The Code Center

Conveniently located in Downtown Santa Cruz!

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What Will My Child Learn at The Code Center?

Through our unique approach to coding, your student will learn to apply the math they’re learning at school to create games, animations, and simulations inspired by their own imagination.  

We use a visual platform where your student gets to see what they’re creating as they make it. This allows your student to more easily understand the cause and effect relationship between their code and creations.

College Level Concepts Made Easy

We provide students with a fundamental understanding of Computer Science while teaching students key concept that they’ll be learning in their first programming class in University or their first AP Computer Science class in high school.

We instill confidence in our students so that they CAN master these big concepts and use them to create projects they’re proud of. We transform students into the creators and problem solvers of tomorrow.

What Will My Child Learn?

Your child will learn to leverage the JavaScript programming language to realize their ideas and learn key Computer Science Concepts.

Widely Used

JavaScript is the most commonly used programming language and is referred to as the language of the web.

Future Ready

Skills students learn at the Code Center today can be applied when they are ready to enter the workforce.

Simple to Advanced

The more students learn, the more they can do with JavaScript. From illustrations to games to applications!

Enrolling Your Student

No-Cost Orientation

Come to the Code Center and get to know our educators and methodologies. We’ll evaluate your student’s experience and place them in our curriculum.

Students-Driven Learning

Students drive their learning by deciding what they’ll create. Our educators break down and teach the concepts necessary for them to realize their ideas.

We Track Student Progress

Students have Accomplishment Folder where we store their project outlines, notes, and track their progress in our curriculum.

How Do Classes Work at The Code Center?

Enroll your student for 4, 8, or 16 classes. The classes happen on your schedule and are about an hour and a half in length. During class, your student receives 1 on 1 attention from our educators where they support students to outline new projects, learn new concepts, and troubleshoot their projects.

A Day at the Code Center

Check in your student at our front desk! They are welcome to bring their own computer or check out a Chromebook at check in.


Feel free to run errands or wait in our Parent Waiting Area while your student works with our educators to learn new concepts and build their projects.


Check Out! Your student puts away their notes in their Student Folder and our educator updates their curriculum chart. 

Benefits Far Beyond Coding


Self-confidence is a life-long asset. The Code Naturally curriculum was created to build this key strength with each project that students take on. Students learn to grow from making mistakes and iterating on their own ideas to create polished Milestone Projects that they are proud of.


Our educators work with students to outline projects influenced by their imagination. As students continue in our program, their ideas become more complex and require the understanding of higher level programming concepts. We’ve found that giving students creative freedom leads to intrinsic motivation to learn concepts well beyond their grade level.

Problem Solving

Programming is the process of instructing our computer or machine to do what we want. Before students write a line of code they have to figure out how they’re going to translate their ideas into instructions that the computer can understand using the JavaScript programming language. They learn to break up their ideas into smaller parts that are easier for them to translate into the Code Naturally environment.

Where is the Code Center?

181 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

We’re open Monday to Saturday.

Monday: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Thursday: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Give us a call at 831-508-7373