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Redwood City, CA

570 El Camino Real #230, Redwood City, CA 94063
Near Whipple and El Camino
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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!

The best way to learn about our programs is to register for a FREE Trial class. It will allow you to meet our staff, get your questions answered, and see if your student enjoys our teaching methods. You can use the blue form to the right to register for the sample lesson, without any cost or obligation.

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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 Redwood City, 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 well over 5,500 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!

  • 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
  • Webapp using real-time weather
    2020 2nd Place - St Louis MO
    Webapp using real-time weather
  • Assess COVID wellness
    2020 3rd Place - Syosset NY
    Assess COVID wellness
  • Checkbook balancing
    2020 Hon. Men. - Westerville OH
    Checkbook balancing
  • 3D Platformer Game
    2020 Best Prez - Pasadena CA
    3D Platformer Game
Let's get ready for spring and summer camps!

Our camps run from different times and days every week, so take a look and choose which one you'd like to sign up for!

Covid-19 Protocols

  • Face Coverings Required For Everyone
  • Work stations 6-ft apart
  • Improved ventilation: Door Open and additional H13 HEPA air filters
  • Healh Screening for Staff and Students Daily
  • Temperature Check and Hand Sanitizing on entry
  • Reduced capacity: From 20 to 7

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

Week Format Camp Ages Price
1/24 Half Day - ONLINE Online Roblox Creation Day Camp (10am-1pm) Have your kids learn what made this BILLION dollar game so cool! Learn to customize your own Roblox game by using Roblox Studio and learning Lua which is a gaming language. Students will build Maze OR Race Tracks! Aimed at beginners and Roblox lovers! Previous Roblox experience recommended 7+ 7+ $70
02/21-02/25 In Person Intro To Coding (Python) 10 am- 3:30 pm Discover how to game projects and small animated drawings using Python! We'll go over the basics of Python and by the end of the week you should be able to be proud of the progress you've made! Ages 8-14 Ages 8-14 $299
(1 coder enrolled)

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


To honor our New Year Resolution, we are offering the community a FREE HOUR OF CODE every Monday for this month! Bring family, friends, classmates, neighbors - Ages 6+. Each student must register prior. Click the button and register today! Class will be offered in person at our center location.

Free 30-Minute Coding Class!

Sign Up for our FREE Intro Class! Fill out the form on our homepage! If you have any questions or need a special day and time, Call (650) 995-7435 or Email:

Coding Birthday Parties

Are you looking for a good place to host your child's birthday party? Contact us and we will host a birthday party for them and their friends! Whether they want to have a Roblox learning and gaming party, or a Battle Bots session with lots of parts to work with, we're the best place to host it! We will provide the fun coding session, the utensils and plates, and even pizza if needed! Learn more by contacting us and scheduling it when possible! Party Packages The Basic Coding Package!(6 kids) - starting at $299 2 hours of coding and gaming fun Use of the party room for snacks, drinks and cake Balloons, happy birthday banner and outdoor sign for the guest of honor Paper goods and utensils provided 5 guests with each additional guest $25 The Coder Party Plus Package! (6 kids) - starting at $459 Everything in The Coolest Party Ever PLUS: 1 additional hour of coding and gaming fun (3 hours total) Pizza and juice provided for all guests (additional cost if pizza is needed for parents) 5 guests with each additional guest $30 Available Party Times: Fridays at 10am or 1pm, Saturdays at 5 pm, Sundays at 10 am or 2 pm

Girl Scout Coding for Good Online Workshops

Have your Girl Scout Troop earn one of the Coding For Good badges (Coding Basics, Digital Game Design or App Development) with an online coding workshop with The Coder School Redwood City!

We will host a Zoom session and our Code Coaches will introduce the girls in your troop to the world of coding using Scratch, a graphical coding language or Javascript, one the most popular coding languages.

Additionally, our coaches will have the girls read, discuss and sign the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge. The Coder School Redwood City's 1 hr 30 min coding workshop for Bay Area Girl Scout Troops is designed for girls ages 6-8 (Brownies), 8-11 (Juniors) or 11-14 (Cadette). The workshop costs $275 for up to 12 girls and includes one of the Girl Scout Coding For Good badges (can be picked up or mailed).

Student-Volunteering For The Coder School!

Is your son or daughter in the Coder School interested in volunteering with our Code Coaches and learning more about how to work with students and teach coding? Ask our GM about our opportunities and we'd be more than happy to sign them up! (In-person ONLY)

School Info

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570 El Camino Real #230, Redwood City, CA 94063
Near Whipple and El Camino
Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
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Meet Our General Manager

Jimmy Aredo

Hi there! My name is Jimmy Aredo and I'm the General Manager at the Coder School in Redwood City. Growing up, my life was always centered around computers and how the technology around us changes ever so rapidly. I wanted to let others know about how amazing it is to learn and explore new things! This passion to learn and teach others is what led me to gain a background as a Paraeducator in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District, as well as being a teacher’s aid before that. What made me re-ignite my passion for coding was the ever-expanding world of website/HTML building and how many ways you can create one!

My biggest passion is making sure others can learn more from what they are educating themselves in, and what better way to learn than to try it out for themselves and learn as much as they can! Here at the Coder School, our goal is to make sure our students can come in every time knowing that they’re going to learn and really understand the inner workings of their code, as well as understanding more about themselves. I look forward to meeting every new student! If you would like to know more? Feel free to reach out to me directly at

Meet our Owner

Luis Lopez-Echeto

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Luis and I'm the Owner at theCoderSchool in Redwood City (and Fremont too!). As a child I was always intrigued by technology and computers in particular which led me into getting a BSc in Microelectronic Engineering - designing and building the electronic circuits inside computers, as well as an MSc in Software Development from RIT in Rochester, NY. Thanks to my background, I've had a very successful and rewarding career and I got to work with some of the largest software companies out there like Oracle, LinkedIn and Microsoft as well as hundreds of other companies in many different fields.

My biggest passion is learning, and what better way to learn than to teach children. I'm extremely excited to be able to share my experience with our students and empowering them to take control of their destiny and, of course, change the world =) Want to know more? Feel free to reach out to me directly at

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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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




Video Game Coding

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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