In Normal and beyond, the future is bright for people with modern skills in STEM: science, technology, engineering and math. That's why we offer engaging, interactive after-school STEM programs that empower kids to lay the groundwork for future success — and have fun 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. We also value teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie, and encourage kids to make friends while they learn. At your local Sylvan in Normal, your child can get an edge for the future: find out more today.

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Giving Imaginations the Tools to Soar

At Sylvan, after-school learning isn’t just about frustrating, repetitive drills and tasks. As a matter of fact, we work hard to provide welcoming, innovative learning environments where new technology, exciting activities and rewarding challenges come together. The results speak for themselves: kids who attend Sylvan in Normal gain the confidence and thinking skills to reach their potential in the classroom and beyond. That’s just part of the different we can make.

Essential Life-Long Skills

STEM skills are increasingly valued and relevant, and Sylvan knows how to get kids on the right path to success. Our STEM-based programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — zero in on important 21st century competencies like advanced math, logic and computer programming. 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?

Our Range of EDGE Programs in Normal:

  • Robotics: Building, programming and animating LEGO® robots is the ideal prep for budding technicians.
  • Coding: Comes complete with cool, interactive projects like creating animations, mini-stories and even video games.
  • Engineering: Engineers are dreamers, problem solvers and tinkerers, so we provide hands-on challenges from building simple machines to designing amazing bridges.
  • Math Edge: Our brain-boosting puzzles, activities, brainteasers and projects are designed to help kids hone problem-solving skills they can use throughout their lives.