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Yorba Linda, CA

18627 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Next Door to UCI Health
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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

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 Yorba Linda, 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. 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. Located near top schools like Travis Ranch and Fairmont Elementary, theCoderSchool Yorba Linda is situated in North Orange County in the Los Angeles metro area.

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 50 locations around the country, teaching well over 5,000 students every week with the brainpower of 750+ expert Code Coaches®. We're proud of the impact theCoderSchool has had on communities everywhere since our brand was founded 7 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!

  • 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

Summer Coding Camps

The Coder School Yorba Linda's popular summer camps are all about coding, fun, and making new friends. Our campers learn how to create games, compose music, design websites, and code all kinds of projects based on their personal interest.

Online Camps 2021. This summer, we will be bringing back an exciting range of online camps allowing your technologists to code safely from home. They will learn new technologies while still interacting with other technologists. We'll build in screen-free breaks and a lot of interactivity to keep everyone engaged.  These camps will use Zoom and will run from 9:30am-2:30pm with a 1 hour lunch break from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

In-Person Camps 2021. In order to keep our environment safe for everyone, all of our in-person camps will strictly follow the OC Health Care Agency safety guidelines. The in-person camps will run from 9am-3pm Mon-Fri and will be limited to a ratio of 6 camper to one code coach per camp. As usual we will include offline breaks with active games like charades or "tech Pictionary," outdoor lunch, and playtime with safer distanced activities. Limited camps are available to purchase below. Please filter "In-Person" to see the full listing. Please email Nancy for more information on how to setup your own in-person summer camp pods.

We understand the need for flexibility in summer planning. All online and in-person camps are fully refundable.  All online camps can be switched to in-person camps and vice versa, depending on capacity. If you need to withdraw from a camp, please let us at least 3 days before the start of your camp.

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

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6/14-6/18 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Python Start Up InPerson 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! Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $599
7/12-7/16 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Games Are Awesome InPerson We'll be using Scratch, a cool drag n' drop languages to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Learn More Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $599
7/26-7/30 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Python Start Up InPerson 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! Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $599
8/2-8/6 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm PICO-8 Game Development InPerson Learn to make real 8-bit games on PICO-8 using Lua coding language. PICO-8 is a fantasy console for making, sharing, and playing tiny games and other computer programs. Technologists will use their creativity to build their own 8-bit games while learning basic programming concepts. Each camper will get to keep their own copy of PICO-8 console software when camp ends so they can continue projects. This camp is designed for intermediate coders. Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $599
8/16-8/20 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Minecraft Microsoft Python InPerson Challenge your imagination and learn to program in a Minecraft world! Your technologist will learn real programming concepts while creating and completing awesome challenges. We will be using MakeCode’s Python interface. Each camper also get to keep their own copy of Minecraft for Windows when camp ends so they can continue coding in their own Minecraft world. Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $599
(Please email to signup!)

Our Testimonials

  • "From our first interaction with the management team at The Coder School, it has been a joy. We needed some extra coding help with our 4 - 8th grade Lego robotics program and the team worked with us to build a tailored program for our kids. And they were there to help guide and encourage the kids along the way. I would easily recommend them. The team was knowledgeable, responsive and made the experience fun for all involved. Look forward to what's next."
    Ken, Placentia
  • "I’m so glad that my 12 yo daughter enjoys going to Coding school even without her friends. That alone is a great testimony of the school. Nancy has been open and flexible with our needs and issues. I appreciate how easy it is to talk to the staff there. We hope for continued growth and enjoyment of learning more about coding."
    Linda, Yorba Linda
  • "My son signed up for the group Scratch class and is really enjoying it. He's been to 3 classes so far and has come home very enthusiastic. The owner and employees are all really nice and respectful. I'm super happy there is a programming school in Yorba Linda now!"
    Kristi, Yorba Linda
  • "We love the Yorba Linda Coder School! Though we've only attended virtually, my son has really enjoyed learning alongside a small group of peers. The programs are simple enough to follow along, yet complex enough to push my son past his current knowledge set. We can't wait to return in person since there are just some things that don't quite work with Zoom, though it doesn't deter us from attending now. My son asks questions frequently, and the teacher is engaged and helpful. The communication from Nancy (manager) has been fabulous and she is super responsive. I highly recommend starting now!"
    Heather, Yorba Linda
  • "My son is 14 and has Autism, he doesn't like to play sports on the weekend but he loves going to the Coder School. Nancy has been teaching him for about a year and he is learning so much and is always excited to go."
    Jennifer, Yorba Linda
  • "I extremely enjoy having my daughter be a part of this wonderful Coding program thru virtual learning. Each time after the class is finished the instructor sends a brief explanatory explanation of what was taught in the class including the beneficial of learning the same functions and using it in your future developmental areas. We are presently enrolled with Game Development 1.0 . Surely would be doing 2.0 too in the future. "
    Sanaa, Yorba Linda
  • "My daughter, a fourth grader, started learning Scratch a couple of months ago. She really likes the teacher and enjoys the weekly online class."
    Liming, Yorba Linda
  • "My daughter loves going here. Lisa has been a great teacher to her. She is always so excited when it’s class day. So glad I found the Coder School. The owners have also been very helpful to scheduling and easy making up classes she misses."
    Raechelle, Yorba Linda
  • "Instructors are amazing. My daughter is leaning and loves her weekly coding class. They made the transition to zoom learning seamlessly. Excellent! "
    Holli, Yorba Linda
  • "Definitely recommend! A fun, creative atmosphere and knowledgeable, friendly staff. My daughter had a wonderful time here for her very first coding experience. Looking forward to more!"
    Michele, Yorba Linda
  • "My son wanted to take coding with a one on one because he enjoys the personal attention aspect of it. The Coder School was so easy to work with. I called and he was able to start in a few days. The staff is friendly, the school is clean and "
    Tammy, Yorba Linda
  • "We enjoyed the Coder School of Yorba Linda. The kids learned a few more basics using Scratch, and it was helpful to have a coach to guide them through their projects. Great activity during Covid-Quarantine."
    Suvarna, Yorba Linda

