Give your child an edge in the classroom and beyond when you register for Sylvan EGDE in Virginia. We understand that careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are on the rise—and fast! We provide after-school STEM programs that make these subjects more engaging, interactive and exciting than ever before. As a result, your son or daughter can get on the right path to future success — and have a great time doing it!
Find Out What Sets Our Programs Apart
With our Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge programs, we’ve combined the challenge of academic projects with seriously cool technology for a guaranteed brain boost. We know the benefit of fun, friendship and interaction, so we’re big on collaborative tasks that require teamwork as well. Signing up with friends or siblings is always an option too!▼
Reach the Next Level with STEM
STEM is known for being an area where the brightest minds achieve innovative and cutting edge things — and our STEM programs are no exception. With Sylvan EDGE in Virginia, kids get hands-on experience with a range of interesting activities, including designing a video game and programming a working robot to enter in competitions against classmates. You can rest easy knowing your child is having fun and making friends while developing relevant 21st century skills at the same time!
With Sylvan EDGE Programs, You Can Expect:
- Coding: By creating characters, sounds, special effects and animations using innovative Tynker™ technology, our coding program helps kids develop solid problem solving, logic and computational skills. Your child will learn essential skills for turning their ideas into a real video game he or she can play with friends. You’ll also be able to check out your child’s progress with a link to their weekly project.
- Robotics: In each session, your child will team up with a classmate to build a LEGO® robot, having fun and using real science and engineering concepts along the way. Once it’s done, kids will use LEGO® Education’s award-winning WeDo™ software to bring the “bot” to life and enter it into competition against other teams.
- Engineering: Engineers have the ability to change the world—one idea at a time. It’s important to give kids fun experiences with engineering early, so they’ll be inspired to think big later on. Kids will spend time on challenging hands-on activities, such as designing bridges and building simple machines. The theme changes from session to session to keep kids inspired while they experiment with important STEM concepts.
- Math Edge: Our math skills program, which features a fun, interactive environment that encourages math concepts to stick, is a lot more than repetitive drills. The result? Increased confidence, stronger problem-solving skills and plenty of fun and friendship.