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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 will be in touch shortly to tell you more! 

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Our Programs

Our bread and butter is our weekly after-school programs, run throughout the year. Coding takes practice, and we believe getting kids to code consistently throughout the year is the only way they'll really learn to code! Check out our programs below, and be sure to check with us for more details!

Code Coaching®

Our core program teaches kids in a customized and engaging way, with a super-small 2:1 instructor ratio.

App Team

Our premium program combines Code Coaching with group sessions, and a presentation at our Coder Fairs.

Code Class

We also offer traditional larger ratio classes where students build various games using our fun curriculum.

Coding Camps

During the summer and other breaks, we offer weekly camps with a different theme for different ages.
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theCoderSchool 231 West Portal Ave
San Francisco, CA 94127


Hours of Operation
3pm-7pm Mon-Thu
10am-2pm Sat

Meet the General Manager

Hi there! My name is Allen and I’m the General Manager of the Coder School San Francisco. I am excited to bring the Coder School to the San Francisco bay area when I was born and raised. My Bachelor’s degree is in Finance and I am a proud alum of San Francisco State University. I remember my first experience with a computer: arguing with my older brother over who could play the original Starcraft game first. It took a week to finally get a chance to play, but I was instantly obsessed with gaming, computers, and technology. Making technology more accessible to children is the biggest reason why we’re opening the Coder School San Francisco. I can’t wait to meet all of you and to help shape the future of your little technologist. 

And the Owners

Hi!  My name is Jim Shen and I’m the owner at the Coder School San Francisco.  My first experience with a computer was learning how to play games on an Apple IIe personal computer.  I had to load the games using a cassette tape :)  This early passion for gaming matured into a love for all things 3D graphics.  After studying at UC San Diego as an Electrical Computer Engineering major, I was fortunate a get a job in the 3D graphics industry during the exciting dot-com era.  I started out as a software engineer for Dynamic Pictures and 3Dlabs, then to ATI where I worked on nearly every generation of the Radeon family graphic chips.  Most recently, I was a development manager for Advanced Micro Devices where we designed and delivered the memory subsystem on the 3D graphics chips for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.  Now as a parent, I want to share my passion for technology with the next generation.  Together, we can build an environment that nurtures curiosity and encourages each child build their passion. 

Hello! My name is Lee Hsu, and I’m a co-owner at the Coder School San Francisco. As an edtech teacher and consultant, I’ve taught computer and technology skills to over 700 elementary school students in our San Francisco public schools. It’s been a blast! I love seeing the excitement in a child’s face when she’s completed a slideshow, published a blog to classmates, or created a new animation or computer game from “scratch.” Enrichment programs are a critical part of a child’s overall education. I’ve seen firsthand that computer science education is one of the most pressing needs in our K-12 education system. It’s important not just for STEM careers, but in all areas of our children’s future careers: medicine, agriculture, manufacturing, and government. I’m excited to be part of a dynamic team that will offer next generation coding instruction to the next generation.

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