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Why we’re the best

We’re hyper-focused on the quality of our curriculum - the way we train our instructors, and our attention to classroom management. It’s why we’re not only the fastest growing STEM program in the NYC area, but also boast a 100% retention rate.

How we make it easy

We’ve created a turnkey approach to our 20+ fun, interactive Coding and Robotics classes. We can help you start coding classes from scratch or supplement your existing STEM program—we seamlessly integrate into your school offerings, providing a refreshingly easy partner experience.

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How to incorporate our program

A few reasons why it’s so easy to add CodeAdvantage to your schedule:

Plus you’ll have access to our Education Director who makes sure all goes well from day one. She is a seasoned educator with an incredible sense of partnership which is why schools, parents, and students love our classes.

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Kew-Forest loves working with CodeAdvantage because they make the complicated world of coding fun and interactive. The children self-discover certain key concepts like cause and effect in a natural and engaging environment. We look forward to continued partnership with Code Advantage!

Kew Forest School,
Forest Hills, Queens

What initially drew me to CodeAdvantage was the fact that to them, students come first. They put extra effort into hiring instructors that have teaching experience and backgrounds, and have a rigorous curriculum that is clear, organized, and with a goal in mind. Every time I walk into a class that CodeAdvantage is in the students are engaged, excited, and most of all happy.

Ethical Culture,
New York City, NY

With the growing interest in coding, Code Advantage has helped us develop technology classes at our school and student enthusiasm for learning technology has grown! They provide innovative learning opportunities for children, recruit good teachers and always listen to our needs.

Our Education Director

Erica Chodkowski
Erica Chodkowski

Education Director

Erica Chodkowski is the Education Director for CodeAdvantage. With her dual masters degree in Elementary and Special Education and extensive experience working with students including special needs and gifted, she ensures our curriculum, instructors, and teaching methods create a fun, educational experience for all. Prior to joining CodeAdvantage, Erica worked for the Walt Disney Company developing a clear understanding of how to run an organization with high quality standards.

Erica's mission is for CodeAdvantage to be a catalyst for kids to develop critical reasoning, creative expression, and logical thinking in a fun and interactive environment. 

Erica is available to answer any questions, receive feedback, or help you select the right class for your program.

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Our afterschool coding programs are award-winning and have been featured many times in the media. Here are a handful of our favorite press pieces.

Read about all our Lower Elementary classes below

aweSTEM

aweSTEM (Pre-K-K)

Using engaging off-screen and hands-on STEM activities, kids will develop critical and creative thinking skills. Kids create fun projects to demonstrate their new knowledge including Line of Sight puppets, Code Strings, Functional Marionettes, Very Scary Variables and more!

Techie Kids

Techie Kids (K-1st)

Kindergartners and 1st graders can do amazing things with computers! In this class, young students will learn and practice a variety of computer skills to prepare them to move on to beginner level coding, robotics, and technology courses. In a supportive environment, students will be introduced to key computer fundamentals including spatial concepts, command functions, and mouse movement. Kids will have a great time using their keyboarding skills to create a variety of fun projects using storytelling, drawing, and imagination!

Scratch Jr

Scratch Jr (K-2nd)

Learning to Code is a critical skill for children to learn! Much like learning another language, it’s best to have kids learn about programming concepts early and often! In our Scratch Jr class, kids will learn coding concepts including computer automation and linear sequencing. They will make short stories, apply elements of animation, and create their own sprites and objects – all using technology and coding fundamentals!

Kidbots

Kidbots (K-2nd)

In this junior robotics course, we use a hands-on approach to STEM discovery. Students learn valuable coding concepts while tapping into their imaginations to create and program robots. Step by step, we build for a variety of cool Lego robots based around a motor and controller. Then, kids use a block based programming language to make their creation come to life! It’s educational, cool, and FUN!

Scratch Jr Encanto

Scratch Jr Encanto (K-2nd)

Welcome to the magical world of Encanto! In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of coding while creating animations and  projects with their favorite characters from Encanto. Every class is a new adventure and opportunity to put coding fundamentals into action! From finding Bruno to helping Mirabel find her door, kids will have a blast learning about loops, variables, and more while creating their own magical journey!

