Want to learn to code?

You are in the right place!  Our classes are aimed at upper elementary through high school students and teach coding skills that build on each other.

  • Start with learning how to create a website
  • Dive into the basics of coding
  • Apply those skills to create simple games
  • Move on to the mysteries of databases
  • Pull it all together to create complex web and mobile apps.

Want to learn to code?

You are in the right place!  Our classes are aimed at upper elementary through high school students.

We teach coding skills that build on each other:

  • Start with learning how to create a website
  • Dive into the basics of coding
  • Apply those skills to create simple games
  • Move on to the mysteries of databases
  • Pull it all together to create complex web and mobile apps.

Why Us?

Our approach is a different and gets kids coding faster.

  • Kids learn real skills starting with building a webpage on the first day.
  • Cloud editors give the kids easy access to their work from anywhere.
  • A personal development environment for each student.
  • When you get stuck, we can look at your code online and provide help directly.
  • Classes build upon each other and are road tested by other kids.

 

Testimonials

Thanks so much for all the extra love, care and encouragement and coding (!) you gave our daughter over the last few weeks. She’s been beaming today with pride, having tackled such a huge project. Truly a highlight of these locked down pandemic times!

- P.B. parent

My son has loved Mettler's coding classes. He appreciates that Elizabeth is able to structure classes to a student's particular pace and abilities, while still having all the kids work together and contribute. He already has two Apps in the Apple store and expects to release several more!
- Future Billionaire Parent

This is the only coding class I have done, but I have learned a lot and look forward to it. My favorite thing we've done so far is Basics of WordPress, you can make a real website really simply. I also like the "Real" coding we do, but it gets complicated

- M.L.  8th grader

It is really fun and if you do it long enough, you will be able to make your own apps and go at your own pace.

-Margot - 10th grader

My son has taking coding with Elizabeth Mettler for years and still looks forward to going every week. It is a fun and supportive environment that provides the right balance of challenging and nurturing. I highly recommend the classes.

- Alison B - parent

I have taken this class since I was in 4th grade. I'm a sophomore in high school now. I have learned a lot in coding. Coding is hard to learn, but, as a Lab Cat, I have found coding much more comprehensive. I'm currently making an app...so I should get back to that!

Hadley C.

What I liked about the course was that the information was easy to access, so if I was unclear about something I could check it to make sure I knew the material. Also It was useful to have homework to practice what we learned.

- M.T. Middle School student about Basics of Python

I liked a lot about the course. I liked how involved and helpful the teacher was, and how much we learned in a fairly short amount of time. I enjoyed the activities we did and what we coded. It was very fun.
- HM Middle School Student about Basics of Python

My son, Charles, has been working with Mettler Solutions for the last few years. He is now learning Python- highly recommend this program.

Linda E, parent

My girls have taken classes with LabCatsCode for a couple of years. They really enjoy it and have been learning a lot. My older daughter and other LabCats kids even won a coding competition sponsored by Facebook. Definitely recommend.

Jennifer L, parent

Learning to code with Elizabeth has been a great experience -- lots of fun and lots learned!
-- K.R. High School Student

Our Paths

Track 1: Website Building

Learn how to develop websites and web apps from start to finish beginning with HTML & CSS, on to JavaScript, PHP & SQL before learning how to integrate it all.

Track 2: Python

Jump straight into real coding with Python - one of the easiest languages to learn. Create games while learning the basic concepts and then head into more complex programming concepts.

Track 3: WordPress

Learn the most popular tool used to create websites on the market today. Learn the basics, the best plugins and how to add custom code.

Our Courses

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