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!
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®.
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
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 some recent winners, or ask about our App Gallery to see more apps!
Enter promotional code FIRE50, to get a $50 discount on camp purchase. Valid until the end of June (06/30)
Let's get ready for a super fun summer! Our camps are run in our school from 9 am to 3 pm Monday- Friday in a collaborative environment where the kids work together, code together, and have a fun summer together! Every Friday, we do a fun pizza party on us and demo day so that the kids can show off their projects.
|06/12-06/16||9am-3pm||Game Development We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create us some cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders (if you're looking to sign up for two Gaming camps, pls contact us first!). Ages 8-10+||Ages 8-10+|
|06/19-06/23||9am-3pm||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! Ages 10+||Ages 10+|
|07/10-07/14||9am-3pm||Minecraft Edu! Minecraft has taken the world over by surprise since it debuted in 2009. This camp combines the fun of Minecraft with teaching kids to code at the same time. Playing Minecraft is fun, but building, creating, and modifying your Minecraft agents and worlds through coding is a skill that can help our younger generation in any field they choose to pursue. Tell your Minecraft fan to get their Creepers and Magma Cubes ready for this camp! Ages 8-10+||Ages 8-10+|
|07/17-07/21||9am-3pm||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! Ages 10+||Ages 10+|
|07/31-08/04||9am-3pm||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! Ages 10+||Ages 10+|
|08/07-08/11||9am-3pm||Game Development We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create us some cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders (if you're looking to sign up for two Gaming camps, pls contact us first!). Ages 8-10+||Ages 8-10+|
Hey there everyone! My name is John and I am the General Manager of theCoderSchool in San Mateo. I hail from an educational background with experience in tutoring and instructing others from a variety of age ranges. Originally, with a Mathematics background, I achieved a B.S. in Computer Science with a Minor in Mathematics. I seek to inspire, empower and motivate those who seek knowledge. Initially, I was not a strong programmer or knowledgeable in computer science, so I personally understand how frustrating it is to begin a journey into Software Engineering. Eventually with enough hard work and determination, I am now able to make web applications capable of being launched into production and tell you some of the niddy-gritty details of certain data structures and algorithms, even some of the math behind them. So I make it my personal mission to assist others in their quest to become full-fledged programmers. Even hopefully; future Computer Scientist and Software Engineers. Feel free to contact me with any questions or just to chat at email@example.com.
Hey everyone! My name is Cinthia and I’m the Senior Coordinator at theCoderSchool San Mateo. A little about me- I speak English and Spanish fluently and attended CSM as well as a program here in San Mateo towards an AS degree to become an MRI tech. I grew up in Silicon Valley in the 2000’s so obviously technology had a huge impact on everyone’s lives- I was lucky enough to know how to edit my Myspace profile at the age of 7 with some basic copying & pasting which I later found out was a form of coding. I look forward to working with your children and hope to contribute to their success especially now that the pandemic has shown us how important technology and coding is and how it will impact your children’s futures. Feel free to contact me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi there! My name is Harry Clemente, and I am the Technical Director and a Code Coach for theCoderSchool San Mateo. I am passionate about fostering growth and empowering others! I have a B.S. in Business Management from San Francisco State University. I have worked as an instructor in the autonomous car industry, and as a martial arts coach at my academy. During the pandemic, I took a leap of faith, and completed a Software Engineering Immersive at Hack Reactor. In just 4 months I went from understanding basic data structures and algorithms to building full stack mobile and web applications. My mission here is to provide a healthy environment for kids to build engineering skills and develop applications that are interest-focused. Coding can be fun, and when we have fun doing it, we can’t help but get good at it! I’d love to answer any questions at email@example.com.
We're always looking for great Code Coaches. Shoot us an email with resumé to see if we're a fit!
As you and your family consider coding programs, it helps to keep in mind:
Whether the student wants to explore Minecraft modding in Minecraft camp, is interested in HTML, or wants to learn block-based coding like CSS, our interactive classes provide a great coding experience.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!