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9-12
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Stevenson, MD
Students enrolled: 200
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8400 Greenspring Ave
Stevenson, MD 21153

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(410) 486-7401
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July 20, 2015
My daughter is a sensitive young woman, and I was at first concerned about how she would do at a boarding school, away from home. My husband and I could not be more pleased! She grew leaps and bounds in just her first year. Her confidence blossomed, she matured socially and emotionally, she has a newly found sense of independence and purpose, not to mention her drive to question, examine, learn and explore. The few parents and students who have, in recent years, left negative reviews here are absolutely afforded their own opinions; however, my husband and I, our daughter, and her St. Tim's friends have experienced only the best at St. Tim's - something unique and extremely precious at St. Tims. Academics are indeed challenging; however, the Administration and the faculty have been overwhelmingly helpful and supportive! As for the social atmosphere, the students are diverse, friendly and embracing!

- submitted by a parent

July 03, 2015
As a past St. Timothy's parent I can definitely claim that the school has several drawbacks. Our daughter endured blatant favoritism by teachers and coaches while a student at St. Timothy's. In retrospect, we believe her difficulties in adjusting were exacerbated by her independent spirit. St. Tim's claims to support independent, free thinking young women. However, in reality, the school fosters and encourages ideological conformity. The Brownie-Spider tradition is a cornerstone of St. Tim's culture. When blind adherence to tradition is taken too far negative consequences may result. During her freshman year our daughter was subjected to what might be best described as hazing. The hazing was associated with the Brownie-Spider tradition, and was essentially condoned by the school. Academically, if your daughter has difficulty acclimating to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, she may feel lost, or overwhelmed. The IB Program is aggressively promoted by the school administration, and deviations within its academic structure are highly discouraged. Be careful when assessing whether this school may be the right learning environment for your daughter. Everything at St. Tim's may not be as copasetic as it seems.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2015
As a student, I love St. Tim's! We have challenging classes, but we have a lot of fun things here too. Over Winterim, we went to New York. We saw "Matilda" the musical and "The Audience" with Helen Mirren on Broadway, heard the renowned jazz musician, Wynton Marsalis perform at Lincoln Center, viewed the Orchid Show, and saw "Don Giovanni", my first opera. We also had an amazing time breaking into song at Hard Rock Cafe when Uptown Funk played and now it's our class song. Besides the amazing performances, we heard Martin Indyk at Brookings Institute, a think tank. I hope you'll consider St. Tim's and come join the fun!

- submitted by a community member

June 08, 2015
I love St. Tim's because of our diverse community. It's great to meet people from all over the world at one place. There are nice students and faculty members; I always have someone to talk to! I love our beautiful campus with unique buildings, pretty flowers and lovely swans. I also love the new experiences I have had here, such as riding and performing a dance. There are so many wonderful things that I love at St. Tim's, and I am very proud of being a member of this community.

- submitted by a community member

May 12, 2015
My wife and I cannot be more pleased with our daughter's experience at STT. The combination of small size and personal attention combined with the global opportunities simply cannot be matched. It was very hard on both of us to drop her off the first September when she was 14 years old. But as these two years have gone by, we both have come to appreciate it is the very best opportunity for her. She is challenged daily in both the classroom and the riding arena. But with the individual attention from her teachers and the support of her amazing friends, she has continued to thrive.

