For people with skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — the future is bright in Rapid City and beyond. Our tailored after-school STEM programs focus on engagement and interactivity, enabling kids to get on the right path to a high-demand career — and have a great time doing it! Whether it's building a super structure using engineering principles, programming a seriously cool LEGO® robot or creating an original video game, you can expect Sylvan EDGE to combine fun and academic mastery in a completely unique way. Since we also know the importance of teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie, our program also empowers to make friends along the way. Learn how your child can gain a valuable edge for the future when he or she attends your local Sylvan in Rapid City.

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Empowering Imaginations to Soar

At Sylvan, we work hard to make sure our after-school programs avoid frustrating tasks, repetitive drills and other dated teaching techniques. In fact, our after-school programs offer innovative learning environments that combine fun activities, rewarding challenges and the latest technology. The results speak for themselves: attending Sylvan in Rapid City improves confidence and problem-solving skills for the classroom and beyond. That's the kind of difference we're here to make.

Essential Life-Long Skills

Put your child on the road to success by helping them focus on in-demand STEM skills at Sylvan. Our STEM-based programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — zero in on important 21st century competencies like advanced math, logic and computer programming. That means kids won’t only have fun and make friends: they’ll also improve their test scores, and develop skills for success in a variety of modern career paths. That's how having fun today can lead to bigger and better achievements in the future!

Our Range of EDGE Programs in Rapid City:

  • Robotics & Science: Building, programming and animating LEGO® robots is the ideal prep for budding technicians.
  • Coding: Comes complete with cool, interactive projects like creating animations, mini-stories and even video games.
  • Engineering: Engineers are dreamers, problem solvers and tinkerers, so we provide hands-on challenges from building simple machines to designing amazing bridges.
  • Math Edge: Our brain-boosting puzzles, activities, brainteasers and projects are designed to help kids hone problem-solving skills they can use throughout their lives.