Over the years, I’ve fielded a ton of questions about where to find coding classes for kids, especially around Chicago, my hometown. It’s finally here! The providers below offer afterschool and weekend coding classes. Some even offer special 1:1 coaching or mentoring to support your budding programmer.
Coding skills are 21st-century job skills. They open the doors to so many opportunities. With code, your child can create games, animations, direct robots, and more. Get started today!
This guide is sponsored by Digital Adventures, which has locations in Chicago (Lincoln Park), Wilmette, and Oak Park.
Coding Classes for Kids around Chicago
Code Play Learn Minecraft modding, Roblox, Lego Robotics, LittleBits engineering and more. Oak Park
Coder Dojo See We All Code
Coder School Programs for students at all skill levels in a broad array of languages. Highland Park
Codinu Python, Scratch, App development and more. Naperville
Power Up Tech Academy Weekly coding classes throughout the year to gradually build skills and confidence in technology. Chicago
Sylvan Learning Various locations around the metro area.
Remember that park districts are about more than physical fitness. Look for coding classes in your seasonal guide.
Free Coding Classes for Kids
Tech Girlz Workshops (typically free) on coding and tech topics just for girls. Chicago
We All Code Hands-on coding workshops (often free) for kids ages 7-17 in several different programming languages. Chicago
Don’t miss the STEM Kids Chicago Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer Camp Guides for even more options!
Not in the Chicago area? Check with your local library, park district, or your Apple or Microsoft store for classes and workshops.