The Coder School Berkeley

Community Subscriber
School-Aged, Preteens, Teens
22 participants
berkeley [at]

The Coder School is a year-round after-school coding school for kids ages 8-18.  We combine collaboration and immersion with direct instruction by our Code Coaches™ to get your kids learning to code and rockin' their inner hacker in no time! Our mission is to inspire and excite kids to not only learn to code, but think critically about how technology can change our lives in the future. At The Coder School, 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.

Visit our website to join our list and stay up-to-date on upcoming events, registering for classes and enrolling in our summer camps.

Parent Q&A

  • Haven’t seen many reviews about The Coder School. I think there’s 1 or 2 good reviews but 1 of them is anonymous so could be the school’s marketing. Does anyone has real feedback? Thank you!

    My kid has been doing camps and private lessons at the Coder School for 3 years.  He was not eager to try it, but after the free trial lesson he was hooked.  Lynna, who runs the program, is thoughtful, warm and responsive. All of the tutors have been great, many of them are CS students at Cal.  Their transition from in-person to ZOOM was pretty seamless too.  My kid asked to do the ZOOM camp again this summer, so I would call that a win, especially for a parent who has to work from home in Covid times. 

    My son has been doing classes with the Coder School since they opened several years ago. He loves the classes, and all the coding instructors have been great. They have done a good job following his interests while making sure he's learning some coding. He has used Scratch, Snap, python, and javascript, and I know they have kids doing a variety of other things. He has also enjoyed their summer camps. We highly recommend the Coder School!

    My daughter has been doing a weekly Code Coaching session for about six months to get support in creating Roblox games. She has both enjoyed it and made a lot of progress in her understanding of coding. They do a good job of reporting and documenting their work with her.

    Our first coach changed his schedule. At that time, they gave us a choice of keeping our time with a new coach or going with a time that our current coach had available. We needed to keep our time and they did a great job in creating a very successful transition for my sensitive and slow-to-warm-up kid. 

    Both of our coaches have done a great job meeting our daughter where she is at and keeping things fun while advancing her. It's been GREAT for us, particularly with fewer weekend playdates and activities that have been the scene for our last year. 

Parent Reviews

Parents, Sign in to post a review on this page.

RE: Roblox Studio Tutor or camp ()

The Coder School has been great for my kid. He is currently working on making his own game in Roblox, and he is signed up for the 3 day winter camp to work on it.

RE: Roblox Studio Tutor or camp ()

We have had a wonderful experience with Coder School in Berkeley. My son started with weekly on-line coaching when the pandemic started and has also done some of their on-line camps. He has learned a lot and we've been very happy with it. I highly recommend them.

If you have a child interested in learning coding, I recommend the Coder School in Berkeley. My 11 year old son did their  Python Start Up Camp on-line during spring break and loved it. The camp was from 9:30-2:30 with and hour lunch break. It was well run and he learned a lot.  We are going to sign up for more camps this summer.

RE: Coding for teen girl? ()

There's a place in North Berkeley opening soon that you might want to check out, called The Coder School. They're having an open house on Saturday, January 28th from 1pm - 3pm. Maybe check them out: