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Online Coding for Kids Classes

All instructors use RP4K's proprietary curriculum that has been developed for over 20 years and is constantly improving.
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Online Coding For Kids With RP4K

Online coding is an exciting, engaging, educational, and skill-building activity that kids can do all year long. Real Programming 4 Kids offers weekly and camp-based coding for kids online, with course options for kids at all experience levels. Whether your child is looking to start from scratch or expand their current programming knowledge, we have a course.
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Our Online Coding Platform

We’ve taken the essential steps to offer an Online Learning Program, with sign-ups starting immediately. Reach out today to get your child enrolled in our online coding courses for kids! Learn more about the difference between our weekly and camp programs.

Schedules & Pricing

At Real Programming for Kids, we offer a wide array of online coding courses for kids to suit varying needs and experience levels. We can help you identify the right program for your child. See the schedules and pricing information for our online coding for kids classes and camps.

Weekly Online Coding Classes

Online coding teaches kids how to embrace problem-solving and encourages their creativity. Real Programming 4 Kids uses remote learning software and Zoom’s screen-sharing capabilities to offer online coding classes for kids aged 7-17. Our courses are designed to demonstrate, assist, and educate students on coding through courses for Beginner to Elite level coders.
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Schedule: RP4K 18-Week Program Hours of Operation

Our online weekly coding classes for kids are once a week, on either weeknights or Saturdays.

We offer 18-week long classes, and weekly sessions can run anywhere between 1 to 2 hours.
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Monday

5:00 – 9:00 PM

Tuesday

5:00 – 9:00 PM

Wednesday

5:00 – 9:00 PM

Thursday

5:00 – 9:00 PM

Saturday

9:30 – 6:00 PM
* hours are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Online Coding Camps

Our online coding camps are not your average summer day camp. Our unique summer camps give kids the chance to feel like they are part of a real video game design team and helps keep them challenged and engaged over the summer, while also giving them space to have fun and learn new skills. All our online coding camps are offered as two hours per day, Monday to Friday, with classes either 11 am to 1 pm or 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm EST.

Schedule 1 – 3 Week Half Day Summer Camp Hours of Operation

Week Start Date End Date
Week 1 July 2, 2024 July 5, 2024
Week 2 July 8, 2024 July 12, 2024
Week 3 July 15, 2024 July 19, 2024
Week 4 July 22, 2024 July 26, 2024
Week 5 July 29, 2024 August 2, 2024
Week 6 August 6, 2024 August 9, 2024
Week 7 August 12, 2024 August 16, 2024
Week 8 August 19, 2024 August 23, 2024
Week 9 August 26, 2024 August 30, 2024
Note: Week 1 and Week 6 are 4 day weeks due to Canadian holidays.

Summer Course List

Beginner Python Serpent Temple
Beginner Java Pizza Bandit
Beginner Applied Math
Developing Java Polar Peril
Developing Python Galacticat
Developing Applied Math
Intermediate AI
Intermediate Java Asteroids
Intermediate Python Avalanche
Intermediate C# Sharpshooter
Advanced Applied Math
Advanced AI
Advanced C# Haunted Harbour
Advanced Java Android Mobile
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Why Us?

4 Student Maximum: Our online coding classes have a maximum of 4 students per instructor, allowing personalized care and instruction that is second to none.
Year-Round Classes: We operate summer online programming camps and weekly school season classes, which means the learning and the fun never stop!
Industry Standard Languages: Learn game industry-standard programming languages such as Visual Basic, Python, Java, C#, C++ and Unity

Frequently Asked Questions About Coding for Kids Online

What are online classes like?

Our online coding courses for kids are held in 4-to-1 groups and led by an experienced instructor who will teach you everything from installation to completing your own game.

In our online coding courses, children start by building a game along with their group in RP4K’s classic catalogue of titles, then branch out and design their own game to present at the end of the course.It is important to us to offer coding online for kids in a personable and engaging way. With our small class sizes, we are able to provide a more in-depth, and personalized level of education.

How is online coding for kids possible?

RP4K has invested in two new pieces of technology, a Learning Management System and Screen Sharing software, to elevate coding online for kids. With this combined technology, we can now offer the same small class size experience our customers have come to expect, with enhanced learning both in and outside the classroom.

