In Troy and beyond, careers for people with modern skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — are on the rise. That's why we've tailored our after-school STEM programs to be engaging and interactive, helping kids get on the right path for high-demand careers — and have a blast doing it! From creating video games and programming LEGO® robots to engineering intricate super structures, Sylvan EDGE provides a unique range of challenges that combine fun with academic achievement. We also believe in the importance of teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie and encourage kids to make friends along the way. Find out how your child can get a real edge for the future at your local Sylvan in Troy.

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Imagination, Creativity and Real Results

At Sylvan, after-school learning isn’t just about frustrating, repetitive drills and tasks. That’s why we’ve created after-school programs that don’t just offer a unique kind of classroom experience, but also guarantee learning the most cutting-edge technology is both fun and rewarding. The results don’t lie: kids in Troy who attend Sylvan improve their confidence and thinking skills, which helps increase potential in the classroom and beyond. That's how we make a significant difference.

Skills That Pay Off in the Long Run

STEM-based skills are among the most highly valued in the classroom and beyond, and you can make sure your child gets on the path to success with Sylvan. 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. It means in addition to having a great time and meeting new friends, kids can improve their academic scores and get to grips with the skills demanded by modern career paths. In other words, it isn't only a good time today: it's the ideal preparation for a better future!

Included in Sylvan EDGE Programs in Troy:

  • 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.