Timothy Christian School

We are a distinctly Christian College-Prep Pre-K4 - 12 school offering rigorous academics, fine arts, competitive athletics and STEM programs. We believe in educating the whole child in a diverse and nurturing environment that prepares them for life. We are proud to announce our High School STEM Scholars Academy will be starting this Fall. 100% college acceptance, 1:11 teacher/student ratio and 24 college credits available through Project Acceleration with Seton Hall University.
In partnership with the Christian home and church, we strive to provide the finest Christ-centered education, equipping students to live productive, God-glorifying lives.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 446 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jun. 30 / Sep. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Timothy Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
NILD Educational Therapy & Search and Teach
Year Founded
1949
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
446 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
72%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Timothy Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
9 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics, AP US History, Dual Credit Honors Anatomy and Physiology, Dual Enrollment American Literature, Dual Enrollment AP Language & Composition, Dual Enrollment Chemistry, Dual Enrollment College Mathematics, Dual Enrollment Honors Physics, Dual Enrollment Honors Pre-Calculus, Dual Enrollment Physics, Dual Enrollment Pre-Calculus, Dual Enrollment Senior Bible
Average SAT score
1350
Average Percentile SSAT
81%
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jun. 30 / Sep. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Elementary $4,450 - $9,700, Middle School $11,200, High School $12,800. Tuition assistance is available based on financial need.
Summer Program Cost
$295
Summer Program Cost Notes
Offered from June 26 - August 18. Summer Quest camp offers academic enrichment, field trips, STEM, sports and arts and crafts camps. $295 per week with half day at $205 per week before April 1st. $350 (full day) $260 (half day )after May 15th. Register here timothychristian.org
% on Financial Aid
24%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,400
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lisa Dyer
Admissions Associate
Ella Mendalski

Sports

Total Sports Offered
8 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Bowling Club, Chess Club, Computer Programming, Debate Team, Robotics Club, Robotics Team, Science Club, Spanish Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Theatre Club, Visual Arts