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Our Upcoming Events

FREE Online Workshops

All winter FREE online workshops start at 6:30pm and end at 7:30pm. Please select registration links below for age recommendations and descriptions. New workshop themes are being introduced. If you have an idea for a new workshop theme, please let us know!


Online Coding Programs

These are unprecedented times. We hope that you and your kids are adjusting the new school year. Distance learning has become a new norm for us all. We know that schools, parents, and educators at all levels are doing their best to make things work.

At The Coder School Yorba Linda, we are grateful that our students are thriving with our shift to Remote Code Coaching. They are practicing math, logic, and analytical thinking, while designing fun games from the safety and comfort of their own homes. We remain committed to our students' education and will adapt whether online, in-person (when permitted), or a hybrid approach. We'll be flexible depending on what works best for you.

Please email Nancy to setup a FREE virtual coding class.


Do you enjoy teaching? Do you love working with kids? Are you a competent coder? Our social and immersive method is a great way to get our next generation ready while being able to have fun with technology yourself. Apply today!

Please send a email with resume to Nancy


Have your Girl Scout Troop earn their Computer Expert Badge with a coding workshop at The Coder School Yorba Linda!

Our Code Coaches will introduce the girls in your troop to the world of coding using Scratch, a graphical coding language developed by MIT. Additionally, our coaches will have the girls read, discuss and sign the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge.

The Coder School Yorba Linda's 1.5-hour coding workshop for Orange County Girl Scout Troops is customize designed based on girls ages. The workshop costs $250 for up to 12 girls. Each participant will receive a goodie bag of the Coder School swags.

R.E.A.C.H. Foundation Spelling Bee

As a proud sponsor of the R.E.A.C.H Foundation 5th PLYUSD Spelling Bee, congratulation to all the participants. We had a great time!! See you next year.

Photo & Winners!!

School Info

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18627 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Next Door to UCI Health
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Friday: 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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Our Schools

Meet Our GM

Nancy Badillo

Hello! My name is Nancy Badillo, I am the GM at The Coder School Yorba Linda. I didn’t have access to the internet at an early age, but my parents would buy programs to assist with my typing skills. I later was able to afford my own games and bought The Sims and Rollercoaster Tycoon. These games fueled my interest in gaming, and in computer hardware technology, especially when it came time to upgrade my computer! When I was in middle school, I taught myself how to use CSS/HTML to edit my MySpace profile. From there, I decided that I wanted to pursue computer science. I am currently working towards my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Software Engineering at California State University, Fullerton. I am really excited to help share my passion for technology with anyone who wants to learn. I believe that everyone should be aware of the many different options that technology has to offer, since it is intertwined with many different lines of recreational and professional interests. Please feel free to reach out and chat with me about your child’s progression, and questions or concerns you might have about your child, technology, and the like!

Meet Our Owner

Irving Chen

Hi there. My name is Irving Chen and I am the owner of The Coder School - Yorba Linda. My first coding experience was on an Apple IIe coding a dice game in BASIC. I’ve spent over 10 years in international business, focusing on engineering and fabrication. Through this, I have seen first hand how coding has changed all aspects of business: from communications to manufacturing automation to logistics tracking. I am excited to share my real world experiences with up and coming coders and help them understand how technology will change the future business landscape. It all starts here at The Coder School - Yorba Linda!!

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!
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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.

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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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