Scratch Jr Game Time Coding

Scratch Jr Game Time Coding (K-2nd)

Calling all young coders who want to learn the basics of coding while exploring different locations around the globe, outer space, and more! Students will design their own short movies and animations using coding skills in Scratch, Jr. Each class offers a new and exciting backdrop where kids can let their imaginations go wild!

3D Video Game Design: Ocean

3D Video Game Design: Ocean (K-2nd)

Kids love to play video games! Let’s turn screen time into skill time by teaching them how to create their own 3D video games!! 

In this class, kids will embark on an aquatic adventure to create fun, interactive games. Using block programming, young students learn coding fundamentals including objects, conditionals, constructors, logic gates, loops, and more! 


Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club (1st-2nd)

In this awesome class, kids learn while having FUN! Students will learn to move, explore, and build/craft within Minecraft. Then, we recreate real life structures while learning about architecture, physics, and circuitry. By the end, students will use their knowledge and creativity to make projects on their own. Students do not need prior experience with Minecraft.

Minecraft Code: Harry Potter Adventure

Minecraft Code: Harry Potter Adventure (1st-2nd)

Welcome to the World of Witchcraft and Wizardy! In this class, students will learn to code while exploring an interactive Harry Potter world in Minecraft! Every class is a new adventure and opportunity to put coding fundamentals into action. Traveling to Hagrid’s hut, the Quidditch pitch, Privet Drive, Diagon Alley, and beyond, kids will take on quests, fight off some monsters, and cast some magic spells!

Join us on this incredible and magical journey!

Projects include: brewing potions, enchanting items with special abilities, learn Redstone basics

Prior coding or Minecraft experience not required.

micro:bit - Code Control

micro:bit - Code Control (1st-2nd)

Let’s combine the power of the physical world with our digital world imaginations in this “hands-on” introduction to coding! Using a micro:bit circuit board, kids learn to CREATE and code with technology. We introduce simple controller mechanics so kids can apply it coding games - making them feel more realistic and interactive. Students don’t just play a game – they build it and control it in their hands!

Minecraft Code: World Adventure

Minecraft Code: World Adventure (1st-2nd)

Grab your passports, we are off to explore new worlds within the Minecraft realm! Students will learn to move, explore, build, and code within Minecraft while visiting exciting places including ancient Egypt, Tokyo Disneyland, Chicago, the wizarding world of Hogwarts, and more! Students will use their knowledge and creativity to design projects on their own. Students do not need prior experience with Minecraft.

Prior coding or Minecraft experience not required.

3D Design with Roblox (Roblox Build)

3D Design with Roblox (Roblox Build) (1st-3rd)

This isn’t the usual Roblox! In this class, kids will delve into the amazing world of Roblox Studio - an aspiring game developer’s playground!! Using this software (which is also used in our advanced Roblox Code class), students will sharpen their computer skills, express creativity in new ways, and create their own self-made worlds! Learning about game design concepts, kids will have a blast with games such as Obby and Galactic Speed!

3D Video Game Design

3D Video Game Design (1st-3rd)

One of the best ways to get kids excited is to allow them to create something of their own. In class, students bring their imaginations to life in full, 3D color and create games they can play including Frogger Freeway, Underwater Diving, and Sports Games.

Utilizing block coding, this class helps young learners focus on the coding concepts (not typing) to learn about loops, variables, and constructors while having a blast!

Read about all our Upper Elementary classes below

Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club (3rd-3rd)

In this awesome class, kids learn while having FUN! Students will learn to move, explore, and build/craft within Minecraft. Then, we recreate real life structures while learning about architecture, physics, and circuitry. By the end, students will use their knowledge and creativity to make projects on their own. Students do not need prior experience with Minecraft.

