For people in Gurnee with modern skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — the future couldn’t be brighter. That’s why we’ve designed our after-school STEM programs to be fun and engaging while encouraging kids to stay on track towards in-demand careers. 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 realize the importance of collaboration and camaraderie, so we encourage kids to work together and make new friendships as they gain new skills and knowledge. Find out how your child can get a real leg up for their future at your local Sylvan in Gurnee.

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Imagination, Creativity and Real Results

You won't find boring tasks or repetitive drills at Sylvan's after-school programs. In fact, we provide innovative after-school learning environments where the latest educational technology, fun activities and rewarding challenges make learning stick. The results speak for themselves: kids who attend Sylvan in Gurnee gain the confidence and thinking skills to reach their potential in the classroom and beyond. That’s just one way we make a difference.

Critical Skills for Continued Success

At Sylvan, you can help your child get on the right path with highly valued STEM skills. Our STEM-focused programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — teach essential skills for the 21st century, like computer programming, logic and advanced math. It all means kids who attend don't only make new friends and have a good time: they develop the kind of skills that are critical to success in modern career paths. Simply put, having a good time today could be the key to helping your child do better in the future!

Our EDGE Programs Include:

  • Engineering: Things like race cars, bridges, and high rise buildings wouldn’t exist without the problem solving skills of engineers. Your child will have the chance to develop those skills through fun, hands-on challenges like designing simple structures and machines.
  • Robotics: Our innovative robotics program is the perfect place for budding engineers to make friends and build confidence while working on critical skills by building and programming their very own LEGO® robot.
  • Coding: Signing your child up for our coding program, which is full of cool, interactive projects like creating original video games, mini-stories and computer animations, is guaranteed to lead to lots of interesting stories and high-fives.
  • Math Edge: Since math is an important part of every STEM subject, we designed a program to make learning tricky math concepts easier — and more fun — than ever before. Kids will develop problem-solving skills essential for their future success with weekly brainteasers and puzzles.