Multi-Year Progressive Curriculum

Join our academy and start climbing the Coder’s Ladder®! Similar to martial arts belt system, the ladder defines programming skills from beginner to advanced levels. Achieving Level 10 means mastering all fundamentals of software development.

With each level, students gain proficiency in more advanced programming concepts and learn how to design and build more complex projects. Levels are taught in age and experience appropriate development environments, from Scratch to professional languages, such as Python or Java.

Coder’s Ladder® Classes Provide

An Individualized Approach

We recognize that each student learns best at a different pace of learning. Our curriculum has been carefully designed to allow for individual advancement and growth.

Small Class Sizes

In group classes each instructor has a maximum of 6 students. Private classes are 1:1.

Progress Tracking

Instructors track student progress within each level individually based on student’s understanding of and ability to apply concepts they learned in their class projects. Parents can check their coder’s progress in their Coding with Kids account online any time.

Welcome Session

Each new student will join a Welcome Class in the first week. The Welcome Class brings a group of new students together, introduces them to the coding environment for their level, explains the coding language(s) they will be using and lets the students build a few small projects to ensure a seamless transition into their ongoing class. The Welcome Classes are unique to each level and are taught by instructors experienced with the full content of each level. After completion, students will be ready to join their regular class. The Welcome Classes last 2.5 hours (or 1.25 hours for Little Coders).

As soon as a student masters all concepts introduced at their Level, they are presented with a project-based exam conducted in a graduation session. Students in Level 2 or higher will be given a take-home portion to complete. Once the exam and take home portion are complete, your student will be moved to the next level on the Coder’s Ladder®!

Graduating to Next Level

As soon as a student masters all concepts introduced at their Level, they are presented with a project-based exam conducted in a graduation session. Students in Level 2 or higher will be given a take-home portion to complete. Once the exam and take home portion are complete, your student will be moved to the next level on the Coder’s Ladder®!

Student Portal

Students have access to an online repository of coding exercises. This allows them to practice their skills at home and even accelerate their learning, as desired. “Practice makes the master!”