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K-8
Private
Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 169
Before care: Yes
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10479 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064

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(310) 474-1811
(310) 470-1391
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October 02, 2014
We are so happy since we shifted schools from a top LAUSD charter school to St. Timothy's. Our daughter is doing a second year of kindergarten, and the key here is COMMUNITY. Unlike our experience last year, this year she is getting top academics mixed with actual VALUES, warmth, and a sense of CARING. Kids are not just put into chairs or on a rug or disciplined in a vacuum - they are treasured. They are not anonymous. They are given a larger context for their actions, to help them care a bit more about who they ARE. They are taught their value to each OTHER, not just to their own achievement. Parents are warmer, the community is much more friendly, back to school night was not just about "my kid" - it was about the pride in the community and how we all need be a part of that. If you are looking for a school that is value based, that is top academically (kids matriculate to Harvard Westlake, etc etc) but is also warm, with a loving, caring environment, then this is your school. A BIG bonus: our teacher in Kindergarten has her PH.D in early childhood development! Masters degrees and higher are present here. And small class size - a huge bonus. We love it.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2014
We are continually reminded of how lucky we are to have found St. Timothy School for our children several years ago. They go to school every day energized and excited to learn. St. Timothy's academics rate right up there with the Mirman School. In fact, St. Tim's has placed in the top 10 at the Academic Decathlon every year since we have been there. The advanced curriculum definitely isn't for everyone, but it has completely changed how our kids feel about school. Now school is a place where our kids are challenged to reach their potential, not a place where they are forced to "dumb it down" in order to fit in. The student body impresses us with their KINDNESS and pure TALENT. The teachers and staff are caring and positive in their interactions with both parents and students. On different occasions over the years we have contacted the teachers, the principal, the PE coach, the guidance counselor, and even the librarian regarding concerns or asking advice about our kids. We always feel heard, and everyone is RESPONSIVE. The classroom size is small, as is the entire school, so the teachers really get to know and care about each child, as do the support staff. Can't beat St. Tim's!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
St. Timothy School is the best combination of what every parent loves about a private, public or religious school. It is hands down the best decision we ever made as parents. Three children have graduated from STS and one is currently in 6th grade. I could go on about the academics, curriculum, small class size, unbelievable amount of attention every student receives from their teacher, superb families with similar values, extensive sports and extracurriculars, very qualified teachers and Principal - but what makes me smile when I think about St. Timothy's - my kids are happy, bright kids with strong friendships, a moral compass and they always want to go to school and learn. It all started at St. Timothy's. Thank you St. Timothy's!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
This school runs like a well-oiled machine! I love it! The faculty and staff are completely amazing! Traditions abound from cross-curricular projects, to sports/after school programs, to the Halloween carnival, to an amazing technology component, just to name a few. The teachers make sure the children are happy, engaged learners even as they reach more a little more from each; they are top notch! Parents are updated weekly, completely engaged in the process. The school scores are amazing, curriculum is very challenging. I like the fact that I can email teachers when my daughter had a rough night/morning or when she struggled with a concept at home and get an update on her progress at the end of the day via email. I like the amazing diversity, we are hard working families that send their children here because we like a small learning community and want our kids to get individual attention. We care about strong Christian values, and we are a welcoming and inclusive bunch. Wish we had a better play yard, and/or a garden, but at least there is a great park and golf course across the street and many a picnic happen over there, not to mention my kids' golf lessons. :)

