Nisha Bhalla, left, is senior adviser and Noreen Kazi the...

Nisha Bhalla, left, is senior adviser and Noreen Kazi the owner of The Coder School, opening in Syosset. Credit: Zubair Kazi

The Coder School, a Silicon Valley-based coding franchise that caters to children ages 6 to 18, will launch its first Long Island location with a free grand opening celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 in Syosset.

The school, which offers classes and activities after school and on weekends, aims to excite the next generation of kids about technology, while providing coding skills that are in high demand across all industries.

Owner Noreen Kazi, a Plainview mom of three ages 10 to 17, says she plans to open as many as five schools over the next few years throughout the metropolitan area. “Education is such a priority for everyone on Long Island,” Kazi says. She says she wanted to offer more coding opportunities beyond the current school curriculum.

The school will offer three tiers of classes: Introductory students will take lessons with about eight other children, and those who choose Code Coaching will have a two-to-one student-to-instructor ratio and more personalized class. Code Coaching Plus will offer Code Coaching as well as instruction in soft skills such as pitch development and presentation. Prices will be released at the grand opening, Kazi says.

Coder School Syosset senior adviser Nisha Bhalla of Albertson will be overseeing the educational curriculum and planning a monthly speaker series for students with guests from the technology industry. The Coder School Syosset is at 45 Ira Rd. For more information, call 516-584-4244 or visit