Timothy Christian P-8

  • Serving God and His people, Timothy Christian Schools develops academically prepared Christian disciples who embrace Christ's call to transform the world.
  • We reflect God's kingdom by serving Christian families from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds and students who possess a wide range of abilities.
  • We challenge students to serve in a global community.
  • We teach and study in the Reformed Christian tradition which drives us to be Biblically based, culturally engaged, and always reforming.
  • We nurture creativity and curiosity through meaningful curriculum and effective instruction.
  • We develop and encourage the gifts and talents of one another to serve Christ and renew His creation.
  • We seek wisdom that applies knowledge to gain understanding and spiritual discernment.
  • We prepare students to be articulate defenders and models of the Christian faith in thought, word, and deed.

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Timothy Christian P-8 places among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Christian Schools International (CSI)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedContact school for more information
Year Founded1911
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students713 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Timothy Christian P-8 Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio22:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
52%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses9 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science, AP English Literature, AP Human Geography, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP US Government, AP US History, Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Honors English, Honors Foreign Language, Honors Math
Average ACT score25
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Neat and modest)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,625
Tuition NotesNumber above reflects HS tuition Tuition varies on grade level for PK-8th
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
96%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDan Quist

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceFlag Football,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Black History Committee, Chapel Committee, DECA, Departmental Aides, Mock Trial, Peer Tutoring, Saga (Yearbook), Scholastic Bowl, Sewing Club, Strategy Gaming Club, Student Council, Technology Club, Trumpet (Newspaper), VEX Robotics, Virtual Enterprises International, Worldview Program (Cultures Club), WYSE Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Choir, Drama Club, Fine Arts, Jazz Ensemble, Ladies of Troy, Pit Orchestra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramurals

School Notes

  • Serving God and His people, Timothy Christian Schools develops academically prepared Christian disciples who embrace Christ's call to transform the world. We reflect God's kingdom by serving Christian families from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds and students who possess a wide range of abilities. We challenge students to serve in a global community. We teach and study in the Reformed Christian tradition which drives us to be Biblically based, culturally engaged, and always reforming. We nurture creativity and curiosity through meaningful curriculum and effective instruction. We develop and encourage the gifts and talents of one another to serve Christ and renew His creation. We seek wisdom that applies knowledge to gain understanding and spiritual discernment. We prepare students to be articulate defenders and models of the Christian faith in thought, word, and deed.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-12 | 452 students
    18.3 miles
    2153 W 111th St
    Chicago, IL 60643
    (773)881-6700
    18.3 PK-12
    452
  • Clarendon Hills
    Seton Montessori School
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    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-6 | 219 students
    5.8 miles
    5728 Virginia Avenue
    Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
    (630)655-1066
    5.8 PK-6
    219
  • Elgin
    Grades: NS-12 | 479 students
    24.3 miles
    1000 N Randall Rd
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (847)214-3500
    24.3 NS-12
    479
  • Lisle
    Benet Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 1330 students
    9.8 miles
    2200 Maple Ave
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (630)719-2782
    9.8 9-12
    1330
  • Oak Park
    Alcuin Montessori School
    Alcuin Montessori School Photo - Our campus.
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-8 | 133 students
    7.8 miles
    324 N Oak Park Ave
    Oak Park, IL 60302
    (708)366-1882
    7.8 NS-8
    133