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2015
My daughter is dyslexic. Faced with this matter in the classroom, St. Tim's faculty have been both thoughtful and strategic in helping her to excel. She has been supported, yet challenged. We are delighted she is a St. Tim's girl.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2015
I sent my daughter to St. Tim's a few years ago after transferring to another school in the county. She made a lot of friends there but every time she and her friends come to our home to have sleepover all they do is complain about school. My daughter ended up changing school because the school academic was no near adequate. I do not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2015
I attended St. Timothy's school for 3 years and graduated a couple years ago. As an international student from China I had a lot of concerns and worries before coming to the states. Overall my 3 years of life at St. Timothy's school was nothing but awful. The tuition is extremely expensive comparing to other boarding schools I was considering but the school is below average. I regret ever attending this school. all I did at St. Tim's was to gain more Chinese friends and spoke Chinese all the time. The international students at the school comprises of 80 percent of Chinese. I will not recommend any international students to go to this school if you want to learn English. Over the years at St. Tim's there were countless people who got expelled from school by superficial reasons made up by Head master of the school Randy Stevens. Everybody including the faculty members fears him. The students are terrorized by him and the teachers would not try to help the students. The campus is beautiful because of recent renovations but it is just the cover to hide the truth of the school. Propaganda and espionage campaigns to find any students who does not "fit in"

- submitted by a student

March 23, 2015
Our daughter's experience at St. Timothy's this year has been filled with growth and new opportunities. Transferring to St. Tim's as a junior after having attended international schools abroad was seamless. We were hoping to find a school in the States that would mimic the qualities of the international schools we were used to and admitted overseas. A school that had a strong sense of international community, academic rigor, an IB curriculum, teachers from diverse geographic regions of the world, small class sizes and rich interaction with the academic staff. We found this in St. Tim's and so much more. The campus is gorgeous, the school is rich in tradition and values and the administration is top notch. We couldn't be happier with our choice of schools.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2015
Our daughter fell in love with St. Timothy's from the moment she first visited and spoke with other students on campus about the unique St. Timothy's experience. As a boarder, the faculty and students have become her second family. The faculty and staff have worked closely with our daughter to ensure that she is being academically challenged and supported. An institution-wise encouragement of academic curiosity, deep examination, open conversation and an investigation of diverse perspectives has made the St. Tim's experience absolutely invaluable in our minds. My husband and I quite simply can't imagine a better school for our daughter.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2015
My daughter is having an incredible experience at St. Timothy's School. She is challenged academically and her days are full of a combination of academic rigor and a competitive sports life. She has made friends from around the world. We could not offer her and education that comes remotely close to her experience at St. Tim's at a school near our home. St. Timothy's has provided our daughter with tremendous self-confidence and happiness. Whether it's competing in the field hockey championship game, taking part in the International Fashion Show, or giving a school tour, she loves every single minute of it. We could not imagine her anywhere but at St. Tim's!

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2015
After I had my first tour, I just fell in love with St. Tim's. My mom didn't want me to go to any other school but here. I have made friends from all over the world and I finally have sisters which I have never had. Everyone here is super friendly and nice.

- submitted by a student

March 03, 2015
My husband and I are parents of two St. Timothy's day students. Our older daughter graduated and has been more than equipped for college on so many levels including academics, time management, and the ability to navigate almost everything independently. The academics are rigorous but have paid off in a big way. The tools that St. Timothy s provides are empowering and will assist our girls forever. The experience of attending school with girls from all over the world and of different races and religions has been invaluable. This has opened our children s eyes and allowed them to better respect and accept others. Our younger daughter is a sophomore and absolutely loves the school. As parents of day students, our family has the unique opportunity to host boarding students who are not able to go home over school breaks. This has been a wonderful and rewarding experience. In addition, the sports have been an excellent outlet and have built strong relationships and comradery. We have loved the experience at St. Timothy s and strongly recommend this school. It has truly been one of the best decisions our family has ever made!

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2015
Our choice to send our daughter to St. Tim's reminds me of the parable of sowing seeds. It is as if we transplanted our daughter from the "rocky terrain" of her school at home to the "fertile soil" of St. Tim's. This may come across as a bit exaggerated (and the school at home is actually quite good), but at this critical point in our daughter's life, it is clear to us that at St. Tim's our daughter is blossoming more quickly than we could have imagined into an independent young woman who wants to be a leader, who wants to achieve her goals, and who loves to learn.

