For people with skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — the future is bright in Chicago and beyond. That's why we've tailored our after-school STEM programs to be engaging and interactive, helping kids get on the right path for high-demand careers — and have a blast doing it! Whether it's building a super structure using engineering principles, programming a seriously cool LEGO® robot or creating an original video game, you can expect Sylvan EDGE to combine fun and academic mastery in a completely unique way. Since we also know the importance of teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie, our program also empowers to make friends along the way. Your local Sylvan in Chicago can help give your child’s future an edge—find out how today.

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Giving Imaginations the Tools to Soar

You won't find boring tasks or repetitive drills at Sylvan's after-school programs. In fact, our after-school programs offer innovative learning environments that combine fun activities, rewarding challenges and the latest technology. The results are clear: kids at Sylvan in Chicago have the opportunity to reach their potential by developing the skills — and confidence — they need to excel in the classroom and beyond. That's the kind of difference we're here to make.

Skills Fit for the Future

STEM-based skills are among the most highly valued in the classroom and beyond, and you can make sure your child gets on the path to success with Sylvan. That's why our STEM programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — explore areas like programming, logic, math proficiency and other critical 21st century competencies. It means kids get to have a blast, make new friends and enhance their academic scores as they gain the skills for modern career paths. What better way for your child to have a great time now while building a foundation for success in the future?

Included in Sylvan EDGE Programs in Chicago:

  • Robotics & Science: Is there a cooler way to learn than building, programming and animating your very own LEGO® robot?
  • Coding: Your child will learn how to create video games, computer animations and mini-stories. Expect lots of high-fives and exciting anecdotes!
  • Engineering: Engineers are dreamers, tinkerers and problem solvers. We provide the ideal preparation by helping kids learn how to build simple machines, design amazing bridges and take on other exciting challenges.
  • Math Edge: Math is an integral part of any STEM subject, so our program is tailored to make math engaging and exciting than ever before, featuring brain-boosting activities, puzzles and challenges that help kids move their math skills forward.