School Notes

  • Timothy Christian School is a Pre-K4 - 12th grade College Prep school on a 23-acre campus in Piscataway, NJ. We provide rigorous academics in a safe and thriving christian environment. We offer winning athletics (NJSIAA and GMC), award winning fine arts and STEM programs and are accredited through ACSI as well as Middle States of Colleges & Schools. Students thrive in a nurturing, culturally diverse environment academically and spiritually. We offer Advanced Placement classes, Dual Enrollment Courses helping students earn up to 24 college credits as well as our STEM Scholars Academy offering internships and many extra curicular experiences for students in elementary through high school.
  • For those who learn differently we offer within the Timothy Learning Center the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) Program where students meet with a therapist one on one.
  • We also offer the Search and Teach Program developed to identify and provide early intervention for young learners who may have difficulty acquiring basic skills for success in reading and language arts.
  • Our graduates are prepared for the next phase of life and go on to colleges such as Boston University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Gordon University, Harvard University, Liberty University, M.I.T., N.J.I.T., Oxford University, Rutgers University and Temple University.Please visit us at www.timothychristian.org to learn more or contact the Admissions Department at admissions@timothychristian.org to schedule a visit.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Ruth Fong '11 - Rhodes Scholar, Professor at Princeton University
    • Gabe Morocoima '05 - Works in Mission Control at NASA
    • Michael Casper '96 - Men's Soccer Coach at Columbia University
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Timothy Christian School cost?
Timothy Christian School's tuition is approximately $295 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Timothy Christian School?
The acceptance rate of Timothy Christian School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 80%.
Who are famous alumni from Timothy Christian School?
Timothy Christian School famous alumni include: Ruth Fong '11, Gabe Morocoima '05 and Michael Casper '96.
What sports does Timothy Christian School offer?
Timothy Christian School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Timothy Christian School's ranking?
Timothy Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Timothy Christian School?
The application deadline for Timothy Christian School is Jun. 30 / Sep. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jun. 30 / Sep. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (24 reviews)
5  
This is our third year at TCS. TCS is an awesome school that combines both excellent academics and a safe Christian environment where kids are directed to learn and grow while focusing on God and Christ being the center of their life everyday. It's a great blessing to be able to send my children to this school where I feel confident that I'm not compromising neither their education nor spirituality and also having them and us being part of a Christian community/families and friends that share the same values sparing my kids the ordeal of having to fight being different "Christian" in a no longer Christian friendly world!
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5  
This is my 5th year at Timothy Christian School. Throughout these years I have experienced the student body, extracurricular activities, and course load that Timothy offers. The student body has always been encouraging and the teachers are always willing to help students get a better understanding of class material and their walk with the Lord. Some extracurricular activities I have enjoyed are the STEM program, student council, the debate team, the stakeholders club, and the leader academy. Finally, the courses Timothy offers have always pushed me to strive for excellence and the teachers have always been there to encourage me.
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5  
If you're looking for a great school with a Christ-centered education, then Timothy is the place for you. I've been attending this school since the 3rd grade, and I've enjoyed my time at TCS immensely. Some activities that I am a part of as an 11th grader include debate, student council, student ambassador, and the STEM Scholar's Program. The teachers care about the subjects they teach, and I'm happy to be a part of such a caring and welcoming community. Additionally, because Timothy is a smaller school, students can form a deeper connection with their teachers, and we're able to do much more activities as a whole high school than public schools can, such as ice skating and all high school competitions. Overall, I'd recommend Timothy Christian to students of all ages.
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5  
We have enjoyed joining the TCS family. We immediately observed the academic level was challenging. Besides the strong academics, the positive and nurturing environment made the transition from public school easy on my husband and me, as well as on our kids. Also, each of my children was assigned a buddy who continued to support them after their first year. I feel that diversity creates an inclusive environment.
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5  
Timothy Christian School provides a wonderful, encouraging, and Christ-centered environment for our child`s education. Even as transfer students, we`ve found there is a strong sense of community and caring for one another. The school has an academically rigorous program with honors, AP, and dual-enrollment classes that are challenging our child to think critically. The STEM Scholars program has been an incredible opportunity for our child to explore the field he`s interested in while still in high school. The smaller size of TCS allows him to develop relationships with both students and teachers and offers plenty of opportunities to be involved in extra-curricular activities. TCS is helping to provide a strong academic and spiritual foundation for our child`s college years. We highly recommend TCS.
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Timothy Christian is a wonderful Pre-K-12 school. My boys are thriving there in academics and athletics. The teachers and coaches are loving and supportive and are great role models for Christ-like characters. Spiritual growth is a priority, but academic excellence is also expected and fostered. There is a real positive family environment at TCS and a diverse faculty and student population. Friendships are formed across cultures and there is a genuine appreciation for diversity. Students are encouraged to think for themselves and to engage in honest inquiry to question and solidify their faith. Students also have regular opportunities to serve through local organizations and mission trips. COVID-19 presented a challenge that TCS readily responded to with quality remote instruction for a short time and a prompt return to in-person, full-day instruction. My children are so far ahead of their peers attending schools that are closed for long periods, leaving kids to flounder socially and academically. I am so glad I chose TCS for my kids!
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5  
We love Timothy Christian School! My 8th grade son and 11th grade daughter are succeeding academically and spiritually thanks to the caring, qualified, and Christ-following faculty and staff. They enthusiastically participate in the sports and choral programs. My daughter is taking challenging honors and AP classes and was recently inducted into the Timothian chapter of the National Honor Society. I feel that TCS is preparing my children to succeed academically, emotionally, and spiritually in their college education and beyond.!
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5  
We've had a wonderful experience at TCS and would highly recommend for anyone considering a faith-based education.We cannot imagine our children attending any other school. TCS has positive, and nurturing environment that first and foremost has provided spiritual and emotional growth for our children from a young age. The unique skills of our teachers along with the genuine love and support for our children is palpable with every shared interaction. Our children absolutely adore every staff member that comes in their path as they progress through grade levels. The academic program is solid and pushes our children to their highest potential. We feel so blessed and thank God for having this school near by.
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5  
We love Timothy Christian school for many reasons but I am especially thankful that they are 5 day in-person. My daughter is in the 8th grade and loves being with her friends. She has been at Timothy since kindergarten and so have many of her friends.. She is in a safe environment and I am confident that she is learning all that she needs to this year to prepare her for high school.
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5  
