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188 West Butterfield Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

(630) 833-4717
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April 12, 2013
I am becoming a bit skeptical of this "Christian" school. Politics and favoritism play a key role here and I'm being rubbed the wrong way on how they handle certain people. I began to see this political type behavior surface about three months ago. Then I thought, maybe it's just me. Well, now even my husband has witnessed it and is not very pleased. He is the laid back person that ALWAYS blows situations off as if it's nothing but not this time. I don't want to give too many details just yet but will surely update depending on the outcome of everything we're going through. PARENTS - Keep your eyes, and heart open here. Ask God for guidance and wisdom. PRAY and watch the signs. I am not saying keep your child from being enrolled as there are some benefits academically, but spirituality is number 1 for me. We can get great academics elsewhere. Another parent warned me of this type of behavior and treatment but I did not want to believe it. I am crushed! I was really looking forward to a Godly atmosphere all the way around.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2013
I am amazed at the love of teaching that is displayed by the teachers. My 7th grade daughter came out of her shell at Timothy and talks endlessly about her classes and what she is learning. Since going to TImothy, I never hear the words "I don't want to go to school" from any of my three children. It is wonderful to see that kindness and character matters. When I've been at school I've seen middle school students help younger students and boys hold doors for girls - don't we all want our daughters to be treated respectfully? The teachers in all classes encourage the students to pray & I have seen many students demonstrate compassion for others. We have been pleased with the cirriculum in elementary, middle school and high school and if additional assistance is needed, teachers are willing to help before or after school. It is no wonder people travel from over 50 different towns to attend the school. We live more than 15 miles away and there are 3 other families in our area that also do. Timothy Christian Schools are truly a blessing.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2012
I pray that Timothy has improved. This school has great potential. But while my child was enrolled, I must say that I had my share of concerns. Being able to enter the facility because some well-meaning person would open the door for others instead of require that each person be buzzed in for security reasons was one of my concerns. Some of the teachers were great. A few were out to lunch when it came to being sensitive to the safety of my child. One teacher required my child to go out and pick up trash (without using gloves). My child actually picked up a cigarette butt. I was very unpleased upon learning this. One teacher had a problem keeping children from bullying other children. She would tell children being clobbered by bullying childen to just "shine for Jesus". But she had no children of her own. Also, I was invited to a pom-pom rally, but it left me thinking of Hooters instead of holiness. And I thought the principal was very ineffective. He seemed to just hear our concerns when we met with him without really listening with an aim of investigating the concern we shared with him to find the truth . So I thought it best to remove my child from Timothy.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2012
Timothy Christian lives up to its name. Our two older kids are there and we look forward to having our third there too. TCS has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. There are other quality schools in our area but we chose TCS because it is simply outstanding. I wish I could have gone there as a kid!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2011
Timothy Christain School is a great school. A place where a Christian world life view is developed and nutrured by dedicated and Christian teachers.

