Polo Ridge

Polo Ridge Elementary

Charlotte, NC

Coding, English, and Competition Math Virtual Clubs

Registrations open

Sessions Starting Jan, 2023

Thinking Feet's Coding & Technology program has a unique and proprietary curriculum, where your child will go well beyond just Coding and develop as a creative thinker and problem solver - nurturing their innate curiosity. You will watch your child transform from being a consumer of technology to a creator of fully functioning technology products.

In our time tested curriculum and engaging classrooms, students will be in a fascinating learning journey of computer programming, logical and algorithmic problem solving while building multiple games and applications.

About Thinking Feet virtual classes.

The club is being offered fully Virtual, leveraging our 5+ years of experience offering virtual classes to students across the country.

We are proud to offer virtual classes that are full of energy, engagement and are collaborative with our experienced teachers drawing students into many brainstorming discussions. There is never a dull moment in Thinking Feet classes.

However, we understand that not all virtual class experience that your child may have had elsewhere may have met expectations. So we are offering a 1 class money back guarantee with our classes. If your child does not  continue after the first class, let us know within 48 hours of the first class and we will issue a full refund.

L1: Coding Robotics with mBOTs and Virtual Vex VR (plus borrow a Robot)

A curriculum specifically designed for our youngest technology leaders to introduce them to fundamentals of robotics using mBots and VexVR.

Using a simple programming interface, students learn loops, conditional statements, and simple algorithms to code these robots to complete numerous tasks with individual creativity.

Students learn about the nuances and challenges when code interacts with machines and develop the skills of iterative testing to ensure machines work as desired.

A great beginner friendly program to introduce your child to the hottest skill of the century, in a customized pacing for our youngest creators.

ATTN For students in Grades 1 - 2: A parent is required to be with the student for the first 4 weeks of class to help them learn how to navigate with a mouse, use the keyboard etc.

Grades 1 - 2: Thursdays 6:40PM - 7:40PM

  • 8 Thursdays starting Feb 2.
  • Min: 3. Max: 7 (per group)
  • Price: $250 for 8 classes. Full refund available if canceled within 48 hours after the first class. Students get to borrow a Robot for the entire duration of the course.


L2: Design and Coding Fully Functioning Mobile Apps


Students program multiple sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope, microphone etc) on a mobile phone or tablet as they learn the fundamentals of designing and coding apps and games on Android.

The fully functioning apps and games students build can be shared with family, friends and published on Google Play Store.

While building multiple Games and Applications, students will learn about coding and capturing different user interactions (tap, swipe, shake etc), translating text to voice, voice to text, visual animations and design best practices.

A unique program combining creative design and coding in one of the cutting edge platforms. Beginner friendly.

Grades 3 - 5: Tuesdays 5:30PM - 6:30PM

  • 8 Tuesdays starting Jan 31.
  • Min: 5. Max: 10 (per group)
  • Price: $220 for 8 classes. Full refund available if canceled within 48 hours after the first class.


Advanced and Competition Math


2019-2020 school year (inaugural year)

  • #1 Team Score in Charlotte Middle School Tri-math-lon.
  • #1 Individual Score in Charlotte Middle School Tri-math-lon.
  • #4 in Charlotte regional MaPP contest
  • #1 in School Math Olympiad (Elementary)
  • Top 5, 10, 20 national ranks in Math Kangaroo

2020-2021 school year

  • Honor Rolls in AMC-8
  • Top 20 scores in Regional MathCounts.
  • #2 Team in Purple Comet at North Carolina State Level
  • #4 individual score (#2 among Middle School scores) in College of Charleston Math Meet
  • #17 Team in Johns Hopkins National Math Meet (out of ~120 teams nationwide)
  • Multiple Silvers in Alpha Math Contest
  • #3 in Univ of Waterloo (Canada) Math Contest
  • Top 5, 10, 20 national ranks in Math Kangaroo

2021-2022 school year

  • #2 Team Score in Charlotte Middle School Tri-math-lon.
  • #3, 5, 7 Individual Score in Charlotte Middle School Tri-math-lon.
  • #2, #5 in regional MathCounts
  • #6 in State Mathcounts
  • Honor Rolls in AMC 10 + AIME Qualification
  • Distinguished Honor Roll, Achievement Roll in AMC 8
  • #4 Team in College Of Charleston Math Meet
  • #2 Team in Purple Comet - NC

The exciting world of Competition Mathematics can often be classified into theory building and/or problem solving. Of course all mathematicians solve problems, while only a few are great theory builders. Theory building involves developing repeatable solution strategies that can be applied in problem solving and the building of structures that enable us to see patterns out of what appears to be chaos.

