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San Ramon, CA

161 Market Pl, San Ramon, CA 94583
Near San Ramon Library next to Jimmy John's
Map(925)336-3328sanramon@thecoderschool.com
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Year-Round Weekly Coding Classes for Kids REMOTELY offered by theCoderSchool San Ramon.

In response to all of the public schools being closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have converted all of our weekly coding lessons to be on-line, via Zoom. Your students can still receive quality instruction from our Code Coaches each week with a very low ratio of 2-students-to-1-instructor from the safety of your own home.

Small student to coach ratio (2:1), customized project-base 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 over 700 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. 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.

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

2021 Code Camps

Our Code Camps are currently expected to be REMOTE via ZOOM and are Mon-Fri at either: AM (9am-12pm) or PM (12:30 pm-3:30pm). We MAY have an in-person option for a limited number of coders based on available COVID-19 guidelines, the final decision will be made the week before camp. Sign up for Remote Coding camp and let us know if you would like to be on the waitlist for in person camp. Kids code throughout the week then demo their week's creations on Fridays. What better way to get your kids out of your hair in the summer?!

And guess what, we're offering a limited number of discounts of $100 off the HALF DAY camps Price is already discounted in the store! Camps are filling fast so sign up now!



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

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Week Format Camp Ages Price
4/05 - 4/099am-12noon Spring Break Half Day Remote Games Are Awesome 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. Each camp session offers different projects for continued skill development. 6-11 6-11 $299 $199
4/05 - 4/0912:30 - 3:30pm Spring Break Half Day Remote 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. No Python experience necessary! 10+ 10+ $299 $199
6/07 - 6/119am-12noon Half Day Remote Games Are Awesome 1 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. Each camp session offers different projects for continued skill development. 6-11 6-11 $299 $199
6/07 - 6/01112:30 - 3:30pm Half Day Remote 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. No Python experience necessary! 10+ 10+ $299 $199
6/14- 6/18 9am-12noon Half Day Remote Roblox Game Development Kids LOVE Roblox! Using Roblox Studio we’ll be teaching the kids how to write code in the Lua programming language that will allow them to create their own players, environments and mini games! We’ll also teach them how to take their games online and about game design theory which makes games challenging and adds the element of fun that keeps players coming back again and again! 8-12+ 8-12+ $299 $199
(1 spot left!)
6/14 - 6/1812:30 - 3:30pm Half Day Remote Games Are Awesome 2 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. Each camp session offers different projects for continued skill development. 6-11 6-11 $299 $199
6/21 - 6/259am-12noon Half Day Remote Python Game Apps 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. No Python experience necessary! We will use Python to develop fun 2D game apps! 10+ 10+ $299 $199
6/21 - 6/2512:30 - 3:30pm Half Day Remote Games Are Awesome 3 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. Each camp session offers different projects for continued skill development. 6-11 6-11 $299 $199
6/28 - 7/29am-12noon Half Day Remote 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. No Python experience necessary! 10+ 10+ $299 $199
6/28 - 7/212:30 - 3:30pm Half Day Remote Games Are Awesome 4 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. Each camp session offers different projects for continued skill development. 6-11 6-11 $299 $199
7/12 - 7/169am-12noon Half Day Remote Game Design with Scratch What makes Pokemon GO? Did Fortnite get created in a day? Look behind the scenes and find out what makes your favorite games tick. Design your own and code it! This class will use the Scratch Platform to create fun game apps! 6-11 6-11 $299 $199
7/12 - 7/1612:30 - 3:30pm Half Day Remote 2D/3D Unity 3D-gaming is where it's at in this camp: learn to program with Unity, a real-world game engine. Pokemon Go, Pillars of Eternity, and even Assassin's Creed were built with this! Previous experience highly recommended. Note: personal PC/Mac laptop required (contact us via email sanramon@thecoderschool.com for more information). 10+ 10+ $299 $199
7/19 -- 7/23 9am-12noon Half Day Remote 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. No Python experience necessary! 10+ 10+ $299 $199
7/19- 7/2312:30 - 3:30pm Half Day Remote Roblox Game Development Kids LOVE Roblox! Using Roblox Studio we’ll be teaching the kids how to write code in the Lua programming language that will allow them to create their own players, environments and mini games! We’ll also teach them how to take their games online and about game design theory which makes games challenging and adds the element of fun that keeps players coming back again and again! 8-12+ 8-12+ $299 $199
7/26 -- 7/30 9am-12noon Half Day Remote Games are Awesome 5 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. Each camp session offers different projects for continued skill development. 6-11 6-11 $299 $199
(Full!)
7/26 - 7/30 12:30 - 3:30pm Half Day Remote AP CS Bootcamp Heard AP Computer Science was tough? Want to get a head start? We've got you covered! Learn all the essentials of Java FAST in this bootcamp and get enough practice to be ready to ace the class and the AP test in May! Good for both AP CS A and AP CS Principles (PLTW). 13+ 13+ $299 $199

Our Testimonials

  • "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
  • "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
  • "Alex always looks forward to his session. Very good experience so far. Thank you! "
    Keith W, Castro Valley
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Extremely good people, high quality learning and very flexible."
    Dushyant P, San Ramon
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Zach is a wonderful teacher! He is knowledgeable and siper patient!"
    Jane C, Danville
  • "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
  • "Well organized program and we like the coaches / teachers, very motivating . Thank you"
    Suchi P, San Ramon

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Our Upcoming Events

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 sanramon@thecoderschool.com

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161 Market Pl, San Ramon, CA 94583
Near San Ramon Library next to Jimmy John's
(925)336-3328
sanramon@thecoderschool.com
Monday: 3:30 – 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 1:30 – 7:30 PM
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Thursday: 1:30 – 7:30 PM
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Meet Our General Manager

Dede Leonard

Hi! I’m Dede Leonard and I’m the general manager of theCoderSchool San Ramon. As a homeschooler and avid equestrian I have spent a large portion of my professional career advocating for opportunities for youth to realize their potential and explore their interests. I have watched the technological revolution unfold, expand and encompass all aspects of our daily life, and realize that early exposure to computer languages and coding concepts can empower and enrich lives. After receiving my BA in English from UC Berkeley, I worked as a product manager for Oracle, Verifone/HP and Netopia/Motorola and finally have spent the last 10 years as an internet freelancer helping small businesses expand and improve through the use of technology. 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 dede@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!

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.

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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®.

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