Online learning is the perfect solution for those unable to attend in-person classes, looking to get ahead with experience, and adapt to a world with fewer in-person meetings and more virtual settings!

Online coding for kids’ classes and camps are interactive, so a microphone is required, and a camera is recommended. It is essential that your child has what they need for lessons.

What level of programming experience does my child need?

We offer online programming for kids at different difficulty levels so children with varying experiences can enjoy our classes. Our online coding courses are available at Beginner, Developing, Intermediate, Advanced & Elite levels.

How do I know what coding course is right for my kid?

We offer a wide array of online coding courses for kids for you to choose from, which is why we offer free trials. Our free trial classes allow us to gage your child’s experience level and pair them with the right course and at the right level.

What Benefits does a Learning Management System Provide?

RP4K students and parents now have an easy way to see overall course progress, access resources from outside the classroom in a much more comprehensive manner, and integrate at-home learning opportunities between our weekly lessons. We challenge RP4K students to complete weekly quizzes and assignments in addition to our material in our class sessions. Students are also challenged in our courses to present their own game at the end of the year!

What Must Be Completed In RP4K Online Classes?

RP4K recognizes that every student has different goals, and some may want to go further than others. That’s okay! Through our online programming for kids, we intend to provide an opportunity where both students can move at their own pace and move ahead on their own time!RP4K will have two types of material for students to complete between classes; Optional and Course Material.

The optional content will be creating the second game of their own design, and other small challenges between lessons. The Course Material of an RP4K online coding course for kids will be components of the lesson material, which we will demonstrate.

What 3rd-party partners are involved in the online classes and camps?

We use two 3rd party partners for our live online coding classes and camps.

Zoom: We use Zoom for our live-sharing classroom environment. Our staff are trained to use
the software safely, and our administrators have configured our meetings such that there is no possible way for outside interruption or exposure of data. Zoom Computer Audio calls are encrypted with the same technology as secure web-pages using Transport Layer Security.

Canvas: Instructure’s Canvas tool allows us to manage a student’s progress in our material, provide them additional resources, and challenge them to further their learning. Canvas is a Learning Management System that gives us the ability to provide homework, assignments, quizzes, discussions, and much more. It also features an easy-to-follow calendar system that shows your child’s weekly online live-session and more!

We use two 3rd party partners for our live online coding classes and camps.

Zoom: We use Zoom for our live-sharing classroom environment. Our staff are trained to use
the software safely, and our administrators have configured our meetings such that there is no possible way for outside interruption or exposure of data. Zoom Computer Audio calls are encrypted with the same technology as secure web-pages using Transport Layer Security.

Canvas: Instructure’s Canvas tool allows us to manage a student’s progress in our material, provide them additional resources, and challenge them to further their learning. Canvas is a Learning Management System that gives us the ability to provide homework, assignments, quizzes, discussions, and much more. It also features an easy-to-follow calendar system that shows your child’s weekly online live-session and more!

Important Privacy Information

While offering coding online for kids, Real Programming 4 Kids minimizes the amount of student data we retain and has sought to protect student data on our 3rd party programs. Student data is stored entirely in Canada, hosted on Canvas servers in Montreal.

Zoom is a U.S. entity, and while we will use U.S. servers to connect and host our live sessions, there is no student data transferred or stored on the Zoom platform. Information accessible to Zoom is recorded, including audio and video calls, as well as chat logs. All RP4K resources will be accessible through Canvas.

Real Programming 4 Kids will record each live session for auditing and ensuring virtual safety online. We will not tolerate any indecent behaviour and move quickly to remove any offenders from our program. The rules and policies will be clearly outlined and indicated to you as part of the introduction to the course.

No video of children’s coding classes will ever be made publicly available without your consent.

What are RP4K’s Online Policies?

Real Programming 4 kids is focused on delivering high-quality computer science education through our various online coding courses for kids. Due to the nature of technology, developing brains of students, we must set some initial ground rules to keep our programming classes running smoothly. These policies are in place to protect you, your children, and their information. You can see our online policies on our 2021 policy page.

