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Yorba Linda, CA

18627 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Next Door to UCI Health
Map(714)340-3339yorbalinda@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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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 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

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.

In-Person Camps.These in-person camps will run from 9am-3pm Mon-Fri. The total campers allowed to attend each camp will be limited. As usual, we will include offline breaks with active games like charades or “tech Pictionary,” outdoor lunch, and playtime with safer distanced activities.

Please email Nancy for more information on how to register.

Camp registration may be cancelled up to 30 days prior to the first day of the start of camp for a full refund. Cancellations made up to 14 days prior are eligible for a 50% refund.

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

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8/21-8/25 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm PyGame Did you ever want to make games and only know Python? Thats what we are going to do! Get ready to make some games in one of the most popular coding languages. This camp is for intermediate coders - no Python experience necessary. Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $599 $499

Our Testimonials

  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "My daughter enjoys her coding class and asked me to continue going even though we recently moved to another city and have to travel 30 mins every Saturday. Her instructor, Ms. Megan has so much patience. I can see that my daughter likes her a lot. We just finished a virtual class and I can see that my daughter is having fun while learning at the same time. She even tells me that she wishes she can have coding classes every day. Great curriculum, great teachers and great pacing. Keep up the excellent work! The Coder School! Yorba Linda!"
    Anita, 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 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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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

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Our Upcoming Events

Congratulation Queeny!

This year’s Congressional App Challenge for the CA-39 district was the largest in history. Queeny Zhang won the 6th grade division. Queeny’s app, Falling Plants, is aimed towards educating the user on the importance of offsetting our carbon footprint and global warming. Falling Plants combined two projects into one: an game created in LUA using PICO-8 and an informational website created in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The goal of the game is to collect falling plants, plant them, and remove the carbon in the air. The website highlights the importance of global warming awareness, teaches about carbon footprints, all while showcasing the California native plants appearing in the game!

Queeny worked on her Congressional App Challenge project with Coach Xavier. Our Coach Xavier is currently majoring in Computer Science at Cal Poly Pomona. He started as a code coach in our summer code camps through our partnership with Valencia High Val Tech internship program. His students love him for his ability to make learning fun and relatable to their interests! When he isn't coding or coaching at the Coder School Yorba Linda, Coach Xavier enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, and looking for new records to collect.



In-Person Summer Camp

Priority Summer Camp enrollment for active members available now! To access, log in directly with your Pike13 account, then select the Summer Coding Camps tab to list all the available camps. Please use SUMMER23 coupon code during checkout to receive an early registration discount for $100 OFF. General enrollment will be available on January 30, 2023 on our website.


Scratch Code Class

This beginner group class teaches coding through game design and fun-filled projects on MIT's popular "Scratch" platform. Scratch uses drag 'n drop blocks that allow students to assemble code quickly and create as far as their imagination takes them. In addition to learning computer science fundamentals like loops, coordinates, and variables, students apply and develop core math skills including coordinate geometry, negative numbers, angles, and boolean logics.

Recommended Ages: 7-11
Class Structure: Every Tuesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm, Thursdays 3:30pm-4:30pm, or Saturdays at 10am-11am
Location: The Coder School, 18627 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda

Please email Nancy for registration.

Have a Birthday Party at The Coder School

Celebrate your child's special day by taking over The Coder School!

Take over The Coder School for The Coolest Party EVER on your child's special day. Your child and their friends will work with our amazing Code Coaches to code a game of their own and play some fun games together. For those who want some unplugged time, our foosball table and other games and toys are also available. 

Need some munchies and party favors to go with your party? Select The Full Party Package! We'll provide pizza, juice boxes, and water in a designated area. Bring your own cake, but no other outside food will be allowed. All guests will also be gifted The Coder School swag bag. 

Please email Nancy for more info.

GIRL SCOUT COMPUTER EXPERT BADGE WORKSHOP

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 6-8 (Brownies), 8-11 (Juniors) or 11-14 (Cadette). The workshop costs $250 for up to 12 girls. Each participant will receive a goodie bag of the Coder School swags.


NOW HIRING!

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

REACH Foundation Community Partnership

The REACH STEAM Club offers exciting and engaging new learning opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math for PYLUSD students!

The Coder School Yorba Linda is proud to be the community partner to create and host all the Coding Classes.

REACH STEAM Club

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18627 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
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yorbalinda@thecoderschool.com
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 3:30 – 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 3:30 – 6:30 PM
Thursday: 3:30 – 6:30 PM
Friday: 3:30 – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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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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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.

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!

Does coding require reading?

It definitely requires a little bit of reading and comprehension. Even coding with blocks requires some reading, albeit not as much. More importantly when kids move on to typed languages like Python or Javascript - they have to know how to type! If they can't type, coding typed languages is more than frustrating, often causing kids to quit.

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!

Private+Semi-Private Coaching

Virtual Learning

Coding Classes

Robotics

Python

Scratch

Video Game Coding

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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 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®.

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

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