It takes imagination, problem-solving and a great deal of creativity to be a successful engineer. With Sylvan's Engineering courses in Nova Scotia, young engineers have a great opportunity to enhance these skills — and have fun while they do it! We know how kids dismantle toys, gadgets and other devices (and put them back together… hopefully!), so we design our sessions to explore real-world architectural and mechanical challenges. 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!

The Sylvan Difference

Learning becomes a personal and attentive experience at your local Sylvan in Nova Scotia, where classes have no more than 12 students and the maximum student-to-teacher ratio is 6:1. We combine our one-on-one approach with a tailored blend of self-guided and collaborative tasks, helping kids stay interested and motivated with diverse learning methods.

We Make Learning More Hands-On

There's no better way to learn engineering concepts than by applying them to real-life challenges. That's why our students design and build LEGO® machines and K'NEX® structures each and 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. In other words, the future mechanic, architect or engineer in your life is sure to be engaged and excited at Sylvan — just don't be surprised if dinner conversation is dominated by bridges, race cars and other hands-on projects!

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

  • Practical tasks: We understand how to deliver the very latest app-based learning, but this program is all about learning by doing.
  • STEM teaching: As STEM skills become increasingly important in the modern world, now is the time for your child to start developing strong 21st century competencies.
  • Teamwork: Buddying up to take on challenges, students learn how to work together and enhance their personal communication skills.
  • Weekly updates: We'll email you photos and summaries after each session, as well as a peek at next week's project.