Below is a list of resources for any stage of your child’s educational journey—whether that’s schools that offer k–12 education, post-secondary, extracurricular, or your childcare needs.

Public Schooling

To enroll your child in public schooling, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools provides registration and contact information, admission requirements, application dates and deadlines, and any other essential information you need to start or resume your child’s educational journey!

Private Schooling

If you prefer to place your child in independent schools, Nanaimo features Discover Montessori School, Nanaimo Christian School, Aspengrove School, and The High School at VIU (with the letter two schools offering an International Baccalaureate). All information regarding registration, admissions requirements, and other such useful information will be found on their websites.

Extracurricular Activities

For those seeking involvement outside of academia, Nanaimo hosts a range of different extracurricular activities for all ages—most are listed on the City of Nanaimo’s and Pacific Sport’s site. For an in depth view of all the clubs in Nanaimo visit the Clubs and Organizations page on the City’s site!


Nanaimo has over 100 childcare facilities, all conveniently located in The Province’s childcare section on their website. Or visit Nanaimo Child Development Centre.

Post Secondary

Nanaimo hosts a range of post-secondary institutions to continue or begin your education within our city. Vancouver Island University, Discovery Community College, Sprott-Shaw College, Academy of Learning Career College, and Western Maritime Institute are based in Nanaimo and provide a range of learning opportunities. For more information on enrollment, admission requirements, financial aid, notoriety, extracurricular activities, and other information either visit their websites above or view our Education & Training section.

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