Coding is the new must-have skill for kids in the 21st century! Check out these coding classes for kids in Singapore
Have you been wondering if you should give your child a head start in coding? After all, coding has plenty of benefits: think enhanced creativity, teamwork, problem-solving and presentation skills, all while encouraging students to look at real-world problems in a different light. So whether they’re going to learn simple coding languages like LOGO or use apps like Scratch Jr, there are lots of fun, hands-on ways for kids as young as 4 to get learning. Get started by checking out our list of coding classes for kids in Singapore!
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Your little ones will take their first steps towards being future tech leaders at Coding Lab’s coding classes for kids. The academy has classes designed to equip children between the ages of 4 and 18 with a strong programming foundation; each session offers age-appropriate learning with fun games that teach concepts such as gravity and projectile motion. Kids aged 4 to 6 will have a whale of a time creating stories and going on exciting adventures with code, while those aged 7 to 12 will get hands-on experience by designing real-world apps of their own. Older children aged 13 to 18 will learn from dedicated tutors, get creative with Python and explore concepts in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Analytics. Small student-teacher ratios (maximum of 1:8) mean your child’s learning experience is maximised. The learning environment is akin to that of a fun, tech-immersive, boardroom-style environment. Coding Lab’s students have gone on to achieve top results locally and around the globe – many have become medallists at the National Olympiad in Informatics (SG) and top prize winners at the Global MIT App Competition (USA), Microsoft Hackathon (JP), IMDA National Hackathon (SG) and more.
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SG Code Campus
SG Code Campus’ coding classes for kids offer a solid foundation in Computer Science concepts, allowing children to learn various coding languages that will help them solve real-world problems. They’ve been heralded as a school that produces top-notch programmers as their students excelled in the AWS Build On Hackathon, National and International Olympiads over the last few years. Their well-thought curriculum ensures learning is fun and stimulating. They believe in inspiring young minds through cultivating their love for technology and getting them ready for the future, whatever it holds. Not only are they Apple and AWS partners, but they have also partnered with government agencies to conduct Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning courses for more than 40 schools in 2021. The upcoming weekly classes aim to have more python enthusiasts onboard! There is no minimum size limit for classes, and each session will proceed as long as there is a child who wants to learn. Much of SG Code Campus’ computer programming content is also at the college level. In fact, the academy was appointed as Program Director of SMU Academy’s Professional Certificate in Python in 2019. SG Code Campus also uses cutting-edge tech, so your child’s learning is always up to date and relevant. Coding classes take place at Marine Parade, Bukit Timah and Bishan.
The Lab Singapore
The Lab is a multi-award-winning programming school that empowers kids with the Computational Thinking knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the future economy. All while making coding learning fun and easy for kids ages 5-16! Younger kids aged 5-6 years old enjoy fun activities such as coding, robotics, and drones with Fun over Learning and promoting Computational Thinking (Programming) and the Engineering Design Process (Building) through exploratory play as part of the curriculum. 7 to 9-year-olds will get to try their hand at Lego Robotics, which promotes Computational Thinking, through the application of Maths and Science – foundations to being a good programmer. Older kids aged 10-16 years old start to build their core foundation in a highly rigorous and academically-driven curriculum with Python programming and explore hot topics such as Data Analytics and AI. The curriculum is reviewed quarterly by SUTD Senior Lecturer Dr. Oka Kurniawan, to ensure that it remains relevant in today’s ever-changing technology landscape. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration and work through the creative process.
The Lab Singapore, multiple locations, www.thelab.sg
Virtual one-on-one coding classes for kids aged 7 through to 16 year-olds is what’s on offer at Alphagen Learning. This coding school’s goal is to make coding and technology accessible to all young learners in Singapore to prepare them for a digital world, which is why their classes are so affordable! Alphagen Learning has a Stem.org accredited curriculum created by experts and covers a range of technology areas including Mobile App Development, 3D Printing, Virtual Reality, Python and is taught by experienced coding tutors with degrees in Computer Science or related fields. We think it’s pretty neat that at these one-on-one coding classes your child gets the teacher’s undivided attention and lessons are personalised according to their hobbies or interests. Alphagen’s learning journey is progressive, and several students have gone on to take part in global coding competitions with impressive results. Class formats available are weekly or bi-weekly classes and camps.
