In Barrie and all over the world, those with skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — are well placed to build successful careers. That’s why we’ve designed our after-school STEM programs to be fun and engaging while encouraging kids to stay on track towards in-demand careers. 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 believe in the importance of teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie and encourage kids to make friends along the way. Find out how your child can get a real leg up for their future at your local Sylvan in Barrie.

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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, our after-school programs offer innovative learning environments that combine fun activities, rewarding challenges and the latest technology. The results don’t lie: kids in Barrie who attend Sylvan improve their confidence and thinking skills, which helps increase potential in the classroom and beyond. That's the difference we make.

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. We designed our STEM-based programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — to develop critical 21st century skills like computer programming, logic and advanced math proficiency. It means kids get to have a blast, make new friends and enhance their academic scores as they gain the skills for modern career paths. That’s how fun today can lead to success tomorrow.

Look to Your Local Sylvan in Barrie For:

  • Engineering: Things like race cars, bridges, and high rise buildings wouldn’t exist without the problem solving skills of engineers. Your child will have the chance to develop those skills through fun, hands-on challenges like designing simple structures and machines.
  • Robotics: Our innovative robotics program is the perfect place for budding engineers to make friends and build confidence while working on critical skills by building and programming their very own LEGO® robot.
  • Coding: Signing your child up for our coding program, which is full of cool, interactive projects like creating original video games, mini-stories and computer animations, is guaranteed to lead to lots of interesting stories and high-fives.
  • Math Edge: Since math is an important part of every STEM subject, we designed a program to make learning tricky math concepts easier — and more fun — than ever before. Kids will develop problem-solving skills essential for their future success with weekly brainteasers and puzzles.