3D Design with Roblox (Roblox Build)

3D Design with Roblox (Roblox Build) (3rd-4th)

This isn’t the usual Roblox! In this class, kids will delve into the amazing world of Roblox Studio - an aspiring game developer’s playground!! Using this software (which is also used in our advanced Roblox Code class), students will sharpen their computer skills, express creativity in new ways, and create their own self-made worlds! Learning about game design concepts, kids will have a blast with games such as Obby and Galactic Speed!

Scratch

Scratch (3rd-5th)

This class provides a powerful learning tool for budding programmers. Using an advanced block coding format, Scratch teaches fundamental programming concepts.

Students learn these critical concepts by creating animations and computer games with interacting characters. Students will apply problem solving skills to debug programs, make customizations and bring their imaginations to life!

Action Scratch

Action Scratch (3rd-5th)

Coding is the language of the future! In this super fun class, kids learn fundamental programming concepts including loops, conditionals, and variables by creating a variety of games and adventures! Kids marvel at how they can program Scratch to play baseball, program a dragon to fly around the world, and go surfing using math!! This intro to coding forms a solid foundation which can be used in other advanced programming languages.

micro:bit Code Control

micro:bit Code Control (3rd-5th)

If your child loves to play video games, give them even more power to code and control the game with the micro:bit circuit board! In this “hands-on” class, we program a handheld micro:bit circuit board to become our own video game console! With tons of features, these circuit boards are a great tool to teach complex controller dynamics by programming a wide set of game types including Flappy Bird, Obstacle Scroller, and the Dinosaur Game. Progressing to increasingly advanced game designs, kids will program features such as reaction time, smoother motion and more complex "Jumper" styles!

Pokebots

Pokebots (3rd-5th)

Calling all Pokémon fans to join us on this fun-filled adventure to catch ‘em all! This class uses LEGO® robotics to create creatures of all shapes and sizes. Students have a blast making them move by learning coding fundamentals! From programing a Magikarp to swim to building a Ryhorn to respond to a motion sensor, kids also learn about gravity, friction, torque, and angular velocity. This entertaining and educational introduction to robotics is a blast even if your child isn’t into Pokemon - these fantastic creatures are very relatable to everyday animals - all are welcome!

Projects include: Students will discover how a Magikarp is able to swim around, program a Pikachu to crawl around on all fours, and build a Ryhorn to respond to a motion sensor

Jedi Robotics

Jedi Robotics (3rd-5th)

May the Force be with you! Using LEGO ® robotics, students construct droids that will lead them on this exciting trip through the planets in the vast Star Wars universe. By learning coding fundamentals, kids will program these droids to overcome challenges and deal with various obstacles on their journey! Along the way, students will also learn about important concepts including center of mass, energy, gear ratios, shockwaves, and more! Whether your child is a big Star Wars fan or has an interest in space, this class turns robotics and physics into a fun-filled adventure!

Projects include: Build and program a droid that can move around and be steered, Design a speeder bike that can move across any terrain in space, Program your droid to move around on its own and avoid dangerous obstacles!

Anibots

Anibots (3rd-5th)

This class uses LEGO ® robotics to create animal robots and make them move. Why do giraffes have long necks? Why are so many fish-shaped differently? Why do cheetahs need 4 legs? Students will learn about animals and how their bodies help them perform specific tasks. They’ll also learn that concepts like torque, traction, and angular velocity make designing these “anibots” trickier than it may appear.

Earthbots

Earthbots (3rd-5th)

Using LEGO® robotics, students will learn about some of the coolest environments on the planet. They will create and program robots to: withstand the heat of volcanoes and avoid any lava in the way, have just the right amount of friction to pull their way up steep and snowy mountains, withstand the pressure of the ocean as they raise a periscope from its darkest depths, and more!

Minecraft Code: Harry Potter Adventure

Minecraft Code: Harry Potter Adventure (3rd-5th)

Welcome to the World of Witchcraft and Wizardy! In this class, students will learn to code while exploring an interactive Harry Potter world in Minecraft! Every class is a new adventure and opportunity to put coding fundamentals into action. Traveling to Hagrid’s hut, the Quidditch pitch, Privet Drive, Diagon Alley, and beyond, kids will take on quests, fight off some monsters, and cast some magic spells!

