Timothy Christian Schools achieved the ultimate trifecta: a $16 million building campaign for a new middle school and field house that came in under budget, under schedule, and fully funded.

The new middle school gives students their own space separate from the elementary school where they had previously shared space with elementary students.

The new field house, Ward Athletic Center, is a 1,200-seat sports facility for high school athletics and is nearly twice the size of the current gym’s occupancy. It contains one 94-foot competition court for game nights and another college-sized court for practices, summer leagues, and tournaments.

Other features include new concessions areas, locker rooms, training areas, and storage areas. The lobby will feature a 10’x12’ flat-screen monitor, and there is a second story balcony with skybox-like seating.

Both facilities were fully funded by contributions. The preschool and elementary schools will also be renovated to reutilize the space previously used by the middle schoolers. Those renovations are also fully funded.

The entire project, dubbed Project Impact, was first conceived in June 2015, and when groundbreaking began last June, the project was already 80 percent funded.

The ribbon-cutting and grand opening were last week. The official home opener will be on Dec. 1 with a girls-boys basketball double header against Chicago Christian. The Jesse White Tumblers and renowned anthem singer Jim Cornelison are scheduled to perform.

Timothy Christian, a private Christian school for grades PK-12 attracts students from throughout the Chicago area. We’re proud to have such a strong academic facility in our town.

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