For people with skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — the future is bright in Downey and beyond. That's why our after-school STEM programs are specifically designed to be interactive and engaging, enabling kids to lay the groundwork for growing career paths — and have a great time while they do so! 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. In addition, we emphasize collaboration and camaraderie, which means students use teamwork and meet new friends while they progress. Learn how your child can gain a valuable edge for the future when he or she attends your local Sylvan in Downey.

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Inspiring Imaginations to Run Wild

At Sylvan, after-school learning isn’t just about frustrating, repetitive drills and tasks. In fact, our after-school programs offer innovative learning environments that combine fun activities, rewarding challenges and the latest technology. The results are clear: kids at Sylvan in Downey 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 way we make a difference.

Skills That Pay Off in the Long Run

At Sylvan, you can help your child get on the right path with highly valued STEM skills. Our Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge programs are STEM-focused with emphasis on computer programming, logic and advanced math — all essential competencies for the 21st century. 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 having fun today can lead to bigger and better achievements in the future!

Our EDGE Programs Include:

  • Robotics & Science: Building, programming and animating LEGO® robots is the ideal prep for budding technicians.
  • Coding: Comes complete with cool, interactive projects like creating animations, mini-stories and even video games.
  • Engineering: Engineers are dreamers, problem solvers and tinkerers, so we provide hands-on challenges from building simple machines to designing amazing bridges.
  • Math Edge: Our brain-boosting puzzles, activities, brainteasers and projects are designed to help kids hone problem-solving skills they can use throughout their lives.