Join us on this incredible and magical journey!

Projects include: brewing potions, enchanting items with special abilities, learn Redstone basics

Prior coding or Minecraft experience not required.

3D Video Game Design

3D Video Game Design (3rd-5th)

One of the best ways to get kids excited is to allow them to create something of their own. In class, students bring their imaginations to life in full, 3D color and create games they can play including Frogger Freeway, Underwater Diving, and Sports Games.

Utilizing block coding, this class helps young learners focus on the coding concepts (not typing) to learn about loops, variables, and constructors while having a blast!

Scratch Encanto

Scratch Encanto (3rd-5th)

In This House, We Make Magic….Coding Magic! Join us in this fun-filled adventure – your child can learn about loops, variables, and functions – all while exploring their favorites characters and moments from Encanto! Every class is a magical journey that allows students to apply coding concepts to create Encanto-themed animations and projects! Join us as we travel the world of magic (and coding) with the Family Madrigal!

Scratch Sports

Scratch Sports (3rd-5th)

In this super fun class, kids learn fundamental programming concepts including loops, conditionals, and variables by creating a variety of games and adventures! Kids marvel at how they can program Scratch to play baseball, program a dragon to fly around the world, and go surfing using math!! This intro to coding forms a solid foundation which can be used in other advanced programming languages.

Minecraft Code: World Adventure

Minecraft Code: World Adventure (3rd-5th)

Grab your passports, we are off to explore new worlds within the Minecraft realm! Students will learn to move, explore, build, and code within Minecraft while visiting exciting places including ancient Egypt, Tokyo Disneyland, Chicago, the wizarding world of Hogwarts, and more! Students will use their knowledge and creativity to design projects on their own. Students do not need prior experience with Minecraft.

Minecraft Code: Superheroes

Minecraft Code: Superheroes (3rd-5th)

The Minecraft world is in danger! In this class, students will learn coding fundamentals and use them to create powerful superheroes with special abilities. Each class creates a new opportunity for our coders to save the Minecraft world against a new danger! From traveling to a ruined city and exploring a frozen bunker to saving the White House and more! Students will have an amazing time putting their coding skills to the test!

Projects include: Anvil Rain using commands and loops, Programmable Robot Bodyguard with selector variables, Gladiator using position variables and fill commands.

Prior coding or Minecraft experience not required.

Minecraft Code: Star Wars

Minecraft Code: Star Wars (3rd-5th)

May the Force be with you! Using the Minecraft platform, students will learn coding fundamentals while exploring fantastical worlds - constructing and coding everything around them including vehicles and planets! In this educational and fun-filled class, students will overcome challenges while learning coding concepts including coordinates, functions, methods, loops, variables, and more! Whether your child is a big Star Wars fan or has an interest in space, this class takes them on an exciting “out of this world” adventure!!

Projects include: Coding a lightsaber, Surviving an epic battle, Spawning a horde of enemies, and Creating a force attack to destroy blocks

Prior coding or Minecraft experience not required.

Mobile App Design

Mobile App Design (3rd-5th)

Apps are a huge part of our daily lives! They entertain us, keep us organized, help us communicate, and so much more. With an “easy to use” interface, students can take their ideas and turn them into their very own apps! This introductory app development course guides students through the process of designing and programming multiple kinds of apps while teaching coding fundamentals such as variables, data type, flow control, debugging, and object-oriented programming. Through a combination of creative thinking, problem-solving, testing and technical skills, students will be encouraged to think about the WHY for each kind of app along with being inspired to create every time they have a great idea! This course is a great way to bring student’s creativity and skills to life while they learn exciting coding fundamentals! Projects include: Creating clicker games, a translator app, object collection games

Pre-requisite: Scratch

Python Game Quest

Python Game Quest (4th-5th)

Time to create your own video game! Learn coding fundamentals of Python while creating your own version of a classic video game genre. Using the same mechanics found in popular games such as Tetris, Space Invaders, and Animal Crossing you can build your own video game with customized characters, backdrops, and the “quest” of the game. Throughout the class, we will build upon your game, create start menus, and design multiple levels of difficulty. Get ready to amaze family and friends with your own video game creation!

