Classical Catholic education is needed
more now than ever.  


Holy House of Our Lady and St. John is an apostolate of the parish of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Calgary, with a mission to support parents of the congregation in the education of their children. Specifically, to assist parents in: 

The spiritual formation of their children though regular instruction and prayer according to the prescribed forms of the Personal Ordinate of the Chair of St. Peter;   

the immersion of their children in the excellence of the Catholic academic tradition; and

imbuing a love in their children for the historic patrimony of the Anglican and Catholic choral traditions as well as the great artistic treasures of the Church.

The Holy House of Our Lady and St. John is an integrated educational programme that honours the theological order of the domestic Church, affirming parents as the primary educators of their children. Holy House offers a Homeschool Enrichment Programme for students in Grades 1–9 as well as a Montessori based pre-school called Clitherow Cottage. The programme of study and formation is informed by the knowledge that children are persons with dignity and a supernatural destiny.

The wholesome environment of Holy House allows each child to mature academically and in virtue with gentle and charitable guidance. Studies are meant to emphasize and nurture the intellectual, historical, artistic, and spiritual gifts of the faith. The ultimate goal is for students to discover the influence and beauty of Catholicism in every aspect of culture and their own lives, growing in holiness and drawing ever closer to the Triune God.

Be still, and know that I am God.
I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth!

Psalm 46:10

A uniquely Catholic Environment

We go to school with Jesus who is present in the Blessed Sacrament. We begin and end our day before Him, seeking His guidance and singing His praise. The most important class of each day is the Mass, where the True, the Good and the Beautiful are not absorbed through the subjects studied, but consumed as the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.

Holy House has an intentional monastic ordering to it. The rhythm of the day revolves around the chanting of the daily offices, the little hours, and attendance at Mass. Students are engaged in monastic industriousness, from their studies to their care for the school environment. The influence of the Benedictine, Gilbertine, and Dominican traditions will permeate Holy House in tangible ways.

Holy House is the only educational endeavour of its type in the Province of Alberta that is an apostolate of a Roman Catholic parish, and that takes place in that Roman Catholic parish: St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

What was wonderful about childhood is that anything in it was a wonder. It was not merely a world full of miracles; it was a miraculous world.
— G.K. Chesterton