Top Online coding classes for 2024/2025

Kids and teens learn how to program from home

In recent years, kids’ coding classes online have increased exponentially. Programs provide an efficient way to learn code from anywhere on your own time, in pre-recorded instructionals, or to learn from qualified instructors through real-time programs online. Popular languages taught in these courses include Java, Python, Scratch, and others, while gaming platforms like Minecraft and Roblox and programmable hardware like Raspberry Pi or micro-bit are also in demand. Underneath the list, learn more about the benefits and find advice on finding the best class for your child(ren).  Read more

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    Programs focusing on Programming (multi) (12 results)

    The following classes and programs specialize in teaching kids coding online, everything from Java and JavaScript to Python and PHP, along with HTML and other programming languages included. Find university- and professionally-run organizations among this list of kids’ coding classes.

    Jul 02 - Jul 05, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 12 to 13 (Coed)
    Online

    Campers are introduced to the fundamental basics of Python programming. Visit website

    Ontario Tech University Camps8012-132024-07-01,332,177,180,159,68,351,179,365,virtualprogram,coed,
    Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 14 to 17 (Coed)
    Online

    This basic knowledge will prepare youth for any future coding classes or coding languages they want to learn. Visit website

    Ontario Tech University Camps10014-172024-07-012024-08-01,332,177,180,159,268,2,virtualprogram,coed,
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 12 to 13 (Coed)
    Online

    Campers dive deeper into various Python types, functions, and libraries, they will be tasked with fun design projects. Visit website

    Ontario Tech University Camps8012-132024-08-01,332,177,180,159,268,2,virtualprogram,coed,
    Mar 02 - Aug 31, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 6 to 8 (Coed)
    Online

    18 weeks, 1 hour per week. Maximum of 4 students per instructor. RP4K has 24+ years of experience. Visit website

    Real Programming 4 Kids396-82024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,349,177,331,180,304,159,351,129,2,virtualprogram,coed,
    Mar 02 - Aug 31, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 7 to 12 (Coed)
    Online

    Maximum of 4 kids per one class. Live dedicated instructors. 23 years of experience Visit website

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    Oct 05, 2023 - Dec 05, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 7 to 18 (Coed)
    Online

    RP4K teaches game coding to children and teens. Students learn from dedicated instructors not self learning workbooks. Visit website

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    Mar 01 - Aug 31, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 11 to 17 (Coed)
    Online

    18 weeks, 2 hours per week. Maximum of 4 students per instructor. RP4K has 24+ years of experience. Visit website

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    Mar 02 - Aug 31, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
    Online

    18 weeks, 2 hours per week. Maximum of 4 students per instructor. RP4K has 24+ years of experience. Visit website

    Real Programming 4 Kids4213-172024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,354,177,180,159,351,virtualprogram,coed,
    Mar 02 - Aug 31, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
    Online

    18 weeks, 2 hours per week. Maximum of 4 students per instructor. RP4K has 24+ years of experience. Visit website

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    Mar 02 - Aug 31, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 8 to 13 (Coed)
    Online

    18 weeks, 1 hour per week. Maximum of 4 students per instructor. RP4K has 24+ years of experience. Visit website

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    Mar 02 - Aug 31, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 11 to 17 (Coed)
    Online

    18 weeks, 2 hours per week. Maximum of 4 students per instructor. RP4K has 20+ years of experience. Visit website

    Real Programming 4 Kids4211-172024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,332,177,180,266,304,159,68,129,2,virtualprogram,coed,
    Jul 02 - Aug 30, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 7 to 15 (Coed)
    Online

    Java, Python, C#, Math and AI camps. Visit website

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    Programs with Programming (multi), session dates TBD


    Programs offering Programming (multi) as an activity (4 results)

    These after-school programs may include some coding and some closely related activities but are not focused on teaching programming.

