In Woodridge and beyond, people with strong capabilities in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — are well prepared to succeed. 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! In fact, Sylvan EDGE offers a unique blend of excitement and academic mastery, whether it's assembling a soaring super structure, coding a LEGO® robot or making an original video game from scratch. We also believe in the importance of teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie and encourage kids to make friends along the way. Your local Sylvan in Woodridge can help give your child’s future an edge—find out how today.

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Encouraging Imaginations to Soar

At Sylvan, we work hard to make sure our after-school programs avoid frustrating tasks, repetitive drills and other dated teaching techniques. 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 Woodridge gain the confidence and thinking skills to reach their potential in the classroom and beyond. That's the kind of difference we're here to make.

Skills That Have a Life-Long Impact

We understand that STEM skills are becoming increasingly valued — and we know how to empower kids to get on the right path to future success. That's why our STEM programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — explore areas like programming, logic, math proficiency and other critical 21st century competencies. It means kids do more than have fun and make friends: they boost their academic abilities and learn all about the type of skills needed in modern career paths. In other words, it isn't only a good time today: it's the ideal preparation for a better future!

In Woodridge, 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 & Science: 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.