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (21 reviews)
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I'm excited to have my son at Timothy! I'm thankful that he is learning his academic content surrounded by other Christian families and teachers and that faith is incorporated as a part of his regular, everyday education. Even as a kindergartner, he comes home excited to talk about God, chapel worship, and Creation. TCS has outstanding offerings in academics, athletics, arts, and clubs. The school is a great environment for him to be in!
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I came to know Timothy Christian when I was enrolled in first grade. Twelve years later I graduated from Timothy. I now get the pleasure of enjoying Timothy as a parent of a third grader and preschooler. My children are receiving a quality, faith based education, and I couldn't be happier. This is a place where the Superintendent knows your name, your child gets prayed for by their teachers, and you truely feel a part of a community.
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Timothy is AMAZING! Christ is the center of all they do but my boys are also getting a very heavy academic education. Teachers and staff really care for the children.
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As someone fairly new to Timothy, I can say it has been a great experience! The faculty are very eager to work with students to help them succeed, and the programs they offer are beyond compare. In addition, whether it be things like Octoberfest (annual variety show), extracurricular clubs and intermural sports, state championship athletic programs, or their mid-term Renew program, they really provide opportunities to enable your student to try new things and to grow as a person, and to strengthen their faith along the way. I highly recommend Timothy Christian Schools!
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My children transferred from D181 to TC in 2015 at the beginning of their 2nd and 6th grade school years. I can`t say enough wonderful things about this school. Timothy Christian has positively changed the trajectory of my children`s lives. Not only have they received enriched academic opportunities far superior to what they experienced in the past, but more importantly, they have grown in their faith. They are learning what is truly important in life, what it means to be a Christian, and how to live their lives serving God. The teachers are wonderful and truly care about the well-being of my children. Timothy Christian has changed our family and has given us a better perspective on what it means to lead a Christ-centered life. I highly recommend Timothy Christian School.
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I am so grateful to be part of a long list of family members who have either attended or taught at Timothy Christian. My family has been blessed in countless ways by the amazing teachers and staff who academically prepare our children to experience the world covered in Gods armour. I am so thankful for the foundation I received through my TC education and am privileged to send my children there now. I am fully confident that when they graduate, they will be spiritually, emotionally, and academically prepared to face what lies before them.
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My three children attend Timothy Christian Schools. It is an academically excellent school on a beautiful campus. A brand new $16 MM middle school and field house just opened. While that is impressive, it's the teachers and staff that make a Timothy education so invaluable. They mentor and hone each student's God-given gifts and talents. This isn't just a school, it is a community.
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Timothy Christian Schools is a very special place. TCS is the perfect combination of academic rigor and loving, Christian support. My boys (8th and 10th grades) are celebrated for their unique gifts and challenged to be men of character. My boys have specifically benefited from the consistency of attending the same school Kindergarten-12th grade. Phenomenal teachers, intentional leadership. #blessed
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Timothy Christian Schools is an outstanding academic institution. They don't just teach our children they shepherd them as they point them to Christ. Christ centered academic excellence. We are blessed beyond measure to have our children attend Timothy!!!!
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Timothy Christian is a place where your child's spirit is just as important as his or her intellectual growth. We have been a part of this wonderful community for 11 years. We've experienced teachers, who in addition to being excellent instructors, have been outstanding Christian role models and caring people. I have no doubt that our children have greatly benefited from the school's teachers and administrators. It's a special place.
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Very welcoming! A wonderful environment for my kids... teachers who care and instruct with excellence. A nurturing, Christian environment. We are so thankful for Timothy!
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Having gone to Timothy Christian myself and loving it, I couldn't be happier to send my kids there too. Every corner of the school is Christ centered, from the teachers to academics to admin. Excited for the Middle School addition and looking forward to my kids enjoying the new facilities.
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Timothy Christian Is a wonderful place to educate your children. The mission says it all "Serving God and His people, Timothy Christian Schools develops academically prepared Christian disciples who embrace Christ`s call to transform the world."
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Timothy Christian School has been a part of my family's education for decades. Timothy's long history and foundation of Christian education is just one reason to consider it for your family as well. The best part of Timothy is the teachers. They are all quality individuals who have answered the call to partner with parents in education and in the development of your child's faith journey. Your child will receive an amazing education and life long memories of friends and faith!
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My children are getting an academically sound education by teachers who know my children very well. My children have made some wonderful friendships here and I love being extremely involved in a supportive community.
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My wife and I love Timothy's preschool program. We have seen tremendous academic and spiritual growth over the last school year. His social confidence has soared as well. These teachers (not just preschool, but the whole system) really care about their students. They are trained, educated, and love the Lord. They integrate our shared Christian faith and values into their everyday lessons. We could not be happier with our choice to send our kids to Timothy Christian.
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Timothy Christian has provided my children a high quality education that nourishes the mind and the soul. The teachers love and care for my kids. They support and encourage Christian values, helping to grow the students into solid Christian disciples that can claim their faith for their own as they prepare for life beyond home. At the high school level, all the honors and AP courses offered are solidly preparing them to excel in college. I want my future grandchildren to attend here as well.
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Timothy is a place where the teachers truly care about your child, both spiritually and academically. The fine arts program is wonderful. Many opportunities in extracurriculars, sports, etc. Strong, faith-based academic college-prep program. All 3 of my children have attended since preschool; the youngest is currently a senior. All are well-prepared for the future!
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Timothy Christian has excellent academic programs. My teenage children find the classes to be engaging and appropriately challenging. More importantly, they really appreciate the "positive vibe" (their words) of the school and the obvious care that the teachers have for the students. This is a great place for students to learn, discuss, and even wrestle with concepts in all academic areas through the lens of the Bible. There are also lots of opportunities for students to be involved in extracurriculars of all types.
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The overall environment at the school is great; The Christian atmosphere and teachings are key to the success of TC. The principal and staff are wonderful. They strive to create an inviting, while academically challenging climate. My daughter is new to TC and she already feels like she "belongs".
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We've been part of the Timothy Christian community for 15 years. Every year, we continue to be impressed with the academic excellence, with the consistent improvements being made on an all ready beautiful campus, and most importantly with how the teachers care for our kids at Timothy. Our whole family has been able to find a place of belonging here whether it be in class activities, sports, volunteering, or acting in the play. We are truly grateful to be part of the Timothy Christian family.
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