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

Space is still available for grades 7-9 students to enroll in our Dialectic class --- a waiting list has begun for students in grades 1-6.

Our Children

why we do what we do

Our Tutors

cultivating wonder and imagination

Annemarie Barwich

Director & Teacher

After 14 years of homeschooling her four children and 8 years working as homeschool facilitator and high school guidance counselor, Annemarie finds herself embracing wholeheartedly the beautiful world of Classical Education. She enjoys leading parents and children in learning about God and His world, confident that together they will discover truth, beauty and goodness. She believes the words of Jeremiah 6:16 “Thus says the Lord: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.” Annemarie founded Calgary Classical Scholé in 2017 based on the ideals of homeschooling and classical education.

Monica Hielema


With a love for igniting wonder and delight in children, Monica’s passion is to equip students to know, love and practice that which is true, good and beautiful. God Himself is the embodiment of this truth as He declares His grace to be sufficient and His power to be made perfect in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Katie Kiemeny


Katie is rooted in a holistic approach to life, from homesteading to homeschooling.  She has a passion to facilitate Christ centered learning.  She believes community is essential in our homeschooling journey and enjoys learning from others.  Katie loves her family, her horses and the great outdoors.


Leslie Hedley


Leslie is excited to help students explore the rich, foundational language of Latin. Leslie has a B.A. and B. Ed from St. Mary’s University in Calgary and a certificate in Creativity in Educational Practice. She loves to see God’s story of creation, fall, redemption and reconciliation unfolding in literature and great works of art. She delights in seeing students discover this as well. Docendo discimus – by teaching, we learn.

Michelle Champ


In 2010, Michelle was prompted to homeschool her daughters, so she cautiously began her journey within the fully-aligned program. Since that first year, Michelle’s eyes have been opened to the beautiful world of classical education where rediscovering the joy of learning alongside her daughters has nurtured a special interest in nature and history as it relates to the Word of God.

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.

Victoria Erhardt

Choir Director

Jolene Howard


Jolene is beginning to live from a place of daily surrender as she learns to say “Yes” to her Heavenly Father’s call to adventure and adjusts to an empty nest. She enjoys reading, cooking, games, road trips and meeting new people.

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