Best STEM Programs for Kids
With STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and STEAM (which adds art the mix) at the forefront of most school curriculums, it makes sense to get kids engaged and excited about these subjects from an early age. Fortunately, Toronto & the GTA are home to many schools where fun and learning collide.
Here's where you can find STEM or STEAM programs for kids...
Brain Power Enrichment Programs Ltd.
9600 Bathurst Street, Suite #313, Vaughan, ON L6A 3Z8
With more than 30 years of success, Brain Power is an innovative leader in after-school enrichment education for bright and gifted students. Brain Power offers a Robotics, Coding, & Aerospace Program for Grades 1 to 6 which covers computer programming, aerospace engineering, math, physics, cutting-edge technology, hands-on robotics projects, and innovations in science.
2195 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON M4E 2C6
The Cube School offers a creative learning environment where technology and design converge. At The Cube, the focus is on four primary disciplines: video game design, programming, robotics, and specialized programs in media and other relevant technology subjects. Throughout the year, The Cube School offers children's classes and programs in Digital Arts, Minecraft, Programming, Robotics and Video Game Design.
e² Young Engineers GTA North
These programs give children the chance to explore aspects of science and engineering outside their normal curriculum-based classroom activities, as children learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity. Each session provides theoretical knowledge and practical implementation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through the use of Kid K’nexer® and Lego® bricks.
e² Young Engineers North Vaughan
9600 Bathurst Street
Maple, ON L6A 3Z8
e² Young Engineers enrichment programs provide an engaging, hands-on learning experience. Students work with LEGO® parts and other games’ assembly kits exclusively designed by stuff for programs to build models and robots. Learning becomes fun and accessible to students of all ages. Each session in different courses, teach both theoretical and applied principles of mathematics and science. Students learn practical skills they will be able to employ in their future.
Codezilla teaches kindergarteners how to code! Codezilla also introduces kids 4-14 to coding and STEM using software, apps and award-winning tech toys.
La Citadelle Academy
36 Scarsdale Road, Toronto, ON M3B 2R7
EXPLORUM offers fun and educational extracurricular science programs in French. Children carry out experiments while strengthening their French language skills. Energetic and knowledgeable presenters lead interactive and stimulating hands-on science experiments; children are exposed to French, learn about everyday science concepts and realise that science is all around us, even where we don't expect it. Using a STEAM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) approach, EXPLORUM’s programs offer a fun and interactive supplement to the Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum.
Locations in Toronto, Oakville, Richmond Hill and Virtual
Hatch believes that self-paced, mastery-based learning is the key behind developing critical thinking skills. All programs are student-centered and fun — and move beyond the traditional teaching model in order to promote engaged and enthusiastic learning. Create new programs every day using our library of over 350 projects, with themes like Art, Star Wars, Minecraft, Pokemon & more. Beginner to advanced - all are challenged!
192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2C2
At STEAMLabs, students are the instigators of their own learning, and seek out knowledge and skills (with the guidance of mentors) in order to imagine, design and create projects that interest them. If you prefer projects over textbooks, prototyping over practicing, collaboration over competition and creativity over conformity, then STEAMLabs is for you. STEAMLabs offers ongoing classes in video game programming, Minecraft, making and inventioneering (kids can turn sketched ideas into working prototypes), and more!
Tinker Builder Gamer Pi
64 Laing Street, Toronto, ON M4L 1C2
Tinker Builder Gamer Pi is a non-profit organization focused on providing fun and educational workshops, and after-school programming for kids. The main goal is to help them enhance their digital skills and give them marketable tools for their future. Tinker Builder Gamer Pi introduce kids to the world of computer science than through gaming. From there, programs have been expanded to work with Single Board Computers like the Raspberry Pi and the ASUS Tinker Board to show kids how they can build robots, automate their homes or build retro-gaming consoles, all on their own!