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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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Coding Lessons for Kids in Yorba Linda, 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 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, 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!

  • Stock Market simulation app
    2023 Winner - Las Vegas NV
    Stock Market simulation app
  • Plant health recognition app
    2023 Winner - Pleasanton CA
    Plant health recognition app
  • Food bank support
    2023 Winner - Irvine CA
    Food bank support
  • 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

Summer Code Camps, Art Camps, and Robotic Camps

Let's get ready for summer camps! Our full day camps are run in our school from 9am-3pm Mon-Fri. Half day camps are from 9am-11:30am or 12:30pm-3pm. Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we'll take care of the rest! Kids code throughout the week then demo their week's creations on Friday afternoon. What better way to get your kids out of your hair in the summer?!

And guess what, we're offering our early-bird discount of $50 or $100 off for a limited time only. Just use the code CAMPSROCK50 (for half-day camps) & CAMPSROCK100 (for full day camps) at checkout! Sign up now! Camp registration may be cancelled up to 30 days prior to the first day of the start of camp for a full refund. Cancellation made up to 14 days prior are eligible for a 50% refund.
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Week Format Camp Ages Price
6/17-6/21 Full Day Code Camp 9:00am-3:00pm Roblox Studio Code Camp We will be using Lua coding language to make real games while introducing the Roblox platform. Campers will learn the basic coding logic and use their creativity to build their own game that can be published for the world to play! This camp is designed for students who are new to coding and Roblox. Learn More 10+ 10+ $599 $499
6/17-6/21 Full Day Digital Arts Camp 9:00am-3:00pm 3D Maker Digital Arts Camp (no coding) Transform the vivid designs and fantasy worlds of your dreams into physical reality with a powerful 3D printer. This camp will help your digital artist build a foundation in 3D modeling. They’ll work from their initial sketch, then transition those items into Blender, an expansive 3D software used by professionals across the game design and film industries. After the creations are finalized, your digital artist will print them out into tactile objects that can be held in the palm of their hand. Flex your creative skills: no coding is needed for Digital Arts Studio camps. Learn More 7+ 7+ $649 $549
6/24-6/28 Full Day Code Camp 9:00am-3:00pm Python Start Up Code Camp Python is one of the most popular languages worldwide for teaching and real-world applications, including AI. Using an online Python platform, we’ll explore some fundamental concepts, then dive into fun projects that involve creative thinking and more complex coding. In addition to developing general problem solving and logical thinking skills, students will learn Python syntax (loops, variables, line structure, etc), function calls, Cartesian Coordinates, and more! Learn More 10+ 10+ $599 $499
6/24-6/28 Half Day Code Camp 9:00am-11:30am Intro to Scratch Code Camp This intro camp teaches coding through game design and fun-filled projects on the popular Scratch platform created by MIT. Scratch uses drag 'n drop blocks allowing technologists to quickly assemble code to bring their imagination and creativity to life. Technologists will learn computer science fundamentals: loops, conditionals, and variables, and will also develop and apply key math skills including coordinate geometry, negative numbers, angles and boolean logic. Learn More 7+ 7+ $299 $249
6/24-6/28 Half Day Robotics Camp 12:30pm - 3:00pm Scratch mBot Robotics Camp The field of robotics is booming. Everything from cars to appliances are tied to robotics and hardware engineering. We will be using a drag n' drop language to program the robot to accomplish some exciting challenges. If you're excited by the thought of being an Aerospace engineer at NASA or designing the next robotic creation, join us for a thrilling week leading your own AI robot around obstacles, robot battles, or down the racetrack. The fun doesn’t stop here, technologists will take their robot home with them after the camp! Learn More 7+ 7+ $399 $349
7/8-7/12 Full Day 9:00am-3:00pm Control Freak Arduino Robotics Camp Controlling stuff can be serious fun! Get an introduction to micro-controllers and learn to code LED lights, sensors, buttons, motors and more! Each camper will receive a micro-controller kit that will work with any computer and will include a bunch of cool accessories. Your technologist will be able to take their micro-controller kit home with them after the camp! Space limited - register early for this camp! Learn More 7+ 7+ $699 $599
7/8-7/12 Full Day Code Camp 9:00am-3:00pm Minecraft MakeCode Code Camp Challenge your imagination and learn to program in Minecraft! Your technologist will learn real programming concepts while creating and completing awesome challenges in Minecraft using Microsoft MakeCode drag-and-drop platform. No typing is required. Learn More 7+ 7+ $599 $499
