In Nanaimo and beyond, careers for people with modern skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — are on the rise. That’s why we’ve designed our after-school STEM programs to be fun and engaging while encouraging kids to stay on track towards in-demand careers. Sylvan EDGE provides a unique combination of fun and academic mastery with activities like programming LEGO® robots, creating video games using our cool technology platform, and designing super structures. In addition, we emphasize collaboration and camaraderie, which means students use teamwork and meet new friends while they progress. Find out how your local Sylvan in Nanaimo can help you give your child’s future a real leg up.

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Empowering Imaginations to Fly Higher

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 focus on providing innovative learning opportunities through challenges that are both fun and rewarding. The results are clear: kids at Sylvan in Nanaimo 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.

Critical Skills for Continued Success

STEM skills are becoming increasingly valued, and you can help your child get on the right path at Sylvan. Our STEM-focused programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — teach essential skills for the 21st century, like computer programming, logic and advanced math. 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. In other words, a fun time today could mean greater achievements tomorrow!

In Nanaimo, Sylvan EDGE Programs Offer:

  • Robotics: Your child will be building more than just his or her own working LEGO® robot in our cutting-edge robotics program — building friendships and confidence are also an important part of the package.
  • Coding: Our coding program, which gives your child the chance to develop his or her own video game and computer animations, will guarantee kids leave with plenty of exciting stories to tell.
  • Engineering: If skyscrapers, bridges and race cars are going to continue to be a reality, the world needs the imagination and problem-solving skills of engineers. With fun, hands-on challenges, your child will develop a range of skills essential for his or her future.
  • Math Edge: Every STEM subject starts in the same place — with core math concepts. That’s why we’ve designed our program to make math more fun and interesting than you ever thought possible. Strengthening essential problem solving skills is easy with brainteasers, puzzles and regular proficiency challenges.