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Canadian Home Education Resources

Alberta Home School Boards

Canadian Home School Boards

Many home education families in Canada ask for information on how to contact school boards in their province. You will find a list of Alberta Willing Non-Resident School Boards below and British Columbia Home School Boards here.

Your Family's Educational Philosophy

Before approaching a school board it is helpful to write out your family's educational philosophy. When you check with the board you are interested in you will then be better able to ascertain if their educational philosophy matches yours. If you need help in clarifying your own educational philosophy check Canadian Home Education Parent Resources for some great home education parent resources.

Willing Non-Resident Boards in Alberta

Alberta has “Willing Non-Resident Boards” located throughout the province. You are not restricted to the location of the school board, instead you can choose whichever board meets your family’s needs. Alberta students have the choice of registering one of three ways. In a  HOME EDUCATION PROGRAM a parent has decided to retain responsibility for educating the child. (Formerly know as a “Traditional" or parent-directed program). Students have more flexibility in what they cover. The onus is on the parent to “raise a good citizen”. In a SCHOOL AUTHORITY PROGRAM a parent has chosen to give a school authority responsibility for educating the child. Students are required to follow the Alberta Program of Studies (yes, the very same one you took your children out of). In a BLENDED PROGRAM a parent has decided to share responsibility for educating the child with a school authority. Blended students pull from both the School Authority Program and the Home Education Program. The closer you follow the government’s curriculum the more money you receive from the government. Read the information on the Alberta Government website to become informed as to how these will affect your home school. Also check with HSLDA (Home School Legal Defence Association) to see what the legalities are.

 

 




Battle River School Division


Battle River School Division

Contact Person

Laura Swanson, Principal
Melanie Buckley, Assistant Principal
Battle River Alternative Centre for Education

Address 6205 48 Avenue
City Camrose
Province Alberta
Postal Code T4V 0K4
Phone Number Phone: (780) 672-6131 Ext. 1206 or  Ext. 1207 or (780) 672-2205
Email mbuckley@brsd.ab.ca
Website www.brsd.ab.ca

Battle River is a public school division that offers traditional parent-led home education programs.  We support both non-faith based and faith based programs.   We support programming that follows the Alberta Curricular Outcomes or the Schedule of Learner Outcomes (SOLO)  and are very flexible and responsive.   We plan social and theme activities for families to participate in if they choose. Home Education students have access to BRSD libraries and clubs/extra curricular activities  offered at community schools.   We strive to offer a quality educational environment and  are committed to assisting parents with the choice to educate their children at home. Parents will be given support throughout the year from our  Home Education team.   We recognize that every child is unique  and home schooling offers the flexibility to meet those individual learning  needs.   We welcome learners outside of our boundaries.  The  education team meets with parents to set up the initial learning plan,  do a mid-year review, and again for a final year end review.   Battle River School Division also offers an online teacher led grade 1-12 program.   We do not offer a blended format for home education.

 

 




Bearspaw Christian School


Bearspaw Christian School

Contact Person

Clinton Weening    cweening@bearspawschool.com

Address 15001 – 69 Street NW
City Calgary
Province Alberta
Postal Code T3R 1C5
Phone Number Phone: (403) 295-2566 x 5600
Email cweening@bearspawschool.com, cyndee.sawatzky@bearspawschool.commicah.jansen@bearspawschool.com
Website bcsathome.ca/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/BCSatHome
Instagram @bcsathome

BCS@Home is a faith-based, open-enrolment homeschool board that operates as an extension of the BCS Community. We integrate Christian discipleship into at-home learning, and highly value the flexibility in space in time as homeschooling families. At BCS@Home, we recognize the central role that parents play in the education of their children, and we are thrilled to offer a variety of homeschool programs to suit the unique learning needs of each family registered with us. These programs include Traditional Home Education, Shared Responsibility, Print-Based Distance Education for Grades 1-6, Online Education for Grades 7-12, the BCS@Home Hybrid Program for Grades 1-6, and a BCS@Home Nature School for Grades 1-9. We believe homeschooling fosters a flexible and individualized tutorial environment, in which parents can instill their family values, build a lifelong love for learning and support the unique and special ways that God has created their children and family. In support of this mission, we offer monthly parent support groups, additional education enrichment classes, and various field trips, events and activities throughout the year for our students and families. For more information on BCS@Home, visit our website (https://bcsathome.ca/), or find us on Facebook ( and Instagram at  and @bcsathome.