The Advanced and Competition Math classes take students in an exciting journey full of theory-building AND problem solving enrichment. It is designed to encourage children to embrace problem solving as an exciting and uplifting social activity.

Read more about our Competition Math program including sample problems HERE

Advanced Math Level 1 (Grades 1 - 2): Critical Thinking, Logic Problems, fundamental problem solving strategies

  • Designed for students in Grades 1, 2 who are looking for higher challenges.
  • 60 minutes per week.
  • Fridays 5:30PM - 6:30PM.
  • $135 / 4 weeks. 2 week money back guarantee.
  • Starting January 13th / 20th / 27th. Ongoing classes, no contracts.
  • View a sample problem here: Video

Competition Math Level 1 (Grades 3 - 5): Math Olympiad (MOEMS), Math Kangaroo, Early MathCounts.

  • Advanced 3rd, 4th/5th graders who are new to competition math or exploring interest.
  • 60 minutes per week.
  • Wednesdays 5:30PM - 6:30PM.
  • $135 / 4 weeks. 2 week money back guarantee.
  • Starting Feb 1st. Ongoing classes, no contracts. First class will be FREE and have an assessment.
  • If your child is advanced and ready for MathCounts / AMC 8 level problems, you may register for Level 2 and we will confirm after assessment.
  • View sample problems HERE.

Competition Math Level 2 (Grades 4 - 7): MathCounts, AMC 8.

  • All middle schoolers.
  • If student is a 4th/5th grader them may qualify if they meet the following criteria:
    • in the top 10 national rank of Math Kangaroo.
    • OR have had experience in taking mock MathCounts and consistently scoring 20 or higher in Chapter tests.
    • OR have taken AMC 8 and have scored 12 or higher.
  • Tuesdays 5:30PM - 6:30PM.
  • $135 / 4 weeks. 2 week money back guarantee.
  • Starting Jan 31st. Ongoing classes, no contracts. First class will be FREE and have an assessment.
  • If your child is advanced and is already comfortable with MathCounts / AMC 8 level problems, please call us at 980-292-1441 to explore joining one of our more advanced classes.
  • View sample problem HERE.

ELA: Creative Writing. Fantasy.

Creative writing is one of the most important skills with benefits in all walks of life. And we feel this is a skill that has seen the most dearth of attention in the school systems.

Our program will coach your child on structuring their thoughts into carefully planned narratives, using superior language styles that make the simplest of scenes come alive.

There are plenty of neuroscience research suggesting that when students engage in creative writing, it activates the same cognitive abilities tied to invention and problem solving. It also increases their patience and persistence in driving towards long term goals vs driving towards immediate gratification.

These competencies will be strong differentiators in a fast changing world where your kids will have to be problem solvers in scenarios where the problem itself may not be clearly defined. Our program is designed to build their ongoing confidence and develop them into superior thinkers and problem solvers

Grades 3- 5: Tuesdays 6:40PM - 7:40PM

  • 8 Tuesdays starting Jan 31.
  • Min: 3. Max: 10 (per group)
  • Price: $220 for 8 classes. Full refund available if canceled within 48 hours after the first class.


First come first serve basis. In case the groups fill up to capacity, we will open a waiting list and will also try and open other slots.

In case we do not reach the minimum in any group, and club gets cancelled - a full refund will be offered.

Students need access to a computer for Coding Classes (Windows, Mac for Python, Robotics. Chromebooks will work only for Mobile Apps).


Thinking Feet’s main learning center is located in the Charlotte Ballantyne area in Mecklenburg county. We are just minutes away from nearby Matthews, Weddington, Marvin, Waxhaw, Pineville, Wesley Chapel, Piper Glen and Fort Mill, SC.​​