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Welcome to theCoderSchool

Raleigh, NC

13200 Strickland Rd #116, Raleigh, NC 27613
In Leesville Towne Center
Map(919)390-1708raleigh@thecoderschool.com
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Hi Coder School Parents,

We know Raleigh kids are ready to learn some coding. Technology is advancing everywhere, exciting the minds of kids, who want to use it to make, play and share. Our core program will create creative problem solvers and technical entrepreneurs who will learn that they can change their world for the better.

Let's talk about new normal. While most of our students can and prefers to learn online, there are some students who require in-person attention. Starting mid August, we are offering limited number of in-person coaching. All of our Coaching and Class sessions will provide the same lessons and personal attention, whether it's online or in-person. If your child is interested in learning, please give us a call.

Coder School is a new kind of after-school coding program that focuses on the individuality of each student, customizing our teachings depending on their skills and the desires. From graphical languages like Snap or Scratch to more powerful stuff like Python or Javascript and even the advanced coding like Java and C++, we're ready to inspire you and amaze you. Contact us now to get a free lesson!

Note: Please email us at raleigh@thecoderschool.com or leave a voicemail at (919) 390-1708 for immediate response.

If you live in Cary/Morrisville/Apex area, visit our Cary location Website: Click here

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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 Raleigh, NC

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. Conveniently located near Leesville Elementary, Middle, and High schools, theCoderSchool Raleigh sits northwest of Raleigh. In addition to after-school coding, we also offer camps for fun subjeects like Roblox and Robotics. Our expert Code Coaches come from a range of backgrounds, including working for great companies like SAS.

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

2023 Summer Camps

Let's get ready for summer camps! Our camps are run in our school from 9am-3pm Mon-Fri with a lunch break from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. Camp will be a mixture of working on a week-long coding project, coding challenges, break-out rooms and screen-free breaks and of course, the chance to present their project to their fellow campers on the last day of camp!. What better way to get your kids out of your hair in the summer?! And guess what, we're offering our early-bird discount of $50 off for a limited time only. Just use the code 23CAMPSROCK at checkout! Sign up now! Note that Yellow, Green and Red Camps offer different projects so coders can sign up for any camp with no pre-requisites. By signing up for multiple camps coders continue their skill development and stay engaged without repeating projects.


Our In-Person Summer Camps are held at theCoderSchool Raleigh. Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we'll take care of the rest! Extended care will be available during the week from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Please give us a day notice in advance so that we can make the arrangements. A $50 Fee will be charged to your card on file.

Beyond Camps: Our year around program builds upon their camp experience. Coding Camp is like a Piano camp, you learn basic skill during the camp. However if you would like to be a Pianist - you take year-around lesson. We are open for "In-Person" and "ONLINE" classes for Kids to continue their coding lessons in our year-around program. Sign-up for a free trial lesson here or email us at raleigh@thecoderschool.com.

If you live in Cary area, visit our Cary location Website: Click here

Note: Please email us at raleigh@thecoderschool.com or leave a voicemail at (919) 390-1708 for immediate response and any urgency during camps.

