In Alexandria and beyond, careers for people with modern skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — are on the rise. That's why our after-school STEM programs are specifically designed to be interactive and engaging, enabling kids to lay the groundwork for growing career paths — and have a great time while they do so! Sylvan EDGE offers a unique combination of fun and education through activities like programming LEGO® robots, creating original video games and engineering intricate structures. Since we also know the importance of teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie, our program also empowers to make friends along the way. Find out how your local Sylvan in Alexandria can help give your child an edge for the future.

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Encouraging Imaginations to Soar

At Sylvan, we aim to make after-school learning about more than frustrating, repetitive drills. We developed our after-school programs to offer innovative learning environments that use the latest technology to combine fun activities with rewarding challenges. The results speak for themselves: kids who attend Sylvan in Alexandria gain the confidence and thinking skills to reach their potential in the classroom and beyond. It's a difference we're proud to make.

Skills For Life-Long Success

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. Our range of programs — which includes Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — focuses on competencies that are critical for success in the 21st century, such as logic, computer programming and advanced math proficiency. That means kids will be developing skills that will help them succeed in the future—and making lots of friends along the way! That's how having fun today can lead to bigger and better achievements in the future!

Sylvan EDGE Programs in Alexandria Include:

  • Engineering: Things like race cars, bridges, and high rise buildings wouldn’t exist without the problem solving skills of engineers. Your child will have the chance to develop those skills through fun, hands-on challenges like designing simple structures and machines.
  • Robotics & Science: Our innovative robotics program is the perfect place for budding engineers to make friends and build confidence while working on critical skills by building and programming their very own LEGO® robot.
  • Coding: Signing your child up for our coding program, which is full of cool, interactive projects like creating original video games, mini-stories and computer animations, is guaranteed to lead to lots of interesting stories and high-fives.
  • Math Edge: Since math is an important part of every STEM subject, we designed a program to make learning tricky math concepts easier — and more fun — than ever before. Kids will develop problem-solving skills essential for their future success with weekly brainteasers and puzzles.