This is our fourth year at Timothy Christian and we could not be happier. We changed schools mid year because my oldest daughter was being bullied at the public school she attended. A parent that attended my daughters dance class on Saturdays told me about Timothy Christian and that I should check it out. My first interaction at the school was with Ella Mendalski, she was very understanding and helped me take action immediately to start the process of enrollment. We started Timothy during Dr. Seuss week and my daughter jumped right in! That smile I was used to seeing was coming back. Mrs. Barry (Kindergarten) was her teacher and for the remainder of that year, Mrs. Barry loved on her and challenged her academically. We knew at the end of that school year our youngest daughter would be attending Timothy when it was time. Four years have gone by and now my daughter is in the 3rd grade and my youngest daughter is in Mrs. Barry's class ! Timothy has given my children a Christ centered education, a safe place to learn and meet new friends. One of the things I love most about my daughters time here at Timothy is the relationship they are building with Christ. It is a joy watching them learn and grow. I enjoy also having the opportunity to fellowship with other parents and volunteer at the school in what ever capacity is needed.
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5  
Our Family experience at Timothy has been wonderful. For past 8 years we have been blessed to be a part of TCS. Even during Covid, our children are attending school in person for 5 days, and we feel confident that our children are safe because of the protocols that have been set in place. The teachers are positive, creative, resourceful, and committed. The school's leadership and faculty are making so much effort to make this difficult time, a positive and pleasant learning experience for the students. I am confident that we will have a great year this year because I see the hard work and dedication that is being put in to make it all work well.
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5  
My son has been a TCS student since the second grade and was named salutatorian in eighth grade. To hear him verbalize the knowledge that he has obtained from his teachers, especially from his Bible classes, has been nothing short of remarkable. I commend his teachers (particularly his music/band teacher, Mr. David Carroll) for instilling these values in him, which will give him the basic knowledge and fundamentals to function as a young man, and hopefully, a Christ-centered young man.
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5  
We saw the reputation of TCS as having a strong reputation for Christian values and diversity. We also had it high on our list because the athletics program was well-known by friends who had attended other Christian schools in the area. That legacy continued until we were having children ourselves. We really wanted to make sure it was not too far from our area in Somerset/Middlesex county and yet the driving distance didn't matter once we went for an Open House and visited classrooms and met with those who would be their teachers. Instantly, it felt like it would be home. Home is never too far.
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5  
Amazing K4 - 12 school, great curriculum, community and students with 21st century learning. I have been a parent here for 11 years - it is our family. They teach from a biblical perspective, offer a challenging college prep curriculum, strong fine arts program, STEM opportunities, Athletics program, various teaching methods in the classroom that foster independent thinking. My daughter has been loved, challenged, encourage and has become an independent thinker. Now that we are at home in quarantine, I hear more about what she has learned and am very impressed. The faculty sacrifices a lot to teach the students for all the right reasons. They are dedicated to connecting with the students and working with them to help them become all that they can be. Great spiritual mentoring in the classroom and in the athletic programs. Great opportunity to learn to think beyond yourself with community service and missions from K4 - 12. Students are prepared for college and for life. Past graduates have gone to Harvard, Liberty, Gordon, MIT, Rutgers and more. 2 fun alum facts one is a Rhodes scholar, and another is now working for Mission Control at NASA. Check it out!
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5  
Solid Christian Education! The teachers love Jesus and care about their students as their own. Our family has been involved with the school for 25 years and is now sending a second generation to TCS. I love the individualized attention that my children receive and the ample opportunity for parent involvement. Timothy feels like home.
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5  
TCS is a wonderful school for students who want to succeed academically and athletically. My daughter struggled with reading when she was younger. Her teachers at TCS identified the issues and worked with her and us on a specific reading enrichment program tailored to her needs. Her reading skills have improved dramatically and she doesn`t complain about having to read. My daughter is challenged in her classes and encouraged to try her hardest. She enjoys math and bible class, especially memorizing scripture. I appreciate the caring and dedication shown by her teachers!My daughter also loves playing on the soccer team and learning new sports as well. The coaches are as caring and dedicated as the teachers. They show and teach patience, perseverance, and good sportsmanship. It`s such a pleasure to see the team open and close the games with prayer.
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5  
Our daughter has been a student at Timothy for 5 years now and I must say by far they offer THE BEST academics, life skills preparation as well as Christian education you will get and/or find anywhere within the Tr-State. Timothy is not only an educational institution it is a family friendly environment which fosters a culture of integrity, diversity, and agape love. A year ago our daughter Taylor-Faith was dealing with how to address/deal with peers whom she was upset with. To our surprise after she worked through how she was feeling she began quoting scripture and reciting biblical principles as to how to cope while still showing love for those who upset her. Dr. Shalen Bishop{Middle school principal} was instrumental in assisting our daughter all the way through the process, guiding her in how to effectively resolve conflicts thus helping Taylor-Faith's character develop into the unique person GOD made her to be.
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5  
Timothy Christian is a school that truly centers around having a Christian education. In addition, there are many advanced classes and other opportunities that one can be a part of. The teachers have a great connection with the students and they want the best for them.
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5  
The care of teachers at Timothy Christian does not end in their class, but it extends beyond the classroom. Teachers here show love and they care for their students. In addition to the academic classes offered, a variety of art classes are available as well as choir and band. As a student athlete, I am involved in many varsity sports at TCS. I enjoy the close environment here because it allows for a family-like environment.
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5  
Timothy is a great school that provides a great environment for students to grow both academically and spiritually. The teachers strive to help their students in whatever they need. Timothy provides many activities for its students ranging from sports such a soccer and basketball etc. to teams like debate and robotics. Overall Timothy is a great school to send your student to.
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5  
The teachers truly care about you and desire the best, not only for your education, but also for your spiritual development. My coaches throughout high school have especially been great mentors, willing to invest in my life and expecting me to grow. They have pushed me to become the person I am today, and I am forever grateful for them.
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5  
Timothy Christian School is truly a blessed placed to be if children are seeking the Lord. The teachers here are all God-like and strive to imitate Christ's love for others. The school puts Christ at the center of everything it does, and the teachers and coaches of its sports teams urge the students and athletes to do the same and live a God-glorifying life. Through music, sports, art, and academics, Timothy students can learn to live for Christ by utilizing their God-given talents.
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Timothy Christian School is very unique. Being a senior this year has made me realize how much I appreciate this School. The faculty at Timothy show the love of God to the students and each other. I am so glad God has provided to this wonderful school and i hope and pray God continues to provide for this school.
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I love TCS and am very grateful to have attended for the past 11 years. One aspect that has truly impacted my life is the faculty. They are very loving and encouraging and have put personal time into my academic and spiritual life. TCS has been a wonderful blessing to me and my family.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 446 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jun. 30 / Sep. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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