Modern skills in STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — are increasingly important when it comes to career success in and beyond Portage. 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. Whether it's building a super structure using engineering principles, programming a seriously cool LEGO® robot or creating an original video game, you can expect Sylvan EDGE to combine fun and academic mastery in a completely unique way. We also realize the importance of collaboration and camaraderie, so we encourage kids to work together and make new friendships as they gain new skills and knowledge. Find out how your local Sylvan in Portage can help you give your child’s future a real leg up.

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Imagination, Creativity and Real Results

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 offer innovative learning environments that combine fun activities, rewarding challenges and the latest technology. In the end, the results speak for themselves: children who go to Sylvan in Portage are able to gain and develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to reach their potential in the classroom and beyond. That’s just one of many ways we make a difference.

Skills That Can Be Used Time and Again

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 STEM-based programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — zero in on important 21st century competencies like advanced math, logic and computer programming. It means kids do more than have fun and make friends: they boost their academic abilities and learn all about the type of skills needed in modern career paths. That's how having fun today can lead to bigger and better achievements in the future!

Included in Sylvan EDGE Programs in Portage:

  • Robotics & Science: Building, programming and animating LEGO® robots is the ideal prep for budding technicians.
  • Coding: Comes complete with cool, interactive projects like creating animations, mini-stories and even video games.
  • Engineering: Engineers are dreamers, problem solvers and tinkerers, so we provide hands-on challenges from building simple machines to designing amazing bridges.
  • Math Edge: Our brain-boosting puzzles, activities, brainteasers and projects are designed to help kids hone problem-solving skills they can use throughout their lives.