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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
PROUD PARTNERS OF THECongressional App Challenge
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Please Note: theCoderSchool Short Hills will be closed from May 27th to May 30th for memorial day. Classes will resume on the 31st. Happy holidays!

The Coder School has Remote and In-Person Options Available!

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. 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 Glenwood and Hartshorn, theCoderSchool Short Hills is situated on Millburn Ave. near Millburn High School. Looking for schools on Long Island instead? Be sure to check out our other schools on our Long Island page.

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 55 locations around the country, teaching over 6,000 students every week with the brainpower of 800+ expert Code Coaches®. We're proud of the impact theCoderSchool has had on communities everywhere since our brand was founded 7 and a half 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!

  • 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

2022 Summer Camps

Let's get ready for summer camps! Our camps are run in our school from 9am-3pm Mon-Fri.

Our camps are held at our sweet coding facilities (when possible) and 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! Kids bring their own lunches or purchase weekly meal plans and we'll take care of the rest! Kids code throughout the week then demo their week's creations later that afternoon.

And guess what, we're offering our Summer Camp Discount of $100 off for a limited time only. Just use the code CAMPSROCK2022 at checkout! Sign up now!

Camp registration may be cancelled up to 60 days prior to the first day of the start of camp for a full refund. Cancellations made up to 30 days prior are eligible for a 50% refund.

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Additional camp offerings at our other locations.

Syosset., Roslyn., Commack., Bayside.

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

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Week Format Camp Ages Price
6/27-7/1 Full Day In-person 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+ $599 $499
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6/27-7/1 Full Day In-person Lego Robotics The field of robotics is growing faster than ever, appearing everywhere from our homes to video games to drones. Learn to build and program, a variety of small and large robots(including Lego Mindstorm EV3 Spike Prime) through hands-on projects that will culminate in a demo at the end of the week. Intermediate coders only, please. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $649 $549
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7/11-7/15 Full Day In-person Coding Robots in Scratch The field of robotics is absolutely booming. Everything from cars to thermostats and appliances are all tied to robotics and hardware engineering. If you're excited by the thought of being an Aerospace engineer at NASA or designing the next robotic creation, then you can get a nice start on the right path with our camp. It generally will culminate in a robot competition whether it's racing through a maze or a timed activity. mBot is a STEAM education robot and is the standard robot for this camp. Click here to learn more. Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $649 $549
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7/18-7/22 Full Day In-person Game Builder Garage (Nintendo Switch) We’re always looking for new and fun ways to introduce kids to the power of learning to code and it appears Nintendo is as well! Nintendo Game Builder Garage is a new game that has a unique way of teaching kids how to code using their interface. It’s a new twist on learning to code and since it’s from the Nintendo team you know it’s fun! During this camp we’ll teach the kids to code using this gaming platform and we’ll build some fun and playable games that the kids will be able to share with the world via Nintendo’s online network! Must have a Nintendo Switch and a copy of the Game Builder Garage game. Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $599 $499
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7/18-7/22 Full Day In-person App Development From the day Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007, smart phones have been quickly taking over all of our worlds. Our Mobile App Development camp gets our intermediate coders introduced to the world of app development by coding projects loaded on an Android-based mobile phone. Each student will receive a basic Android phone that they can keep. Intermediate coders only, please. Click here to learn more. Ages 11+ Ages 11+ $699 $599
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7/25-7/29 Full Day In-person Games are Awesome We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch to create 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 $599 $499
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8/1-8/5 Full Day In-person Game Builder Garage (Nintendo Switch) We’re always looking for new and fun ways to introduce kids to the power of learning to code and it appears Nintendo is as well! Nintendo Game Builder Garage is a new game that has a unique way of teaching kids how to code using their interface. It’s a new twist on learning to code and since it’s from the Nintendo team you know it’s fun! During this camp we’ll teach the kids to code using this gaming platform and we’ll build some fun and playable games that the kids will be able to share with the world via Nintendo’s online network! Must have a Nintendo Switch and a copy of the Game Builder Garage game. Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $599 $499
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8/1-8/5 Full Day In-person Python Art + Animation 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+ $599 $499
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8/8-8/12 Full Day In-person Coding with Drones This camp is filled with pure action as campers enjoy drone coding and obstacles! Campers will first learn the basic safety of drone flying. From there, students will learn how to code the drones through skill challenges while also learning how to perform various excercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drones speed and agility. For beginners and intermediate coders alike. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $699 $599
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8/15-8/19 Full Day In-person Coding Robots in Scratch The field of robotics is absolutely booming. Everything from cars to thermostats and appliances are all tied to robotics and hardware engineering. If you're excited by the thought of being an Aerospace engineer at NASA or designing the next robotic creation, then you can get a nice start on the right path with our camp. It generally will culminate in a robot competition whether it's racing through a maze or a timed activity. mBot is a STEAM education robot and is the standard robot for this camp. Click here to learn more. Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $649 $549
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8/22-8/26 Full Day In-person Lego - Competition Ready! Ready to expand your robotics skills? This camp also includes a LEGO® League mission! Students will be introduced to the world of robotics competitions as they gradually learn the basics of building and programming autonomous robots using sensors. Working together to build an effective competition robot, they'll systematically test and refine programs, using the design process to develop a solution in order to complete missions, all the while developing skills related to collaboration and teamwork, and life skills for their future careers. Previous robotics experence encouraged. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $649 $549
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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.

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Our Upcoming Events

In-Person Summer Camps

Camps will be released on Pi Day (3.14) Take advantage of our early-bird discount CAMPSROCK2022 for $100 off.

School Info

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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: 2:00 – 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 2:00 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 2:00 – 7:30 PM
Thursday: 2:00 – 7:30 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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Our Schools

Meet our GM

Keiana Grimes

My name is Keiana Grimes and I am the Director of The Coder School Short Hills. I attended Grand Canyon University in Arizona where I earned my Bachelors degree. I started my career by opening a childcare center and really enjoyed the amazing energy and curiosity of all of our kids. I have been in childhood education for the last 10 years and have truly enjoyed every minute of my career in this field. It's wonderful to see students develop on an everyday basis and I really appreciate the opportunity to directly impact the way that students see the world. My philosophy is that each child is unique and therefore they learn and thrive at their own pace. I am excited to be a part of the Coder School team and I look forward to working with each of our students on their coding and presentation skills in a fun and collaborative environment!

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!
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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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Coding Classes

Robotics

Python

Scratch

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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