    Jul 02 - Aug 09, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 13 to 18 (Coed)
    Online

    With Unreal Engine, learn the essentials of game mechanics, storytelling, and user interaction, and design a game. Visit website

    University of Toronto SCS144513-182024-07-012024-08-01,349,177,354,180,159,68,268,2,18,virtualprogram,coed,
    Mar 11 - Aug 09, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 13 to 18 (Coed)
    Online

    Learn the game development fundamentals that will bring engaging 2D games to life, using Unity and C# scripting. Visit website

    University of Toronto SCS144513-182024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,349,177,354,180,159,351,268,2,18,virtualprogram,coed,
    Jul 02 - Aug 23, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 13 to 18 (Coed)
    Online

    Learn the algorithms and techniques behind recommendation systems, developing a smart, interactive tailored chatbot. Visit website

    University of Toronto SCS154513-182024-07-012024-08-01,302,177,332,180,159,268,2,virtualprogram,coed,
    Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 8 to 16 (Coed)
    Online

    In enrichment, students analyze how math connects with the real world. In coding, students will become familiar using Python. Visit website

    University of Toronto, Department of Mathematics2558-162024-07-01,332,177,180,129,2,268,virtualprogram,coed,

    Virtual coding camps in cities near you

    For those who want to find programs run by locations in any city, here are links to separate lists by each. These lead to our advanced search.

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    What will my child learn in online coding class?

    Here’s a look at what kids learn in virtual programming classes after school. Consult individual programs above to learn what they offer.  

    The basics of coding and programming concepts. Online coding programs, of course, teach kids the fundamentals of coding. Programs vary based on skill level. Kids learn concepts like logical flow control, variables, loops, and conditional statements. They progress to more advanced concepts like recursion, iterators, fractals and advanced data types. Some camps specialize in a specific type of coding, and teach kids such things as game design or artificial intelligence. 

    Programming languages. There are a variety of programming languages out there. They rise and fall in popularity over time. There are quite a few fundamental languages which are often taught in the programs listed above, such as Java, Python, Scratch and C++. Some classes teach kids a variety of languages, while others focus on one. Kids learn the same coding languages the professionals use.  

    Customizing video games. Other programs listed teach kids to code through a gaming platform such as Minecraft or Roblox. Kids unleash their creativity and let imagination soar by “modding” – or customizing – their Minecraft or Roblox world to create something unique. Learning to code via gaming is a super-fun way to cultivate an interest in the subject, especially for younger kids. It may also be helpful for kids who feel overwhelmed by coding’s reputation for difficulty.

    Programmable hardware. While some coding camps focus on software, other programs teach kids how to program hardware. Using basic microcontrollers or single-board computers like Raspberry Pi or Micro:bit, kids learn components of a computer like inputs, outputs and processors. They’ll program them to do anything from counting steps to playing music to animations to measuring weather elements, and more.

    Math and problem solving skills. The basis of coding is a problem that needs to be solved. Kids are taught to use logical thinking to break down complex problems. Coders also inevitably run into bugs in their code that need fixing. They learn to think through the steps that make up code, and try fixing it via trial and error. These experiences undoubtedly give kids an edge in math class. Coding problems, like math equations, are solved with logical thinking, problem solving, and trial and error.

    What are the benefits of online coding classes?

    There are many benefits that kids gain through their enrollment in virtual coding programs. Here’s a look. 

    Independent learning. The coding classes online, kids create coding projects all on their own. Students learn at their own pace, away from any peer pressure that can develop in a typical classroom format. Learning to create complex coding projects all on their own boosts their confidence and self-esteem. They can carry this into other independent work like hobbies, as well as other life experiences.

    Minimal equipment and commitment needed. For parents who can’t find the time to drive kids to extracurriculars, online coding programs are perfect. Kids can take part in a fun and immersive coding class from the comfort and safety of their home. They make friends and learn skills without spending time in the car. The beauty of coding, as well, is that minimal equipment is needed, just a computer with a working webcam, a stable internet connection and a reliable browser.  

