By registering your child for a Sylvan EDGE program in the Portland region, you’re investing in success for the future — and fun for the present! Our after-school programs are tailored specifically to help kids learn critical STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills through small-group work and engaging activities using the coolest new technology. Learn more about how we can give your child the challenges he or she needs to get ahead!
Crucial Skills for the Future
Opportunities in STEM-focused careers are expected to keep growing, which is why Sylvan EDGE programs are designed to develop high-demand knowledge and skill sets, including those in engineering, robotics, computer programming, logic and problem-solving. It's a great way to keep your child fully engaged, entertained and on the right path to future success.▼
After School Activities That Are Actually Cool
In the Portland region, your local Sylvan is not only a place where your child can cultivate valuable STEM skills; it’s also a place for developing confidence, making new friends and working on fun projects. Where else could your little one program a LEGO® robot with a buddy and enter it in a friendly competition with other teams — or design, create and play his or her very own video game? There’s no cooler way to develop tech-focused skills that will come in handy in future years.
Programs We Offer in the Portland region:
- Coding: Since kids love video games and computer animations, our coding program is not only relevant, but it’s also a great way to foster creativity through a variety of modern computing techniques. Weekly projects, using innovative Tynker™ technology, are a great way for your child to show off his or her exciting progress.
- Engineering: Whether your child is constructing soaring bridges with K’NEX® or building working machines with LEGO®, the fun never stops! Creative projects like these and more encourage kids to think like real engineers.
- Robotics: As if building a LEGO® robot wasn’t cool enough, your child will also have the chance to put real science and engineering concepts to use by bringing his or her creation to life using LEGO® Education’s award-winning WeDo™ programming software.
- Math Edge: Despite math having a reputation for not being the most exciting subject, our after-school program can offer an alternative to the boring drills and exercises with plenty of challenging—and fun—activities that will help your child thrive in the classroom and beyond.