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St. Timothy School is an affordable, private education that offers a close-knit community of dedicated teachers and staff.
We provide an academic, well-rounded curriculum that enables each child to establish a love of learning.
Our school is a diverse group of families from all over the City, all drawn to our school for the close-knit community, academic curriculum and nurturing environment.
We understand that the years between four and fourteen are the most intensely productive and vital learning years in a child`s development.
We know that early educational experiences help shape the kind of learners our students will become, so we focus on developing a spirit of inquiry and a joy of learning in our students, which helps them realize and build on their academic potential.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 221 students
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6 / Feb. 7
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1958
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
221 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
57%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
St. Timothy School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
66%
Average Class Size
23 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 6 / Feb. 7
Admissions Director
Mary Bunster

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

School Notes

  • St. Timothy School was established in 1958 as a Catholic Pre-K - 8th grade private school with after-school care until 6pm every day that school is in session.
  • We are a close-knit community of diverse families all seeking a well-rounded, academic education within a nurturing environment.
  • We emphasize "excellence in education", alongside high expectations of student achievement, Catholic/Christian values and liberal arts. We are able to focus on each child as an individual, understanding what motivates them to develop their love of learning. We provide a balanced curriculum according to individual needs; build a strong base for lifelong learning; and develop techniques of critical thinking, analysis and logic.We develop positive attitudes, self-esteem, confidence and social and emotional security in each student.We aim to develop self-discipline and good citizenship within the school, home and community; and to foster an appreciation and respect for self, others, our culture, heritage and our American democratic principles.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (11 reviews)
5  
My son transferred into this school. He was drowning in a large school environment. He has thrived beyond belief. He is socially well adjusted. It's amazing that it it's a little community within itself. All the children know each other from grade to grade. My son is challenged academically everyday. We loved the fact that in middle school the teachers are the same from sixth to eighth. This helps your child get not only benefit from the small class ratio but the trachers really know your child. They know their strengths and weaknesses so they can help them advance at their own pace. The teachers are continually educating themselves to keep the school at the top level in technology. The matriculation to the cities finest high schools is incredible. Can't say enough great things other than it was the best decision for our child!
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My son started going to St. Timothy this year for pre-K and he absolutely loves going to school. I like how the class sizes are small which allow plenty of one on one interaction between teacher and student. They offer the total package of academics, technology, and activities to help keep both students and parents engaged with the learning culture. My son has made so many friends and is always telling me stories about what he did that day. I am amazed at how much he has grown and matured over the past few months and a huge credit goes to the environment at St. Timothy. Although there are many options closer to my home, to me, it's worth the extra drive time to drop him off every morning. A safe, affordable, and confident choice for my child's educational needs.
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My son started in St Timothy School in 5th grade. He was immediately made to feel part of the St Timothy's community and loved the school from the first day. Mrs Lyon the 5th grade teacher and vice principal is a fantastic engaging teacher and cares about every child individually. My son has taken part in the ''walking class room'' which was featured on local TV, the children walk outdoors (getting exercise) while listening to an educational podcast and are then quizzed on it. St Timothy school is truly a hidden gem and we are delighted to have found it!
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Our daughter started Kindergarten this school year and we could not be happier! The class size is small. The teacher/student ratio is absolutely amazing! Ms. Colorado is quick to respond to any and all inquiries we may have, making her transition in to Kindergarten a breeze. The school teaches a full grade ahead and surprisingly, she has taken to the accelerated program really well. I would also like to add that there is an amazing sense of community here and a nurturing atmosphere. I have so many positive things to say about St. Timothy's and look forward to the memories we will make here! We love you St. Timothy!!!!
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Both of my children attend St. Timothy's; my daughter is in Pre-K and my son is in 2nd grade. We absolutely love everything about the school the teachers, the accelerated academics and educational opportunities; even the other students and their parents are awesome. We feel like part of a family here. Everyone from the principal, Lena Randle, to Mr. Jose, the custodian, are kind, compassionate, down to earth and a joy to be around. I enjoy knowing that my children are receiving the best education possible taught by the best teachers. The education is far more academically advanced, and it shows when we interact with children from other schools. The children who attend St. Timothy's learn invaluable life lessons and about being a good Christian, which is the core of St. Timothy's teachings. I believe St. Timothy's is setting my children up to be very successful in life.
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5  
St. Timothy's is a wonderful school. I went to a nearby Catholic School and toured all the local private schools before making the choice to send our son here. I can tell you that St. Timothy's is the best school by far. They have an accelerated learning program unlike any of the other schools. The kids that graduate from here get into the top high schools of their choice. They have small classroom sizes which I love. My son gets more one on one time with his teacher. The teachers are wonderful and very highly educated. Everyone is loving and caring, including the other parents. We've made some great friends. You really feel like you belong to a Community. St. Timothy's is truly one of Westside's hidden gems! Our son loves it and we are so happy we made the choice to send him here. I highly recommend taking the tour and seeing for yourself.
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5  
My son has been attending St. Timothy since he was in Pre-K and is now about to finish Kindergarten. What principally drove me to enroll him at St. Tims was its combination of small size classes, reputation for academics and affordability. For my son, who was tested as highly gifted, but also a boy who gets easily distracted, having a lot of personal attention was what he needed to really excel. I would highly recommend St. Tims.
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5  
My daughter is currently attending Pre-K for the first time at St. Timothy. We have already enrolled her for kindergarten next year and I would recommend this school to any parent who wants to give their child a strong foundation at an early age. The lessons are accelerated to the point where she is doing kindergarten level work. Her teacher, Mrs. Penington, is gifted and dedicated. She and an additional teacher keep the classes focused (no small feat for Pre-K) yet fun and energized. The class is a nurturing environment. My daughter, who had never been away from her mom, immediately felt at ease. The combination of smaller class sizes and accomplished leadership from teachers and administrative staff is hard to beat. The principal and higher grade teachers know my daughter by name. She has found a home away from home.
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5  
As a family, we feel lucky to have found St. Timothy School several years ago. Our children love going to school and are excited about what they are learning. The academics are strong and our kids are challenged. When we hear our kids incorporate what they''ve learned at school into their every day lives and conversations, we know we have made a great choice. St. Timothy School is kind and welcoming to new families. The teachers and staff are creative, engaged, and responsive. The class size is small, which allows the teachers, staff, and other parents to get to know and care about each child across grade levels.
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5  
We''ve been a St. Timothy family for 2 years now, and could not be happier. The school is extremely well-run by Ms. Randle, with highly motivated teachers that foster an engaging learning environment. All of the kids seem genuinely happy to go to school each morning - a sign that is sometimes more telling than the traditional test scores. We were originally attracted by the location, small class size, intimate environment and accelerated learning. We''ve stayed for all that and more, including the great community, passion for teaching and positive atmosphere. Highly recommended!
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My children have attended St Timothy school for the last five years and we are very happy with the school. It is a very tough curriculum and though it is not for the faint of heart, its small size and well-rounded programs make for an enriched envrironment that prepares the student for excellent and highly sought-after high schools. The families and staff are mostly professional, educated and involved. The organic diversity is both cultural and socio-economic. I highly recommend St Timothy School. I have made many lifelong friends and my children and I feel quite comfortable there.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 221 students
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6 / Feb. 7
  • Source: Verified school update

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