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Walnut Creek, CA

1330 N Broadway STE F, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
A block from Safeway and Mt. Diablo
Map(925)588-4262walnutcreek@thecoderschool.com
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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 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 Walnut Creek, 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! 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
  • 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 Remote Code Camps

In response to all of the public schools being closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have converted all of our coding lessons and Summer Camps to be on-line, via Zoom. Our Summer camps are Mon-Fri at either: Morning (9:00am-12pm) or Afternoon (12:30pm-3:30pm). Kids code throughout the week. We will keep a 1:5 coach to student ratio for all camps. What better way to get your kids out of your hair in the summer?!

And guess what, we're offering $100 off camps for a limited time. Price is already discounted in the store! Camps are filling fast so sign up now!

Want a camp on a different week? Check our San Ramon Camps or Pleasanton Camps.



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

Scroll table to see all 14 camps
Week Format Camp Ages Price
06/07 - 06/11 9AM - 12PM Half Day Remote Remote Games Are Awesome 1 We'll be using cool drag-n-drop languages like Scratch to create some cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Camp # offers different projects for continued skill development. 7 - 11 7 - 11 $299 $199
06/07 - 06/11 12:30PM-3:30PM Half Day Remote Remote Roblox Play Do you kids enjoy playing Roblox? This camp will teach them some more advanced methods for getting even more out of their Roblox experience. No coding, but lots of fun! Windows or Mac system with the Roblox Studio software installed required. ChromeBooks and Tablets are not supported. 8+ 8+ $299 $199
06/14 - 06/18 9AM - 12PM Half Day Remote Remote Roblox Play Do you kids enjoy playing Roblox? This camp will teach them some more advanced methods for getting even more out of their Roblox experience. No coding, but lots of fun! Windows or Mac system with the Roblox Studio software installed required. ChromeBooks and Tablets are not supported. 8+ 8+ $299 $199
06/14 - 06/18 12:30PM-3:30PM Half Day Remote 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! 8+ 8+ $299 $199
06/21 - 06/25 9AM - 12PM Half Day Remote Remote Games Are Awesome 2 We'll be using cool drag-n-drop languages like Scratch to create some cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Camp # offers different projects for continued skill development. 7 - 11 7 - 11 $299 $199
06/21 - 06/2512:30PM-3:30PM Half Day Remote 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 - 14 10 - 14 $299 $199
06/28 - 07/029AM - 12PM Half Day Remote Remote Roblox Play Do you kids enjoy playing Roblox? This camp will teach them some more advanced methods for getting even more out of their Roblox experience. No coding, but lots of fun! Windows or Mac system with the Roblox Studio software installed required. ChromeBooks and Tablets are not supported. 8+ 8+ $299 $199
06/28 - 07/0212:30PM-3:30PM Half Day Remote Remote WebRox Everything's about the web these days, and that's why Web Rocks! Code with all the base web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Novice or intermediate coders. 10 - 14 10 - 14 $299 $199
07/12 - 07/169AM - 12PM Half Day Remote 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 - 14 10 - 14 $299 $199
07/12 - 07/1612:30PM-3:30PM Half Day Remote Remote Games Are Awesome 3 We'll be using cool drag-n-drop languages like Scratch to create some cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Camp # offers different projects for continued skill development. 7 - 11 7 - 11 $299 $199
07/19 - 07/239AM - 12PM Half Day Remote Remote Roblox Play Do you kids enjoy playing Roblox? This camp will teach them some more advanced methods for getting even more out of their Roblox experience. No coding, but lots of fun! Windows or Mac system with the Roblox Studio software installed required. ChromeBooks and Tablets are not supported. 8+ 8+ $299 $199
07/19 - 07/2312:30PM-3:30PM Half Day Remote Remote Pi Jam Jam to the coolest credit card sized gadget, the Raspberry Pi3. Explore cool stuff you can do with a tiny computer, like light sensors, Python with Minecraft or other fun stuff! Intermediate coders only. Price includes the Raspberry-Pi hardware kit, which you get to keep after the camp is finished. 10 - 14 10 - 14 $379 $279
07/26 - 07/309AM - 12PM Half Day Remote 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 - 14 10 - 14 $299 $199
07/26 - 07/3012:30PM-3:30PM Half Day Remote Remote Mobile Madness Mobile App development is really hot!! We will teach students how to create their own mobile apps on Android devices using "App Inventor" from MIT. NOTE - this camp is not for iPhones or iPads. Campers must bring their own Android phone or tablet. 10+ 10+ $299 $199

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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1330 N Broadway STE F, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
A block from Safeway and Mt. Diablo
(925)588-4262
walnutcreek@thecoderschool.com
Monday: 2:30 – 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 2:30 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 2:30 – 7:30 PM
Thursday: 2:30 – 7:30 PM
Friday: 2:30 – 7:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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Meet our General Manager

Mcgrail Reynolds

Greetings! My name is McGrail Reynolds and I am thrilled to be joining theCoderSchool Walnut Creek family as the General Manager! Originally from Chicago, I moved to The San Francisco Bay area for college where I fell in love with tech scene and have since built my career with various IT Administration, Web Development and Software Engineering roles.

Throughout my high school and college years, I also spent time as a tutor where my passion for learning and teaching first ignited. I firmly believe that programming is a skill that is taking root in every single industry and before long will be a requirement to have some coding background no matter what path your kiddo chooses to pursue. At theCoderSchool, we strive to help kids of all skill levels learn how to code in a fun, interactive environment where they can move at their own pace.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with ANY questions about our programs, or just stop on by our office to meet me and see how things work in action! I so look forward to working with you and your family to continue inspiring that passion for coding! Email me anytime at mcgrail@thecoderschool.com

Our Regional Manager

Dede Leonard

Hi! I’m Dede Leonard and I’m the general manager of theCoderSchool San Ramon and Regional Manager of Northern California Tri-Valley CS. 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 am excited to be helping to open theCoderSchool in the Walnut Creek and Lamorinda neighborhood. Our San Ramon school currently has families from several cities in the surrounding area and I look forward to welcoming them to the new Walnut Creek location in September 2019!

I have watched the technological revolution unfold, expand and encompass all aspects of our daily life. 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.

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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Briefly Tell Us About You

We're always looking for great Code Coaches. Find out more about how to apply today.

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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