Modern skills in STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — are increasingly important when it comes to career success in and beyond Portland. Our after-school STEM programs have been tailored to keep kids engaged and having a great time while on the path towards high-demand careers. 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. Find out how your child can get a real edge for the future at your local Sylvan in Portland.

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Unlocking Young Potential

You won't find boring tasks or repetitive drills at Sylvan's after-school programs. In fact, our after-school programs offer innovative learning environments that combine fun activities, rewarding challenges and the latest technology. The results? Kids in Portland who attend Sylvan are better equipped in and out of the classroom with increased confidence and critical thinking skills. It's a difference we're proud to make.

Skills Fit for the Future

As STEM skills continue to become more relevant, valued and important, you can rest easy knowing that Sylvan can help your child get on the right path. Our STEM-focused programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — teach essential skills for the 21st century, like computer programming, logic and advanced math. Kids have never had so much fun — or made so many great friends — while also developing skills essential for their future. That’s how fun today can lead to success tomorrow.

Our EDGE Programs Include:

  • Robotics: Is there a cooler way to learn than building, programming and animating your very own LEGO® robot?
  • Coding: Your child will learn how to create video games, computer animations and mini-stories. Expect lots of high-fives and exciting anecdotes!
  • Engineering: Engineers are dreamers, tinkerers and problem solvers. We provide the ideal preparation by helping kids learn how to build simple machines, design amazing bridges and take on other exciting challenges.
  • Math Edge: Math is an integral part of any STEM subject, so our program is tailored to make math engaging and exciting than ever before, featuring brain-boosting activities, puzzles and challenges that help kids move their math skills forward.