 

 




Centre For Learning @ Home


Centre For Learning @ Home

Name of Board

Christ The Redeemer Catholic Schools

Name of School The Centre for Learning @ Home
Mailing Address Box 137, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A4
Physical Address 200, 109 Southbank Blvd, Okotoks, AB T1S 0G1
Phone Number 403-938-4119
Toll Free 1-800-659-1945
School Public Email centreforlearning@redeemer.ab.ca
Website AlbertaHomeEducation.ca/

The Centre for Learning@HOME is part of Christ The Redeemer Catholic Schools with two offices serving students throughout Alberta. We are a home education organization offering home-based, innovative educational programs, and services for over 31 years to families throughout Alberta and beyond. We are a publicly funded school committed to offering educational services endorsed by Alberta Education.

We are designated as a non-resident school, allowing us to accept students of all faith backgrounds throughout Alberta. We strive to support all students in their learning and we strongly acknowledge the role of the parent as the primary educator of their children. We continue to have very strong academic results. This is possible because we work in partnership with families. Our school allows for tremendous flexibility in addition to high academic results. We designed our programs to offer choice to parents within one learning organization. Our commitment is to help students reach their full potential!

We provide…

    • Home Education Program in grades 1-12
    • Shared Responsibility Program in grades 1-9
    • Online Education Program/Courses in grades 4-9
    • Print-Based Courses in grades 1-8 as part of our Online and Shared Responsibility offerings
    • Our courses/programs are flexible and uniquely designed to meet the needs of our students and families
    • We offer flexibility in scheduling allowing students to have access to anywhere-anytime courses
    • Quality and successful educational services by our highly experienced and dedicated staff
    • Hundreds of family and student events throughout Alberta
    • An online summer school program starting every July
    • A Non-Primary Program (Part-time High School) to students attending other high schools throughout Alberta and beyond

 

Over the years we have supported thousands of families and we are thankful for their trust in us! We welcome the opportunity to work with you. We acknowledge there are many options available for home-based learning. Please ensure you pick the option that is best for your child and your family! Please review our website and contact us if you have additional questions.

Sincerely, Paul Byrne Principal

 

 




Education Unlimited


Centre For Learning @ Home

Name

Education Unlimited

Address PO Box 47, Kingman, AB T0B 2M0
Phone Number 780 662-3634
Email adele@educationunlimited.ca
Website www.educationunlimited.ca

 



 

40-Mile Home Education

Home Education Division of the Cherry Coulee Christian Academy (CCCA)

Contact Person

Craig and Gwynne Funston

City/Town Milk River
Province Alberta
Phone Number 403-647-7393 (cell) or 403-647-2000 (land line)
Email funfam@telus.net or office@40homeeducation.ca
Website 40milehomeeducation.ca/

We are 40 Mile Home Education  (Craig and Gwynne Funston) and we have been associated with it for almost two decades,   it was going for a few years before we took it over.  We are personally now entering our twentieth year of facilitation.

Gwynne and I are a mom and pop team (and the only facilitators) and we make every home visit together as a couple,  We feel that is more becoming as Christians and facilitators.  Just for the record, we have just finished our thirtieth-fifth year of home education with the graduation  of the ninth of our nine  "children."  That is quite an accomplishment!
 
Milk River is where we call home, and it is about 45 minutes SE of Lethbridge. The school  we register our students with (Cherry Coulee Christian Academy) is in Bow Island, about thirty minutes west of Medicine Hat.
 