- submitted by a community member
April 12, 2011
We love Timothy! Our kids come home everyday to share with us their experiences, all positive. They WANT to go to school. We, as parents, love Timothy. We are thrilled with the social, spiritual, and educational experiences Timothy offers. Timothy is DuPage county's best kept secret!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2011
I don't know how this school could be any more Christian. They pray in every class multiple times each day. The students are taught bible stories. Scripture memorization is a graded part of the curriculum. There is a time of group worship weekly and the teachers could not be better examples of men and women living Godly lives. There is not a teacher at the school that is allowed to make up their own curriculum outside of the overall guidelines. The school is accredited and has to meet specific standards. Additionally, the school's test scores are sky high -- much higher than any other public or private school in the area. The students receive three 15 minute recesses each day. They're at school for seven hours. Research shows that students perform much better after being given a break. Could you spend seven hours at your work place with less than three brief breaks? And yes, the school has a Dutch heritage but there are far more people at the school that aren't Dutch than are. I've found the parent group warm and welcoming and eager for help from anyone who is willing to provide it. They didn't ask me if I was Dutch -- I'm not -- just if I'd be willing to help.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2011
Timothy is providing my three children with a loving, caring, Christ-centered education. The teachers and administration truly care about developing children who will go into the world demonstrating Jesus' love to all.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2011
People need to be honest. If you want a real Christian education, then don't send your child here! Except for having Christian verses on the boards and walls, they are no more Christian than the man in the moon. There are a few teachers that are gems, but most are not. The parent teacher group is exclusive, to those who are of dutch descent, which I am not. The academic are fair at most. Teachers are allowed to make up their own curriculums and are not held accountable. There are way too many recesses and too much working on computers. They use words like luck, push yoga and my daugther was allowed to pick up cigarette butts on earth day. When we questioned the teacher, she became insulted. So, be warn. Jesus is at this school, but only in word, not in action.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2011
Our son is receiving age and skill level appropriate academic education in a Christ-centered, spirit-filled environment by God fearing and God loving educators. The educational materials are challenging and the program is well-rounded, including learning the Bible, math, reading, science, language arts, P.E., music, art, library time, computer ed and recess! What a blessing the school is for us.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2011
Our experience at Timothy Christian Schools has been priceless. All three of our children attended TCS from K-12 (our last is now a Senior). We watched each of them grow in their faith during their time at TCS and they were well prepared academically to move ahead to college. Each of them have made comments on how much they appreciate the sacrifice and commitment made by parents, teachers and staff, to provide a Christian education and that their experience at Timothy will always be treasured. Our investment in a Christian education at Timothy will pay dividends for a lifetime.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2011
We have been very pleased with the education our kids have recieved. Our kids have graduated and were totally prepared for college. The school offers an outstading education and has worked very hard to diversify. It has been around for almost 100 years!

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2011
TC has the best overall package in DuPage. Excellent academics and spiritual guidance are afforded to every student. I feel true partnership between the school administration and faculty and the home in educating my children (7th,5th, and 3rd grades). We have been truly blessed by this institution as a family!

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2011
Timothy Christian Schools is fantastic. The teachers are warm and wise. The students truly care about one another. And the education is excellent. I'm so happy with this school

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2011
I am a Timothy Christian Alumni, I cannot say enough great things about this school. I went to Timothy for 12 years, graduating in 2002. After my husband served time in the military, we had the choice to live anywhere in the world. We knew exactly where God was leading us and a big part of that was Timothy Christian. We knew our Children would have the greatest opportunity to succeed if they went to Timothy. As a former student, I cannot begin to express to you how comforting is was to know my teachers were praying for me. Every teacher and faculty member not only wants your child to succeed academically, but also spiritually. I have Cerebral palsy. It is hard knowing as a child that you are different, but going to Timothy I had the best support system and encouragement. Everyone's differences are appreciated. I have such peace of mind knowing that I am giving my kids the gift my parents gave me, A christian education at the best school. It is the greatest investment my husband and I will ever make and we are excited and encouraged to watch our Children succeed at Timothy Christian Schools.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2011
This is an amazing school. The teachers are compassionate and caring and the school is extremely academically-competitive. Their test scores are always significantly higher than the public school distict, the state averages and the national averages. I also appreciate that the school is both ethnically and economically diverse. Plus, I am thrilled with the religious education my children are receiving.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2011
Timothy Christian has been the best experience ever for both of my childre. They have attended since Kindergarten and are now in 7th and 9th grade. Academically they have excelled scoring extremely high on state testing as well as ACT testing. Not only are they being challenged academically but they are growing up in a God loving school where the teachers and their peers care about them and hold them accountable to a Christian way of behavior. My children are not stressed, are not bullied and are happy individuals. They have an amazing circle of friends and love school. I would recommend this school and I actually do recommend it to anyone looking for a positive school experience. A+++++++

