Who we are . . .

As a Scholé Group, we are a homeschooling community that employs the content of a classical curriculum and the pedagogy of restful learning embodied by the word scholé. The word scholé (pronounced skoh-LAY) comes from a Greek word that means “restful learning,” with the connotation of “contemplation,” “conversation,” and “reflection.”  Our mission is to pursue deep engagement that results in enjoyable, permanent learning—that is, to bring scholé to our homeschool co-op.

Welcome to Calgary Classical Scholé


scholé learning begins in wonder and leads to wisdom


deep, permanent learning


pursuing restful, classical education…together


bringing education to life


leading students in learning that lasts

Our Children

why we do what we do

Our Tutors

cultivating wonder and imagination

Mary Clark


Mary, partnering with her husband, continues in her calling to disciple their 5 children; initially through 25 years of home education and now through entrepreneurship and community living, as together they build a common vision and family legacy.

Annemarie Barwich


Annemarie grew up on a farm in Southern Alberta and graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education and Education from the University of Calgary.  She taught for several years at Calgary Christian School, receiving an Excellence in Teaching Award.  She taught until the birth of her first child.  Annemarie homeschooled her four children until they entered high school when she returned to work in education as an online High School Guidance Counselor for homeschool students with the Center for Learning @Home.  She continued in roles of teacher facilitator, serving families in Southern AB as well as missionary and military families overseas.  Annemarie began homeschooling with the ideals of Charlotte Mason as inspiration and later learned about the Classical Education renewal movement.  Annemarie was instrumental in founding  Calgary Classical Schole in 2017.  She is thankful to be active in this God-established work and considers it a great blessing to be working with homeschooling families in  Classical Education.  Annemarie serves as Director of Calgary Classical Schole and Tutor in the subjects of Grammar and Writing.


Monica Hielema


Growing up on the family farm in Brooks, Alberta surrounded by immediate and extended family provided a secure and solid childhood.   Monica graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education and Education from the University of Calgary.  She taught for six years at Calgary Christian School before starting a family.  As a parent of four, she homeschooled for six years learning more than ever about teaching toward the God created uniqueness of each child.  While homeschooling she began contract work as an educational facilitator with ROOTS and THEE.  This was followed by an online teaching position with School of Hope where she developed the junior and senior high physical education program.  The past 10 years have been spent as a teacher/facilitator with the Center for Learning@Home.  A family highlight was a year spent living and teaching overseas in Slovakia where she taught her youngest daughter in grade 2.     Monica came alongside a group of passionate individuals who had a vision for starting a Classical Education Schole group in 2017.  With a love for igniting wonder and delight in children, Monica’s passion is to equip students to reverence truth, desire goodness and rejoice in beauty.  Monica serves as a teacher with CCSchole and a tutor in the subjects of History, Grammar and Writing.

Anita Perlau

Music Director

Anita Perlau has enjoyed a varied career as an elementary music specialist, choral conductor, university lecturer and workshop clinician. She has advanced certificates in both the Kodály and Orff philosophies, a Master of Education (music education) and studied at the Kodály Institute in Kesckemet, Hungary. Currently, Anita teaches in the Early Childhood Kodály program at Mount Royal Conservatory and leads two adult community choirs. Anita feels blessed to have THE most supportive husband beside her and two adult children who always come home to visit.  Anita is excited to be joining CCSchole and nurturing community through God’s gift of music! Soli Deo Gloria!

Catherine Hardy


Catherine is passionate about Christian Education and is very pleased to be a part of the CCS team. She is a graduate of Trinity Western University, and holds a M.A. in Geography from Carleton University. Catherine home-educated her own children for many years, has tutored students privately, and previously worked as a substitute teacher within the public and Catholic school systems. She also taught at a private Classical Christian School and served on the board of directors for Heritage Christian Academy.  Catherine believes that the best education is that which integrates biblical truth into all aspects of its curriculum, teaches students how to think clearly, and inspires depth, wisdom and a love for God.

Candace Beyer


Having homeschooled her own three children for more than fourteen years, Candace is honored to be a part of a homeschooling community again.  Because Candace is passionate in teaching students strong writing skills and reading proficiency, she continues to privately tutor students Language Arts and English, ages 10 through 18.  Being a student herself at St. Mary’s University enrolled in her final year of the BA in Psychology program, Candace is keen to continue her pursuit in higher learning, and desires to see others reach their utmost potential, noting that education is a God-given gift that is not to be taken for granted. Her university studies in psychology and English have created a greater passion for excellent writing and critical reading skills. 

Megan Zunic


Megan grew up on a dairy farm in British Columbia and met her husband, Stephen, while attending a discipleship school in Calgary.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Education at the University of Calgary in 2009, and taught in the Foothills Division before having her three beautiful children.  When it was time for her oldest to enter grade 1, Megan began to explore the world of homeschooling and was connected with Calgary Classical Schole as it began its first year.  She has not looked back.  Teaching her children (and learning alongside them) about the good, true and beautiful has captivated her, and this Schole community with the beautiful relationships she has forged has been an incredible blessing for her entire family. Going for nature walks with her family, exploring God’s beautiful creation and nature journalling have become some of her favourite things to do, and she is excited to share this love with Lower Grammar students in the coming year.

Heather McCallister


While Heather was born in Ontario, and spent her early school years there, Calgary has been considered home for more than 35 years.  Completing her Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Alberta, with a major in Elementary education and a minor in ESL, she has always had a passion for working with children.   After marrying her husband Howie, she began her career as a Grade 2 teacher at Trinity Christian School, where she also completed the Christian School International Mentorship program in Administration.  Shortly after her first daughter was born, she began working with the School of Hope as a homeschooling facilitator, where home visits were her highlight. For the past 10 years, as her children have attended Trinity Christian School, Heather became a substitute teacher covering multiple leaves, teaching students from K to 9.  The flexibility afforded her the opportunity to both work and volunteer extensively in all areas of school life. As her children have been transitioning from Junior High to High School and into college, Heather has been looking for new avenues to use the gifts that God has given her. Intrigued by both the classical homeschooling model and the community at Calgary Classical Schole,  she is excited to be joining with those who are so passionate about education. At CCSchole she will be serving as the Lower Grammar Tutor in the area of language arts.   

Kirstyn Mackie


Kirstyn has recently stepped on to the homeschool rollercoaster with her husband and three young children.  What began as a terrifying leap into the unknown has become an incredible blessing of time, discovery and freedom.  Scholé has been instrumental in her enjoyment and competency as a classical homeschooler.  She has taken many twists and turns in her own education, starting out as an English major and then finishing with an undergrad in Linguistics and Psychology at the University of Calgary.  Sandwiched between her third and fourth year of university, she became a certified ESL instructor and taught overseas for a year, with students ranging from 2 – 82.  After graduating, she started her career in marketing and studied graphic design on the side.  Subsequently, she did an MBA (with honours) while managing the marketing department of an oil and gas firm and then “retiring” to have children.  She loves learning new things, and has an opinion on virtually everything.  She is thrilled to be tutoring Dialectic Literature this year and looks forward to lively discussions on Medieval and Renaissance fiction, plays and poetry.

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