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Alphagen Learning, www.alphagenlearning.com
Programming for children is just as important as learning to read or count, especially in today’s digitised world. One of Europe’s largest international programming and coding schools, Coding Giants‘ caters its programmes to children aged 7 to 19, with a goal to broaden your child’s horizon while giving them space to develop creativity and support them in creating their future. Their courses are prepared by specialised programmers who carefully select the material according to each age group’s abilities and programmes on offer include coding, mobile apps, computer games, websites, hacking and cybersecurity and more; coding languages used include Scratch, Kodu, App Inventor and C Sharp. Coding Giants also has many distinctions and is a Microsoft Global Education Partner. They provide certificates upon completion of each course – with the Microsoft logo for added reliability and credibility. They also partner with gaming giants Ubisoft, allowing their students to be well ahead of the curve in gaming development and creativity.
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Coding Giants, www.codinggiants.sg
LCCL Coding Academy
At LCCL Coding Academy‘s Google-inspired campus, your child will engage in lessons that are mentally rigorous and full of fun. Led by teachers with backgrounds in computer science and engineering, learners don’t just code; they build essential computational thinking and problem-solving ability. Due to strong foundations in its curriculum, students have gone on to win at the NRC CoderZ and CodeMonkey leagues in 2021, and myriad competitions in the past. Kids 5 – 7 years olds start at Early Creators where they build useful learning attitudes whilst helping friendly cartoon friends solve logical challenges. Older students 8 – 11 take a progressive Coding Fundamentals curriculum to hone algorithmic thinking abilities whilst coding games, animations and apps, then graduate to robotics. Thereafter, 12-year-old students and above journey on to Python Problem Solving, a curriculum so in-depth it is the last coding class the student will ever need, because with such a solid understanding the graduate will be able to self-learn other coding languages on their own. Graduates of the Python program go on to independently create web apps supervised by LCCL teachers in the Research & Development program, or embark in the study of data structures and algorithms, giving an early exposure to university-level computer science courses.
You can choose between physical classes or live online lessons, in both modes, students will be guided at their own optimal pace in a small learning group.
Sibling discounts of 10- 15% are available on enquiry.
LCCL Coding Academy, Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road #04-20, Singapore 247909, Tel: (+65) 6817 2957, www.lcclcoding.com
One of Europe’s most trusted live kids’ coding and robotics academies, JetLearn offers children aged 6 to 16 a personalised learning path based on their starting abilities, pace of learning and interest. One of their students, Gabbie, who loves music, was able to benefit from this approach – she created an Augmented Reality (AR) Piano App, inspired by her love for music! All of JetLearn’s teachers are computer science degree-holders with relevant teaching experience, and the academy’s founders are all INSEAD alumni. Furthermore, JetLearn partners with INSEAD-Europe to provide future-readiness technology boot camps for young learners. That’s not all kids can experience here: JetLearn makes it easy for them to have a Silicon Valley-style experience by sponsoring coding hackathons and arranging mentorships and internships with top Silicon Valley companies. Best of all, classes are taught on a one-to-one basis, ensuring your child gets all the attention they need to thrive.
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JetLearn, multiple locations in 13 countries, www.jet-learn.com
The Lavender Spaceship Project: Coding classes for girls
The Lavender Spaceship Project offers online coding classes specially designed for girls aged 7 to 16 at all experience levels. Classes are guided by highly qualified instructors who help build future-ready skills in students and increase their interest in coding and technology. Their unique, girl-centric curriculum is divided into three age groups: Rover (7 – 8 years), Apollo (9 – 11 years) and Falcon (12 – 16 years), and their core coding courses are Scratch programming and Python programming. Their sessions are conducted in small groups or in a one-on-one setting ensuring personalised attention from instructors. All core coding courses feature fun projects and include women role models in STEM to inspire the girls. Through these coding classes in Singapore, girls are encouraged to become independent learners and parents are always kept updated on their child’s progress. The girls receive Certificates of Completion and Progress Report (core coding courses only) after each module, too. The Lavender Spaceship Project also offers free trial classes for all the courses. So hurry up and book your slot now if you want your daughters to experience the joy of coding in a supportive and friendly environment. Read more about raising STEM-ready girls from their Founder here.
Logiscool aims to make coding classes in Singapore affordable and accessible to every child. They are one of the world’s most trusted names when it comes to coding classes, and there are currently more than 100,000 students enrolled at their centres around the globe. Their mantra is, “We make coding fun for kids and affordable for parents!” Suited to kids aged 6 to 18, the coding courses here are designed to strengthen your child’s logic as well as their creative and abstract thinking skills. They have a regular multi-semester coding curriculum that’s available all year round, along with many exciting holiday camps like Roblox game design, a wide range of Minecraft camps, android app development, junior designer, AI camps, Lego WeDo and Lego Boost camps. In addition to the one-on-one tutor-child consultation in all classes, your child will also have access to post-lesson quizzes, a wide range of online projects to continue practising at home. A unique KIDS iD guarantees a personalised class experience, too. Parent-teacher discussions are also available if you’d like to monitor your child’s learning progress. Limited slots are available, so fastest fingers first to avoid disappointment!