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2015
My daughter is on fire at St. Tim's. She is so happy and bubbly about everything, from the teachers to the roommates to Winterim / IB. Randy Stevens and his wife are fabulous; the girls adore them. The facilities are top-notch. It's a very happy campus!

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2015
At the beginning of my freshman year, I was shy, quiet, and did not have much self confidence. During my first year at St. Timothy's School, I chose to become an ambassador (a tour guide). I noticed myself changing into a more confident woman instead of a quiet girl. These past two years at St. Timothy's School have changed me by helping me develop leadership skills such as confidence and responsibility. My school is something I am proud of which is why I love to show it to new families!

- submitted by a student

February 27, 2015
When I visited St. Timothy's School as a prospective student, my tour guide provided a warm, informative and honest perspective of campus life. I was so impressed by St. Timothy's School that I was determined to attend this school and to become a tour guide myself someday. Later, I learned that I had received the Carter Merit Scholarship which is awarded to a student with strong academics, extracurriculars, and leadership. This scholarship covers my tuition, room and board as a boarding student at St. Tim's. I carry the St. Tim's pride and tradition with me during each and every tour I lead today. I want everyone in the world to know that St. Tim's is an amazing community!

- submitted by a student

February 21, 2015
Do not send your daughter to this school. The headmaster only cares about himself. He is right about everything, everyone else is wrong. I hope the truth about him comes to the light, so that the girls are protected from him and his staff that carry out his orders based on his lies.

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2014
The school has a beauiful campus. However, beneath the surface, are girls who are emotional terrorized by the head master snd afraid. He needs to be removed urgently for the welfare of the girls.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2014
Our daughter's first year at St. Tim's has been unbelievably positive! Our daughter has grown by leaps and bounds in the positive, nurturing academic, social and emotional environment. The manner in which the IB program is implemented at St. Tim's means remarkable opportunities for St. Tim's students and helps to develop remarkable young ladies!

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2014
Our daughter s experience her first year at St. Tim s is best measured by the pride and joy she has in her heart for her school. She absolutely loves it. She has been pushed to her limits and then some. But each day she comes closer to realizing that there really are no limits, just goals to conquer. Thank you to the faculty, teachers and coaches who have created this culture of excellence. We know it is a relentless team effort, and for that we are eternally grateful.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2013
As a parent of a day student, I am still in awe every time I drive on the campus. Not only is the campus breathtakingly beautiful with its landscaping, playing fields, and buildings; but I am in awe that my daughter has opportunities afforded to her that otherwise she would not. Through various programming, Friday Assemblies, trips, Winterim, and just sharing a meal with other girls from around the United States and the world, my daughter is growing not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. She is able to express herself not just as a member of a small family, but as a productive member of a more global society. I am so proud of her and her accomplishments so far and look forward to many more in her future. Besides, her smile and the way she carries herself says it all! She loves St. Timothy's and we do too!

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2013
Our initial reason for looking into St. Timothy s School was because of our daughter's equestrian passion. St. Tim s size offered the personal touch needed to both challenge and nurture our daughter s intellectual curiosity. Using the class room Harkness tables (one large table around which all students sit), every student is involved. We knew that the IB program would be robust. During our recent college visits, the admissions leadership told us that they like IB students . The after school selection of sports and clubs gave many options and all students were encouraged to try something that they hadn t done. State of the art tools and resources complimented the academics. Having the options to board or be an involved day student had value, too. With the equestrian center facilities, our daughter could ride regularly and share her passion with others who felt the same way. So what was the deciding factor? The culture. Young ladies throughout the USA as well as many other countries live and learn together. Leadership is encouraged and mentors help in its development. The value for daughter has been her growing feeling of relevance and thirst to succeed!

