In Carterville and beyond, careers for people with modern skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — are on the rise. That’s exactly why we’ve designed our after-school STEM programs to be interactive and exciting — to help kids get on the right track towards high-demand careers — and have fun along the way! In fact, Sylvan EDGE's combination of fun and academic mastery is unique, whether it's designing a video game from scratch, coding a LEGO® robot or engineering seriously cool super structures. In addition, we emphasize collaboration and camaraderie, which means students use teamwork and meet new friends while they progress. Find out how your local Sylvan in Carterville can help you give your child’s future a real leg up.

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Encouraging Imaginations to Soar

At Sylvan, after-school learning isn’t just about frustrating, repetitive drills and tasks. In fact, our after-school programs focus on providing innovative learning opportunities through challenges that are both fun and rewarding. The results? Kids in Carterville who attend Sylvan are better equipped in and out of the classroom with increased confidence and critical thinking skills. That’s just part of the different we can make.

Critical Skills for Continued Success

As STEM skills continue to become more relevant, valued and important, you can rest easy knowing that Sylvan can help your child get on the right path. 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. That means kids will be developing skills that will help them succeed in the future—and making lots of friends along the way! What better way for your child to have a great time now while building a foundation for success in the future?

Our 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.