Michelle Miles
Michelle Miles
1707254185
February 6th, 2024Dear Elliott:I just wanted write you a quick message about our son Evan and how his participation in Real Programming for Kids helped shape his success today.When Evan was ten years old (2007), he attended the session your company ran out of Markham Ontario. He was always eager to go and came out at the end of the day satisfied that he had learned something. He eventually created a game called WORMS, which he was very proud of.RP4K kept Evan focused.. It really became the best way to get him excited about making versus just playing games.His passion for game creation continued at Durham College where he attended their Game Development Program. After graduation, he landed jobs with smaller game companies in Toronto including Certain Affinity and Secret Location, jobs that enabled him to apply to his dream job – living in California, working for Blizzard Entertainment on his favorite game, World of Warcraft.RP4K helped to prove to Evan that he could do it and deserved a chance to be a creator and artist, which he now is. Many thanks to you and your instructors for helping to inspire Evan to pursue his dreams.Michelle and Brad MilesPickering, Ontario
Vladimir N
Vladimir N
1703301310
Our older daughter was accepted into the Computer Science program at the University of Waterloo this year. She has been a student at RP4K since her early teens, progressing from the basic to the most advanced courses over the years. Thank you, teachers at RP4K for igniting her passion for programming at an early age!The practical approach to learning and proprietary teaching methodology RP4K offers worked very well for our younger daughter as well. She also enjoys online programming lessons at RP4K and is following the path of her sister. While she still has 1.5 years of school left till university, she is already considering Computer Science or Math, while already teaching small kids at the local Mathnasium.We can recommend RP4K without any hesitation to anyone who is looking for a quality programming school for their kids. Both our daughters benefitted a lot from these courses over the years. We are very glad we found RP4K pretty early and enrolled both of our daughters every year. Thank you, RP4K!
KNB Learning
KNB Learning
1698086624
Our son took classes at RP4K over 10 years ago. So why am I writing this review now? Because today, our son is a Software Developer at a prominent international organization, and his start in programming was with RP4K. His classes here were fun, so he was engaged. They modeled and taught the programming skills in games that he liked, and through that engagement, they gave him a foundation that he was able to build upon to advance in his academic studies. At 18 years old, he graduated as a Computer Developer from post-secondary, and he was able to start his career immediately upon graduation with the company he still works at today. Without the classes at RP4K, I don't know that he would have developed the foundations to get so far, so quickly. Life is not a race to be run, by any stretch - but our son was gifted, well beyond what the school system (private and public) could offer him. RP4K gave him what he needed to remain engaged in his education, and it certainly gave him an edge on getting started on achieving his future goals. Reflecting on how far he has come, I thought it was about time to give credit where credit is due. I recommend RP4K to everyone I meet whose child is interested in programming. This is not some light fluff course - it is solid, created by masters in the field, and is worth every penny.
Over a decade ago, I was only 10 when I took my first programming class at RP4K. It was a fun an interactive way to learn, something I didn't get in school. The small class sizes are great. I particularly enjoyed the game development courses. They allowed me to be creative, and inspired my passion for my computer science career path today!
Liza Swale
Liza Swale
1678208670
My son has been attending Real Programming 4 Kids for 5 years and we couldn't recommend it more highly! As a homeschooling family we have found Real Programming to be a wonderful companion to our journey. My son showed interest and aptitude in math and programming at a young age and Real Programming has challenged and supported him from age 11. At 16 he's now exploring University concepts in math! Amazing!
Zoe Johnson
Zoe Johnson
1674441640
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that my son will be going to College in the fall to study computer programming, with a lot of the credit going to the courses he has taken at RP4K. The courses helped him identify that programming is his passion, and the knowledge and experiences from your courses have set him on a fulfilling career path! Thank you so much!!
Jody Bresgi
Jody Bresgi
1670986274
My son has been with real programming for kids for approximately 8 years and he has completed almost every course they offer. He is now taking elite courses in their curriculum and I can tell you this coding school has changed his life. He is learning University level programming and his brain is being challenged in a way that truly meets his capacity. I have found that every single teacher has been outstanding. I have never had to work to convince my son to stay in this program. He just loves it and understands that what he's learning is going to be pivotal in his life path. Despite his young age, he is quite certain that he wants to study computer sciences in University and he's also certain that this training is going to help him acheive his goals. I've also had many conversations with the owner and I can tell you they are very passionate people who love the work they do and really want to help young people reach their potential. Thank you RP4K!
Gregory Wong
Gregory Wong
1660773919
I worked for RP4K as a teaching instructor for over 2 years starting in late 2019. The company always made an emphasis on putting our customers first and maintaining the quality of the classes to a very high standard during our meetings and training sessions. Incredible working environment where employees were given endless opportunities to improve on their soft skills and coding skills. Staff always got along well with each other and there was always a strong sense of cohesion. The management figures of RP4K such as Dylan Brunning, John Krent, and Elliot Bay are extremely personable and continuously provided teaching instructors the support, and resources in order for us to have the best chance to succeed. For example, Elliot, the president and owner of RP4K, was kind enough to use his math background in university and math tutoring experience to host math sessions on several occasions for instructors such as myself for the benefit of the quality of the classes we teach as well as for our personal benefit. Overall, I have nothing but good things to say about this organization.
Wonderful place. Wonderful people!
Eric Luedtke
Eric Luedtke
1617225476