Prior Python experience not required.

AI Gaming & Machine Learning

AI Gaming & Machine Learning (4th-5th)

Have you ever wondered…

  • How Alexa can understand and respond to you?
  • How enemies in video games can work together to try and beat the player?
  • Or how Google can guess what you are searching for before you finish typing?

In this course, students learn introductory concepts of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Kids will use concepts (including augmented reality, simulated learning and functions, and AI behaviors) to create fast-paced interactive games such as Fruit Ninja, Chatbots, and AI Pets!

Minecraft Modding: Java

Minecraft Modding: Java (4th-5th)

Modding in Minecraft is one of the best ways for kids to learn computer science – giving students the chance to create powerful objects and special powers that do not normally exist in the game- all while learning Java (a widely used programming language.)

We offer two versions of this class – Modding ICE and Modding FIRE. In these classes, students will help their Minecraft character survive the icy plains or the sweltering desert by creating tools, food, armor, weapons, blocks, and more.

3D Coding with Roblox (Roblox Code)

3D Coding with Roblox (Roblox Code) (4th-8th)

Students will design, code and play their own 3D worlds with Roblox Studio!

Students code using the programming language Lua which is currently the leading scripting language used in games. Roblox’s special version of this language – Roblox Lua, enhances the experience as students manipulate environments and program while having fun.

From Obbys (obstacle courses) to creating Simulator Games, our Roblox Studio Code classes allow kids to publish the games they make – showing friends why Roblox Lua is so awesome!

Python Game On!

Python Game On! (4th-8th)

In this fun class, students will take coding to the next level by programming games and competitions! With more advanced programming concepts, kids will create their own characters for head to head match ups including Pokemon characters, superheroes, famous sport teams, and their own original characters! Concepts covered include input/output, typecasting, variables, random number generation, and conditionals.

Prior Python experience not required.

 

Python Clicker

Python Clicker (4th-8th)

Ever heard of Cookie Clicker or Venture Capitalist video games? These hugely popular games represent an ‘auto clicker” or incremental game genre! In this class, students will create their own auto clicker game. Students will program a game so that when a button is clicked on the keyboard, they can increase their score. With the increased score, they can spend points on upgrades in a shop system (also created by the student) to increase their score further! Students will utilize coding concepts such as conditionals, loops, type casting, and variables to create their own exciting clicker game that even their friends can play.

Prior Python experience not required.

Read about all our Middle School classes below

3D Coding with Roblox (Roblox Code)

3D Coding with Roblox (Roblox Code) (4th-8th)

Students will design, code and play their own 3D worlds with Roblox Studio!

Students code using the programming language Lua which is currently the leading scripting language used in games. Roblox’s special version of this language – Roblox Lua, enhances the experience as students manipulate environments and program while having fun.

From Obbys (obstacle courses) to creating Simulator Games, our Roblox Studio Code classes allow kids to publish the games they make – showing friends why Roblox Lua is so awesome!

Python Game On!

Python Game On! (4th-8th)

In this fun class, students will take coding to the next level by programming games and competitions! With more advanced programming concepts, kids will create their own characters for head to head match ups including Pokemon characters, superheroes, famous sport teams, and their own original characters! Concepts covered include input/output, typecasting, variables, random number generation, and conditionals.

Prior Python experience not required.

 

Python Clicker

Python Clicker (4th-8th)

Ever heard of Cookie Clicker or Venture Capitalist video games? These hugely popular games represent an ‘auto clicker” or incremental game genre! In this class, students will create their own auto clicker game. Students will program a game so that when a button is clicked on the keyboard, they can increase their score. With the increased score, they can spend points on upgrades in a shop system (also created by the student) to increase their score further! Students will utilize coding concepts such as conditionals, loops, type casting, and variables to create their own exciting clicker game that even their friends can play.