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2011
Academics are better than average and challenging for most students, and a Christian perspective is evident in the curriculum, school environment and in the teaching staff. I am not happy that Timothy has become the food police for our children and have taken away the enjoyment out of eating, including special occasions. The current dean and principal's roles seem to be that of cops/detectives who are constantly trying to catch kids doing something, anything, that doesn't meet their ridiculous standards of behavior. Overall, we are still very happy, but these few things are troublesome.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2011
I have 3 children at Timothy (K - 5th) and they all love it and have made great friends. The teachers, administration and parents are all very involved and provide a wonderful, loving, Christ-centered environment for our kids and all the kids at Timothy. The school is very diverse with children from many different socioeconomic backgrounds lead by excellent, loving teachers that help us as parents prepare them academically and spiritually to succeed in life and further His Kingdom here on earth. Could not be happier with Timothy.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2011
We have a 5th, 3rd and Kindergartener at Timothy Christian School. We could not be more impressed with the teachers, office staff, principal and superintendent. When you walk the halls of Timothy you can feel the warmth of everyone there. It is a great feeling to send your kids off everyday to a school where you know the teachers love their students and are praying for them on a daily basis. We feel blessed to be a part of the Timothy community! Looking forward to many more years at Timothy!

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2011
My kids are 6 4 and 1 and the younger kids cant wait to join there brother. timothy rocks. even though are family is mostly methodist and is not "reformed" or "calvanist" we apprciate the focus on Jesus and not the focus on secondary doctines like the crazy TULIP stuff. anyhow my son loves his teachers, classmates, activities etc and that make the tuition worth it.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2011
Timothy Christian was not the path we planned for our children but God apparently had and what abundant blessings it has brought! It has been an enormous pleasure to watch our children thrive in the environment Timothy provides. They nurture an environment where our children are challenged, supported, encouraged and recognized. The school has been along side of us every step of the way. Truly a partnership. Sending the kids to TC has been like sending the kids off to an extension of our home. Timothy continues to surpass all our expectations.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2011
Timothy Christian is a wonderful place that has nurtured our children and helped them grow into their best selves. This is a place that truly values the partnership between a parent and teacher. Timothy has especially wonderful programs for children who excel beyond their peers and for those who need a little extra help. They do a great job of offering both athletic and academic extra curricular activities so there is something for everyone. This place has made an enormously positive impact on all of our lives.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2011
Timothy Christian School has been such a blessing to our family! We recently moved here from out of state and have a child in each level at TCS (elementary, JH and High School). The families and students at TCS have been so welcoming and loving to my family and most importantly to our kids. They immediately made great friends, the teachers have been top notch and our kids feel at home and loved there. The school's communication with the families is outstanding, and their commitment to excellence in every way is evident... from the administration to the teachers. The most important thing to our family is that everything at the school is Christ-centered and that is coupled with a strong commitment to excellence. Christ calls us to be excellent in everything we do so that we can give Him all the glory. This is what Timothy Christian School is all about.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2010
It seems like some parents are satisfied with this school and some are not. My family did not have a good experience here. Teacher turnover is quite high with new, inexperienced graduates often coming in, teaching for a few years and then moving on. The experienced teachers are nice but do nothing to challenge the kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2010
I have several concerns about this school .I was very hopeful that my three children would find a caring, Christian environment here. However, Bullying is a major problem. Parental involvement is limited to a few select families. There is a lack of diversity. Academic excellence is not encouraged. I would look elsewhere for a loving, caring environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 23, 2009
I LOVE Timothy Christian. My son attended another Christian school nearby for grades K4-2nd. I was not pleased at all. Timothy has totally outdone it self compared to my previous experience. It has exceeded my expectations!! The Principal, Teachers, and Staff are Great!! And the campus and educational programs they offer are well worth the tuition.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2009
I never thought my child could obtain a Christian education without having to give up a little on the academics but Timothy proved me wrong. This school is so much more than I ever could have imagined. My child loves to go to school each day. She feels the love of the teachers and we believe they are exceptional. I can't compare the academics with other schools because we have never attended another school but it rates high in Iowa scores and also the % of children that go on to good colleges is amazing to me. We feel truly blessed to have our child attend and wouldn't sent her anywhere else