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
St. Tim's is a fantastic school! The environment is challenging, employing Saxon Math programs and a huge focus on reading and community service learning projects. Each teacher cares deeply about their students and we couldn't be happier! The pace at which they are learning is amazing! The cirriculum is accelerated so in 3rd grade they are reading 4th grade material. They are constantly growing, too, and adding enrichment programs to round out our kids' experiences. The only complaint I have is the amount of money we seem to fork over in addition to tuition, but they put the money to good use.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2013
This School is a hidden treasure. Our child is growing academically and her values and manners are impressive. The teachers are excellent. the school feels like a family, and the campus is a nurturing environment. Small class sizes, beautiful families and a top notch education is what you will get! The principal is so involved and always has a positive look on everything.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2013
This school has been a God-send for our children and for us as parents. Not only are the students excited to learn, they are also kind, smart, and culturally diverse. The teachers are excellent - very creative and (perhaps even more importantly) happy! The principal is a visionary. She is highly accessible and innovative. The families are welcoming and involved. The curriculum is challenging. Technology is a part of every day student life. We are so happy to be a part of St. Timothy School.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2012
Our children are entering their second year at St. Timothy School. We feel so fortunate to have found such an amazing school. They have creative, dynamic teachers and all of the students are smart, friendly, and truly kind to each other. Most importantly, our children are happy to go to school each day and are excited about learning. The school offers Spanish, music (violin), art, service learning projects, choir, drama, golf, and other enrichment activities. The class size is small, which allows the teachers to focus on each child's strengths and needs. The principal is highly involved.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2012
St. Timothy School is such a unique find in West Los Angeles. It has everything a parent could wish for - small classes, excellent teachers, a nurturing environment, great students and parents and a curriculum that keeps the children engaged. The school really focuses on each individual child to help them flourish and excel - they matriculate to the top area high schools. The community at the school is extremely diverse, both culturally and religiously.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2011
St. Timothy is a precious school. The students are unique individuals. Many have gifts in diverse areas (intellectual, social, sports, art, leadership, oral presentation, etc.). The teachers are talented, accomplished and all seem to have a wonderful sense of humor. Despite their diverse accomplishments, the parents do as well. The result is a culture of joy, excellence, self reflection, humor growth and wonder. I encourage you to visit and explore this gem for yourself!

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2011
As a parent I feel we are on a great school, we moved from another counrty and my son has adapted very well because of the techers and all staff at school I am surprised how much confidence he shows and all that is because he feels part of the school everybody knows him by his first name and that is a good thing about small size classes. I recomend this school if you are looking for a contained and happy place for you child to be. I feel lucky I have foud this school kids are nice and they care for each other, even older kids are very friendly.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2011
If it sounds to good to be true then it is. The academics and new principal are wonderful. However, the previous principal left such a mess only God will be able to clean it up!!! Some of the students are unique and this is a secret that should not exist. This secret helped us make a decision to leave and that has been the best for our family. Last but certainly not least the teachers should be more diverse in 2011.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2010
My family and I moved to the Los Angeles area last year. My son attended a private school that was not at all challenging both academically nor socially. I happened to pass St. Timothy and was impressed by the outer appearance. I went for a tour and was blown away at what they had to offer. My son began there this fall and not only are they doing what they say they would promise on, my son is EXCITED to go there everyday (by the way, it is difficult to impress him). He told me that transferring him to St. Timothy was one of the best things I could do as a mom. I was so happy. The staff is wonderful and caring and the kids are awesome. There is a new principal and she is awesome. The only wish I had is that they had a foreign language and next year they will be adding Spanish classes. I am a very happy parent!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2010
St. Timothy is a great community that will give your child a wonderful acedemic playground background with strong family ties and morals. This is truly the little treasure of the Westside of Los Angeles.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2010
I have two sons attending St. Tims and they are both doing exceptionally well. At St. Tims, the grading scale is tough but both my boys are getting A's and B's there. The parent involvement is phenomenal and the family style atmosphere is unmatched. Plus, the Christian values instilled are for a lifetime!

