Coding Lessons In Singapore For Your Kid

11 March 2016
<p>Coding - the skill of the future</p>

Coding - the skill of the future

Forget traditional enrichment classes to learn ballet or play the piano. More children are being sent for computational thinking and coding lessons as parents increasingly see the value in starting them early in a manpower-hungry industry.

Coding schools have seen more parents signing their children up for such classes over the past three years, and that demand continues to grow steadily.

The rising demand for coding lessons has led these schools, which previously offered workshops during the holidays, to provide either regular weekly classes or workshops throughout the year. Classes can range from $300 to $500 per month for weekly classes, while workshops start from $280 and go up to $1,400.


Here’s where your kid can go for computing lessons:

​(5-6 years old)

School of Fish is an Android game app, available for free from the Google Play Store, designed by education firm Jules Ventures and aimed at pre-schoolers.

Pupils have to guide a virtual buddy to a goal by selecting various commands, which teach them computational thinking by learning how to come up with a series of instructions.



​(6-14 years old)

Classes start from $105 per class for 10 classes; holiday workshops range from $600 to $980.

First Code Academy runs three programmes for different age groups, teaching coding languages such as Scratch, JavaScript, and Python, as well as app development.

The school also organises holiday workshops, where children are given a crash course in robotics or app development.

Level 17, Chevron House, 30 Raffles Place, Singapore 048622


(6 – 14 years old)

​$350 for five lessons of Scratch or three lessons of littleBits.

Saturday Kids offers beginner, intermediate and advanced courses for Scratch programming, along with a robotic and design course using littleBits – modular, Lego-like electronic circuits.

Lessons held at various locations


(7-16 years old)

​Holiday workshops range from $280 to $360 for four classes of Scratch programming or App Inventor lessons.

Computhink offers workshops during the holiday season, where students get a crash course in programming through Scratch.

It also teaches students how to design, build and program Android applications through App Inventor, which simplifies the coding process though visual, drag-and-drop building blocks.

Lessons held at various locations


(8-14 years old)

​Monthly classes range from $300 to $600; workshops range from $300 to $1,400.

Students learn how to code their own computer games through Scratch.

An advanced course has students creating and coding their own modifications to the popular game Minecraft in JavaScript.

199B Thomson Road, Goldhill Centre, Singapore 307636


(8-16 years old)

​$390 for two-day camps; $780 for six weekly lessons.

SG Code Campus offers Scratch lessons to pupils in primary school. It will also offer classes in Python, one of the most widely-used programming languages, for secondary school students later this year.

Parents who sign their children up for its upcoming March lessons can receive a 25 per cent discount on course fees.

20 Peck Seah Street #03-00, Singapore 079312


(13-17 years old)

$2,000 for a 20-week course.

Another new player on the scene, Early Coders Academy, which started lessons last month, focuses on teaching Web HTML and JavaScript to teenagers.

The school’s 20-week course aims to train complete coding newbies into coders who can participate and hold their own in hackathons and coding competitions.

113 Jln Besar, Singapore 208833


By Lester Hio, The Straits Times, 9 March 2016

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