Successful engineers aren't just problem solvers: they have creativity and imagination. With Sylvan's Engineering courses in Washington, there's never been a better time for budding engineers to enhance these skills — and have a blast doing it! We appreciate that kids like to tinker with toys, gadgets and other devices to figure out how they work, so our sessions emphasize real challenges in mechanics and architecture. Each week, your child will buddy up with a friend to learn important STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering and math) by building, testing and redesigning various structures and objects. After all, it's so much easier to engage in learning if it happens to be great fun as well!

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We Make a Real Difference

With no more than 12 students in each class and a maximum student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1, you can expect a personal and attentive learning experience at your local Sylvan center in Washington. To that personal attention we add a mix of collaborative tasks and self-directed activities, helping to motivate and engage kids with a variety of proven learning techniques.

Let's Get Hands-On

Engaging with practical, hands-on engineering challenges is the most effective way to master the most important concepts. Using LEGO® and K'NEX®, our students conceive and build new machines and structures every week. And the building part is only the start: students learn how to test their creations, entering them in friendly contests against competing teams and implementing the new design principles they've mastered. Very simply, our goal is to guide and motivate your budding engineer, mechanic or architect — so you shouldn't be surprised when race cars, bridges and other engaging projects become your son or daughter's preferred topic of conversation!

Our Engineering courses in Washington focus on creativity, and also feature:

  • Hands-on sessions: Many of our programs are based around the latest interactive, app-based learning — but this is all about getting practical and learning by doing. 
  • STEM-first learning: The modern world needs people with modern skills, so there's no better time for your child to start building a skill set fit for the 21st century.
  • Teamwork: Collaborative tasks help students learn how to work together and communicate more effectively.
  • Email updates: We'll send you an email after each session with photos and summaries, as well as a preview of upcoming projects.