7/15-7/19 Full Day Code Camp 9:00am-3:00pm Roblox Studio Code Camp We will be using Lua coding language to make real games while introducing the Roblox platform. Campers will learn the basic coding logic and use their creativity to build their own game that can be published for the world to play! This camp is designed for students who are new to coding and Roblox. Learn More 10+ 10+ $599 $499
7/15-7/19 Full Day Digital Arts Camp 9:00am-3:00pm 3D Maker Digital Arts Camp (no coding) Transform the vivid designs and fantasy worlds of your dreams into physical reality with a powerful 3D printer. This camp will help your digital artist build a foundation in 3D modeling. They’ll work from their initial sketch, then transition those items into Blender, an expansive 3D software used by professionals across the game design and film industries. After the creations are finalized, your digital artist will print them out into tactile objects that can be held in the palm of their hand. Flex your creative skills: no coding is needed for Digital Arts Studio camps. Learn More 7+ 7+ $649 $549
7/22-7/26 Full Day Code Camp 9:00am-3:00pm Python Pygame Code Camp Did you ever want to build a game, but stopped because you only know Python? Don't worry, you can still be a game designer. 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 10+ 10+ $599 $499
7/22-7/26 Half Day Code Camp 9:00am-11:30am Intro to Scratch Code Camp This intro camp teaches coding through game design and fun-filled projects on the popular Scratch platform created by MIT. Scratch uses drag 'n drop blocks allowing technologists to quickly assemble code to bring their imagination and creativity to life. Technologists will learn computer science fundamentals: loops, conditionals, and variables, and will also develop and apply key math skills including coordinate geometry, negative numbers, angles and boolean logic. Learn More 7+ 7+ $299 $249
7/22-7/26 Half Day Robotics Camp 12:30pm - 3:00pm Scratch mBot Robotics Camp The field of robotics is booming. Everything from cars to appliances are tied to robotics and hardware engineering. We will be using a drag n' drop language to program the robot to accomplish some exciting challenges. If you're excited by the thought of being an Aerospace engineer at NASA or designing the next robotic creation, join us for a thrilling week leading your own AI robot around obstacles, robot battles, or down the racetrack. The fun doesn’t stop here, technologists will take their robot home with them after the camp! Learn More 7+ 7+ $399 $349
7/29-8/2 Full Day 9:00am-3:00pm Control Freak: Arduino Robotics Camp Controlling stuff can be serious fun! Get an introduction to micro-controllers and learn to code LED lights, sensors, buttons, motors and more! Each camper will receive a micro-controller kit that will work with any computer and will include a bunch of cool accessories. Your technologist will be able to take their micro-controller kit home with them after the camp! Space limited - register early for this camp! Learn More 7+ 7+ $699 $599
7/29-8/2 Half Day Code Camp 9:00am-11:30am WebRox: JavaScript Code Camp This is the first half of the WebRox Camp that concentrate only on JavaScript.The internet is filled with a seemingly infinite number of websites, each with their own uniqueness and purpose. But how would you go about making one yourself? In this week-long web development camp, we’ll learn HTML and CSS, core languages for web technologies, and use them to build a plethora of different websites. Campers will work towards having an online website illustrating their acquired skills and unique projects by the end of this program. Learn More 10+ 10+ $299 $249
7/29-8/2 Half Day Code Camp 9:00am-11:30am WebRox: HTML/CSS Code Camp This is the second half of the WebRox Camp that concentrate only on HTML and CSS syntax.The internet is filled with a seemingly infinite number of websites, each with their own uniqueness and purpose. But how would you go about making one yourself? In this week-long web development camp, we’ll learn HTML and CSS, core languages for web technologies, and use them to build a plethora of different websites. Campers will work towards having an online website illustrating their acquired skills and unique projects by the end of this program. Learn More 10+ 10+ $299 $249
8/5-8/9 Full Day Code Camp 9:00am-3:00pm Roblox Studio Code Camp We will be using Lua coding language to make real games while introducing the Roblox platform. Campers will learn the basic coding logic and use their creativity to build their own game that can be published for the world to play! This camp is designed for students who are new to coding and Roblox. Learn More 10+ 10+ $599 $499
8/5-8/9 Full Day Code Camp 9:00am-3:00pm Minecraft MakeCode Code Camp Challenge your imagination and learn to program in Minecraft! Your technologist will learn real programming concepts while creating and completing awesome challenges in Minecraft using Microsoft MakeCode drag-and-drop platform. No typing is required. Learn More 7+ 7+ $599 $499