Prior Python experience not required.

Python

Python (6th-8th)

Ever wonder how YouTube, Google, or Instagram were created? Python.

Python is a powerful, “typed” language that will allow students to build a series of applications and explore complex graphics, animation, and sound to become a “real world” programmer!

This versatile and widely used programming language is a great next step for experienced programmers. It also offers an “on-ramp” for middle school students ready to learn to code!

Web & App Development

Web & App Development (6th-8th)

We all use web-based apps to shop, communicate, play games, and so much more!

This course teaches the building blocks to program and design interactive websites with emphasis on creative design and technical learning. Students build and customize dynamic websites and mobile-friendly apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Spacebots

Spacebots (6th-8th)

Using LEGO ® robotics, students construct and program space rovers that that will lead them on a journey through the solar system. As students explore the planets of our galaxy, they’ll need to conquer the changes in gravity, orbit around objects, deal with the atmosphere, and more. Class participants will learn about how they can use their knowledge to simulate many real-world problems and that parts, time, and other factors can become huge problems when working on a design project.

Engineering Robotics

Engineering Robotics (6th-8th)

What’s better than building robots using LEGO ® Robotics?

Creating them to climb walls, wobble in waves, or even resist a robot collision! Students will learn about a number of fundamental physics concepts to help them conquer any challenge they face. They’ll encounter many of the laws of our universe and begin to understand that often we need to make trade-offs in order get our project to work in the best way possible.

Python Game Quest

Python Game Quest (6th-8th)

Time to create your own video game! Learn coding fundamentals of Python while creating your own version of a classic video game genre. Using the same mechanics found in popular games such as Tetris, Space Invaders, and Animal Crossing you can build your own video game with customized characters, backdrops, and the “quest” of the game. Throughout the class, we will build upon your game, create start menus, and design multiple levels of difficulty. Get ready to amaze family and friends with your own video game creation!

AI Gaming & Machine Learning

AI Gaming & Machine Learning (6th-8th)

Have you ever wondered…

  • How Alexa can understand and respond to you?
  • How enemies in video games can work together to try and beat the player?
  • Or how Google can guess what you are searching for before you finish typing?

In this course, students learn introductory concepts of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Kids will use concepts (including augmented reality, simulated learning and functions, and AI behaviors) to create fast-paced interactive games such as Fruit Ninja, Chatbots, and AI Pets!

Minecraft Modding: Java

Minecraft Modding: Java (6th-8th)

Modding in Minecraft is one of the best ways for kids to learn computer science – giving students the chance to create powerful objects and special powers that do not normally exist in the game- all while learning Java (a widely used programming language.)

We offer two versions of this class – Modding ICE and Modding FIRE. In these classes, students will help their Minecraft character survive the icy plains or the sweltering desert by creating tools, food, armor, weapons, blocks, and more.

Web & App Dev: Global Explorer

Web & App Dev: Global Explorer (6th-8th)

Let’s travel! The world wide web can connect people on opposite sides of the globe, and makes it possible to share content and ideas internationally. In this course, you’ll use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build, design, and customize your own website or web-based apps based on a country of your choosing! It will be an exciting opportunity for students to highlight the many nations and cultures across the globe.

Mobile App Design

Mobile App Design (6th-8th)

Apps are a huge part of our daily lives! They entertain us, keep us organized, help us communicate, and so much more. With an “easy to use” interface, students can take their ideas and turn them into their very own apps! This introductory app development course guides students through the process of designing and programming multiple kinds of apps while teaching coding fundamentals such as variables, data type, flow control, debugging, and object-oriented programming. Through a combination of creative thinking, problem-solving, testing and technical skills, students will be encouraged to think about the WHY for each kind of app along with being inspired to create every time they have a great idea! This course is a great way to bring student’s creativity and skills to life while they learn exciting coding fundamentals!

Projects include: Creating a rhythm game (similar to Guitar Hero), word games, and clicker games

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