The future is bright for people with modern skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — in Skokie and beyond. Our after-school STEM programs have been tailored to keep kids engaged and having a great time while on the path towards high-demand careers. In fact, Sylvan EDGE's combination of fun and academic mastery is unique, whether it's designing a video game from scratch, coding a LEGO® robot or engineering seriously cool super structures. We also emphasize teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie, which means kids can make friends while they make progress. Find out how your child can get a real leg up for their future at your local Sylvan in Skokie.

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Giving Imaginations the Tools to Soar

At Sylvan, we aim to make after-school learning about more than frustrating, repetitive drills. In fact, we offer after-school learning environments that innovatively combine rewarding activities, exciting challenges and the very latest learning technology. The results are clear: kids at Sylvan in Skokie have the opportunity to reach their potential by developing the skills — and confidence — they need to excel in the classroom and beyond. That’s just one of many ways we 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. With our STEM-focused programs in Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge, students learn all about crucial 21st century competencies including computer programming, logic and high-level proficiency in math. 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. That’s just one great way fun in the present can lead to success for the future.

Included in Sylvan EDGE Programs in Skokie:

  • Robotics: Your child will be building more than just his or her own working LEGO® robot in our cutting-edge robotics program — building friendships and confidence are also an important part of the package.
  • Coding: Our coding program, which gives your child the chance to develop his or her own video game and computer animations, will guarantee kids leave with plenty of exciting stories to tell.
  • Engineering: If skyscrapers, bridges and race cars are going to continue to be a reality, the world needs the imagination and problem-solving skills of engineers. With fun, hands-on challenges, your child will develop a range of skills essential for his or her future.
  • Math Edge: Every STEM subject starts in the same place — with core math concepts. That’s why we’ve designed our program to make math more fun and interesting than you ever thought possible. Strengthening essential problem solving skills is easy with brainteasers, puzzles and regular proficiency challenges.