In Defiance and all over the world, those with skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — are well placed to build successful careers. That’s exactly why we’ve designed our after-school STEM programs to be interactive and exciting — to help kids get on the right track towards high-demand careers — and have fun along the way! 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 value teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie, and encourage kids to make friends while they learn. See how your child can get a head-start on a great future at your nearby Sylvan in Defiance.

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A New Kind of Learning

You won't find boring tasks or repetitive drills at Sylvan's after-school programs. Our after-school programs are specially designed to provide unique learning opportunities that combine engaging activities with rewarding challenges using the newest technology. The results speak for themselves: attending Sylvan in Defiance improves confidence and problem-solving skills for the classroom and beyond. That's how we make a significant difference.

Skills Fit for the Future

At Sylvan, you can help your child get on the right path with highly valued STEM skills. 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 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, a fun time today could mean greater achievements tomorrow!

In Defiance, Sylvan EDGE Programs Offer:

  • Robotics: Your child can build robots, friendships and confidence with our cutting-edge robotics program. In fact, creating, programming and animating LEGO® robots is the perfect challenge for budding engineers.
  • Coding: Expect plenty of high-fives and exciting anecdotes when you register your child for our coding program, which comes complete with cool, interactive projects like building video games, developing mini-stories and creating computer animations.
  • Engineering: Race cars and bridges don’t build themselves. They need dreamers. Problem solvers. Tinkerers ... In other words, engineers! Your child will take on fun, hands-on challenges, such as building simple machines or designing amazing bridges.
  • Math Edge: Math forms an important part of every STEM subject, so we offer a program that makes math more engaging, interactive and exciting (yes, really!) than ever before. Our brain-boosting activities — including puzzles, brainteasers and other fun proficiency challenges — help kids hone problem-solving skills they can use in school and beyond.