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2010
Our children have been at St. Timothy for several years now and we have found it to be a wonderful environment. The teachers are incredibly well-prepared and enthusiastic. The academics are very challenging and the classroom and playground environments are loving and inclusive. The teachers are dedicated to what they do and truly love teaching. Our principal is retiring after establishing a library, a full instrumental music program and an excellent faculty, and one of our most beloved teachers is taking over, which has the school thrilled. Come join our community!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
Best kept secret in Los Angeles. An academic haven for children. The principal and teachers are professional and work seemlessly as a team to make the classroom experience top notch. Extra curriculars - great, they even have golf. Extras - small class size and high matriculation rate to Loyola, NDA, Crespi, Immaculate Heart. Very impressive.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
Best decision we ever made for our children. This school is outstanding. St. Timothy's principal and teachers are the best. The children are learning and thriving in a creative, stimulating and warm classroom environment. Our friends told us about St. Tim's - but not until we toured did we realize it was the perfect place for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
What an amazing school! We just started here last year and can't believe what a great school we found in St. Timothy's. The principal, Mrs. Iselda Richmond, really knows what she is doing. What a refreshing idea - a principal who has high standards and knows how to run a school. The teachers are highly qualified - many with advanced degrees and all are credentialed. We feel that our son is so fortunate to be at STS. It is such a unique Catholic school - high academics and yet a super nurturing environment that has our son LOVING school. He is getting so much attention with the small class size and very talented teachers. The families are supportive and involved with the school. We looked for a long time before finding the perfect school - we know we have found it at St. Timothy's.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
There are so many things to love about this school -- the amazing teaching staff, the incredible families and the exceptional students. It truly feels like a family. My daughter absolutely loves this school and i can't imagine her anywhere else. The level of academics is staggering and my daughter soaks all of the information in like a sponge. The teachers are dedicated, supportive, committed and passionate about what they do and it is seen the moment a person enters the front door of St. Timothy School. I highly recommend checking out the website, seeing when the next open house will be held and then attending. You won't be sorry.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2009
We are new to St. Timothy school and have had a great experience so far. Our daugther was at a high priced private school and we thought we'd have to sacrifice academics since we had to move her to a new school. What a misconception on our part! St. Timothy's has her on a path for academic success, the curriculum is advanced and challenging, but not overwhelming. She is thriving and can't wait to go to school each day. We are thrilled.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
Best curriculum and class size I have seen in years.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
While we've only been at St. Timothy's for a few weeks, we are very impressed with the teachers, adminisration and team orientation. We are very happy that we choose St. Tim's over many other local private schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
St Timothy is really a great school, with a high level of exigence and a great spirit of community the only regret I have, they don't study a foreign language

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
St. Timothy School is a great place to learn;not just academically. Children learn to love and respect others and God.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Small class sizes, great academics... I like the STS community, family involvement in the school, and the people that make up that group!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
St. Timothy School has an amazing faculty. The curriculum is challenging, but taught in a fun and creative atmosphere. The teachers are caring, supportive, passionate and full of energy...simply amazing! STS also has a wonderfully active parent community, full of spirit and enthusiasm. We love St. Tim's!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
St. Timothy is a school with an incredible curriculum which raises the bar at every level. Its highly qualified, kind and nurturing educators make St. Tim's a home away from home for my two children. As commuting parents, the biggest 'plus' is having the peace of mind in knowing that our children's school not only provides an excellent academic program but also offers them a safe and nurturing environment in which they can learn and socialize.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2009
We have enrolled both our sons at St. Timothy's and we are so happy that we did. The academic program is advanced and parents need to commit to helping their child/children complete the homework that is expected. The class sizes are small and there is a lot of individual attention given to each student and there is communication with the teachers. Don't be put off by the playground. The school is warm and nurturing and we feel that we found a gem.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 29, 2009
As an alumni of St. Timothy School, I am thrilled that my daughter has had the same opportunity as I. The education that she has received thus far (she is entering 3rd grade in September) has exceeded the one I received 35 years ago (and I received an amazing education!). The teachers are some of the finest and caring educators I have ever met and are committed to the school and the children. The only downside is that it doesn't continue through high school!

