Coding Classes for Metro Detroit Kids

Your child can learn valuable STEM skills that are transferable (and potentially profitable!) at these classes.

Coding is a valuable skill that has many benefits for kids beyond the computer screen. 

Learning to code can strengthen problem solving and memory recall skills, and has been shown to help kids think creatively. Plus, with the demand for software engineers expected to grow 25 percent in the next 10 years, it doesn’t hurt to help your child develop a skill set that may (literally) pay off in the future.

But where can kids learn to code? 

With so many classes and events being held virtually, it may come as no surprise that there are coding classes, programs and even camps for kids offered online. However, many kids learn best in a classroom setting where they have direct access to their instructors. Some children enjoy the structure of attending a weekly class, and others love the excitement that builds as they wait to attend a week-long coding camp. 

These in-person coding classes around metro Detroit will help your child build a strong coding foundation. Whether they want to pursue a career in the field or just want a unique challenge, lovers of all things tech will thrive in these STEM classes. 


Curious kids can learn the basics of coding, then apply their new skills to robotics, game design and digital art. Each class can be customized to your student’s interests and strengths. 

Those wanting to take their love for all things tech even further can join coding camps and themed clubs where they can further explore their passions. 

BetaCoders Academy

Young coders ages 8-16 can learn the ropes of game programming, app development and robotics at BetaCoders. Classes are formatted as “levels,” with students finishing one level — or eight hours of coursework — each month. 

Code Ninjas

Budding coders as young as 5 years old can learn to code at Code Ninjas Jr. class, which builds a foundation of coding and problem-solving skills through a completely visual curriculum. In Code Ninjas Create, kids can use their skills to build video games. Year-round and summer coding camps are also available


iCode has several flexible options for kids who want to learn how to code. Help your child learn the basics with The Belt Program, a hands-on STEM and coding course, or let them pursue a topic of their choosing with the deep dive Paths Program. Summer camps are offered for kids who want to learn a new skill over break, and the Anytime Program is ideal for learners who want to learn at their own pace. 

Skills Samurai

At Skills Samurai, instructors help tech-obsessed kids channel their interest and energy into a deep understanding of how technology works. Budding coders can use their skills for a variety of fun projects, including game development, “Minecraft” modding, robotics, YouTube creation and more. Book a trial class for your child in grades 2-12 today. 


With consistent practice, your child will build the coding foundation they need to become a coding whiz at theCoderSchool. Start with 2:1 instructor-to-student Code Coaching, or sign your child up for a fun summer or holiday break Coding Camp.

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Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts is the assistant editor on the Metro Parent team. She is always on the lookout for the coolest and trendiest new attractions, restaurants and events for metro Detroit families. Her newsletters, online family guides and exciting digital content keep families informed on all the latest happenings around town.


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