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San Jose, CA

2077 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
Near Armadillo Willy's
Map(408)628-0146sanjose@thecoderschool.com
PROUD PARTNERS OF THECongressional App Challenge
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Hey South Bay! We are the #1 coding program in Silicon Valley, bringing the fun and exciting world of code to our kids!

At theCoderSchool, we want to do more than just teach coding.

We want to inspire our coders to think outside the box in a creative way. Our unique approach not only focuses on coding, but also teaches kids how to channel their ideas and problem solve, all while having tons of fun.

Our talented code coaches will focus on your child’s individual needs, interests and skill level. Snap, Scratch, Python, Java, C++, Swift, Unity, etc., we can do it all! We will help build the confidence and skill set that will be valuable to their education and future careers.

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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 San Jose, 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. We 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 50 locations around the country, teaching well over 5,000 students every week with the brainpower of 750+ expert Code Coaches®. We're proud of the impact theCoderSchool has had on communities everywhere since our brand was founded 7 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

Summer Camps

Our Summer camps are held ONSITE at theCoderSchool San Jose from 9am to 3pm Mon-Fri. Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles, and we'll take care of the rest! Our On-site camps will require all students, coaches and staff to wear face coverings.

All of our camps leverage goodies from our year-round programs to create a uniquely collaborative environment where the kids work together, code together, and have a rockin’ fun summer together! We work with students from novice to expert. Kids code throughout the week and then demo their week's creations on the last day of camp.

To show our appreciate to our community, we are offering $200 off On-site camps this summer. Just use the code CAMBRIAN at checkout.*

Cancellation policy: 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days prior to camp start date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days to camp start date. No refund within 14 days prior to camp start date.

Use code CAMBRIAN for $200 off*

Seats are filling up quickly. Sign up now!

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

Week Format Camp Ages Price
7/26-7/30 On-site 9am-3pm Rise of the Machines 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. Intermediate coders only. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $575 $375
8/2-8/6 On-site 9am-3pm Python Art Did you know Python doesn't just output text and numbers, it can make visual art too? In Python Art Camp, we'll deep-dive into the visual turtle library to make some gnarly, sometimes hypnotic designs and illustrations. In this camp, we will see how Python code can also be beautiful. For beginners and intermediate coders alike. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $575 $375
(1 spots left)
8/9-8/13 On-site 9am-3pm Games Are Awesome C We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create some cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Content will be different from Games Are Awesome A & B. Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $575 $375
(2 spots left)

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.

School Info

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2077 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
Near Armadillo Willy's
(408)628-0146
sanjose@thecoderschool.com
Monday: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 AM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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Meet Our Owners

Deena Motiram

Hello parents and coders! I am the General Manager of theCoderSchool San Jose and am very excited for the opportunity to work with you! For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a part of the educational journey of the kids’ of tomorrow. Growing up in Silicon Valley, I know that code is now an integral part of education, like math and science. I have a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences from the University of the Pacific and a background in Hotel Management, Accounting & Marketing. My passion, however, lies in helping children. I have several years of experience tutoring children. I have a young daughter and enjoy seeing how happy she is when she figures out something new. I look forward to sharing these moments with you and your child as they grasp new concepts at theCoderSchool. We will help your child to learn to think outside of the box, all while having lots of fun! Do not hesitate to reach out to me to learn more about theCoderSchool San Jose at deena@thecoderschool.com.

Jasal Motiram

Hi technology lovers! I started my career at Bearing Point and then moved to KPMG as a member of the financial advisory practice. As a consultant, I had the opportunity to work on transformational projects for some of the biggest names in technology including Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Cisco. From consulting, I moved to Elance, the world's biggest freelancer marketplace, which is now called Upwork. At Upwork, I created solutions for Enterprise clients and provided the ideal path for them to engage with freelancers. I am currently providing services to all west coast clients at Synack, a fast growing startup in the expanding world of Cyber Security. Code is the base of every project and product that I have been apart of. I am constantly reminded about the importance of the skill and the endless possibilities when applied.

Meet Our Code Coaches® Too!

We've got plenty of Coaches to choose from, 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!

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.

Private+Semi-Private Coaching

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Robotics

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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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