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Welcome to theCoderSchool
6075 Chandler Ct,
Intersection of Mt Royal and N State St

(614)392-2499westerville@thecoderschool.com

Hey super-parent! We're happy you're looking for options to get your kids (ages 7-18) 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! Also, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news, tips, special events, and promotions!

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Our Philosophy

Looking for coding lessons for kids near Columbus? We're here to help. We believe every kid is different, so we teach them accordingly. Our expert coders teach our students in a super-small two to one ratio, allowing our Code Coaches to personalize projects built to suit each student. Kids are able to move at their own pace and engage in things that interest them most.

Our Programs

Our coding school's flagship after-school program, Code Coaching, combines a super-small 2:1 teaching ratio with individualized curriculum. Although Code Coaching works from novice to advanced coders, we also offer entry-level classes for those looking for a more traditional class in a larger ratio, as well as @school classes and our ever popular coding camps.

Our System

We're part of a nationwide system of over 65 locations around the country, teaching over 7,000 students every week with the brainpower of 1000+ expert Code Coaches®. Headquartered and founded in Silicon Valley since 2014, we're proud of the impact theCoderSchool has had on communities everywhere. Find out more about Who We Are in our brand video .

How Students Progress

OUR CODER TREE

See our visualization of what kids are learning and a sampling of possibilities.

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Our Coder Tree

OUR CODER STORY

Find our coding roadmap that goes beyond coding custom apps to building a story for college

Our Coding Camps

From AI to bots, web development to games, we got it all. Our camps stick to a low ratio of around 6:1 and are taught by our expert Code Coaches.

Our Testimonials

  • "Virtual coaching worked well. 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. I'm glad we've been able to continue this even as we stay close to home"
    Lyndsey M., Westerville
  • "The Coder School has been a wonderful experience! My son loved it in camp and since has become so excited each week to go and work on his projects. Highly recommend! And the staff and teachers are so patient and willing to work with the kids. My son had a great time with Online Code Coaching!"
    Will V., Westerville
  • "First impression: nice job! We downloaded zoom ahead of time and had Ry set up in my office so we wouldn’t distract him. Houston called a few minutes ahead of time to make sure we were ready/see if we had any troubles getting set up. I was wondering how engaged Ry would be without this being face to face - but pleasantly surprised. I didn’t stay in the room, but heard Ry & Houston consistently talking back and forth. Ry was tight lipped after class, didn’t give me much feedback. Later last night he disappeared into his room and I found him working on some coding homework. I’m counting this as a win!"
    Nicole H., Westerville
  • "Our son, age 12, looks forward every week to coming to the Coder School! The owners and coaches are wonderful. Our son learns something new every time and continues to build on his coding skills. It is a great experience, and we are pleased he is learning valuable skills he can use now and apply to his future. He is always excited to share with us what he has learned! The camps are great too and the perfect introduction to coding for kids."
    Heather I., Westerville
  • "My two sons, ages 9 and 14, absolutely LOVE every minute spent at theCoderSchool in Westerville and frequently try to convince me to let them stay all night after their weekly session in over. I'm amazed at what they are already able to accomplish after less than 2 months at the school. I cannot recommend this enough for any parent of a child who loves electronics."
    Kate K., Westerville
  • "We love our time at The Coder School in Westerville. The coaches are engaged and great with the kids. Our son has been exposed to multiple technologies and has opportunities to be creative, while solving problems and developing his logic skills. He's having fun!"
    Matt A., Westerville
  • "My son absolutely loves the CoderSchool. He has learned so much and is actually excited to go there and learn. He did a summer camp and now goes once a week for class. Phenomenal staff and facility. I would recommend for any future coder to attend. Well worth the money and experience! My son absolutely loved working online! Thank you again for all that you do! "
    Lindsey S., Westerville
  • "This place is great!! I really love how engaged my son is and how much he loves to come to his coding classes. Patrick, the owner, is always present and available to answer any questions. The coaches are great at teaching and keeping things fresh for the kids. Kids get some optional homework, my son is always excited to get home and work on it."
    Kenny R., Westerville
  • "My son absolutely loves this place. I love watching him use his imagination and logic to create programs he’s interested in. I am impressed by how accommodating the staff has been and really appreciate the time they take to make sure we are happy and feel welcome. "
    Tricia F., Westerville
  • "I think online coding lesson went great! It was actually easier than coming in - if we could keep it this way that would be ideal actually. Ha!"
    Brittany B., Westerville
  • "My son really enjoyed the online class today. He said he wouldn’t mind if classes were always like that. He was excited to get a new project to work on and is looking forward to next week! Thank you for making this happen!"
    Chris B., Westerville
  • "My son enjoyed the online session and enjoys the ability to share screen viewing while doing his coding work. Your code coaches continue to deliver a great product even remotely. Thanks!"
    Eric B., Westerville

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Apps We Build

Each year, theCoderSchool partners with the Congressional App Challenge, a nationwide coding contest run by districts of the U.S. Congress. Some of our students have won this prestigious prize, met their U.S. Congressperson, and even flown to DC for the winners event. Take a look at some recent CAC winners from theCoderSchool, or browse through our Live App Gallery to see custom apps our students are building!

School Info

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6075 Chandler Ct
Intersection of Mt Royal and N State St
(614)392-2499
westerville@thecoderschool.com
Monday: 3:30 – 7:30 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 3:30 – 7:30 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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Meet our Owners

Singh Family

Hello and welcome to theCoderSchool! We are the owners of theCoderSchool Westerville, Ohio and McMurray, Pittsburgh locations. Ranjita and I strongly believe that teaching children coding skills equips them to thrive in a digitally connected world, equipping them with the tools they need to excel in various fields. We instilled this belief early on in our own children, Aahana and Aaryan. Both our kids love programming which allows them to express themselves by creating their digital projects, games, and interactive stories.

My journey in the tech world began with a deep curiosity about how technology could reshape industries and improve people's lives. Throughout my technology consulting career, I have been at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies and trends, from artificial intelligence and machine learning to blockchain and IoT. I believe that technology has the power to disrupt traditional industries, drive efficiency, and unlock new opportunities.

What powers technology is code. Coding is a crucial skill for children in today's digital age, and its significance goes far beyond simply learning how to program computers. It nurtures a range of invaluable abilities that are applicable in various aspects of life. Coding promotes problem-solving and critical thinking. It encourages youngsters to break down complex challenges into smaller, manageable parts and find logical solutions—a skill set that proves useful in numerous real-life situations.

In the ever-evolving world of technology, I am excited about the endless possibilities that lie ahead. I am driven by a vision of a future where every child has the opportunity to learn to code, as it is an investment in their future and the future of our increasingly technology-driven society.

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!
  • Read about Private+Semi-Private Coaching, Virtual Learning, Coding Classes, Robotics, Python, Scratch, or Video Game Coding
    or check out our general blog or our student blogs

    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? Founded in 2013, we're 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®.

    Got a question? Email us at westerville@thecoderschool.com!

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