Beginner Scratch (Half Day - 1 Week)


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6 - 9 yrs


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021

5 classes

10:00am - 12:00pm EDT


Mary C.


4 students

Class Experience

Learn how to program in Scratch, online coding platform developed by MIT. Our Scratch curriculum is designed to motivate through example rather than through drills. Kids will gain the confidence to explore the vast Scratch platform on their own by the end of the course.

Typical Day
We want your children’s summer experience with coding to be fun and interactive as possible. A typical day will include

10 am - Morning Circle Time
10:10 am-11:00am Scratch Coding - Learn the day's coding concept with the teacher. Teacher demonstrates the day's project and how it will work. The enthusiasm sustains the kids through the ups and downs of making the code work. Kids learn how to overcome things that "don't work" by figuring it out with the teacher.
11:00am-11:10am Offline Snack Break
11:10am-12pm Scratch Coding - work on a project utilizing the concepts learned earlier with the teacher

On the last day, every student will have an opportunity to give a mini-presentation to the class of their favorite project they worked on during the week. Its ok if students don't quite feel ready to participate, but if they do they leave with a sense of accomplishment for the week.

Age ranges are approximate. If you are unsure which class would be best for your child, please feel free to reach out to us at and we would be happy to help.

How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.

Reviews for Penguin Coding School

4.8 out of 5

Based on 221 provider ratings

Pili M.

Jul 16, 2021


Everything. My daughter is a huge Minecraft fan so she's having a blast. We love Penguin Coding School

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Rudy B.

Jul 14, 2021


I love how the instructors make coding so fun and let us enjoy coding and building.


I think that it would be nice to code big things like villages because we only get to build little houses and little things. So I think that should be improved.

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Katja N.

Jul 13, 2021


My son enjoyed every single minute. The schedule included also hands on projects, robotics and science. The projects he brought home were amazing, he was so enthusiastic, he could stop talking about what they did. The teacher student ratio was great too.

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Shannon F.

Jul 12, 2021


Instructors are knowledgeable, patient, and great with the content & kids!



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Karin A.

Jul 9, 2021


Great teachers and program. Also loved that they added a follow up class with a new curriculum based on short notice demand.

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About Penguin Coding School

Penguin Coding School was started in the fall of 2016 by a Massachusetts dad to turn kids onto the joys of coding. We have developed an unique curriculum that emphasizes the joys of creation as the motivation for learning. We believe coding is a lifelong creative endeavor, and a skill that is becoming increasingly necessary to be a productive citizen in the 21st century.LEARN REAL PROGRAMMING (Scratch, HTML, Javascript, Python, Java)- Best of Boston Science and Technology Enrichment Program (Boston Parents Magazine)- GRADES 1-3 Scratch - learn a lot more with a structured class- GRADES 4-6 HTML/Javascript - build web apps and games; learn while having fun- GRADES 5-8 Python - foundation in computer science with world's most popular programming language- GRADES 8-12 Java - prepare for AP Java in high school

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