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2013
Our daughter met a member of the St. Tim s admissions team at a local boarding school fair. That evening, she was introduced to an educational experience that she wasn t aware was available to students. Upon return home that evening, my husband and I tried to downplay the exceptional opportunities that she had uncovered that day because St. Tim s was located ten hours away. Yet, we knew that God had a plan for our daughter s life and that it was hard to deny that a St. Tim s whole-child (social, emotional, physical, spiritual and intellectual) education was part of the plan. To support her freshmen year, our family has made both emotional and financial investments investments in the school that we feel offers our daughter the very best preparation for life! She has made friendships with girls who are kind, funny, diverse and scholars/social entrepreneurs that will undoubtedly remain lifelong friends. The faculty, staff and coaches have provided the nurturing environment that has allowed her to thrive and blossom. In choosing St. Timothy s School, we don t measure the expense we consider the investment!

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2013
My daughter is a sophomore at St. Timothy's. I have to say, I was not one of those parents who wanted their child to go to boarding school. In fact, she attended one of the best K-12, independent schools in the country. While she was in 8th grade, she decided that she needed a change and chose to seek out several of the boarding schools within a three hour radius. She was accepted into all that she applied to, but she felt that St. Timothy's was where she needed to be. Her experience at St. Timothy's has been very good. The faculty and staff are very supportive of the students. My daughter has a fantastic relationship with both the Dean of Students and her advisor. But what makes this relationship even stronger for us, is the fact that they also work very closely with my husband and I to ensure we are on the same page with her academic life, and any issues that she may experience socially (you know teenage girls). I am very happy with all that she is getting from St. Timothy's, and look forward to the day when our youngest daughter can attend.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2013
I love St. Timothy's! St. Tim's is preparing me to be a sucessful college student. I have great teachers. The leadership really cares about all the students, and sometimes have to make decisions that are best for the all the students, not just for a few. The IB program is awesome and colleges are giving college credits for a IB diploma. I have lot's of friends and am involved in many of the activities at school. Go Brownie!

- submitted by a student

March 14, 2013
My daughter is in her second year at St. Timothy s. She was accepted at 7 other boarding schools and she chose St. Tim s. She is doing very well at St. Tim s and is involved in many activities and has many great friends. I cannot say enough positive things about the school, the Headmaster, other leadership, teachers, and the overall environment. The teachers are unbelievably generous with their time, not only in regards to academics but the personal growth of the girls as well. Many alumni return to visit St. Tim s and say how well St Tim s prepared them for college in the U.S. and abroad. St. Timothy s is considered one of the best International schools in the U.S. The IB program at St. Tim s is exceptional with many girls being awarded college credits at colleges/universities. I would recommend St. Tim s to any parent who wishes to see their daughter grow as a person, student and an outstanding citizen of the world.

- submitted by a parent

December 29, 2011
This This school does not need money yet that s all the use they have for parents. Teenage girls are told that communication with parents is bad for them and there is a culture of retaliation by some vindictive staff members if they do. This school definitely needs to revamp everything, starting with the head of school who has found a lucrative little niche to surround himself with his fiends on the board and staff. This school is an embarrassment to the IB with no standardization of requirements, a hap hazard curriculum in some departments and unqualified teachers (many with visa requirements), who grade students based on their own egos. I cannot adequately express my disappointment and my daughter s distress at this school. Don t entrust your daughter s future to these folks. Many families are now so stressed looking for another school after an unbelievably frustrating year at St. Timothy s.

- submitted by a parent

December 25, 2011
Not a great school. I would actually consider giving money to it once the school gets a new head. It really needs one.

- submitted by a community member

June 11, 2011
This school is way too micromanaged. It's the kind of place where people need to say "The emperor wears no clothes" but no one is going to say that for fear of what may happen.

