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San Ramon, CA

161 Market Pl, San Ramon, CA 94583
Near San Ramon Library next to Jimmy John's
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Year-Round Weekly Coding Classes for Kids In-person & Remote offered by theCoderSchool San Ramon.

In response to the COVID-19 situation, we are offering In-person & Remote zoom coding lessons. Your students can still receive quality instruction from our Code Coaches each week with a very low ratio of 2-students-to-1-instructor at our school or from the safety of your own home.

Small student to coach ratio (2:1), customized project-based coding lessons engage students, We work with each coder in their area of interest and work at their own pace. Learn Scratch, Python, C++, Unity, Java, HTML, Javascript, CSS, Minecraft, Roblox, Raspberry Pi, AI, App dev, and other technologies. Where do your interests take you?

At theCoderSchool, we want to do more than just teach coding. We want aspiring coders to use their new found passion as a stepping stone to thinking outside the box, as a way to channel their ideas in a creative way, and most importantly, to have fun. Interested? Fill out the form and we'll be in touch shortly to tell you more!

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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 Ramon, 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. Conveniently located near great schools like Iron Horse Middle School and Dougherty Valley High School, theCoderSchool San Ramon is situated in San Francisco's East Bay near the San Ramon Library. In addition to coding classes, we also offer fun game nights featuring games like Among Us, Magic the Gathering, and Super Smash Bros. Our expert coaches have a wide range of backgrounds from universities like USC or UC Berkeley, and have interned at great companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook. Looking for other nearby East Bay locations? Be sure to check out our Pleasanton school.

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 60 locations around the country, teaching over 6,500 students every week with the brainpower of 1000+ expert Code Coaches®. We're proud of the impact theCoderSchool has had on communities everywhere since our brand was founded 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 some recent winners, or ask about our App Gallery to see more apps!

  • Interactive mental health website
    2022 Winner - Pleasanton CA
    Interactive mental health website
  • Scheduling software for busy high schoolers
    2022 Winner - Henderson NV
    Scheduling software for busy high schoolers
  • Website+game to educate on carbon footprint
    2022 Winner - Yorba Linda CA
    Website+game to educate on carbon footprint
  • 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

Coding Camps

Sorry, we don't have any upcoming camps listed yet. Check back soon!

Our Testimonials

  • "Fabulous first month for my three kids at The Coder School San Ramon! General manager, Dede Leonard was so very helpful and got us a schedule that works great for us. The instructors have been very well matched to each of my children's different ages and ability. They are super excited to go to this activity in the afternoon and I feel like they are learning languages that will help them navigate the world's emerging technological advances! I would definitely recommend this service to any kids that wants to learn how to code or shows an interest in developing technology!"
    Jaimi M, Vallejo
  • "My kids love going to coder school. It really gets their mind stimulated and helps them think about problems in a methodical way. It's not just for kids who want to code as a profession someday; it's good for their brain. The staff is so friendly, knowledgeable and patient. Keep up the good work!"
    Erik P, Castro Valley
  • "Makena and her coding partner Sabine think this is one of their best homeschool classes. They wear their Coder School shirts proudly . I like the quality of instruction and guidance they are receiving. They are learning how to think through problems and how to use technology to answer their real world questions. The staff is fantastic and are so helpful with managing schedules!"
    Angela F, Benecia
  • "Zach is a wonderful teacher! He is knowledgeable and siper patient!"
    Jane C, Danville
  • "Jack has a really good lesson with Eamon today. Just wanted to say thank you for giving him a bit of normalcy in all of this! We are looking forward to next week! "
    Kelly B, Danville
  • "Alex always looks forward to his session. Very good experience so far. Thank you! "
    Keith W, Castro Valley
  • "Nik loves his code classes! We are taking a summer break and he cried on his last day. Lukas asked his coach if he could come to his house to teach him while he is on break. We will definitely be back in August"
    Adriana J, San Ramon
  • "Honestly, I was hesitant to sign my kids up for more screen time during the pandemic, but my son has been begging to try coding. I'm glad I did. It's creative, develops problem solving skills, logic and reasoning. There's some math in there too. Much more interesting and worthwhile than I thought it would be. The teachers are knowledgable and the classes run smoothly. It's been a good thing all around."
    Dana G, Danville
  • "I signed my Grandson up for The Coder School a little less than a year ago. He absolutely loves going each week and attended two camps during the summer, as well as a week during Spring break. He is on the Spectrum and I was concerned as to how he would fit in. I never had to worry, all the Coaches have gone out of their way to make him feel comfortable and give him any extra help when needed. I love his enthusiasm for learning how to code. Thank you Dede and all the Coaches who have made this such a rewarding experience for him. I look forward to many more years of him attending the school. "
    Logan’s Grandma, San Ramon
  • "Well organized program and we like the coaches / teachers, very motivating . Thank you"
    Suchi P, San Ramon
  • "She LOVED it. She also loves working with Cassie. Right away she felt like she was not working with a coach but spending time with a big sister that is trying to teach her something. That connection I think is helping to shape her love for coding. Also, as soon as she got home she showed all her sisters the game she is working on. Plus, later that day, I found her continuing to work on the game, so she is completely engaged. Words really can't express how happy I am right now with this situation."
    John S, San Ramon
  • "Extremely good people, high quality learning and very flexible."
    Dushyant P, San Ramon

