For people in Rochester with modern skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — the future couldn’t be brighter. For that reason, we provide after-school STEM programs that are not only engaging and interactive, but help kids prepare for growing, high-demand careers — and have a blast at the same time! Sylvan EDGE mixes fun and academic mastery with challenges like engineering super structures, programming LEGO® robots and designing original video games. 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 Rochester.

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A New Kind of Learning

At Sylvan, we believe after-school learning should be about a lot more than repetitive drills and frustrating tasks. In fact, we offer after-school learning environments that innovatively combine rewarding activities, exciting challenges and the very latest learning technology. The results don’t lie: kids in Rochester 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 Rochester:

  • 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.