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Our History

Timothy Christian School (TCS) was founded near Wellsburg by a group of dedicated parents in 1941. Ever since Timothy Christian School has strived to come alongside Christian parents to provide God-centered courses for their children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Representing eleven communities and over seven church denominations (including Reformed, Baptist, Lutheran, Catholic, Congregational, Methodist and others), Timothy Christian School is not run by a specific church or denomination but instead, is governed by our parents through an organization called the Timothy Society for Christian Education. Seven school board members are elected from this group. We are a member of Christian Schools International and are rooted in the Reformed tradition. However, we are “interdenominational” in that families from all Bible believing churches are welcome.

Educational Objectives

“…to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” 
Ephesians 4:12-13

  1. Students will increase their understanding of the way in which God created our world with its beautiful unity and rich variety and how we as Christians are to see our responsibilities toward our world and man.
  2. Students will realize that they are unique children of the Lord and each has a special purpose and place in this world.
  3. Students will understand that to become disciples of Jesus Christ means developing skills, knowledge, and insights for living the full Christian life as contributing members of their families, churches, and communities.
  4. Students will view the Bible as the inspired and inerrant Word of God and the source for knowledge of Him and His desire for a personal relationship with us.


Timothy Christian School is accredited through the Iowa State Department of Education as a non-public school.  We are also accredited with C.S.I. (Christian Schools International) which allows us to continue to choose our curriculum. TCS reports annually to the state on student achievement, and all teachers are certified to teach in their fields. Our accreditation also gives us free access to the many services provided by our local area education agency.