STEM skills — science, technology, engineering and math — are increasingly important for career success in Irvine 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! From creating video games and programming LEGO® robots to engineering intricate super structures, Sylvan EDGE provides a unique range of challenges that combine fun with academic achievement. We also emphasize teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie, which means kids can make friends while they make progress. Learn how your child can gain a valuable edge for the future when he or she attends your local Sylvan in Irvine.

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A New Kind of Learning

Our after-school programs are far removed from repetitive drills, frustrating tasks and other outdated methods. Our after-school programs are specially designed to provide unique learning opportunities that combine engaging activities with rewarding challenges using the newest technology. In the end, the results speak for themselves: children who go to Sylvan in Irvine are able to gain and develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to reach their potential in the classroom and beyond. It's a difference we're proud to make.

Skills Fit for the Future

STEM skills are increasingly valued and relevant, and Sylvan knows how to get kids on the right path to success. Our STEM-focused programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — teach essential skills for the 21st century, like computer programming, logic and advanced math. That means kids will be developing skills that will help them succeed in the future—and making lots of friends along the way! In other words, it isn't only a good time today: it's the ideal preparation for a better future!

Our EDGE Programs Include:

  • 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 & Science: 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.