We believe in parental choice when it comes to curriculum, schedule, and the general oversight of the overall programme.  While our role is to administer, support, and encourage the parents (usually mom!), we see the parents as the teachers.   Our support comes in the form of two annual visits to the home, four newsletters, plus availability to talk, text, or email anytime of the day.  We do have boundaries there, as we are not free after 10:00 pm and not before 7:00 am!

Our phone or text numbers are as follows:  403-647-7393 (cell) or 403-647-2000 (land line).

We advise you to go to our homeschool website.  Just google "40 Mile Home Education," or if you have specific questions, please email us at our personal email address funfam@telus.net or office@40homeeducation.ca.
 
Sincerely,
Craig and Gwynne Funston


 

Koinonia@Home

 Devoted to Christ. Dedicated to Students and Families

   
Head Office Address 6014 57 Ave
  Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4S9
Phone: 403 598-1436
Program Director 403 226-2174
Website www.koinonia.ca/learning-at-home
E-mail: homelearninginfo@koinonia.ca
   
What makes our schoolboard special?
Our name, Koinonia, means "Christian community".  We exist to assist parents in the spiritual and academic development of their children through private Christian educational choices. The Koinonia @ Home program is committed to offering personalized education for each student through all of the home-based program choices available in Alberta as well as the opportunity to blend with campus school programs. Koinonia @ Home families enjoy a rich variety of learning experiences.  Koinonia community connections occur through picnics and hikes, field trips, co-ops, athletic teams, track and field events, community service, chapels, science labs, virtual collaboration and tutoring, graduation celebrations, world travel and missions, drama and musical productions, band and choir and many other experiences parents may request.   Our experienced teachers, award-winning digital learning space and connection to our larger Koinonia family of schools look forward to serving you.
   
Why would a home education family want to register with our school board? Since 1981, Koinonia schools offer  fellowship between parents, teachers and students in a Evangelical Christian private school learning community. 
Visit our website to explore the possibilities that can benefit your family :  Why Choose Koinonia@Home. 
   

 

 

 

 



 

Golden Hills Learning Academy

 

Golden Hills Learning Academy

Phone: 403-934-5179 ext 7017
Toll Free: 800-320-3739
Website: www.goldenhillslearningacademy.com
Contact: Daralee Pedersen (Elementary lead teacher and Homeschool coordinator)
E-mail: daralee.pedersen@ghsd75.ca
   
What makes our school board special?

The Learning Academy is a school with strong family values here to support you every step of the way as you embark on your school journey.  We will always strive for academic attainment and personal wellbeing, for creating a supportive and inclusive community whilst also celebrating individual successes.  Our challenging and innovative curriculum combined with cutting-edge technology will produce competent 21st Century Learners.

We offer a variety of nonfaith based programs including Tradition Homeschooling (parent-led), Program of Studies (teacher-led) and Blended (a combination of parent-led and teacher-led). 

TRADITIONAL HOMESCHOOLING

  •  This program is for parents who desire to plan, teach, and support their children's learning
  •  Parents have flexibility and ownership to develop and select learning opportunities that best meet their children's individual needs
  •  A certified teacher will facilitate and support learning program throughout the year

 

PROGRAM OF STUDIES

  •  We are online, self-paced, and teacher-supported (asynchronous)
  •  Independent student learning with the support of guardians
  •  Engaging online curriculum
  •  Follows Alberta Program of Studies for all core subjects
  •  Individualized learning goals and extra supports
  •  Teachers plan, assess, and provide continuous feedback throughout the year
  •  Flexible or adaptable scheduling to meet your family needs (asynchronous schedule)
  •  All resources are provided to support diverse learners
  •  Field trips and extracurricular experiences available throughout Alberta (COVID permitting)
  •  We are not a live online program (synchronous)

 

We welcome you to view our video, website (www.goldenhillslearningacademy.com) or give us a call at (403)934-5179.