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Our Upcoming Events

Every Coder Presents FREE Beginner Python & 3D Print Workshop

EVERY CODER PRESENTS FREE A Beginner Python & 3D Print Workshops

Want to know more about Python & 3D Printing? Every Coder is proud to sponsor a FREE Workshop with our partner The Coder School San Ramon. Join us and code a fun 3D project and print it out! See you there!

Workshops are sponsored and held at The Coder School San Ramon @ 161 Market Place.

Aug 19th 3:30 - 5:00pm
Sept 8th 4:30 - 6:30pm


Our amazing Code Coaches will work with the kids at your party to code a game of their own and show them some fun games to play together. Our foosball table and fun games and toys are available for those who want some time to be unplugged.

You can bring your own food and drinks OR we can provide pizza, juice and water if you choose “The Whole Shebang” (which also gives you an extra hour of party time).

The birthday guest of honor gets a Coder School T-shirt and special gift and all guests receive coder bands and stickers. Best of all, we set up, we entertain and we clean up while the birthday child and their friends have a blast.

Party Packages

The Coolest Party Ever (6 kids) - starting at $279

  • 2 hours of coding and gaming fun
  • Table setup for your snacks, drinks and cake
  • Balloons, happy birthday banner and outdoor sign for the guest of honor
  • Paper goods and utensils provided
  • Coder School T-shirt and special gift for the guest of honor
  • Coder bands and stickers for all guests
  • 5 guests with each additional guest $25

The Whole Shebang (6 kids) - starting at $429

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

Please contact us at (925) 336-3328 or to set up a birthday party for that special day!

Now Hiring: Code Coaches

Do you enjoy teaching? Do you love working with kids? Are you a creative coder? Our social and immersive method is a great way to get our next generation ready while being able to have fun with technology yourself.

theCoderSchool San Ramon is hiring personable, fun-loving solid coders who are good with kids. We can offer you flexible, part-time hours to fit any schedule. If you want to give back to the community, earn some pocket-money and enjoy your work, apply today!

Interested? Shoot an email with resume to

School Info

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161 Market Pl, San Ramon, CA 94583
Near San Ramon Library next to Jimmy John's
Monday: 3:30 – 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 1:30 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 3:30 – 7:30 PM
Thursday: 1:30 – 7:30 PM
Friday: 3:30 – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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Our Schools

Meet Our General Manager

Alex theCoderSchool San Ramon

Hello! My name is Alex. As an East Bay native, homeschool, and software engineer, I know what it means to find your own path in this face-paced tech world. Growing up I taught myself programming working with Lego Mindstorms and Game Maker. In high school, I started taking math and science classes at DVC, before going full time in college. I transferred to UC Santa Cruz for a degree in Computer Science and then spent several years as a Software Engineer at a variety of companies working on projects like smart farming technology and CRISPR gene editing research.

I have always loved tutoring friends and family members whether I was in high school, college, or working. I enjoyed it so much that I switched to teaching and tech education full time. It is so exciting to see the same curiosity and discovery in kids learning about tech that I have experienced. Working at theCoderSchool San Ramon I am so envious of all the great learning tools and resources kids have access to. Growing up I would have loved to be part of a program like this. Feel free to reach out with any questions you have. I am always excited to talk!

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

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!

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.

What are the benefits of kids learning to code?

Children of all ages can benefit from learning coding skills, and students who get hands-on experience with computer programming go on to excel in other subjects Coding helps students gain computer proficiency and build real-world problem-solving skills. Exploring technology is essential for computer literacy. Building fundamental coding skills encourages creativity, promotes teamwork, and enhances spatial intelligence and logical thinking skills. Kids of all ages can learn computer science. For teenagers, learning how to code leads to the development of transferable skills that can be applied in future careers or workplaces. If your student is interested in data science or machine learning, a self-paced course in computer programming can help pave their path.

As you and your family consider coding programs, it helps to keep in mind:

  • The age of the student (we can teach kids as young as six)
  • Their individual interests (such as Lego, Roblox, robotics, video game design, or artificial intelligence)
  • Any previous hands-on experience with coding (even exposure to mobile apps or playing with Minecraft counts)
  • Preferred learning style (we offer both flexible and structured curricula and support self-paced learning)
  • Social skills (some students learn best in one-on-one lessons, while others favor teamwork)

    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.

    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!
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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 classes 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®. Check out our Carrollwood, Westerville, and Folsom location or all locations.

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