For people in Merrillville 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 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. We also like to see kids make new friends and work together, so we emphasize collaboration and camaraderie in every session. Your local Sylvan in Merrillville can help give your child’s future an edge—find out how today.

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Giving Imaginations the Tools to Soar

At Sylvan, we believe after-school learning should be about a lot more than repetitive drills and frustrating tasks. In fact, our after-school programs focus on providing innovative learning opportunities through challenges that are both fun and rewarding. The results? Kids in Merrillville who attend Sylvan are better equipped in and out of the classroom with increased confidence and critical thinking skills. That's how we make a significant difference.

Essential Life-Long Skills

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. We designed our STEM-based programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — to develop critical 21st century skills like computer programming, logic and advanced math proficiency. 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 how fun today can lead to success tomorrow.

Look to Your Local Sylvan in Merrillville For:

  • Robotics: Your child can build robots, friendships and confidence with our cutting-edge robotics program. In fact, creating, programming and animating LEGO® robots is the perfect challenge for budding engineers.
  • Coding: Expect plenty of high-fives and exciting anecdotes when you register your child for our coding program, which comes complete with cool, interactive projects like building video games, developing mini-stories and creating computer animations.
  • Engineering: Race cars and bridges don’t build themselves. They need dreamers. Problem solvers. Tinkerers ... In other words, engineers! Your child will take on fun, hands-on challenges, such as building simple machines or designing amazing bridges.
  • Math Edge: Math forms an important part of every STEM subject, so we offer a program that makes math more engaging, interactive and exciting (yes, really!) than ever before. Our brain-boosting activities — including puzzles, brainteasers and other fun proficiency challenges — help kids hone problem-solving skills they can use in school and beyond.