  Golden Hills Elementary Learning Academy Video
   

 

 




Northstar Academy


Northstar Academy

Contact Person

Michelle Best

Address 103, 1001-20 Ave
City Didsbury
Province Alberta
Postal Code T0M 0W0
Phone Number 403-335-9587
Toll Free 1-866-335-9587
Email michelle.best@nsaschool.ca
Website NorthstarAcademyCanada.org
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/northstaracademycanada
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/northstaracademycanada/

NorthStar Academy is a Christian School board that has been serving families who choose to educate from home since 2001.  We specialize in assisting families to educate from home in several ways.  We offer 2 Teacher Directed programs: Online (Gr 5 - 12) & Print Based Resource (GR 1 - 12); 1 Parent Directed - Traditional Home Education (Gr 1 - 12)  & a Shared Responsibility Program.

It is our desire to provide an exemplary Christian Education for students living at home or abroad.  We do this by utilizing both Traditional learning and innovative technology to deliver excellent Christian Education experiences. 

Our staff is in the office Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm 12 month of the year to help answer your questions and help you make an informed decision as to what works best for your child.  We offer Free Field trips to our registered students.  NSA also does Learning Clusters.  These are multi day events that help your child to meet some outcomes as well as offer a time to get to know other students within NSA.  Clusters do have a small cost recovery attached to them. 

 



 

 

Parkland School Division No. 70

Parkland School Division Home Education

Connections for Learning

Connections for Learning Address 4300 - 43 Street
  Stony Plain, Alberta   T7J 1J4
   
Phone: 780-963-0507
Website: pds70.ab.ca/Traditional Home Education.php
   
What makes our school board special? Be in control of your child's education with the support of our Home Education Program!  In Alberta, families can choose to educate their children entirely at home.  Parents can choose curriculum, resources and methodology consistent with the family's beliefs.  We encourage parents to set a curriculum that aligns with families' values and provide learning opportunities specifically designed for their child.
   
Why would a home education family want to register with our school board? There are a number of benefits to choosing Connections for Learning as your school to partner with you on Home Education.  We recognize that every student is unique and that every Home Education plan is different.  We aim to partner with parents and their children in a supportive role to provide as many opportunities as possible for families to choose to access.

 

 

 

 




Peace Home Learning Connection


Peace Home Learning Connection

Contact Person

Golda David (Coordinator)

Address PO Box 380
City Grimshaw
Province Alberta
Postal Code T0H 1W0
Phone Number Phone: (780) 219-2119 (Golda)
Email davidg@prsd.ab.ca
Website PeaceHomeLearning.ca
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Peace-Home-Learning-Connection-111656930544571/

 

We are a public school division offering support for families who have chosen to home educate their children. We support both secular and religious programming and can offer support for all forms of home education including; traditional, shared responsibility, unschooling (child directed), worldschooling (for those whose primary residence is in Alberta), distance learning and gameschooling.

We offer one of the only programs in Alberta with support, field trips and social events for families in the north. Northern Albertans now have an option in the Peace River / Fairview / Manning / Red Earth Creek areas (and beyond!) that is local. That combined with very helpful, supportive facilitators makes the PRSD option an attractive one for families. We believe in parent choice and that all families have the right to the very best support that Alberta has to offer, even when they live far away from a major city.

 



 

Phoenix Education Foundation

Address:

320 19 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6J6

Website: www.phoenixfoundation.ca
Email: info@phoenixfoundation.ca
Phone: 403-265-7701
   
   
What makes our school board special? We were created by homeschoolers for homeschoolers! We also have a physical location in Calgary that offer unique "in-the-Scene" classes, Kindergarten and more! K-9 This allows students to experience individual, small  and large group activities. We also hosts many field-trips, workshops and events. you can download our program guide from the website.
   
Why would a home education family want to register with our school board?
We support choice in education, whether home education, blended education, unschooling or online learning.  We also are open to all homeschool families.

