In Modesto and all over the world, those with skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — are well placed to build successful careers. 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 programming a LEGO® robot, creating a video game on our seriously cool technology platform or engineering super structures, Sylvan EDGE offers a unique combination of fun and academic mastery. We also emphasize teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie, which means kids can make friends while they make progress. Find out how your child can get a real edge for the future at your local Sylvan in Modesto.

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Empowering Imaginations to Soar

You won't find boring tasks or repetitive drills at Sylvan's after-school programs. We developed our after-school programs to offer innovative learning environments that use the latest technology to combine fun activities with rewarding challenges. In the end, the results speak for themselves: children who go to Sylvan in Modesto are able to gain and develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to reach their potential in the classroom and beyond. That's the kind of difference we're here to make.

Essential Life-Long Skills

STEM skills are increasingly valued and relevant, and Sylvan knows how to get kids on the right path 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 have fun and make friends while also developing skills that will help them succeed in a range of modern career paths. That’s just one great way fun in the present can lead to success for the future.

Included in Sylvan EDGE Programs in Modesto:

  • Robotics: Your child will be building more than just his or her own working LEGO® robot in our cutting-edge robotics program — building friendships and confidence are also an important part of the package.
  • Coding: Our coding program, which gives your child the chance to develop his or her own video game and computer animations, will guarantee kids leave with plenty of exciting stories to tell.
  • Engineering: If skyscrapers, bridges and race cars are going to continue to be a reality, the world needs the imagination and problem-solving skills of engineers. With fun, hands-on challenges, your child will develop a range of skills essential for his or her future.
  • Math Edge: Every STEM subject starts in the same place — with core math concepts. That’s why we’ve designed our program to make math more fun and interesting than you ever thought possible. Strengthening essential problem solving skills is easy with brainteasers, puzzles and regular proficiency challenges.