WHO ARE WE?
St. Timothy's Classical Academy is an independent, classical, inter-denominational
Christian school (SK-Grade 8)
located in Ottawa, ON.
Our mission is to equip the children of faithful Christian families with the classical tools of learning through an exceptional education rooted in the deep cultural and Christian heritage of Western civilization, enabling them to understand the past, engage the present, and form the future to serve God and neighbour to the best of their abilities.
Our scriptural inspiration:
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.” Philippians 4: 8-9 (NKJV)
Students who are excited and challenged by learning, who are inquisitive and generous in mind and heart, and healthy in body, and who are growing to be fully alive to the Glory of God;
Faithful Christian families and teachers from diverse churches and communities, and cultural and financial backgrounds, seeking to pray and work together to educate their children and renew their communities with a common core commitment to historical orthodox Christian faith;
A community of learning that seeks to continually understand and intelligently and compassionately engage and serve the world, according to Christ's teaching to love one’s neighbour.
The resurgence of classical, Christian education began in the U.S. in the early 1990s, and has met with great success. Several Ottawa families decided to explore the possibility of opening a Christian elementary school in Ottawa that would follow the classical method of instruction.
The school was also inspired by the educational approach of Augustine College, a one-year Christian liberal arts post-secondary school program in Ottawa. St. Timothy’s opened its doors in September, 2004, with 11 students in grades 1 – 4, and has been growing ever since.
SCHOOL HOURS AND CLASSES
Our school day runs from 8:30 am to 2:45 pm Monday to Friday for grades 1-8, and Monday/Wednesday/Friday for the SK class. All students have a morning break for a snack and an hour-long lunch period. Our class sizes are small, as we value as much interaction as possible between teacher and student.
Our staff and students begin every day with a short prayer and worship time in the church. We sing traditional hymns, recite scripture, and pray together. Parents are always welcome to attend.
All of our students wear a simple and appealing uniform. We believe that maintaining order in their physical appearance allows them to better focus their minds and hearts on what they are learning. The uniform balances the principles of modesty, smartness, comfort, practicality, and affordability.