 

 

 



 

Roots Homeschooling

Address: PO Box 68098, Crowfoot PO, Calgary, AB - T3G 3N8
 
Website: www.roots-homeschooling.com
Email: office@Rootshomeed.com
Phone: 403-616-1381
   
   
   
   

 

 

 



 

 School of Hope

 

School of Hope

Address: 5212 Railway Ave,Vermilion, AB T9X 1C2
Website: www.schoolofhope.org
Email: bernadette.mcneil@ecacs16.ab.ca
Phone: (780) 853-2188

 

 

 

 

 

 





 Traditional Home Education Experts


Traditional Home Education Experts

 

 

 Contact Person  Brett Bowers
 Address  310 Broadview Road
 City  Sherwood Park
 Province  Alberta
 Postal Code  T8H 1A4
 Phone Number  780-467-5511
 Email  Brett@THEE.ca
 Website  THEE Website
 Facebook  THEE on Facebook

THEE exists to support homeschooling families in their own unique plans and goals for the education of their children.  At THEE, the parents are always in full control of the the learning plans and priorities for their children.  THEE can offer as much or as little support as the parent requests.  We especially enjoy helping parents who are new to homeschooling get started on their way, and we specialize in helping the parents continue to homeschool through the high school years (to including offering clear options for their son or daughter to earn the high school dimploma with mom and/or dad being the teacher!).  We've made available over 50 information videos in our "Video Open House", that explains a wide array of topics related to home education. We'd love to hear from you!

 







 

 

Wisdom Home Schooling

Address:Box 78, Derwent, AB, T0B 1C0 

Website:wisdomhomeschooling.com

Email:office@wisdomhomeschooling.com

Phone:780-741-2113  

What makes our school board special?

WISDOM was founded by home educators in 1995 in order to serve home educators.  WISDOM staff understand home schooling from the inside out and do not impose an institutionalized mindset. Their staff and facilitators are professionals who are also home schooling parents and/or graduates.  The WISDOM team is wholly committed to protecting parental primacy and promoting the best educational interests of each unique child.  Healthy society is built on healthy families, and WISDOM exists to build culture through the home education lifestyle.  

Why would a home education family want to register with our school board?

WISDOM's mission to serve only  parent-directed home education has prompted development of several tailor-made programs and services.  You will receive monthly e-newsletters and a bi-monthly magazine to inform, inspire, and support you in the journey, and you're invited to join their active Facebook support groups.  Workshops and camps throughout the year are geared for the whole family, giving you opportunities to learn and play together while meeting other home schooling families.  WISDOM's Socratic Dialogue Online Program opens the doors to a classical model of education, where tutors lead students to develop their skill of reason and communication skills.  WISDOM's specialized Mediated Learning Program has been developed to train parents to be the best teachers of their child, giving you tools to identify weaknesses and build thinking capacity.  Individualized family support through high school and beyond is another main focus, whether a student wants to gain entrance into university, college, trades or directly enter the world of work. WISDOM will help you achieve your vision.

 

 



 

 Willow Home Ed

 

Willow Home Ed

Address: Bay 3, 510-77 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2H 1C3
Website:  www.willowhome.ca
Email: @thirdacademy.com
Phone: (403) 288-5335
   
What makes our school board special? We are a professional, non-denominational, independent home education authority serving Traditional
Home Education students and families in every community across Alberta. We respect and support
families in their home education choice. Our focus is on Flexibility & Service.
   
Why would a home education family want to register with our school board?
All of our Home Education Managers have home educated their own families. That means they have
experience with curriculum, resources, websites etc.
We believe programming should be personalized and dynamic, and that it takes a whole community in
partnership to raise a child. There are as many effective homeschooling styles as there are children and
building relationships with our families is fundamental to student success.
We work with students of all abilities and learning needs. We accept both secular and families of any
religion. We would love the opportunity to help you and your family meet their educational goals.

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