STEM skills — science, technology, engineering and math — are increasingly important for career success in Columbia and beyond. 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! In fact, Sylvan EDGE offers a unique blend of excitement and academic mastery, whether it's assembling a soaring super structure, coding a LEGO® robot or making an original video game from scratch. We also believe in the importance of teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie and encourage kids to make friends along the way. Find out how your local Sylvan in Columbia can help you give your child’s future a real leg up.
Empowering Imaginations to Soar
At Sylvan, after-school learning isn’t just about frustrating, repetitive drills and tasks. 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 don’t lie: kids in Columbia who attend Sylvan improve their confidence and thinking skills, which helps increase potential in the classroom and beyond. That's the lasting difference we can make.▼
Skills Fit for the Future
There's no question that STEM skills are becoming more important than ever before, and you can count on Sylvan to help your child get the path to success. 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, fun today can translate into success for the future!
Our Range of EDGE Programs in Columbia:
- Robotics: Your child will be building more than just his or her own working LEGO® robot in our cutting-edge robotics program — building friendships and confidence are also an important part of the package.
- Coding: Our coding program, which gives your child the chance to develop his or her own video game and computer animations, will guarantee kids leave with plenty of exciting stories to tell.
- Engineering: If skyscrapers, bridges and race cars are going to continue to be a reality, the world needs the imagination and problem-solving skills of engineers. With fun, hands-on challenges, your child will develop a range of skills essential for his or her future.
- Math Edge: Every STEM subject starts in the same place — with core math concepts. That’s why we’ve designed our program to make math more fun and interesting than you ever thought possible. Strengthening essential problem solving skills is easy with brainteasers, puzzles and regular proficiency challenges.