FAQ Kids Coding Courses

Coder Sports Academy is an innovative educational platform specializing in teaching programming and computer science through engaging, hands-on experiences. Focused on game-based learning, we offer courses in popular gaming environments and real-world programming languages, aiming to inspire the next generation of tech enthusiasts and developers.

Our curriculum is designed for students of various ages and skill levels, emphasizing creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork.

Our coding curriculums align with the Ontario Ministry of Education math curriculum for Grades K-12

Students may also attend our College Board Advanced Placement Computer Science programs that align carefully with the AP CS Computer Science Principles and the AP Computer Science A exams

Students may also attend our College Board Advanced Placement Computer Science programs that align carefully with the AP CS Computer Science Principles and the AP Computer Science A exams

AP Exams are standardized exams designed to measure how well you’ve mastered the content and skills of a specific AP course. Most AP courses have an end-of-year exam, but a few courses have different ways to assess what you’ve learned—for example, AP Art and Design students submit a portfolio of work for scoring.


Coder Sports differentiates itself by offering a curriculum tailored to varying age groups and skill levels, leveraging game-based learning to make coding accessible and fun.

Our experienced instructors prioritize hands-on learning and individualized attention, ensuring that students not only grasp coding fundamentals but also develop critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration skills. With a focus on engaging projects and a supportive community, Coder Sports nurtures a passion for technology and prepares students for future success in the digital world.

At Coder Sports, we teach a variety of programming languages suited for learners at different stages of their coding journey, including Scratch for beginners, Python and JavaScript for intermediate learners, and more advanced languages like Java and C# for those ready to tackle game development and object-oriented programming.

This diverse offering ensures students can progress from basic to complex concepts at their own pace, preparing them for a wide range of future tech endeavors.

Coder Sports courses cover a wide range of concepts designed to build a solid foundation in programming and computer science. Starting with basic coding principles, students learn about variables, loops, and conditionals, advancing to more complex topics such as data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented programming.

We also emphasize critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity through project-based learning, ensuring students not only understand coding but can apply it creatively in various contexts.

Absolutely! Coder Sports is designed to welcome children at any level of experience, including complete beginners. Our curriculum starts with the fundamentals, using platforms like Scratch that are intuitive and visual, making it easy for kids to grasp the basics of coding in a fun and engaging way.

This ensures a smooth learning curve and a positive introduction to the world of computer science.

Coder Sports Academy welcomes children and teens of all ages, starting from very young learners to high school students. The programs are tailored to be age-appropriate, ensuring that every student, regardless of age, can find a course that suits their interest and skill level.

For specific age groups and the corresponding courses available, it’s best to consult the Coder Sports Academy website or contact them directly for the most accurate and detailed information.

Yes, we offer coding classes for teens aged 15-18, including a special high school STEM leadership co-op program. This program is designed for 11th-grade students who show promise and interest in pursuing a STEM career, offering them hands-on experience and leadership skills in a supportive environment.

12th grade academic track students who have completed the STEM co-op leadership program in partnership with their school may apply for part time employment opportunities as Assistant Coder Coaches at their local Coder Gym location of Coder Sports.

Yes, Coder Sports offers a free trial for new students to experience our coding classes before committing to a full course. This trial session allows students and parents to gauge the quality of our teaching, understand our approach to coding education, and determine if it’s the right fit for the student’s interests and learning style.

Coder Sports stands out by integrating social learning opportunities like hackathons, coding tournaments, and social game nights into our curriculum.

These events not only enhance technical skills but also build resilience and social competencies, fostering a sense of community and teamwork among students. This comprehensive approach ensures that learning extends beyond the classroom, preparing students for both academic and personal growth.

At Coder Sports, our instructors are selected through a comprehensive process that emphasizes not only their technical proficiency and educational background in computer science but also their passion for teaching and ability to engage students. Every instructor is university-educated, bringing a depth of knowledge and real-world experience to the classroom.

This ensures a high-quality learning environment where students are guided, inspired, and motivated by professionals who are not just experts in their field but also skilled educators. Instructional staff are graduates of many of the world’s leading STEM academic programs.

Our live virtual coder coaches are all physically located in Canada and the United States of America across every North American time zone for students located in the western hemisphere.

Our European, Middle Eastern, and African based virtual students are supported by Coder Coaches phyically located in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Students located in Asia may study with Coder Coaches based in Canada, The USA, or the UK.

Your child will learn a range of computer science concepts starting from the basics like variables, loops, and conditionals, advancing to more complex topics such as data structures, algorithms, object-oriented programming, and game development.

This foundational knowledge is enhanced with skills in problem-solving, creativity, and critical thinking through hands-on projects and interactive learning experiences.

Yes! Our in person programs include a family discount for two or more children and our virtual program include a 2 for 1 sibling discount for private 1:1 virtul classes! You child may even opt to “invite a friend” to join their 1:1 virtual private coding class.
Coder Sports is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Our new Coder Gym locations are expanding, contact us for details of a coder gym near you!

At Coder Sports, we understand that unforeseen circumstances can sometimes lead to missed or canceled classes. Our policy aims to provide flexibility and accommodate our clients’ needs while ensuring the smooth operation of our programs.

For missed classes, we offer the opportunity to make up the missed session by attending a similar class within the same week, if available. We kindly ask parents to notify us in advance if their child will be missing a class, so we can plan accordingly and provide them with the necessary information to attend a make-up session.

In case of canceled classes due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather or instructor unavailability, we will make every effort to reschedule the class at a later date that works for all parties involved. If rescheduling is not possible, we will provide a prorated refund or credit for the canceled class, depending on the client’s preference.

To ensure fairness and smooth operations, we kindly ask our clients to review our cancellation policy in detail, which can be found in the registration materials or on our website. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our team, and we will be more than happy to assist you.