Modern skills in STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — are increasingly important when it comes to career success in and beyond Mattoon. For that reason, we provide after-school STEM programs that are not only engaging and interactive, but help kids prepare for growing, high-demand careers — and have a blast at the same time! Whether it's designing a video game on our innovative technology platform, programming and controlling a LEGO® robot or using advanced engineering principles to build a soaring super structure, it's easy to see how Sylvan EDGE combines academic mastery and fun. Since we also know the importance of teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie, our program also empowers to make friends along the way. Find out how your child can get a real leg up for their future at your local Sylvan in Mattoon.

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Giving Imaginations the Tools to Soar

At Sylvan, we’re committed to making sure after-school learning is more than repetitive drills and frustrating exercises. 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 Mattoon who attend Sylvan are better equipped in and out of the classroom with increased confidence and critical thinking skills. That's the difference we make.

Critical Skills for Continued Success

STEM skills are becoming increasingly valued, and with Sylvan, you can help your child get on the right track to success. Our range of programs — which includes Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — focuses on competencies that are critical for success in the 21st century, such as logic, computer programming and advanced math proficiency. Kids have never had so much fun — or made so many great friends — while also developing skills essential for their future. Simply put, having a good time today could be the key to helping your child do better in the future!

Our Range of EDGE Programs in Mattoon:

  • 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.