8/12-8/16 Full Day Code Camp 9:00am-3:00pm Python Start Up Code Camp Python is one of the most popular languages worldwide for teaching and real-world applications, including AI. Using an online Python platform, we’ll explore some fundamental concepts, then dive into fun projects that involve creative thinking and more complex coding. In addition to developing general problem solving and logical thinking skills, students will learn Python syntax (loops, variables, line structure, etc), function calls, Cartesian Coordinates, and more! Learn More 10+ 10+ $599 $499
8/12-8/16 Full Day Digital Arts Camp 9:00am-3:00pm 3D Maker Digital Arts Camp (no coding) Transform the vivid designs and fantasy worlds of your dreams into physical reality with a powerful 3D printer. This camp will help your digital artist build a foundation in 3D modeling. They’ll work from their initial sketch, then transition those items into Blender, an expansive 3D software used by professionals across the game design and film industries. After the creations are finalized, your digital artist will print them out into tactile objects that can be held in the palm of their hand. Flex your creative skills: no coding is needed for Digital Arts Studio camps. Learn More 7+ 7+ $649 $549
8/19-8/23 Full Day Code Camp 9:00am-3:00pm WebRox Code Camp The internet is filled with a seemingly infinite number of websites, each with their own uniqueness and purpose. But how would you go about making one yourself? In this week-long web development camp, we’ll learn HTML and CSS, core languages for web technologies, and use them to build a plethora of different websites. Campers will work towards having an online website illustrating their acquired skills and unique projects by the end of this program. Learn More 10+ 10+ $599 $499
8/19-8/23 Half Day Code Camp 9:00am-11:30am Intro to Scratch Code Camp This intro camp teaches coding through game design and fun-filled projects on the popular Scratch platform created by MIT. Scratch uses drag 'n drop blocks allowing technologists to quickly assemble code to bring their imagination and creativity to life. Technologists will learn computer science fundamentals: loops, conditionals, and variables, and will also develop and apply key math skills including coordinate geometry, negative numbers, angles and boolean logic. Learn More 7+ 7+ $299 $249
8/19-8/23 Half Day Robotics Camp 12:30pm - 3:00pm Scratch mBot Robotics Camp The field of robotics is booming. Everything from cars to appliances are tied to robotics and hardware engineering. We will be using a drag n' drop language to program the robot to accomplish some exciting challenges. If you're excited by the thought of being an Aerospace engineer at NASA or designing the next robotic creation, join us for a thrilling week leading your own AI robot around obstacles, robot battles, or down the racetrack. The fun doesn’t stop here, technologists will take their robot home with them after the camp! Learn More 7+ 7+ $399 $349

Our Testimonials

  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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, 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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, 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
  • "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
  • "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

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 logic.


Class Information
Ages: 7-11
Level: No Experience to Beginner
Length: 1 hour, once a week - pick any session listed below
Capacity: 8 students
Price: $129 for 4 sessions a month
Location: All classes are held in person at theCoderSchool in Yorba Linda.

Please email Nancy if you'd like to redeem a FREE trial to try out the Code Class!


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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.

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

Schedule Your Girl Scout Workshop

Have your Girl Scout Troop meet one of many badge requirements for Coding For Good, Computer Expert, Robotics, or Cyber Security! Our Code Coaches will highlight the importance of women in technology, introduce your troop to coding concepts, complete a coding project and review internet safety (and recite the Internet Safety Pledge if needed).

theCoderSchool Yorba Linda's 1.5-hour coding workshop for the Orange County Girl Scout Troops is customized and designed based for Daisy, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes. The workshop costs $275 for up to 12 girls. Each participant will receive a goodie bag of theCoderSchool swags.


School Info

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18627 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
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(714)340-3339
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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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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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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    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®.

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