STEM skills — science, technology, engineering and math — are increasingly important for career success in Herndon and beyond. That's why our after-school STEM programs are specifically designed to be interactive and engaging, enabling kids to lay the groundwork for growing career paths — and have a great time while they do so! In fact, Sylvan EDGE's combination of fun and academic mastery is unique, whether it's designing a video game from scratch, coding a LEGO® robot or engineering seriously cool super structures. We also like to see kids make new friends and work together, so we emphasize collaboration and camaraderie in every session. Find out how your child can get a real edge for the future at your local Sylvan in Herndon.

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A New Kind of Learning

At Sylvan, we don’t believe after-school learning should be about repetitive drills and frustrating 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 are clear: kids at Sylvan in Herndon have the opportunity to reach their potential by developing the skills — and confidence — they need to excel in the classroom and beyond. That’s just part of the different we can make.

Skills That Can Be Used Time and Again

STEM skills are increasingly valued and relevant, and Sylvan knows how to get kids on the right path to success. Our Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge programs are STEM-focused with emphasis on computer programming, logic and advanced math — all essential competencies for the 21st century. It all means kids who attend don't only make new friends and have a good time: they develop the kind of skills that are critical to success in modern career paths. That's how having fun today can lead to bigger and better achievements in the future!

Included in Sylvan EDGE Programs in Herndon:

  • Engineering: Things like race cars, bridges, and high rise buildings wouldn’t exist without the problem solving skills of engineers. Your child will have the chance to develop those skills through fun, hands-on challenges like designing simple structures and machines.
  • Robotics: Our innovative robotics program is the perfect place for budding engineers to make friends and build confidence while working on critical skills by building and programming their very own LEGO® robot.
  • Coding: Signing your child up for our coding program, which is full of cool, interactive projects like creating original video games, mini-stories and computer animations, is guaranteed to lead to lots of interesting stories and high-fives.
  • Math Edge: Since math is an important part of every STEM subject, we designed a program to make learning tricky math concepts easier — and more fun — than ever before. Kids will develop problem-solving skills essential for their future success with weekly brainteasers and puzzles.