In Ames and beyond, the future is bright for people with modern skills in STEM: science, technology, engineering and math. 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 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. Learn how your child can gain a valuable edge for the future when he or she attends your local Sylvan in Ames.

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A New Kind of Learning

You won't find boring tasks or repetitive drills at Sylvan's after-school programs. In fact, our after-school programs offer innovative learning environments that combine fun activities, rewarding challenges and the latest technology. The results speak for themselves: kids who attend Sylvan in Ames gain the confidence and thinking skills to reach their potential in the classroom and beyond. That's the lasting difference we can make.

Skills That Make a Life-Long Impact

STEM skills are becoming increasingly valued, and with Sylvan, you can help your child get on the right track to 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. That means kids won’t only have fun and make friends: they’ll also improve their test scores, and develop skills for success in a variety of modern career paths. Simply put, having a good time today could be the key to helping your child do better in the future!

Sylvan EDGE Programs in Ames Include:

  • Robotics & Science: Your child will build robots and confidence with our innovative robotics program in which students construct and program LEGO® robots.
  • Coding: High-fives and exciting stories are the natural result of our coding program, which features super cool projects like designing animations, video games and mini-stories.
  • Engineering: Buildings, bridges and race cars don't design themselves: they need engineers! Your child will enjoy hands-on challenges and learn how to build simple machines.
  • Math Edge: Math is a crucial component of all STEM subjects, so we make it more interactive and exciting (yes, really!) than ever. In fact, our brain-boosting tasks, puzzles and challenges enable kids to develop math abilities they can use at school and in everyday life.