Coding Classes Made Just For Kids
Our Elementary School Coding Program, for Grades 3-5, is made to help young students develop strong computational thinking skills.
How Our Elementary School Coding Program Works
The structure of our online coding classes for kids and the 24/7 support engages students to learn, have fun, and develop skills over time while parents stay informed of their progress.
Fundamental Programming Concepts
Web Development for Kids – 1
Web Development for Kids – 2
Our goal is to make programming as entertaining for kids as playing games.
Minecraft is loved as a game by kids worldwide. We use a special mod of Minecraft that allows us to use it as an interface to practice all the programming concepts that students learned in Wizard Level 1.
At this stage, students learn the most popular systems for web development so they can see their ideas come to life.
- Fundamental Programming Concepts
- Web Development for Kids – 1
- Web Development for Kids – 2
- Capstone II: Game Development
What’s more fun than playing a game? Its building one.
In this capstone course, students practice all the programming concepts they learned in Wizard Level 2 by programming a game of their own from scratch.
All students start in Animation and Gaming in Scratch at Wizard Level I. If you have previous coding experience, take the Advanced Placement test. Returning students can continue with the class where they left off.
- Animation and Interactive Games with Scratchon Fridays (12 weeks, 1 class per week)
- Animation and Interactive Games with Scratchon Wednesdays (12 weeks, 1 class per week)
- Animation and Interactive Games with Scratchon Saturdays (12 weeks, 1 class per week)
Some students may have already been introduced to the world of coding. We have a placement test to move ahead in our program so they begin at the right level.
Meet our Teachers
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Questions? We Are Here to Help.
Easy answers to some common questions.
What course should I start with?
The first course depends on your child’s grade level. See the Elementary (Grades 3-5), Middle (Grades 6-8), and High School (Grades 9-12) Program pages. All students start in the first class of the program at Wizards Level I and, as they graduate each class, move to the next class and Wizard Level. Returning students can continue with the class where they left off. Advanced placement is also available if your child has previous coding experience. Learn more about the full curriculum and enroll to get started.
What technology do we need for class?
To attend class your child will only need: 1) A computer with a keyboard, microphone, and speaker – almost all laptops bought within the last five years ago should have these; 2) A web browser installed, like Chrome (recommended) or Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer; and 3) A reliable internet connection. Bonus, a headset is helpful so students can keep their hands free, but it isn’t required. See our full curriculum.
Is there homework? Grading?
Every class has weekly homework assignments to supplement class time. There are also quizzes, reviews, and exercises to show mastery of the material. We do not assign grades but do recognize our student’s successes. We report the completion of assignments to parents on a weekly basis. See our full curriculum.
What if my child misses a class?
All class sessions are recorded. These, along with class slides, are made available to the student shortly after the class is over. Students can review the recorded session and slides before the next class if they are absent. They also have access to help on the community board from other students, direct messaging with teachers, and complimentary office hours for additional support.
How much does a course cost?
All classes meet for 12 sessions with an associated cost of $149 per 4 class sessions unless specified otherwise. At no additional cost, students get 24/7 direct-messaging support from teachers, live office hours, access to our online student community, and weekly progress reports. See our full pricing details.
Can I enroll after a class has started?
Yes! We accept late enrollments for any class until the beginning of the second session. Enroll today.
More questions? Find answers on our FAQ page.