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Torrance, CA

1884 1/2 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Serving South Bay communities
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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 our form and we'll be in touch shortly to tell you more!

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Who is theCoderSchool

Coding Lessons for Kids in Torrance, CA

We believe coding is an art and a science. Something best taught by an expert mentor sitting right next to our students. Personalized attention goes a long way when learning an advanced subject. That's why our after-school coding lessons for kids revolve around a mentoring relationship with a Code Coach who's not only an expert coder themselves, but an ongoing mentor for our students' tech ambitions even beyond app building.

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 the most. While Code Coaching is our premium program, we also offer a Code Class for those looking for a more traditional curriculum-taught class in a larger ratio. Programs are typically in-person, but may be offered virtually as needed. Contact us using the form above 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®. Headquartered and founded in Silicon Valley, 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 what kids are learning and a sampling of possibilities. We even have a suite of proprietary tools (see a sample Student Portal ) that chart our students' progress, concepts learned, and even activities beyond app-building.

The Coder Story

Every coding student has a unique journey, something we call a Coder Story. Our Coder Story structure helps guide kids along a roadmap of coding possibilities as they explore coding-related activities beyond building custom apps. For those striving to go to college as a Computer Science Major, an advanced Coder Story can help differentiate their application to college admissions boards.

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 2023-2024

What better way to get your kids ENGAGED and EDUCATED during School Breaks?! Plus we have a very low student to teacher ratio, so your kids really learn to code and have fun too! Camps will include interactive breaks with STEM activities!

Not sure what camp to sign up for? Call, text or email us! (310)504-0159 OR

Camps will fill up fast so don't delay and BOOK TODAY!


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

Scroll table to see all 11 camps
Week Format Camp Ages Price
12/18-12/22 5-Day Week Camp Winter Specialty Camp 12/18-12/22 (5 Day) 9am-12pm - Mbot Robot Olympics (Ages 7+) Gear up for the Robot Olympics! Participants will code their mBots to compete in various robotic challenges, from obstacle courses to speed races. This theme encourages friendly competition, teamwork, and creativity as participants strive to make their mBots Olympic champions. Students will take their robots home at the end of the camp! Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $399
(Take your Robot Home! )
12/18-12/22 5-DAY Week Camp Winter Camp 12/18-12/22 (5 Day) 12pm-3pm - Superhero Coding League (Ages 7+) Unleash the power of coding with our Superhero Coding League. Campers will design and code their own superheroes, create animated action scenes, and embark on coding quests to save the digital world. It's a dynamic and empowering coding adventure. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $299
12/22 DAY CAMP Happy Holidays Day Camp (12/22) Friday 4pm-7pm Help kick off the Holiday Season with us! Kids will build their own game in Scratch or Python, challenge each other in Coding Bingo, and participate in STEM activities! Aimed for beginners and Intermediate coders. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $65
12/26-12/29 4-Day Week Camp Winter Specialty Camp 12/26-12/29 (4 Day) 9am-12pm - Mbot Robot Safari (Ages 7+) Welcome to the Robot Safari! Participants will code their mBots to become robotic safari guides, navigating through a virtual jungle filled with coding challenges. From avoiding virtual wild animals to solving programming puzzles, this theme combines coding and creativity in an exciting safari adventure. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $325
(Take your Robot Home! )
12/26-12/29 4-Day Week Camp Winter Camp 12/26-12/29 (4 Day) 12pm-3pm - Medieval Coding Quest (Ages 8+) Enter the magical world of coding knights and dragons! Campers will transform into coding wizards and create their own medieval stories, design enchanted castles, and code interactive quests where they'll conquer challenges and unlock hidden treasures. Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $249
1/2-1/5 4-Day Week Camp Winter Camp 1/2-1/5 (4 Day) 9am-12pm - Enchanted Forest Adventure (Ages 7+) Embark on a magical coding journey through an enchanted forest. Kids can animate fairies, program talking animals, and create their own mythical creatures using Scratch. The Enchanted Forest Coding Quest makes coding a whimsical and imaginative experience. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $249
1/2-1/5 4-Day Week Camp Winter Specialty Camp 1/2-1/5 (4 Day) 12pm-3pm - Mbot Mars Explorer Robot Adventure (Ages 8+) Embark on an intergalactic coding journey where young engineers will program their mBot robots to navigate the challenging terrain of Mars. From avoiding obstacles to collecting samples, participants will learn coding skills while simulating a real-life space exploration mission. Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $325
(Take your Robot Home! )
1/15 DAY CAMP MLK Holiday Day Camp - Pixel Art Party (1/15) Monday 12pm-3pm Campers will become pixel artists and game designers in this creative coding camp. Using Scratch, they'll design characters, create pixel art masterpieces, and even code their own retro-style games. It's a journey into the world of digital art and game creation. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $65
2/12 DAY CAMP Lincoln Bday Holiday Day Camp - Underwater Odyssey: Dive Into Code (2/12) Monday 12pm-3pm Dive deep into the ocean of coding creativity! Campers will design underwater worlds, animate colorful sea creatures, and code interactive games set beneath the waves. Get ready for a coding adventure beneath the surface! Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $65
2/16 DAY CAMP Washington Bday Holiday Day Camp - Dino Code Safari (2/16) Friday 12pm-3pm Step back in time to the age of dinosaurs! Campers will code their way through a prehistoric world, bringing dinosaurs to life, creating virtual excavations, and exploring the fascinating world of coding in the land of the dinosaurs. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $65
2/19 DAY CAMP President's Day Holiday Day Camp - Roblox Minecraft Mashup (2/19) Monday 12pm-3pm Merge the virtual worlds of Scratch, Roblox and Minecraft in this innovative coding camp. Campers will code their own Roblox/Minecraft-inspired games, characters, and stories, bringing the iconic blocky world to life through creative coding. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $65

Our Testimonials

  • "My son absolutely loves this coding school! The coaches are fabulous!"
    Lisa A.
  • "We love theCoderSchool! My 9 year old son started 1:1 lessons there 6 months ago (he is shy, so I thought 1:1 would be good for him to start with that). He LOVES it!"
    Allison D.
  • "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.
  • "My daughter has been going to The Coder School for over five years and absolutely loves it!"
    Nathan W.
  • "I was unsure at first but every time my daughter finishes a class she is excited and happy and looks forward to it every week! Nothing better than incorporating fun with education!"
    Sabari P.
  • "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 loves to go here. He looks forward to it all week. They have great communication and make sure the kids are really engaged ."
    Kaylon P.
  • "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.

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Our Upcoming Events

Adams Middle @School Code Class

Want to learn to Code? Or have you coded before? Come check out our At School (On Site) Session Code Class, an afterschool course for newbies and experienced coders held at ADAMS MIDDLE! Each session will be cover a different topic! 1st year at Adams Middle and we are so excited to get your middle schooler immersed into the coding world!
Grades 6-8
Grades 6-8

Parras Middle @School Coding Class

Have you ever wanted your child to learn to Code? Or have they coded before? Come check out our At School (On Site) Session Code Class, an afterschool course for newbies and experienced coders held at PARRAS MIDDLE! Each session will be cover a different topic! We are so excited to get your middle schooler immersed into the coding world!
Grades 6-8
Grades 6-8


Have your Girl Scout Troop earn all of their new "Coding For Good" Badges by attending various Computer Technology Workshops at theCoderSchool!

Our 90-minute coding workshops are designed to help Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes or Seniors earn each of the new "CODING FOR GOOD" badges. Each workshop can accommodate up to 15 girls. 8 girls minimum.

Our Code Coaches® will introduce the girls in your troop to the world of coding using a variety of on-line tools, such as Scratch, a graphical, drag-and-drop coding language that was developed by MIT (for younger girls) or Python and HTML (for older girls). Additionally, we will have the girls read, discuss and sign the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge.

The workshop price also includes an iron-on Coder School "FUN PATCH", a completion certificate, inspiration poster, coder pencil and sticker for each girl.

Contact our school office at 310-504-0159 or email us at for pricing information and schedule availability for this unique educational opportunity for your troop.

Coding Birthday Parties!

Celebrate your child’s birthday in a unique way!

With our in person coding birthday party, kids have a blast creating their own themed video games and animation while hanging out with their friends! Ideal for Ages 6-15

Make a memorable celebration while teaching them a valuable skill!!

Our 75 minute Coding Birthday Party includes:

60 minutes of a fun and uniquely themed coding adventure at our center!

15 minutes for cake cutting and singing – additional family and friends welcome to join in!

Pricing: Our 75 minute in person party costs $175 for up to 6 guests. Additional guests cost $15 each. We have a maximum of 12 kids per birthday party.

Email: or call 310-504-0159 to book!

School Info

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1884 1/2 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Serving South Bay communities
Monday: 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 2:00 – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 2:00 – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 2:00 – 7:00 PM
Friday: 2:00 – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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Meet Our Owner and Manager

Dipali Patel

Hello Fellow Parents!

Welcome to The Coder School! I am so thrilled to bring the #1 Coding School in Silicon Valley to SoCal. My name is Dipali Patel and I am the Owner/General Manager for both the Redondo Beach/Torrance and Cerritos/La Palma locations. I am a graduate of UC Davis with a degree in Psychology. I have 2 tech savvy boys who remind me each day the value and importance of technology in our world today. My background is a mix of HR and Education. For 6 years, I was the owner of a Kumon Math and Reading center in which I helped many students maximize their true potential with their academics. Then I went on to do Tech Recruiting for startups across California. One consistent feedback I received from the software engineers, developers, and programmers I recruited was that they wished there was a coding school around when they were younger. This feedback led me to opening The Coder School. Coding helps foster creativity as well as builds logical thinking and problem-solving skills - all of which helps them prepare for the future, no matter occupation they choose to go in. I look forward to helping children in the community embrace technology and its impact! Feel free to contact me 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! Roll over a pic to see if we jotted down their background!
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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.

How do I get accepted into a college computer science program?

These days, top colleges are incredibly selective. Learning to code by itself probably won't help you stand out enough. Instead, consider building a unique Coder Story. Can we help? Sure can!

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!

    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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