It’s no surprise that AI is the future, get the little ones ready early with coding and machine learning classes for kids. When it comes to kids’ tech and coding in Hong Kong, you’re in good hands.
Have a kid who’s always taking apart gadgets to see how they work? Maybe you’ve got one who needs to brush up their science or STEM knowledge at school? Whatever the reason, Hong Kong has plenty of great machine learning classes and workshops to inspire kids in STEM, STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts and Maths) studies and coding.
Science camps over the holidays are a great way to keep children engaged, and parents have discovered over the last year that these classes can continue even online! From coding boot camps to classes teaching robotics, laboratory experiments, computer programming, machine learning for kids, digital art and more, there is a science, technology, engineering or coding class for every child in Hong Kong.
ActiveKids – Hands-on science, robotics and coding for kids in Hong Kong
ActiveKids has been delivering quality educational courses for kids since 2004. Its science classes span different science disciplines and follow a US-based nationally accredited curriculum. The coding & robotics programme, Robocode, integrates STEAM approaches with both Japanese and US curriculum guidance.
Ages: 3 to 14 years
ESF Language and Learning – Building AI and machine learning for kids, video game design with Phaser
Recognising that coding is the language of the future, ESF Language and Learning offer coding classes for both ESF and non-ESF students. Primary school children can take the Minecraft Creator Coding course. While those a bit older can explore Code The Future With Artificial Intelligence, First Steps in Code and Web Development and many more coding courses. Look out for the summer camp coding courses as well.
Ages: 8 to 12+ years
Little Genius House – Bilingual tech and coding classes in Hong Kong
As the only bilingual kids club in the city, Little Genius House conducts all classes in both English and Mandarin. There is a separate technology room packed full of the latest iMacs and MacBooks for coding and website design classes. There are even STEM lab classes for younger geniuses who aren’t quite ready for screens, setting them on the digital path of learning. Look out for its summer camp coding courses.
For Ages: 2 to 12 years
Preface Coding – Various coding courses for kids, web development, Python courses, coding boot camps and more
Preface Coding provides personalised, one-on-one coding courses for kids, adults and corporate organisations, through fun games, animations, mobile apps and webpages. They also have the chance to participate in coding projects with international brands, like Warner Music, Facebook and Asia Miles, and have showcased creative ideas at MIT Global Coding Summits in the past.
Ages: 3 to 15+ years for kids and teens, adult programmes available as well
BSD Education – Coding, game and app development, Python courses and more
BSD Education offers a wide variety of virtual coding and technology classes. After learning the basic concepts, kids are encouraged to create and work on live projects and put their learning into practice. BSD has partnered with many schools all over Hong Kong and also offers classes for teachers.
Ages: 5 to 18 years
Cobo Academy – Coding, Robotics, AI and holidays camps
Recognising that programming will be the language of the future and AI will be needed to solve world problems, Cobo Academy is all about combining coding and robotics. It was started by tech veteran and former Microsoft engineer, Harris Chan, and offers classes for all ages in-person as well as online.
For Ages: 4 to 15+ years
Techbob – AI and AR courses with the latest technology and skills
Offering classes both at its centres and around public and private schools in Hong Kong, Techbob dives into the realms of robotics, game coding, electronics, web development and more. It incorporates the newest and top curriculum from the sources and institutes of tech innovation such as Silicon Valley, MIT and the U.S.
Curiosity Kids – Kids science classes and workshops in Hong Kong
Curiosity Kids wants to nurture the natural curiosity of children and help them relate to and understand the science behind everyday occurrences. It also offers science-themed birthday parties and private workshops, online and in-person, for your little Einsteins.
Ages: 24 months to 8 years for in-person classes, 5 to 9 years for online classes
Genius Development – Science-focused projects, computer science, test prep
Following a hands-on learning approach, Genius Development aims to further students’ interest in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Engineering. It believes that its programmes are made in such a way that they help kids to think like real scientists and tech experts.
Ages: 3 to 15 years
RoboCode Academy – Robotics and coding programmes; Achiever, Builder, Creator, Developer
RoboCode Academy believes that coding skills can be learnt by children as young as 4 years. They are helped by natural logical thinking, an experimenter’s mindset and a desire to be a creator (not just a consumer).
Ages: 4 to 12+ years
iD Tech – Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, Unity, Adobe, 3D modelling and more
Primary schoolers and teens can join over 50,000 students worldwide who benefit from iD Tech’s virtual classes and camps. Structured, week-long sessions will help to build in-demand skills such as coding and are now available in multiple time zones. Each class or camp has an average of five students per instructor, so you know that your eager young learner will get adequate attention and instruction, while also having the opportunity to work with friends.
Ages: 7 to 18 years
iD Tech, www.idtech.com
More STEM, Robotics And Coding Classes For Kids And Teens In Hong Kong
- Blueinno Technology – Extensive longterm coding courses. www.blueinnotechnology.com
- Coding 101 – Online options as well as in-person coding classes from Hong Kong Science Park. www.coding101.hk
- Dalton Learning Lab – Offers after-school educational STEAM programmes that help kids develop innovative thinking and useful real-world skills. www.daltonlearninglab.com
- Futurekids – Computer coding for kids, software applications, Cambridge ICT starters and more. www.futurekids.com.hk
- Hong Kong Coding Club – STEM and digital creative schools for all ages. www.hkcodingclub.com
- Koding Kingdom – Has offered fun and interactive coding courses for over 10,000 students. www.kodingkingdom.com
- STEM Ex – Focuses on three pillars; robotics and coding; technology and coding and smart city & energy. www.hk.stemex.org
- Tiny Code – In-home or online private STEM and coding classes tailor-made for your child’s needs. www.tinycode.hk
- The Genius Workshop – Aims to make STEM learning more accessible and fun to kids of all ages. www.g-workshop.com
- YWCA Centre of Learning and Life Enhancement – STEM, robotics and coding courses, plus summer coding boot camps. www.clle.ywca.org.hk
Editor’s Note: “Kids’ Coding In Hong Kong: Coding Bootcamps, STEM Courses And More” was originally published by Danielle Roberts and most recently updated in May 2023 by Fashila Kanakka.