Calgary Home Schooling Resources

Calgary Home Schooling Resources

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The Centre for Learning at Home, Alberta's leader in online and 
home based education, since 1989. www.centreforlearning.ca

School of Hope, excellence in home schooling and online learning. www.schoolofhope.org/landingpage/calgary

North Star Academy, supporting family values and choices. www.northstaracademycanada.org

The Centre for Learning at Home, Alberta's leader in online and home based education, since 1989. www.centreforlearning.ca
School of Hope, excellence in home schooling and online learning. www.schoolofhope.org/landingpage/calgary
North Star Academy, supporting family values and choices. www.northstaracademycanada.org
The Centre for Learning at Home, Alberta's leader in online and home based education, since 1989. www.centreforlearning.ca School of Hope, excellence in home schooling and online learning. www.schoolofhope.org/landingpage/calgary North Star Academy, supporting family values and choices. www.northstaracademycanada.org

Places to Visit

Here are some great places to visit in Calgary:

  • Butterfield Acres Farm
    Butterfield Acres is an educational farm with lots of attractions and programs. They have 3 home school days per year. Here is their home school days webpage: www.butterfield​acres.com/​groups_​homeschoolers.htm
    They are located in the very north and west part of Calgary - see their location page for a map: www.butterfield​acres.com/​gen_location.htm
    Their home page is here: www.butterfieldacres.com

    254077 Rocky Ridge Road
    Calgary, AB
    Info Line Phone: (403) 547-3595
    Office Phone: (403) 239-0638

  • Calgary Public Library
    They have tons of educational materials for home schoolers (and don't forget to check out their huge video collection - they have tons of educational videos as well as regular movies).

    Home Page: calgary​library.ca

  • Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden, & Prehistoric Park
    You can go directly to their school programs page here: www.calgary​zoo.com/​programs-​schools.
    In the past they have had home school programs, but at this time, I don't see any on their site.

    Home Page: www.calgaryzoo.com

    1300 Zoo Road NE
    Calgary, AB
    Phone: (403) 232-9300

  • Esker Foundation Gallery
    The Esker Foundation Gallery is a non-commercial gallery for innovative and exceptional temporary art exhibitions and educational events, that are surprising, fun, challenging, accessible, meaningful, and relevant to our human story. The Esker Foundation upholds the highest museum standards for public exhibitions as an 'A' level non-collecting gallery, and adheres to Canadian Association of Museum standards. It is located in a brand new building in historic Inglewood. And admission is free. Group tours can be booked, also.

    Home Page: www.esker​foundation.com

    444, 1011 - 9th Avenue S.E.
    Calgary Alberta T2G 0H7
    Phone: (403) 930-2490

  • Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre
    They have regular short "courses."
    www.albertaparks.ca/​fish-creek/​information-facilities/​special-facilities/​fish-creek-environmental-learning-centre.aspx
    Just visiting Fish Creek park is very nice, also.

    Located in south Calgary.

  • Fort Calgary
    Fort Calgary has home school days. For more info, see their site:
    www.fortcalgary.com/​programs/​homeschool

    750 - 9th Avenue SE
    Calgary, AB
    Phone: (403) 290-1875
    E-mail: info@fortcalgary.com

  • Glenbow Museum
    A pass is highly recommended by several hs'ers who have used them. They have lots of hands-on stuff, and they change these regularly. They don't have home school events, but if you get a group of 10 or more homeschooled children together, you can register for the school programs.

    Home page: www.glenbow.org
    130 - 9 Avenue S.E.
    Calgary, AB
    Phone: (403) 268-4100
    School Bookings Phone: (403) 26-4110
    E-mail: info@glenbow.org

  • Hangar Flight Museum
    If your home schooler is intersted in vintage aircraft and aviation history, check out the Hangar Flight Museum (formely the Aero Space Museum).

    4629 McCall Way NE
    Calgary, AB.
    (403) 250-3752
    Home Page: www.thehangar​museum.ca

  • Heritage Park
    Heritage Park has regular home schooler days. For all the details including the dates of upcoming programs, go to their home school webpage here: www.heritagepark.ca/​plan-your-visit/​event-calendar/​homeschooler-day.html

    Home page: www.heritagepark.ca
    1900 Heritage Dr. S.W.
    Calgary, AB
    Phone: (403) 268-8616
    E-mail: klailey@heritagepark.ca

  • Nickle Galleries (formerly the Nickle Arts Museum)
    The Nickle Galleries is at the U of C. Admission is free (you just have to pay for parking). The collection is now located in the new library building, called the Taylor Family Digital Library, or TFDL. See their site for information on what is on display now.

    Home Page: nickle.ucalgary.ca

    2500 University Dr. N.W.
    Calgary, AB
    Phone: (403) 220-7234
    E-mail: nickle@ucalgary.ca

  • Space Port at the Calgary airport.
    "Spaceport is pleased to be offering “Homeschooler’s Days” (since the Fall of 2006). Bring your students of all ages in to enjoy a day full of fun, and space & aviation related workshops! We will be offering several different programs throughout the day for you to choose from depending on your student’s age, ability and grade level. The programs to be offered include our famous Living in Space Stage Show and our newest Workshop, Monster Machines. The Homeschooler’s Days will take place on the last Thursday of each month from September to May, from 10:00AM until 2:15PM. Please check out our website below or contact our Educational Program Director at (403)717-7679 for more information or to register! Here is your chance to come and have some out of this world fun with us! Can’t wait to see you there!"

    Phone: (403) 717-7679 (Educational Program Director)
    E-mail: sport1@yyc.com
    Home page: www.yyc.com/​en-us/​travellerinfo/​shopping,​diningservices/​spaceport.aspx
    Or go direct to their school programs page (which is also on their menu): www.yyc.com/​en-us/​travellerinfo/​shopping,​diningservices/​spaceport/​spaceports​school​programs.aspx

  • Telus Spark Science Centre (formerly the Telus World of Science)
    They have 2 or 3 home school days per year. To find out about their home school programs, go here: sparkscience.ca/​education/​school-programs/​homeschool-day/
    (if this link isn't working, go to their to their main website www.sparkscience.ca, then to Education, and to School Programs, and look for the link to their Homeschool Day there).

    220 St. George's Drive NE
    Calgary, AB
    Phone: (403) 817-6800
    Home page: www.sparkscience.ca

  • W.P. Puppets
    They do puppet workshops for kids once per month

    Phone: (403) 228-3373
    Home Page: www.wppuppet.com

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