Engineering takes creativity, imagination and great problem-solving abilities. With Sylvan's Engineering courses in New York, there's never been a better time for budding engineers to enhance these skills — and have a blast doing it! Kids love to figure out how toys, gadgets and other devices work, so we tailor our sessions to explore real-world challenges in architecture and mechanics. Every week, students buddy up with friends to build structures, test them, and rebuild them better, learning vital STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering and math) as part of the process. After all, learning is so much more engaging when it's a whole lot of fun as well!

We're Here to Make a Real Difference

Your local Sylvan in New York has a maximum student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1 — and a maximum class size of 12 students per class —in order to ensure learning is both personal and attentive. We also consolidate that one-on-one attention with a varied assortment of collaborative and independent tasks, helping kids stay engaged (and motivated!) with a blend of learning methods that are proven to be effective.

Hands-On Learning

Engaging with practical, hands-on engineering challenges is the most effective way to master the most important concepts. That's why our weekly sessions task students to design and build new and exciting LEGO® machines and K'NEX® structures. And they don't only build objects: they also learn how to test them, compete in friendly classroom competitions, and redesign their creations using all the principles they've mastered. In other words, you can count on us to engage, support and excite the budding engineer, architect or mechanic in your family — so expect race cars, bridges and other stimulating projects to become the main topic of conversation during your car rides together!

Creativity is a defining feature of our Engineering courses in New York, which also include:

  • Practical tasks: We understand how to deliver the very latest app-based learning, but this program is all about learning by doing.
  • STEM teaching: As STEM skills become increasingly important in the modern world, now is the time for your child to start developing strong 21st century competencies.
  • Teamwork: Buddying up to take on challenges, students learn how to work together and enhance their personal communication skills.
  • Weekly updates: We'll email you photos and summaries after each session, as well as a peek at next week's project.