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Top Academic Enrichment Programs in Vancouver

Published Jan 23, 2020 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Does your child need a bit of extra help with their homework? Or are you looking for more of an academic challenge for them? If so, these are some great service providers that can help.

Top Academic Enrichment Programs in Vancouver



Sylvan Learning

Sylvan tutors use a personal approach and interactive technology to help kids learn math, reading, writing, and more—turning B's into A's and frustration into confidence! Several locations are available throughout Greater Vancouver for your convenience.

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Little House Education Centre

Over the past 15 years, Little House has offered a variety of educational programs. They provide support as well as enrichment for students of all learning styles from pre-school to university. As each child learns differently, they pride themselves on placing students with a specifically selected tutor who can meet their individual needs and teach them based on how they learn best.

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Bricks 4 Kidz - North Vancouver

Designed and created by teachers, architects and engineering professionals, Bricks 4 Kidz' hands-on curriculum introduces children ages 3 and above to concepts of engineering, architecture, and mechanics using LEGO® bricks. Lessons from math, science, language arts, and social studies are integrated and discussed with a focus on fun and learning at the same time.

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Place des Arts

A comprehensive array of fine arts programs are offered at Place des Arts, with the more academic classes being the literary and visual arts. This is the ideal place for kids wishing to pursue more arts and music education than what is offered in school. Scholarships and bursaries are available.



Vancouver Chess School

There aren't too many games where kids can enjoy a complex mental challenge even at the novice level, but chess is one of them. A carefully structured curriculum, administered by national masters, at the Vancouver Chess School can develop problem solving skills, which may transferred to other disciplines. Programs are open to absolute beginners to absolute masters.



Arts Umbrella - Granville Island

Innovative instruction is provided by over 170 dedicated artists and arts educators. Classes are available in the more artistic academic subjects, such as architecture, dance, media arts, music, photography, theatre, visual arts and more.



IKOMA Abacus Learning

The abacus, that ancient, bead-based calculator, is making a comeback in after-school programs. The Japanese call an abacus “SOROBAN.” Soroban helps build self-confidence and strengthens children’s ability to think critically and creatively. The Soroban method helps one easily understand number concepts and is a comprehensive system for embracing concepts and high achievement in mathematics.

After-school weekly classes and summer camps are offered to children at multiple location around the Vancouver area.




Kumon - Kerrisdale

Kumon is a structured, proven self-learning program that gives your child the critical thinking skills and mindset to learn new materials independently. Your child can progress at his or her own pace to develop skills that will deliver results in the classroom and beyond. Several locations are available throughout Greater Vancouver.




Are you looking for other extracurricular classes to sign your kids up in? Then don't go anywhere! ChatterBlock has a comprehensive directory of children's programs. Visit our Camps & Classes page to find and book the right program for your child. You can filter by your child's interest—such as dance, martial arts, sports, or STEM— to find the type of program you're looking for faster.



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