About Saturday Kids

At Saturday Kids, students don’t just learn to code. They code to learn!

Through digital literacy classes, we bring out the curiosity in kids, encourage them to look at problems and realise, “I can figure this out myself”.

When John Tan, our Chairman started Saturday Kids 8 years ago, his intentions was simply to provide the opportunity for kids to learn how to code, without having to wait until college. What started as a coding school for kids eventually evolved into a curiosity school whose mission is to inspire every child to be a curious, self-directed learner.

Why are we different from the other coding schools?

We often ask ourselves, “Why is it that while technology has upended so many industries and changed so many parts of our lives, education today is still pretty much the way it was a hundred years ago? More viscerally, what is it about school I didn’t like as a kid? 

What it came down to is the fact that school had zero expectation for kids to become original thinkers and lead a life of purpose. The typical expectation was to get good grades, to go to a good college, to get a good (read: well-paying) job. Full stop. Those expectations came from teachers, parents and also the society at large. But what if instead of becoming a lawyer, the kid wanted to rewrite the constitution? What if instead of becoming a banker, the kid wanted to solve poverty? What if instead of becoming a doctor, the kid wanted a solution to stop hunger?

What have we accomplished?

Since our inception, we have taught over 8000 students in our weekly classes and holiday camps for kids ages 5-14, as well as through our social impact programs for kids from disadvantaged backgrounds.

In line with UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education for All, our goal is to inspire children from all backgrounds to use technology to create a better future for themselves and for others.

Meet Our Team!

Come experience our play-based approach to digital literacy.

Saturday Kids Greenhouse: Weekly Coding Classes

Sakura Playroom at Nakameguro

Meet our Partners!

We are loved. <3

“A enjoyed his holiday camp and asked to come back for the third time! Will definitely sign him up for another camp. Thanks!”

“L has enjoyed his 2 classes with Teacher R so far and this is his weekly highlight!

“E woke up early on Sunday morning to do his ‘homework’ for the 2nd lesson on Scratch. We are happy that he is learning things related to environment sustainability with applied coding. Thank you for this amazing opportunity for E to have so much fun while learning to care for the world he is inheriting.:

Nakameguro Nabata Building 2nd Floor Room C 3 Chome-10-8 Kamimeguro, Meguro City, Tokyo 153-0051 JAPAN

Damar

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What is your favorite part of being a grown up?
My favorite part of being a grown up is to be able to make my own decisions and choose my own paths!

What is your least favorite part of being a grown up?
Adult bills and paperwork, I used to be very excited to receive mail with my name on it. Now? Not so much.

What would you tell your 8-year old self?
Keep on being curious by asking questions and explore as much as you can.

What is your superpower?
My friendliness and the ability to connect with people.

What do you like about Saturday Kids?
I have the opportunity to work with such wonderful people to revamp education and digital literacy, all while having fun in the process!

Fongyee

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What is your favorite part of being a grown up?
Making my own decisions for everything.

What is your least favorite part of being a grown up?
Nothing, I am still a big kid!

What would you tell your 8-year old self?
Keep playing!

What do you like about Saturday Kids?
All the curious minds I get to work with, kids and big kids alike!

Shoko

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What is your favorite part of being a grown up?
Getting to eat your favorite ice cream (in a gallon, why not!) without hiding from anyone.

What is your least favorite part of being a grown up?
Having to think of a dinner menu every single day…. (Real voice of a mommy)

What would you tell your 8-year old self?
Don’t you worry about anything, you will get to do everything you are dreaming of.

What is your superpower?
Listening to others

What do you like about Saturday Kids?
The TEAM I work with. Respect and love their curiosity and spirits to make efforts.