    Get a head start on a programming career. Careers in tech have skyrocketed in popularity and demand in recent years. Any programming knowledge gives kids a head start. It can be an important part of a foundation for any university computer science or software engineering. Some possible future occupations include web and mobile app developer, UI/UX designer, game developer and systems engineer.  Careers in coding are quite lucrative, of course.

    Unleash your imagination. Coding lets kids make things. Whether that’s their own customized world in Minecraft, a fun animation, a remote control train, or their very own video game, coding lets kids bring their wildest dreams to life! Coding is a fantastic creative outlet. It allows kids to innovate, create and express themselves – while gaining valuable computer and math skills.

    An ever-increasing need for diversity in coders. Historically, the tech industry has lacked diversity. In recent years it’s awakened to the value visible minorities, LGBTQ2+ folks, women, and other marginalized groups bring. Steps to remedy its lack of diversity will continue. This highlights the need for girls and visible minorities to enter the field, now more than ever. Coding programs after-school are an ideal  entry point, where young women, for example, can start on marketable skills that will open up opportunities. Increased diversity in tech will bring new perspectives to the technologies being developed. You can be part of a movement that helps make the world a better place.

    What to look for in an online coding class

    Not all online coding programs are the same. There are programs for different skill levels, age groups, grade levels and coding type. Here are some questions for parents to consider with respect to their families’ and children’s needs. 

    • Does your child have any coding experience, or are they an absolute beginner? 
    • Are they interested in learning a specific coding language, or want to gain experience in multiple? 
    • Would they rather learn to code something tangible, like a remote control train or a Mars rover? Or something digital like an animation or video game? 

    You will no doubt find a program that works for your child, but these are some basic questions you should address as you read through the list above.

    Here are questions to consider asking the coding program before enrolling your child:

    • What programming languages will my child learn?
    • Are classes live, or are they pre-recorded videos?
    • What is the instructor to student ratio, and how will this impact learning?
    • How many projects will my child get to create in this program?
    • Will we have to download any special software?
    • Is there an advanced class at the same organization my child can aim to progress toward?

    Build on your learning in real-world camps and programs

    At OurKids.net we list over 200 activities and program types, most of these real-world camps and programs. Here are popular ways to expand the learning you’ve acquired in online coding class. 

    Programming camps, like coding classes listed above, offer a wide array of languages and platforms for kids and parents to choose from. Some generalized camps present a survey of the world of coding.  We also offer kids’ coding classes

    Minecraft camps encourage kids to delve deep into projects exploring aspects of this massively popular platform. You’ll also find Minecraft programs after school on our site. 

    Roblox camp explores this alternative platform that uses the Lua programming language, allowing kids to create short games, and design and build worlds.

    Python camps teach this more advanced language, one of the most used in the world. Camps teach the basics through Pygame and progress into higher concepts. Kids learn how to do animation, images, sounds, functions, and more. 

    Scratch camps, like Minecraft and Roblox, make programming accessible to kids 8 years old and even younger.  It’s a great way to get a really good grounding in programming, and kids learn how to create simple animations and games. Kids can also learn more about it in Scratch classes

    STEM Camp offers learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This curriculum and these camps are constantly increasing in popularity. It’s a wonderfully holistic approach to practical learning you can also explore in STEM after-school.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How many Online coding classes are there?
    There are 12 programs specializing in Programming (multi). In addition, there are 4 programs offering programming (multi) as an activity. Use the filters to narrow by age and program type, then click on matched programs to see daily activities, dates, rates and registration information.

    What are the fees to attend Online coding classes?
    Fees for Online coding classes range from FREE to $390 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

    What age do Online coding classes start at?
    There are programs available for children aged 6 through 18.

    Where can parents meet with Online coding classes?
    Meet with program directors and staff at the Our Kids Camp & Program Expo. The Expo is held annually in February, and is a fun and informative day for parents, kids, and teens. Find event details and free tickets here.


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