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Welcome to theCoderSchool

Short Hills, NJ

509 A Millburn Ave, Short Hills, NJ 07078
One Block from Millburn High School
Map(973)314-1159shorthills@thecoderschool.com
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WE ARE NOW OFFERING IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL CLASSES! CALL US TO LEARN MORE.

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!

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 Short Hills, NJ

Coding takes practice, and we believe getting kids to code consistently throughout the year is the only way they'll really learn to code! That's where our Code Coaches® come in, providing a long-term mentoring relationship to teach kids to code, from someone who's a coder themselves.

Our coding school's flagship program, Code Coaching®, combines a super-small teaching ratio of typically 2:1 or 1:1 with individualized curriculum so kids are able to move at their own pace, doing things that interest them most. This program works for kids of all ages and skill levels. From game development to web apps, Python to Java, or even niche technologies like AI and beyond, our Code Coaches can help your kids achieve their programming 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. Our lessons are taught in-person at our schools where available, or can be online for social distancing. Fill out our form above to get a free trial today!

Our Coder Tree®

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. Like real trees, our students' coding journeys are unique from each other, but all require strong foundations and trunks to support their higher, advanced branches. Need a magnifying glass? Here's a zoomable view.

Tracking Progress

Custom coding means tracking progress is even more important! Our suite of proprietary tools* does just that. Our Coder Progress and Notes+ systems chart weekly progress through concept tracking and freeform notes. App Reviews track longer term progress by identifying current skills to build their individual Coder Tree®. Finally, our Student Portal is a one-stop shop to see it all and then some! Confused? It's complicated! Get an idea by clicking through a Sample Student's functional 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
  • Note taking for online learning
    2020 Winner - Las Vegas NV
    Note taking for online learning
  • 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
  • Disaster recovery support
    2019 Winner - Buffalo NY
    Disaster recovery support
  • Online teaching app
    2019 Winner - St. Louis MO
    Online teaching app

Presidents Week and Spring Break Camps (In-person and Virtual)

Let's get ready for Camps! Our in-person camps will run in our school from 9 am-12 pm. Virtual half-day Camps run from 9:30 am to 11:30 am or 12:30pm to 2:30 . Kids code throughout the week then demo their week's creations later that week. What better way to engage and learn something new during these breaks!

Additional camp offerings at our other locations.

Syosset., Roslyn., Commack., Bayside.,

If a camp is sold out - Add you name to the wait list to be notified if a spot opens up. WAIT LIST"

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

Week Format Camp Ages Price
2/15-2/18 Half Day Virtual

12:30 - 2:30
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! Click here to learn more. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $249
(3 Spots )
2/15-2/18 Half Day Virtual 9:30 - 11:30 Games Are Awesome We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to cre ate some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Each Games Are Awesome will have different themes. Click here to learn more. Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $249
(3 Spots)
3/29-4/1 Half Day Virtual 9:30 - 11:30 Games Are Awesome (Platformer) We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our novice and intermediate coders. Each Games Are Awesome will have different themes and we'll even create a platformer project Click here to learn more. Ages 8-11 Ages 8-11 $249
(4 Spots)
3/29-4/1 Half Day Virtual 12:30 - 2:30 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! Click here to learn more. Ages 12+ Ages 12+ $249
(4 Spots)

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.

Contact Us

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509 A Millburn Ave, Short Hills, NJ 07078
One Block from Millburn High School
(973)314-1159
shorthills@thecoderschool.com
Monday: 3:30 – 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 3:30 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 3:30 – 7:30 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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  • Roslyn, NY
  • Bayside, NY
  • Tribeca, NY
  • Montgomery, NJ
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Our Schools

Meet our GM

Dani Greenwald

Hi everyone! My name is Dani Greenwald and I am so excited to be the General Manager of The Coder School of Short Hills. I have spent my entire career working with parents and children and I was born and raised in the area. I initially started my career in education and then went on to work in sleep-away camps for the last 15 years. The Coder School is exactly what our children need as coding and technology is the future! I’m excited to be able to help kids develop a passion for coding and technology and even more excited to ensure that they learn how they can leverage technology for their futures. I feel so grateful to have this opportunity to bring coding and technology to all families and children in a setting that’s both educational and fun! I can not wait to see what these children will create and become. Please stop in to say hi and see what we are all about!

Meet Our Owner

Noreen Kazi

My name is Noreen Kazi and I’m the owner of theCoderSchool of Short Hills. I am an active parent that is excited about bringing this dedicated coding program to our students. I have experience as a community leader and organizer and I have spent over 20 years creating educational curriculum and leading programs focused on ensuring that our youth are ready to be tomorrow’s leaders.

Through my experience designing educational curriculum, I have had the privilege of seeing how technology has positively impacted curriculum development. What I love about coding is that it drives innovation – coding provides students with the ability to take an idea that they have, make that idea come to life, and then share that idea with millions of people. Additionally, coding can provide a cross curricular benefit by improving student’s math skills as they start to visualize and break down problems from other angles. I truly believe that our children are at the cutting edge of educational innovation and I am excited about bringing this offering to our kids. You can reach me anytime at noreen@thecoderschool.com.

Meet Our Senior Advisor

Nisha Bhalla

MEET OUR SENIOR ADVISOR My name is Nisha Bhalla and I am the Senior Advisor of theCoderSchool of Short Hills. I still remember learning how to code in Linux and was fascinated with the collaboration and support of the programming community as we all looked to build a better program, together. Technology has continued to drive significant change and the ability to code is a skillset that every student should have.

I am so excited about bringing this program to New Jersey in a setting that is both educational and fun. As a graduate of Harvard Business School, I have seen firsthand the way technology has impacted the future of all industries from farming to healthcare and I can’t wait to bring this knowledge to our students. Additionally, I have over 10 years of experience working in product development roles at various Fortune 500 companies and start-ups and I am thrilled about sharing this career knowledge with our students.

I’m also passionate about mentoring students on their communication and presentation skills, and I love that this program will not only teach kids how to code, but also how to engage their audiences to effectively communicate their ideas and opinions.

Our Board of Advisors

We've also assembled a team of experienced advisors to help provide oversight and guidance. Read more about who they are, and don't be surprised when they come in as speakers for our school events!

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!

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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