“Moderns love techniques!” This was how Martin Cothran, the keynote speaker at the classical education conference, opened the first of three addresses to teachers. He went on to present a broad vision of the purpose of Christian, classical education in refreshing contr...

The early Greeks had little idea of the One God of the Hebrews, and lived too early in history to know of the Trinitarian God of the Christians. But they shared with Judaism and Christianity the idea that the things of the world and the actions of men had meaning. This...

Excerpts from a talk given by Dr. Jenny Small,
Christian Schools Canada Conference, September 2018

In 1947, with the backdrop of a world reeling from the horrors of the second world war, the Christian author and novelist Dorothy L. Sayers gave a lecture to educator...

June 28, 2018

Excerpts from the Address to the Graduates, June 22, 2018

God must love diversity because he certainly went out of his way to create a lot of it. Each and every person in this room is different from one another. And so is every flower, every bird, every star, and so on.


March 31, 2018

“For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things,
having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come. 
This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance."

1 Timothy 4:8-9

Something that I have come to realize o...

January 20, 2018

Dear friends of St. Timothy's,

There has been a buzz around the school over the last few months which culminates every Friday morning before chapel. This is when the weekly totals of House Points are announced.

When I started as school Director in the Fall, I was sad...

December 19, 2017

"'Logic!' said the Professor half to himself. 'Why don't they teach logic at these schools?'" 

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Chapter 5

At St. Timothy's, we begin the study of logic as a separate class in the curriculum in the seventh grade. This is the age, as ev...

October 13, 2017

I recently read the collector's edition of Scientific American, July 2017, on the Mysteries of the Mind. Fascinating. From Consciousness as Art, to Engine of Memory, How Babies Think and Banking Against Alzheimer’s, it is full of articles which describe both cutting ed...

June 21, 2017

“I have often noticed that these things, which obsess me, neither bother nor impress other people even slightly. I am horribly apt to approach some innocent at a gathering, and like the ancient mariner, fix him with a wild, glitt’ring eye and say, “Do you know that in...

April 5, 2017

It is difficult to put into words why it’s so important that our students hear and read old myths and fairy tales. I’ve never been convinced that a person’s ability to rattle off the names and preserves of pagan deities has much bearing on their ability to live decentl...

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"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