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2009
My daughter started attending Timothy 3 years ago, in 4th grade. As a 'new student' she was embraced socially, challenged academically, and inspired spiritually. Having read through the reviews thus far, I see some of the lack of diversity issues, but also see Timothy making great strides in changing the demographics. My daughter is naturally curious and thrives on a challenge. Timothy teachers have responded to my request of seeking my daughter's best. My daughter has an IQ that qualifies for MENSA and finds the academic challenge in Timothy Middle School sufficiently managable, with active participation in extracurriculars, private music lessons and church youth group. As a parent with two master degrees I am satisfied with the opportunities offered at Timothy--I feel Timothy offers many things to many families, and like life, one needs to seize the opportunity presented. I have been very happy with our experience at Timothy!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
I would like to give another perspective. My child is academically challenged. Timothy was a poor choice for many reasons. They were not able to meet my child's needs but the worst part was that they totally lacked any compassion. From my perspective, if your child is within a narrow band of skills and you would like your child to go to a Christian college, this is the right school for you. It is a good school from a very narrow perspective. For all others , there are better options.

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October 12, 2009
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July 09, 2009
Aa i reflect on the last year, i felt i needed to let others know how poor this school is. Academics: very poor for above average to gifted studetns Teachers: nice but not skilled at differing needs of children with varing academic abilities ADministration: not open to suggestion or feedback

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2009
I cannot say enough great things about this school! The faculty is attentive, thoughtful and Godly, not to mention high above the bar academically - most seem to have Master's Degrees in their field! The extra-circulars are amazing Mock trial (repeated state winners), Science Olympiads, Mathletics. I hear the sports are pretty good too- not my kids thing. I've sent 5 kids here and they are becoming the Christian children I dreamed they would be. In fact, one of my daughters just graduated from U of I (Magna Cum Laud) in 3 years and now plans to work as a world changer through an NGO. Thanks Timothy for preparing my children for a life of learning!

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2009
I am not satisfied with the school. The facilities are out dated. The curriculum does not keep pace with the students needs.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2009
Where to begin in describing how poor this school is? The academics leave much to be desired. The lack of diversity is a concern. The counseling department is poorly trained. A bad experience for my kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2009
Not good. The staff is nice but the curriculum is not challenging. The facilities are in the need of an upgrade. We will be enrolling our children elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2009
This school was unable to provide for my chidren's academic needs. Although average and below average students seem to do ok, above average and gifted students are not challenged at all and as a result get bored very easily. Overall, I would not reccomend this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2009
The academics at Timothy Christian are very poor. I am very disappointed in the principal.. he is not interested in the viewpoints of the parents at all. THe teaching staff is nice but does not have the skills to challlenge the students to live up to their academic potential .

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2009
I am vwery unhappy with this school The staff and administration are very close minded. There are close ties to churches in Elmhust and non-members of these churches are made to feel excluded. There is no diverrsity. The academic program is very poor. It is not challenging at all. If you wouldlike your child to eventually go to Calvin College or another very conservative college tehn this school is the place for you. If not, then you should look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 05, 2008
If you're looking for a Christian school where academic standards are high, ethical behavior is modeled, and all children are seen as precious gifts from God...Timothy Christian School is the way to go! Words cannot express the depth of my graditude.

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August 18, 2007
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October 07, 2006
I absolutely love this school. They have a fabulous bus system. Excellent parent involvement and support from area churches that help there members out with the cost of tuition. They use the Everyday Mathematics program and teach reading from a straight phonics until the children are ready for 'sight' words. They memorize scripture in big chunks 'chapters' instead of 'verses'. Very strong academically and low teacher turnover. A lot of the grads come back to teach at the school. I feel that it is a good size with 475 students K-6. I would recommend Timothy to anyone who claims Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and want their Children to Learn from teachers that profess this as well.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2004
Excellent all-around school. My daughter was sick a lot and every teacher went out of their way to make sure she was keeping up. Above average academics, extra-curricular activities, and sports programs. Best of all, it is a Christ-centered curriculum. He is exalted in every aspect of the day. Would highly recommend this school to all.

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Timothy Christian Elementary Midd School
188 West Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, IL  60126
(630) 833-4717
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Timothy Christian Elementary Midd School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top