Sylvan’s Engineering courses in the Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Dubuque region make learning fun! Your son or daughter can expect to complete a different hands-on project each week, including designing, testing and tweaking bridges and machines using K’NEX® pieces or LEGO® bricks. Watch your child’s creativity flourish and confidence soar as he or she teams up with a partner to build these cool structures and participates in fun games and friendly competitions with other students. It’s an innovative way for your child to think and problem-solve just like an engineer while developing crucial 21st century skills along the way!

Think Like a Real Engineer!

From building sophisticated structures to testing, deconstructing and redesigning them all over again with a better solution, your child will be thinking and problem solving like a real engineer! Our hands-on programs are a fantastic way for your budding inventor to gain a solid grasp of engineering, science and architectural concepts while also igniting his or her imagination and creativity along the way. We also get parents in on the fun by providing regular email communication to fill you in on the cool new projects your child worked on each week. We also preview the following week’s project via email so you and your child can get excited for the next session!

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Hands-on projects, from building machines with LEGO® bricks to constructing complex bridge types with K’NEX® pieces.
  • A STEM-focused curriculum that will equip your child with critical 21st century skills.
  • A personal learning environment, with a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio and a maximum of 12 students per class.
  • Regular email communication to keep you informed of your child’s progress.