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

Scroll table to see all 18 camps
Week Format Camp Ages Price
6/12-6/16 In-Person Game Development - Arcade Yellow This fun camp is all about coding games – and the awesomeness that comes from it! Campers will not only create a real functioning game in Scratch, they’ll practice the fundamental coding concepts required in any language, learn how to think logically, and have fun while doing it. Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. (Note: Yellow, Green and Red Camps are independent camps and offer different projects for continued skill development.) Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $375 $325
6/12-6/16 In-Person WebRox WebRox camp is all about websites, because the web rocks! Our campers will spend the week designing and building their very own websites and get ’em published to the world by the end of the week. Importantly, kids will be introduced to Internet Safety and why cyber-safety matters, plus we’ll learn the basics of how the internet works (wait, you mean that Facebook page lives out in the “cloud” somewhere?!). As usual, our Fridays are all about the demo, showing off the all cool website stuff the kids create! Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $375 $325
6/19-6/23 In-Person Game Development - Sports Yellow This fun camp is all about coding games – and the awesomeness that comes from it! Campers will not only create a real functioning game in Scratch, they’ll practice the fundamental coding concepts required in any language, learn how to think logically, and have fun while doing it. Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. (Note: Yellow, Green and Red Camps are independent camps and offer different projects for continued skill development.) Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $375 $325
6/19-6/23 In-Person 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! NOTE: Windows or MacOS computer is required. Computer usage and navigation knowledge is required. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $375 $325
6/26-6/30 In-Person Amazing Animation Yellow We'll be using Scratch, a drag n' drop languages to create some cool stories and animations, while learning the fundamentals of coding! Aimed at our creative coders who are interested in story-telling and animating. Beginner to intermediate coders. (Note: Yellow, Green and Red Camps are independent camps and offer different projects for continued skill development.) Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $375 $325
6/26-6/30 In-Person 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 intermediate coders – no Python experience necessary! NOTE: Good typing skills are required. Computer usage and navigation knowledge is required. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $375 $325
7/3-7/7 In-Person Game Development - Arcade Green This fun camp is all about coding games – and the awesomeness that comes from it! Campers will not only create a real functioning game in Scratch, they’ll practice the fundamental coding concepts required in any language, learn how to think logically, and have fun while doing it. Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. (Note: Yellow, Green and Red Camps are independent camps and offer different projects for continued skill development. No camp on July 4th holiday) Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $325 $275
7/3-7/7 In-Person WebRox WebRox camp is all about websites, because the web rocks! Our campers will spend the week designing and building their very own websites and get ’em published to the world by the end of the week. Importantly, kids will be introduced to Internet Safety and why cyber-safety matters, plus we’ll learn the basics of how the internet works (wait, you mean that Facebook page lives out in the “cloud” somewhere?!). As usual, our Fridays are all about the demo, showing off the all cool website stuff the kids create! (No camp on July 4th holiday) Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $325 $275
7/10-7/14 In-Person Game Development - sports Green This fun camp is all about coding games – and the awesomeness that comes from it! Campers will not only create a real functioning game in Scratch, they’ll practice the fundamental coding concepts required in any language, learn how to think logically, and have fun while doing it. Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. (Note: Yellow, Green and Red Camps are independent camps and offer different projects for continued skill development.) Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $375 $325
7/10-7/14 In-Person Rise of Machines (AI) Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the bigger 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 start out talking about AI use cases and dive into some fundamental algorithms and create some basic AI apps as well. NOTE: Good typing skills and basic programming knowledge are required. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $375 $325
7/17-7/21 In-Person Amazing Animation Green We'll be using Scratch, a drag n' drop languages to create some cool stories and animations, while learning the fundamentals of coding! Aimed at our creative coders who are interested in story-telling and animating. Beginner to intermediate coders. (Note: Yellow, Green and Red Camps are independent camps and offer different projects for continued skill development.) Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $375 $325
7/17-7/21 In-Person 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 intermediate coders – no Python experience necessary! NOTE: Good typing skills are required. Computer usage and navigation knowledge is required. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $375 $325
7/24-7/28 In-Person Game Development - Arcade Red This fun camp is all about coding games – and the awesomeness that comes from it! Campers will not only create a real functioning game in Scratch, they’ll practice the fundamental coding concepts required in any language, learn how to think logically, and have fun while doing it. Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. (Note: Yellow, Green and Red Camps are independent camps and offer different projects for continued skill development.) Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $375 $325
7/24-7/28 In-Person 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! NOTE: Windows or MacOS computer is required. Computer usage and navigation knowledge is required. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $375 $325
7/31-8/4 In-Person Game Development - sports Red This fun camp is all about coding games – and the awesomeness that comes from it! Campers will not only create a real functioning game in Scratch, they’ll practice the fundamental coding concepts required in any language, learn how to think logically, and have fun while doing it. Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. (Note: Yellow, Green and Red Camps are independent camps and offer different projects for continued skill development.) Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $375 $325
7/31-8/4 In-Person 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! NOTE: Windows or MacOS computer is required. Computer usage and navigation knowledge is required. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $375 $325
8/7-8/11 In-Person Amazing Animation Red We'll be using Scratch, a drag n' drop languages to create some cool stories and animations, while learning the fundamentals of coding! Aimed at our creative coders who are interested in story-telling and animating. Beginner to intermediate coders. (Note: Yellow, Green and Red Camps are independent camps and offer different projects for continued skill development.) Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $375 $325
8/7-8/11 In-Person 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 intermediate coders – no Python experience necessary! NOTE: Good typing skills are required. Computer usage and navigation knowledge is required. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $375 $325