My daughter has been using this programme for 5 years now, and consistently through the past 2 years. She just loves it! It's been helping with her math and science marks, and teaching her a good, in depth understanding of coding. She's gone from doing art as a hobby to considering how her work can be used in such things as game design. She's no longer just a passive consumer of media but now sees our computer as an active piece of equipment in the same vein as her kayak, bicycle and drafting station. RP4K does an excellent job of facilitating this, adapting to her atypical learning challenges, and presenting a very professional online learning interface, which is FAR beyond the Board of Ed. product she has to use. I would recommend this to any parent who wants to give their children the tools needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world, in a format that makes acquiring them the highlight of their week.
I can not recommend RP4K highly enough. I would give them 6 out of 5 stars if I could. When my son asked to try a programming class, I had no idea of the journey he was about to embark on. He is learning practical skills in a programming language used by professionals and loving every minute of it. Zander leaves programming class beaming most days about what he has been able to achieve. This practical, hands-on series of classes is fantastic for the curious mind. It is the perfect course to allow for online engagement in a meaningful way. Zander has completed 3 courses to date and continues to climb up the ladder with the aspiration to eventually be able to create his own game from scratch. The course instills confidence in a practical skill and in math. In addition to being a great program for kids and providing me with a report card to help understand progress, RP4K have been exceptional communicators across the board, Thank-you RP4K! I recommend you every chance I get!Erika
Legend Requium
Legend Requium
1610680709
My 8 year old son is on his third program with Real Programming 4 Kids and he is loving it! It is the highlight of his week and he is learning so much, making new friends, and using his coding skills in everyday life. I was very impressed with how quickly and seamlessly RP4K was able to transition from in person to online classes. The continuity of the program was very important for my son during the pandemic. While we were happy with the in person classes, we definitely find the online program works for us. My son is able to maintain his program and communicate with his online friends despite the provincial shutdowns, and the quality of the instruction and the program itself is exactly the same. I would highly recommend this program. The customer service is wonderful, the approach is very personalized and it is a fun, fantastic learning opportunity. On a personal note, a giant thank you to RP4K for all the effort you put in to keep our kids coding! During a difficult time, RP4K provided a positive outlet to keep my son connected to his friends.
Julian, age 10, has been enrolled with RP4K for three courses. He has completed classes both in-person, and virtually, with RP4K.Julian had very much enjoyed his first class which had been in-person, and was impressed with how seamlessly RP4K pivoted last March to an online platform. He now prefers this platform. He loves that RP4K offers proper Programming courses, and not simply Coding classes. Each lesson is a mini maths, and science class within the game. Also currently in development are specialized maths courses for Programmers.The students are evaluated prior to placement and RP4K groups students by ability. RP4K is clearly highly selective in their hiring because not only are all of the instructors subject matter experts, they’re skilled in teaching children. It’s one thing to be a good communicator with adults but it’s a gift to be skilled at teaching children. Instructors make classes fun, and engaging by taking mini lessons such as calculating the slope of a line for students at age 9, and making that skill applicable to the child’s interests.RP4K truly offers a unique experience with the depth, breath, and fun that young minds crave.
Carmelita T
Carmelita T
1548179500
London Location: Our child has been attending RP4K and is in his second year. He really loves coding and wants to build a career around it. As a parent there is great value in these programs --- and we thank RP4K for their flexibility as our child is also an athlete which means we have to reschedule from time to time for competitive sports activities.
R R
R R
1544199457
Since 2011, our son and daughter have taken 10 courses each with RP4K at two different locations. The courses are very well designed and the instructors have all been wonderful. The admin team at RP4K are focused on ensuring clients have a positive experience and they always go the extra mile - they have been really good to us. Our kids have taken computer programming in school now and are miles ahead. Our experience with RP4K has been a full 5 stars over 7 years - we recommend RP4K very highly. Its simply one of the best things we've done for our children.
pema lai
pema lai
1530294296
I would rate RP4K and Rob for 6412 stars if I could!!!!! I took a course of Visual Basic Pizza Bandit and it was perfect for a beginner like me. Rob was an excellent instructor. He made the instructions very clear. It was very fun!!! I will definitely join more courses in the coming months.
Chengdu China
Chengdu China
1528922148
RP4K is very useful and helpful for my son to get in the University of Waterloo computer science program. My son learned C# and had a wonderful time in an educative environment. This course improved his creative thinking through the game he developed by encouraging him to add unique features.
We have two kids who have been on regular enrollment at R4PK for a few years now, so I think we are in a position to judge the effectiveness of the program.My twelve year old son is a strong programmer by now after moving through various languages (VB, C#, C++, Java) and has built enough of a foundation that enables him to pick up new languages (like Javascript) on his own quickly. My younger son is still working through the intermediate courses but has gotten a love for the visual design.My sense is that the program presented by RP4K is effective due to interesting projects (the games line up with what most kids like), small classes and excellent instructors.Both my wife and I are in technical fields and we could have attempted to teach our kids ourselves, but I think there are things that are just done better in a structured class setting.For our boys we prioritized the in-school term programs above the summer camps (although we do the odd summer camp too), although we know parents who do it the other way. But either way, to build strong programming skills, we believe that it is best to sustain this over multiple years and frequent (weekly) exposure. So there is value when taking this path to try and sustain it and see it as a multi-year investment.The tuition can be costly, but given the doors that it could open, I feel it is a sound investment.So I give this a 5 out of 5.
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We offer a FREE Trial Class so you can check out what we’re all about and gauge your level of interest.

