In McAllen and beyond, careers for people with modern skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — are on the rise. 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 like to see kids make new friends and work together, so we emphasize collaboration and camaraderie in every session. Your local Sylvan in McAllen can help give your child’s future an edge—find out how today.

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Unlocking Young Potential

At Sylvan, we’re committed to making sure after-school learning is more than repetitive drills and frustrating exercises. Our learning environments, in fact, are innovative spaces where fun activities combine with rewarding challenges and cutting-edge educational technology. The results? Kids in McAllen who attend Sylvan are better equipped in and out of the classroom with increased confidence and critical thinking skills. That's how we make a significant difference.

Essential Life-Long Skills

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. We designed our STEM-based programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — to develop critical 21st century skills like computer programming, logic and advanced math proficiency. 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. That’s how fun today can lead to success tomorrow.

Look to Your Local Sylvan in McAllen For:

  • Robotics: Your child can build robots, friendships and confidence with our cutting-edge robotics program. In fact, creating, programming and animating LEGO® robots is the perfect challenge for budding engineers.
  • Coding: Expect plenty of high-fives and exciting anecdotes when you register your child for our coding program, which comes complete with cool, interactive projects like building video games, developing mini-stories and creating computer animations.
  • Engineering: Race cars and bridges don’t build themselves. They need dreamers. Problem solvers. Tinkerers ... In other words, engineers! Your child will take on fun, hands-on challenges, such as building simple machines or designing amazing bridges.
  • Math Edge: Math forms an important part of every STEM subject, so we offer a program that makes math more engaging, interactive and exciting (yes, really!) than ever before. Our brain-boosting activities — including puzzles, brainteasers and other fun proficiency challenges — help kids hone problem-solving skills they can use in school and beyond.