 - 07/01 12:30PM-3:30PM Half Day Roblox Play 1 Kids LOVE Roblox! Using Roblox Studio we’ll be teaching the kids how to write code in the Lua programming language that will allow them to create their own players, environments and mini games! We’ll also teach them about game design theory which makes games challenging and adds the element of fun that keeps players coming back again and again! If you were enrolled in a previous class, projects will be new and not repeated so re-enrollment is encouraged. 8-12 8-12 $349 $249
07/11 - 07/15 9AM - 12PM Half Day Games Are Awesome 4 We'll be using cool drag-n-drop languages like Scratch to create some cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. If you were enrolled in a previous class, projects will be new and not repeated so re-enrollment is encouraged. 6-12 6-12 $349 $249
07/11 - 07/15 12:30PM-3:30PM Half Day Hackathon Camp Ages 6-9 Have your kiddo gain a taste of the concept, design, and implementation process as each student collaborates to bring the project of their interests to life, from start to finish. Platforms used Scratch 6-9 6-9 $349 $249
07/11 - 07/15 12:30PM-3:30PM Half Day Hackathon Camp Ages 9-12 Have your kiddo gain a taste of the concept, design, and implementation process as each student collaborates to bring the project of their interests to life, from start to finish. Platforms used Python 9-12 9-12 $349 $249
07/18 - 07/22 9AM - 12PM Half Day Minecraft - MCreator 2 Everyone loves playing Minecraft these days. Students can learn some more advanced techniques for getting even more out of their Minecraft experience, and even learn how to create their own interactive modifications to the game. Windows or Mac system required. ChromeBooks and Tablets are not supported. 8-12 8-12 $349 $249
07/18 - 07/22 12:30PM-3:30PM Half Day Python Startup 3 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. No Python experience necessary! If you were enrolled in a previous class, projects will be new and not repeated so re-enrollment is encouraged. 10-14 10-14 $349 $249
07/25 - 07/29 9AM - 12PM Half Day Advanced Python For those coders who have already attended our one of our Python Startup camps or participated in our Platform Code Class, this camp introduces some more advanced features, data structures and algorithms. 10-14 10-14 $349 $249
07/25 - 07/29 12:30PM-3:30PM Half Day AP Comp Sci Bootcamp Heard AP Computer Science was tough? Want to get a head start? We've got you covered! Learn all the essentials of Java FAST in this bootcamp and get enough practice to be ready to ace the class and the AP test in May! Good for both AP CS A and AP CS Principles (PLTW). 6-12 6-12 $349 $249

Parent Testimonials

"My 9-year-old daughter started taking coding lessons before the pandemic. She has been able to continue weekly lessons virtually without missing a beat. She loves working with [the coach] and has had lots of fun while working hard on creating a game." - Kim H.
"To give you an idea of how much he is liking it ...he told me this morning that the whole online camp day felt like only an hour yesterday because it was so much fun."
- Hisham R.
"What you have brought [here] is simply amazing! Your coaches are fantastic and I couldn't ask for a better learning environment for my son to do his thing and expand his knowledge!" - Bonnie D.
"My son was really getting into things! It was neat to see him and his reactions as the coaches helped him along. The coaches are great at working with students virtually." - Lyndsey M.
"Staff is great. They have managed to turn my son's technology obsession into a creative (instead of just observing you tube videos) outlet. Now instead of just watching videos or playing games...he is creating his games." - Russell H.
"Excellent staff, reasonable prices, and most important they make it fun for kids to learn coding. My son is always excited to go back and work on his game." - Mathew J.

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Our Upcoming Events

FREE In-Person Scratch or Python Workshop

Join Us For A FREE In-Person Scratch or Python Workshop to Celebrate Computer Science Education Week!

Help us celebrate CS Ed Week with a FREE Hour of Code, held at our school! No experience necessary, we’ll provide the computers, and it’s totally free.

    FREE 1-HOUR Scratch Sessions Fri (12/10 & 12/17): 4:30 - 5:30 pm
    FREE 1-HOUR Python Sessions Fri (12/10 & 12/17): 5:30 - 6:30 pm

School Info

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3015 Hopyard Rd, Ste I, Pleasanton, CA 94588
At Valley Ave, next door to The Hopyard Grill
(925)523-7737
pleasanton@thecoderschool.com
Monday: 3:30 – 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 3:30 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 3:30 – 7:30 PM
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Friday: 3:30 – 7:30 PM
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Sunday: Closed
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Meet Our GM

Parry Singh

Hi! I’m Parry and I’m the General Manager of theCoderSchool Pleasanton. In my undergrad research to make STEM fields (particularly computer science) accessible to those with difficult backgrounds, we found out wanting to express oneself is what at the end of the day, makes students want to learn. Not only has coding swiftly become the backbone of every industry, but it is the universal language of communication, problem-solving, and yes, even artistic expression!

At the Coder School, we commit to giving students of all skill levels: 1. A virtual playground to work on their personal projects: There’s nothing that drives critical thinking and problem-solving skills than play through intuition. 2. A mentorship experience: Our coaches come from industry, higher education, and mixed backgrounds to inspire, support and encourage exploration into what coding can mean to each individual.

What if we unleash the next generations into the world as creators? I’d love to answer your questions. Send me an email at parry@thecoderschool.com!

Meet Our District Manager

Dede Leonard

Hi! I’m Dede Leonard and I’m the District Manager of Tri-Valley CS with schools in Pleasanton, Irvine, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Mission Viejo and now South Bay! As a homeschooler and avid equestrian, I enjoyed advocating for passion driven opportunities for youth to realize their potential and explore their interests.

I watched the technological revolution unfold, expand and encompass all aspects of our daily life. Early exposure to computer languages and coding concepts empower and enrich lives. After graduating from UC Berkeley, I spent over 20 years working as a product manager for Oracle, HP and Motorola and as an internet freelancer helping small businesses expand and improve through the use of technology.

I opened theCoderSchool San Ramon in 2018 to bring coding to kids in the Tri-Valley area and beyond. Our communities recognize the power of code. Learning to create with code empowers our next generations to become problem solvers and grow critical thinking skills.

Whether it is finding your passion, competing in a horse show or learning technology skills to allow self-expression, I am excited to be a part of that journey for kids and their families. Happy, confident kids become adults who see a world that is open to all possibilities! Contact me anytime at dede@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!
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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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We're always looking for great Code Coaches. Find out more about how to apply today.

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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®.

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