We’re confident your child will love their coding class! However, if after trying out the first two coding classes you wish to withdraw, a full refund will be provided if withdrawn before the third class.
4-students max per class
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Discounts For Online Coding Classes & Camps

Real Programming for Kids offers discounts for returning students, groups, and referrals! We are committed to making coding online for kids accessible and affordable.

Returning Students:

  • 5% Veteran Student Discount: A “Veteran” Student is defined as an RP4K student who has taken at least two different RP4K courses.
  • 10% Expert Student Discount: An “Expert” Student is defined as an RP4K student who has taken at least four different RP4K courses.

Group Discounts:

Applies to two or more students signing up together, spearheaded by one guardian who single-handedly schedules the 2, 3, or 4 member group. All students must be in the same class.

  • Group of 2: 5% Discount for each of 2 Students
  • Group of 3: 10% Discount for each of 3 Students
  • Group of 4: 15% Discount for each of 4 Students
  • Family Discounts: 5% Discount for each child signed up beyond the first

Referral Discount:

RP4K appreciates referrals! If you are a first-time RP4K customer that was referred by an existing RP4K customer, you will receive a $75 credit towards your first RP4K online coding course.

In addition, the referring family also receives a $75 credit on their next RP4K course. This discount can be combined with our percentage discounts.

Discount Details:

Only one percentage discount can apply. The preceding percentage discounts can not be combined. You can only receive one of the preceding discounts. We always apply the best available discount.

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