The future is bright for people with modern skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — in Tuscaloosa and beyond. For that reason, we provide after-school STEM programs that are not only engaging and interactive, but help kids prepare for growing, high-demand careers — and have a blast at the same time! Whether it's building a super structure using engineering principles, programming a seriously cool LEGO® robot or creating an original video game, you can expect Sylvan EDGE to combine fun and academic mastery in a completely unique way. We also realize the importance of collaboration and camaraderie, so we encourage kids to work together and make new friendships as they gain new skills and knowledge. Find out how your local Sylvan in Tuscaloosa can help you give your child’s future a real leg up.

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Creative Sessions, Real Results

You won't find boring tasks or repetitive drills at Sylvan's after-school programs. In fact, our after-school programs focus on providing innovative learning opportunities through challenges that are both fun and rewarding. The results don’t lie: kids in Tuscaloosa who attend Sylvan improve their confidence and thinking skills, which helps increase potential in the classroom and beyond. That's the kind of difference we're here to make.

Skills For Life-Long Success

STEM skills are becoming increasingly valued, and with Sylvan, you can help your child get on the right track to success. With our STEM-focused programs in Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge, students learn all about crucial 21st century competencies including computer programming, logic and high-level proficiency in math. That means kids will be developing skills that will help them succeed in the future—and making lots of friends along the way! That’s just one great way fun in the present can lead to success for the future.

Our EDGE Programs Include:

  • Robotics: Robot building, friendship building, confidence building… It's all here. In fact, programming and animating LEGO® robots is a great challenge for future coders.
  • Coding: Smiles and high-fives follow when you register your child for our coding program. He or she can expect cool projects like designing video games, creating mini-stories and making computer animations.
  • Engineering: Race cars and bridges don’t build themselves, so we prepare budding engineers with a variety of hands-on challenges, such as building working prototypes and designing amazing bridges.
  • Math Edge: Math is part of every STEM subject, and our program makes it more interactive and exciting (yes, really!) than ever. It includes stimulating activities that help kids hone strong problem-solving skills that are practical in and beyond the classroom.