- submitted by a community member

March 09, 2011
Good ratings for the teachers who work hard with the students. The administration, however, is another story. Top leadership doesn't practice the values of truth, trust, or kindness the school has nor does it welcome or want parental involvement at all unless you're wealthy or have connections.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2010
My daughter loved St. Timothy's School. It was absolutely the best education she could have received. She was admitted early decision to Duke University and she would have never had that opportunity without the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. The faculty really worked with my daughter to help her achieve her full potential. Although she was not able to be on a sports team in middle school, she had the opportunity at St. Tim's to be the captain of a championship team her senior year. My daughter loved the traditions of Brownie-Spider. She truly benefited from all of the trips and exposure to world leaders. Archbishop Desmond Tutu was the Commencement speaker this year. I would highly recommend St. Timothy's School to any parent looking for a rich experience for their daughter. They have high expectations but the results are worth it.

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2009
My daughter started at St Agnes Catholic School in Arlington for the 4th grade 4 years ago. We followed an exceptional teacher to this exceptional school. Although, we are not Catholic, we are Christians. We felt welcomed immediately. The staff responds and resolves issues quickly. I cannot say enough positive things about the school, the teachers, and the overall environment. The teachers are unbelievably generous with their time, not only in regards to academics but personal growth as well. The students leave prepared to attend and succeed at some of the best high schools in the area. I would recommend this school to all parents who want to see their child grow as a person and a student!

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June 19, 2009
St. Tim's is the worst school I ever could've been asked to be sent to. I cried every day I was there and hated every minute of it. I only wish I could stress this message to anyone who is thinking about going there. How are 18 year old girls supposed to learn how to act in social situations if we are never allowed to be in any!? The administration is so prejudice against certain people, and I just happen to be one of them. DO NOT SEND YOUR KID HERE! It's expensive and so not worth the money. It ruined an entire year of my life and I will never go back there.

- submitted by a student
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October 13, 2008
My daughter is in her 2nd year in St. TIm's. As a typical teenager she complains about everything. Afer weeks of hearing her complain about all the school work and sports, I gave her the chance to change school. She chose to stay in Saint Tim's. The truth is she loves this school. She had the best shadow day there compared to other nearby schools who were not as welcoming to visitors because the spoilt rich kids and their parents who were too full of themselves to welcome others. She's getting a well rounded education. I cannot say enough of the IB curriculum. This allows her to compete on the same level as the international educational community. The exposure to the world is incredible, from the student and teachers from all around the world to all the opportunities that are available for foreign travel and study. This is an excellent school.

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August 18, 2008
I attended St. Tim's for all four years, and I cannot say enough positive things about the school, the teachers, and the overall environment. The teachers are unbelievably generous with their time, not only in regards to academics but personal growth as well. It should be said that the students here do in fact receive a substantial amount of work, but they also leave prepared to attend and suceed at some of the best colleges in the country. I found the activities offered on the weekend to be very entertaining while also cultural. I would recommend this school to all parents who want to see their daughter grow as a person and a student!!

- submitted by a student

May 02, 2008
I was only at St. Tim's for one year and it was awful. Life as a boarder is not fun. The weekend activities are boring and the dorms are loud. The rules are superfluous and unnecessary. It overlooks the 'mistakes' of girls with money. Each day is strictly planned out and there is barely any free time on weekdays, and there are mandatory events most weekends. I will give the school credit for preparing me more for college in the area of academics. The teachers are diverse and very involved. Out of the classroom, one should expect at least a couple of hours of homework a night. The administration is very unresponsive to concerns and complaints of parents and students. My parents were very unhappy with the school. I couldn't wait to get out of there, much less go back. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a student

December 03, 2006
My daughter will be graduating this year from St. Tim's and she has had a very positive 4 years there. The only complaint I have is that many times school/extracurricular activities are required on Saturdays and Sundays since it is primarily a boarding school-my daughter is a day student who commutes. Other than that we are very pleased with St. Tim's-they are strict but nurturing! DW

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2006
St. Timothy s is a wonderful school that provides exceptional academic experiences for their students.

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St. Timothys School
8400 Greenspring Ave, Stevenson, MD  21153
(410) 486-7401
Last modified St. Timothys School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
St. Timothys School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top