In Reading and beyond, careers for people with modern skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — are on the rise. 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's combination of fun and academic mastery is unique, whether it's designing a video game from scratch, coding a LEGO® robot or engineering seriously cool super structures. Because we also focus on teamwork, kids are encouraged to make new friends and collaborate while they make progress. See how your child can get a head-start on a great future at your nearby Sylvan in Reading.

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Encouraging Imaginations to Soar

Our after-school programs are far removed from repetitive drills, frustrating tasks and other outdated methods. In fact, our after-school programs focus on providing innovative learning opportunities through challenges that are both fun and rewarding. As a result, those who attend Sylvan in Reading have the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence needed to excel in school and beyond. That’s how we can make a difference.

Skills That Can Be Used Time and Again

STEM skills are becoming increasingly valued, and you can help your child get on the right path at Sylvan. Our STEM programs — including Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — explore vital 21st century competencies such as logic, programming and advanced math proficiency. It all means kids who attend don't only make new friends and have a good time: they develop the kind of skills that are critical to success in modern career paths. In other words, it isn't only a good time today: it's the ideal preparation for a better future!

Look to Your Local Sylvan in Reading For:

  • Robotics: Robot building, friendship building, confidence building… It's all here. In fact, programming and animating LEGO® robots is a great challenge for future coders.
  • Coding: Smiles and high-fives follow when you register your child for our coding program. He or she can expect cool projects like designing video games, creating mini-stories and making computer animations.
  • Engineering: Race cars and bridges don’t build themselves, so we prepare budding engineers with a variety of hands-on challenges, such as building working prototypes and designing amazing bridges.
  • Math Edge: Math is part of every STEM subject, and our program makes it more interactive and exciting (yes, really!) than ever. It includes stimulating activities that help kids hone strong problem-solving skills that are practical in and beyond the classroom.