STEM skills — science, technology, engineering and math — are increasingly important for career success in Richmond and beyond. Our tailored after-school STEM programs focus on engagement and interactivity, enabling kids to get on the right path to a high-demand career — and have a great time doing it! Sylvan EDGE provides a unique combination of fun and academic mastery with activities like programming LEGO® robots, creating video games using our cool technology platform, and designing super structures. We also like to see kids make new friends and work together, so we emphasize collaboration and camaraderie in every session. Your local Sylvan in Richmond can help give your child’s future an edge—find out how today.

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Empowering Imaginations to Fly Higher

At Sylvan, we work hard to make sure our after-school programs avoid frustrating tasks, repetitive drills and other dated teaching techniques. In fact, we provide innovative after-school learning environments where the latest educational technology, fun activities and rewarding challenges make learning stick. The results are clear: kids at Sylvan in Richmond have the opportunity to reach their potential by developing the skills — and confidence — they need to excel in the classroom and beyond. That’s just one of many ways we make a difference.

The Right Skills for a Bright Future

There's no question that STEM skills are becoming more important than ever before, and you can count on Sylvan to help your child get the path to success. Our STEM-focused programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — focus on critical 21st century competencies like computer programming, logic and advanced math proficiency. It all means kids who attend don't only make new friends and have a good time: they develop the kind of skills that are critical to success in modern career paths. In other words, having fun today can help your child do better in the future!

Our EDGE Programs Include:

  • Robotics: Your child will be building more than just his or her own working LEGO® robot in our cutting-edge robotics program — building friendships and confidence are also an important part of the package.
  • Coding: Our coding program, which gives your child the chance to develop his or her own video game and computer animations, will guarantee kids leave with plenty of exciting stories to tell.
  • Engineering: If skyscrapers, bridges and race cars are going to continue to be a reality, the world needs the imagination and problem-solving skills of engineers. With fun, hands-on challenges, your child will develop a range of skills essential for his or her future.
  • Math Edge: Every STEM subject starts in the same place — with core math concepts. That’s why we’ve designed our program to make math more fun and interesting than you ever thought possible. Strengthening essential problem solving skills is easy with brainteasers, puzzles and regular proficiency challenges.