The demolition needed to make way for the first phase of St. Timothy’s School’s Master Plan has been completed. The three houses on Gates Street have been removed, thanks to STS parent John Growney, owner of Growney Grading Company.
Over ten years ago, the school acquired a house on Gates Street adjacent to the campus. By 2014, St. Timothy’s owned three contiguous properties on Gates Street, increasing campus size by one-third.
A comprehensive master plan addressing the growth needs of St. Timothy’s School was established. The first phase calls for new outdoor green space for learning and play to be located along Gates Street where the houses stood. This phase includes a new practice field, loop trail, playground, and amphitheater and will be used by students for outdoor learning activities, physical education, athletics, recess and much more.
Once the master plan was announced, efforts began to change two long-standing neighborhood land use covenants. Thanks to the support of the surrounding neighbors, the covenants were amended by majority vote based on the proposed plan for the outdoor space.
By 2018, the Our Children, Our Future: The Campaign for St. Timothy’s School was well underway. To date, almost $1.9 million has been raised, with only $600,000 left to complete.
When construction will begin depends on the generosity of our parents. “Our success so far has allowed us to move ahead with demolition, especially thanks to the help of STS parent and alumnus John Growney,” said Tim Tinnesz, Head of School. “However, our Board has committed that construction will be funded 100% by philanthropy, and we therefore cannot begin construction until we have successfully met our $2.5 million goal. Our hope is to meet that goal this spring, so construction can begin this summer.”
Friends and family of St. Timothy’s School who would like to donate to the campaign can make a donation or pledge online at http://www.sttimothys.org/runandplay.
Watch Head of School Tim Tinnesz help with the demolition.