Best Technology Schools and Programs

Elementary Students Working At Computers In Classroom

These Technology Schools and Programs were voted the Bay Area’s 2021 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

San Francisco & Marin

Gold: TechKnowHow. LEGO, robotics, coding and STEM activities for kids. Multiple locations. 650-638-0500. techknowhowkids.com.

Silver: Camp EDMO. Multiple Bay Area locations. 877-993-6673. campedmo.org.

Bronze: iD Tech. Online and multiple locations. 1-888-709-8324. idtech.com.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Silver Creek Academy. Offers award-winning academic courses and small-group instruction in math, reading, writing, SAT preparation and more. 5619 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose. 408-839-5905. scaasanjose.com.

Gold: Mathnasium. Delivers a customized learning plan designed to address each student’s needs, whether they started out far behind or are already ahead in math. Multiple locations. 877-601-MATH. mathnasium.com.

Silver: Hope Technology School. 2525 E. Bayshore Road, #3210, Palo Alto. 650-565-8391. hopetechschool.org.

Bronze: TechKnowHow.  Multiple locations. 650-638-0500. techknowhowkids.com.

East Bay

Gold: Lawrence Hall of Science. This hands-on science museum, part of UC Berkeley, also offers workshops for families, camps and classes. 1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley. 510-642-5132. lawrencehallofscience.org.

Gold: The Growing Room. This San Ramon Valley enrichment and childcare program is a member of the STEM Education Coalition and Maker Ed. Multiple locations in San Ramon and Danville. 925-837-4392. thegrowingroom.org.

Silver: TechKnowHow. Multiple locations. 650-638-0500. techknowhowkids.com.

Bronze: Scientific Adventures for Girls. P.O. Box 11123, Oakland. 415-531-5288. scientificadventures.org.

Bronze: Camp Galileo. Multiple locations. 510-595-7293. galileo-camps.com.     

Peninsula

Gold: TechKnowHow. Offers LEGO engineering, Minecraft and coding camps as well as STEM classes. Multiple locations. 650-638-0500. techknowhow.com.

Silver: The Coder School. 570 El Camino Real, #230, Redwood City. 650-995-7435; 22 17th Ave. 650-242-1206. thecoderschool.com.

Bronze: TIDE Academy. 150 Jefferson Drive, Menlo Park. 650-306-1755. tideacademy.org.