Modern skills in STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — are increasingly important when it comes to career success in and beyond Nanaimo. We’ve designed our after-school STEM programs to keep kids engaged and having a blast while also making sure they’re on the right path towards in-demand careers. 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. Since we also know the importance of teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie, our program also empowers to make friends along the way. Your local Sylvan in Nanaimo can help give your child’s future an edge—find out how today.

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Empowering Imaginations to Soar

Our after-school programs are far removed from repetitive drills, frustrating tasks and other outdated methods. As a matter of fact, we work hard to provide welcoming, innovative learning environments where new technology, exciting activities and rewarding challenges come together. The results speak for themselves: kids who attend Sylvan in Nanaimo gain the confidence and thinking skills to reach their potential in the classroom and beyond. That's the difference we make.

Skills That Pay Off in the Long Run

STEM skills are increasingly valued and relevant, and Sylvan knows how to get kids on the right path to success. Our STEM-focused programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — focus on critical 21st century competencies like computer programming, logic and advanced math proficiency. 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. In other words, it isn't only a good time today: it's the ideal preparation for a better future!

In Nanaimo, Sylvan EDGE Programs Include:

  • Robotics & Science: Robot building, friendship building, confidence building… It's all here. In fact, programming and animating LEGO® robots is a great challenge for future coders.
  • Coding: Smiles and high-fives follow when you register your child for our coding program. He or she can expect cool projects like designing video games, creating mini-stories and making computer animations.
  • Engineering: Race cars and bridges don’t build themselves, so we prepare budding engineers with a variety of hands-on challenges, such as building working prototypes and designing amazing bridges.
  • Math Edge: Math is part of every STEM subject, and our program makes it more interactive and exciting (yes, really!) than ever. It includes stimulating activities that help kids hone strong problem-solving skills that are practical in and beyond the classroom.