In Chicago and beyond, the future is bright for people with modern skills in STEM: science, technology, engineering and math. 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! 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. We also value teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie, and encourage kids to make friends while they learn. Find out how your local Sylvan in Chicago can help give your child an edge for the future.

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Empowering Imaginations to Soar

At Sylvan, we don’t believe after-school learning should be about repetitive drills and frustrating tasks. That’s why we’ve created after-school programs that don’t just offer a unique kind of classroom experience, but also guarantee learning the most cutting-edge technology is both fun and rewarding. The results? Kids in Chicago who attend Sylvan are better equipped in and out of the classroom with increased confidence and critical thinking skills. That’s how we can make a difference.

Skills That Can Be Used Time and Again

There's no question that STEM skills are becoming more important than ever before, and you can count on Sylvan to help your child get the path to success. Our STEM-focused programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — focus on critical 21st century competencies like computer programming, logic and advanced math proficiency. It means in addition to having a great time and meeting new friends, kids can improve their academic scores and get to grips with the skills demanded by modern career paths. In other words, a fun time today could mean greater achievements tomorrow!

In Chicago, Sylvan EDGE Programs Include:

  • Coding: Expect lots of exciting stories and high-fives when you sign your child up for our coding program, which is packed full of engaging projects like coming up with original stories to turn into video games and computer animations.
  • Robotics: With our cutting-edge robotics program, your child will have a blast building robots, as well as confidence and friendships. There’s no better challenge for young engineers than programming and bringing to life their own LEGO® robots.
  • Engineering: What is one thing race cars and bridges have in common? To be built, they need dreamers and problem solvers — also known as engineers! In our engineering program, your child will take on the same types of challenges as real world engineers.
  • Math Edge: Math is the foundation of every STEM subject, so we developed a program that makes learning core concepts more engaging and interesting than ever before. Activities including brainteasers, puzzles and proficiency challenges help kids hone problem-solving skills that will serve them well in the classroom and beyond.