Semester courses begin in mid-July, and you can receive a free demo lesson if you sign up now!
Logiscool Jurong West, Gek Poh Shopping Center, Block 762 Jurong West Street 75, #02-254B, Singapore 640762, www.facebook.com/logiscooljw
Nullspace Centre for Robotics Learning
Nullspace offers a variety of Robotics & Coding Programmes for kids ages 6 to 16. With a team of highly experienced and dedicated instructors, Nullspace boasts one of the smallest class sizes with an average instructor-to-student ratio of 1:3 – promising for the highest quality of education your children deserve! Little ones who are passionate about exploring their interests in STEM through different platforms will enjoy the weekly STEM Little Explorer Programme (Ages 6 to 8). The Robotics Certificate Programme (Ages 9+) allows kids to learn LEGO® Robotics using the latest SPIKE™ Prime kits and prepares them for the rigours and challenges of Robotics Competitions. The Inventor Certificate Programme (Ages 10+) lets them explore the world of electronics with the Arduino Microcontroller to create their own electronics projects. Be sure to also check out the newly revamped coding programmes: Scratch Game Developer Certificate Programme (Ages 9 to 11) and Python Data Analyst Certificate Programme (Ages 11+). Classes are available all year round, you don’t have to wait for the school holidays!
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Purple Tutor, www.purpletutor.com
id Tech’s coding classes for kids are entirely virtual and are designed to sharpen your child’s coding, game development and creative skills from the comforts of your home. These one-on-one learning sessions are conducted online and are suitable for kids aged 7 to 19. Additionally, iD Tech also offers spring and summer Virtual Tech Camps or fall and winter semesters. Your child will be taught by some of the best IT minds from the world’s best universities, all while having fun and building a repertoire of coding skills. Better still, they’ll get to join iD Tech’s 50,000-strong (and growing!) community of innovators.
In3Labs offers four different coding classes for kids in Singapore. Code:Games:Apps allows children aged 6 to 15 to develop their own games and apps using a variety of approaches including Scratch Jr, Java, Android App Developer and Web Development. If your child is between 9 and 16 years old and wants to take everything apart or designs their own inventions, First Tech Maker might be for them. Robo Maker is for kids aged 5 to 16 with an interest in robotics. As their skills grow, so too will the complexity of their robots. The Asia Pacific Youth Robotics Competition is held twice yearly during the June and November school holidays for children 9 to 17 to design, build, and compete in various robotics games.
At The Logic Coders, students will learn coding and critical skills in logical thinking by identifying and solving problems. The school’s core coding programme for kids has six progressive levels for a comprehensive foundation in coding logic. With a small class size and a low student-teacher ratio of 1: 4 students, each student has individualised feedback and more focused attention from the teacher.
Loshberry believes young people learn best through kinesthetic and tactile activities, so they offer a unique blend of physical and on-screen activities to keep kids engaged in their specially designed coding and computational thinking classes. Children aged 7 and above can check out their signature Coding Discovery Camp, an introduction to basic programming concepts that build spatial and problem-solving skills and instil creativity and resilience. There are also weekly classes and short workshops for kids aged 10 to 12 and 13 and above
Trusted by educators from over 200 schools in Singapore in the arena of technology education, ripplecreate is a mainstay in both the local and international school scene. Having organised many large scale coding education camps with community-based organisations for students, and supported numerous tech-based CCA programs in schools, they know a thing or two on how to make tech courses age-appropriate and fun for children of all ages! They’re also a co-organiser of RippleUX, a national coding and robotics competition, which pioneered the first national robotics competition in Singapore for preschoolers in 2019. Ripple Tech Program, a weekly coding class for kids aged 7 and up can be accessed online. Big on the fun factor are the Zoom-based holiday camps and special programmes running through major school holidays. Typically, the main camps are the summer camps (running from June to August) and the winter camps (running from late Nov to Jan), with minor ones running in between. Customised coding camps are available upon request.
Saturday Kids runs holiday camps and weekend workshops for kiddos to learn how to programme, design and engineer, and open their minds to the endless fun and possibilities of creating with technology. We particularly like the new Saturday Kids Explorer Pass, a monthly subscription pass where kids can choose to attend an unlimited number of weekend workshops, and learn how to create, invent, and be curious about the world. Perhaps they’ll build a self-driving vehicle with LEGO WeDo, or stitch together a wearable safety alarm that you can set off anytime for safety, create funny animated gifs for friends and tell a story with stop motion animation! Saturday Kids offers weekend coding courses and holiday camps at four locations across the island; suitable for children aged 5 and above.