Our Testimonials

  • "During COVID, Denise has worked with our son, Nico, to continue learning Python coding languages by building games. Denise has been able to inspire Nico to learn and actively participate like I seldom see when it comes to technical information. After each online session, he is excited to talk about what he did and learned. I am happy with the direction he is headed in and am amazed at how Denise has been able to bring his motivation out to light. Thank you."
    Nicholas, Raleigh
  • "My son loves it and this is one class he totally looks fwd to! Excellent coaches!!!"
    Deepa, Raleigh
  • "My son has really enjoyed going to the Coder School in Raleigh. He is really good with computers and wanted to learn several languages of computer code. School clubs and other STEM activity classes did not offer what my son was looking for. We thankfully found the Coder School and my son could not be happier. The staff is wonderful and works closely with each student, meeting their individual needs. This is a perfect afterschool activity!"
    Chris, Raleigh
  • "Our son loves going every week. The coaches and owner are great with the kids and keeps them thinking. Thank you!!"
    Timothy, Raleigh
  • "My 9-year old has been attending The Coder School for the past 8 months and has steadily progressed in his skill set and use of platforms. He works with a professional developer, who he really likes! The entire staff is friendly, supportive, and enthusiastic! If your child is interested in computers, STEM, and programming, this is a great place to be!"
    Eliza, Raleigh
  • "My daughter attended the Girls Code summer camp and absolutely loved it! She learned a lot, made great friends and learned important life skills as well."
    Patric, Natick
  • "My son has been attending the group classes since August and absolutely loves it! The staff is amazing, the environment is welcoming and it is a great experience for kids. I highly recommend anyone giving them a try!"
    Beth, Raleigh
  • "Wyatt is 10 and has been going for about a year and has steadily progressed from drop down programming to more advanced coding. It gives him an understanding of other things he works on in other programs and he is actually excited to work on coding "
    Kathryn, Fremont

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Experience an hour of code at a time convenient for you by filling out the form in the "Free Trial Sign-up" link below! If you have any questions or need a special day and time, Call 919 390 1708 or Email: Brandon@thecoderschool.com

Coder Fair January 21

theCoderSchool Raleigh hosts seasonal Coder Fair. It's like a science fair but for those who love to code. Kids display their cool games and apps to all Coder out there!. #learnToCode #changeTheWorld

School Info

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13200 Strickland Rd #116, Raleigh, NC 27613
In Leesville Towne Center
(919)390-1708
raleigh@thecoderschool.com
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Tuesday: 4:00 – 8:00 PM
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Our Schools

Meet Our GM

Brandon Wright

Hi, My name is Brandon and I'm the General Manager of theCoderSchool. I have four kids who keeps me pretty busy. I have been in the education field for the past 9 years and look forward to bringing my experience to the kids at theCoderSchool. I feel the earlier we can get kids learning computer science, the better off the next generation of 21st century will be. I have recently moved to North Carolina from Texas. When I am not teaching, I enjoy watching sports. You must know that I am a huge Houston Rocket's fan. I look forward to getting to know each of you and can't wait to go on this coding journey with you! Email me anytime at brandon@thecoderschool.com. Code on my friend!

Meet Our AGM

Cameron Steitz

Hi, my name is Cameron and I'm the Assistant General Manager of our Raleigh Location. I have been in the field of education for the past five years and I'm excited to bring my experience to the CoderSchool. Computer science and software engineering are an essential part of our future, and it is important that all students have an opportunity to explore and develop these skills. I look forward to getting to know all our students and families. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me at raleigh@thecoderschool.com any time you have a question.

Meet Our Owner

Sharat Gollamudi

I am the son of a schoolteacher and social entrepreneur who spent her entire life empowering children through education. My life’s mission is to follow her footsteps and give back to the society. It is a fact that computers are changing the world around us and how we are doing day-to-day business. Even by my own example of being a registered civil engineer by profession, it is no surprise that 90% of my work is accomplished in front of a computer. I passionately believe in Steve Job’s statement that “everyone in this country should learn to program a computer because it teaches you how to think". No matter what our kids choose as a career, be it art, music, medicine, engineering, or anything they imagine, learning to Code will provide them an edge. Hope you give us the privilege to be a building block in your child’s bright future. I am available to answer any questions you may have by email at sharat@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.

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!

Does coding require reading?

It definitely requires a little bit of reading and comprehension. Even coding with blocks requires some reading, albeit not as much. More importantly when kids move on to typed languages like Python or Javascript - they have to know how to type! If they can't type, coding typed languages is more than frustrating, often causing kids to quit.

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!

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 raleigh@thecoderschool.com!

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