In Downey and all over the world, those with skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — are well placed to build successful careers. Our after-school STEM programs have been tailored to keep kids engaged and having a great time while on the path towards high-demand careers. Whether it's designing a video game on our innovative technology platform, programming and controlling a LEGO® robot or using advanced engineering principles to build a soaring super structure, it's easy to see how Sylvan EDGE combines academic mastery and fun. We also like to see kids make new friends and work together, so we emphasize collaboration and camaraderie in every session. 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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Unlocking Young Potential

At Sylvan, we firmly believe that after-school learning has to offer more than just repetitive drills and frustrating tasks. 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 Downey have the opportunity to reach their potential by developing the skills — and confidence — they need to excel in the classroom and beyond. It's a difference we're proud to make.

Skills That Pay Off in the Long Run

Put your child on the road to success by helping them focus on in-demand STEM skills at Sylvan. Our STEM-focused programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — focus on critical 21st century competencies like computer programming, logic and advanced math proficiency. Kids have never had so much fun — or made so many great friends — while also developing skills essential for their future. In other words, a fun time today could mean greater achievements tomorrow!

In Downey, Sylvan EDGE Programs Include:

  • Robotics: Your child will build robots and confidence with our innovative robotics program in which students construct and program LEGO® robots.
  • Coding: High-fives and exciting stories are the natural result of our coding program, which features super cool projects like designing animations, video games and mini-stories.
  • Engineering: Buildings, bridges and race cars don't design themselves: they need engineers! Your child will enjoy hands-on challenges and learn how to build simple machines.
  • Math Edge: Math is a crucial component of all STEM subjects, so we make it more interactive and exciting (yes, really!) than ever. In fact, our brain-boosting tasks, puzzles and challenges enable kids to develop math abilities they can use at school and in everyday life.