When you register your child for a Sylvan EDGE program in the Portland region, you're planning for success in the future — and fun in the present! That's because we've tailored our after-school programs to not only focus on critical 21st century STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills, but also emphasize exciting activities, small-group work and the coolest new technology. Find out how we can help your child get ahead, get challenged and get an edge!
Seriously Cool After-School Activities
You’ll discover your local Sylvan in the Portland region isn’t just a place for your son or daughter to develop their STEM-based abilities; it’s also the perfect environment to cultivate confidence, build lasting friendships and have a great time working on fun projects. Where else do kids get the chance to design and program their own LEGO® robot to enter in friendly competition, or design their very own video game? There's no cooler way to gain tech-focused talents that will be a strong asset in future years.
Programs We Offer in the Portland region:
- Coding: Kids love video games and computer animations, so our coding program isn't only relevant — it's a great way to capture budding imaginations, nurture creativity and focus on a variety of modern computing techniques. Using innovative Tynker™ technology, your child will work on interactive weekly projects that you can share to show off his or her exciting progress.
- Robotics & Sciences: Building a LEGO® robot is already cool, but the real magic happens — and the real science and engineering concepts come into play — when your child brings his or her creation to life using LEGO® Education's award-winning WeDo™ programming software.
- Engineering: Whether your child is constructing machines that go, go, go with LEGO® or building soaring bridges with K’NEX®, the sky’s the limit on fun! These creative challenges get kids to think like real engineers.
- Math Edge: Math may not always be thought of as a fun subject, but with our after-school program you can say goodbye to boring drills and hello to fun activities, challenging projects and a host advanced math skills that can be applied in the classroom and beyond.