An edge in the classroom and beyond is possible for your child when you register for Sylvan EDGE in Illinois. We’re aware that many in-demand careers rely on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skill sets. Our after-school STEM programs engage children with interactive learning and make these subjects more exciting than ever before. That means your son or daughter will have a great time on the road to success!

What Makes Our Programs Different?

Whether it's Robotics & Sciences, Coding, Engineering or Math Edge, we've tailored our programs to combine challenging academic projects with seriously cool technology and brain-boosting activities. We also know the value of fun, friendship and interaction, so we're big on teamwork and collaborative tasks. That's why your child has the option to sign up with friends or siblings!

Reach the Next Level with STEM

With STEM, innovation and cutting edge achievements are par for the course – and our STEM programs are no different. Sylvan EDGE will give kids the chance to get hands-on experience with things like designing their own video games and programming real robots to enter into friendly competition with classmates. You can relax knowing your child is building solid friendships and learning skills relevant for the 21st century along the way!

In Illinois, Sylvan EDGE Programs Include:

  • Robotics & Sciences: In each session, your child will work with a buddy to build a LEGO® robot, learning science and engineering concepts (and having fun!) along the way. Once it's ready, the "bot" can be brought to life using LEGO® Education's award-winning WeDo™ software and entered into friendly games against other teams.
  • Coding: Our coding program helps kids develop important problem-solving, logic and computational skills as they create characters, sounds, special effects and animations using kid-friendly Tynker™ technology. Your child will create mini-stories and gain the skills to design a video game that he or she can play with friends. You'll even get a link to your child's weekly project so you can see and share his or her amazing progress.
  • Engineering: Engineers have the power to transform the world — one idea at a time. The key is giving children fun experiences with engineering when they’re young, so they’re inspired to think big. Kids take on fun, hands-on challenges, such as building simple machines or designing amazing bridges. Every session has a creative theme to inspire kids as they experiment with important STEM concepts.
  • Math Edge: You won't find any repetitive drills in our math skill program, which features a fun, interactive, collaborative format where brain-boosting activities help kids think independently and make math concepts stick. The result? Stronger problem-solving skills, greater confidence and a whole lot of fun and friendship.