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2009
After a lot of searching, we enrolled our two boys at St. Tim's and could not have been happier. We had concerns about sending them to a Catholic school, since we were not Catholic, but those concerns were groundless. The entire school community is very friendly and welcoming. In fact, some of our best friends now are the parents of children in our kids' classes. The program is great. Although it is very advanced and academic, the teachers make all the difference in how the kids respond to it. They teach in an incredibly caring and loving way, and make the kids feel like they can do anything. We have seen our kids grow and mature in that environment, and are constantly astonished at how much they know and can do. What is more important, our kids love to go to school. I would definitely recommend the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2009
Our son has been at St. Timothy's for two years now and he loves the school. We love the small class sizes, high academic standards, fantastic teachers, and great community. Our family has made many new friends at the school and we plan to send our daughter there when she is old enough for preschool. Contact the school to attend one of their school tours or open house events to learn more about the schoo, you won't regret it.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2008
Our daughter is in the Pre-K class. She loves it. The teachers are very warm and really create a fun atmosphere while still teaching a very academic curriculem. We are excited to see her moving up to K next year at St. Tims.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
St. Timothy School is THE BEST! Our daughter started in kindergarten and is now ready to graduate 8th grade. St. Tims has taught her how to enjoy learning and how to be a good, well prepared student. Her grades are excellent and she is already receiving acceptance letters from top area schools. The small class size and highly qualified teaching staff has made a HUGE difference for our daughter's education. The attention our daughter receives from all of her teachers is amazing. The families are great and the school seems to doing so well...they are building a new Pre K, library ...lot's of extracurricular activities and so many fun events. It's a perfect school.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2007
St. Tim's Pre-K teachers are relatively inexperienced, there is little warmth or nurturing in the make-shift classroom. The curriculum is academically advanced but there is little effort to instill a 'joy of learning' in the kids. The principal is dedicated to the program so hopefully the program will improve in years to come. This is not the pick for your pre-schooler.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2007
We have two children who have attended St. Tim's since Kindergarten and are now in the fourth and seventh grade. We have been very happy with the high level of education and overall focus on our children't well being. They actively participate in the extracurricular activities offered such as sports, student council and drama. The small class size and excellent credentials of the teachers allow for any student to recieve the necessary attention to excel academically in our very competitive city. Due to this, I am certain my children will be capable of entering the best secondary schools in Los Angeles. If you are looking for a great neighborhood school that is nurturing yet challenging, we highly recommend St. Timothy School.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2007
St. Timothy is a wonderful school. The classes are small and the students are given lots of individual attention. They focus on both accelerated academics and developing moral character. The faculty is highly qualified and always responsive. The students are bright, well mannered and enthusiastic about their school. Highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2007
St Timothy's truly IS the Westside s Hidden Treasure ! My daughter LOVES St. Tim's! We feel pretty lucky to have found this amazing school! She's challenged, excited, interested, motivated & involved in her school both academically & socially. Having gone to several esteemed and expensive non-religious schools on the Westside from Preschool to 6th grade, I can honestly say St. Timothy s has surpassed our expectations of private school education and we now feel confident and excited about moving on to high school. I know my daughter, who is doing better academically than she ever has, is being primed for acceptance into one of the top high schools on the Westside. This is a pure and true reflection of the school's & our Principal's philosophy, the incredibly talented teaching staff, the student body and of course, the close & fun(!)family community at St. Timothy s. We are beyond lucky, we are blessed!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2007
We are extremely pleased with the school, teachers, leadership and parent involvement! Our son has grown intellectually and spiritually throughout his academic year. Other parents with children similarly situated in other schools have commented that the curriculum is much more advanced than that of their children s schools. We attribute his intellectual growth to the skills well taught at St. Timothy School. We were equally excited that the school has opened a pre-kindergarten program to enhance its academic offerings to parents with younger children and plan to send our other son to the pre-kindergarten program in the Fall 2007. The faculty and staff focus on nurturing the whole child. In short, the secret to St. Timothy School is the endless pursuit of academic excellence!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2007
After an intense search for the right school for our son, we chose St. Timothy's School. The school provides a challenging academic program that sustains our son's interest and curiosity for learning. It is also socially nurturing and caring. My son is very happy in his new school!

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2006
we have been at st tims for 7+ years. Many changes, but a good solid academic foundation and most importantly my children love it.

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June 08, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
May 13, 2006
There were good teachers, but very poor leadership. As of 2006, there is no reason my children should stay.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2006
St. Timothy has dedicated teachers and very small class sizes. The largest class has 20 kids. They stress academics and religion. They offer hot lunches that are very healthy and affordable. They have chess, basketball, cheerleading, volleyball,and drama. Both of my older children attend and they are getting ready to open a Pre K that my youngest child will be attending as well. They are the best!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2006
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St. Timothy School
10479 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90064
(310) 474-1811
Last modified St. Timothy School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
St. Timothy School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top