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Timothy Christian School

Private | K-12 | 51 students

 

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Posted July 30, 2014

Very disappointed with this school: academics, discipline, extra curricular, clubs, teachers, administration..... so many things are sub par and below standard. Sports though they're always trying to improve. Lots of parents are very frustrated with the school, but feel like they're stuck here just because there are not many other Christian schools around for them to switch their kids to. Especially in the last 2 -3 years, quite a few teachers are constantly angry and in a bad mood, yelling and showing so little patience and grace...Where are the godly examples? This school has undergone many administrative changes there's very little consistency. Curriculum has changed many times, teacher turn over rate is high, students have little school spirit and sense of pride. Got rid of enrichment programs and have had budget cuts that even high school AP courses are affected. The list is long.
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Posted October 25, 2013

Great administration and communication. Teachers care and are very involved in many activities, great athletic program. Evident that school is trying to raise the bar academically---would like to see more oversight of what is actually going on in classrooms, quality and level of teaching.
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Posted October 17, 2013

Excellent environment to aim, help , encourage, grow , mature with Godly examples help them to reflect their lives. Fill with live of God showing through each of them. I see my son been expose and challenge to reach his goals Academics , Spiritual, and Athetics on a daily basis !! He started in seventh grade now is a freshman , by the grace of God only in Him He will fulfill his purpose in life. For the Glory of God!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

This school is beyond awful. As a student who left in favor of trying out public school years ago, I can tell you that although TCS claims to be a "college preparatory" school, I came to find out that my new peers in public school were light years ahead of me. It took an extreme amount of time and effort to reach the academic level that my new school demanded of me, but I am forever grateful that I transferred as I would have certainly failed in any attempt at college had I not been forced to improve. As far as the atmosphere at this school, I'm not sure I can find the right words to describe what I experienced there. Looking back, I can only recall bigoted teachers preaching the importance of not associating with Catholics and Jews during science class and also coming to find out that those same teachers were into trash talking with students about their peers. This school was an absolutely miserable experience and I can't stress strongly enough that there are plenty of private and public schools in New Jersey that will be more suited to produce a happy, academically successful student.


Posted January 21, 2012

Our son has attended this school for the last 7 years. The school staff and the school environment have been such a blessing to him. He has matured into a responsible, kind, Godly young man, He was accepted to his first choice school for college and has done so well academically at TCS, we are confident he will be very successful at college. We would highly recommend this school - especially if you are looking for solid academics in a Godly environment.
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Posted May 23, 2011

If your prospective student is doing well academically, I recommend the school. Solid Christian teaching. If you have an academic "struggler," don't expect the school to do much at all. They drop the ball.
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Posted May 12, 2011

School is great as far as academics go, but a bullying policy is practically non existent. I pulled my child out of the school over this and have known of others to do the same. For a Christian school, these kids are not very Christian like. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
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Posted April 18, 2011

I attended TCS from K-12 and truly believe that I received the best education possible. I felt extremely prepared for college and find myself using lessons I learned at TCS in my everday life for work now. The teachers were extremely knowledgeable and vested in my success and growth not just educationally, but emotionally and spiritually as well! I am so thankful that I was able to attend TCS and receive such a strong foundation for the rest of my life.


Posted April 11, 2011

This is a great school that is still in evolution. The school staff is constantly trying to find ways to improve academics in the school. This hopefully will help prepare these kids for entry into excellent colleges. The atmosphere is warm and everybody is treated like family. More enrichment progrmans would be nice but funding will be an issue since this school i believe does not get anything from the township. T he school tries to be good stewart of their resources which helps parents a lot. I would definitely recommend this school to any parent .
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Posted January 6, 2010

As a current student I do not like the school. The parents and kids are accepting ONLY if you attend the CRC church nearby. It offers littl college prep in it's highschool as they expect to go into trinity hope or Calvin college. The middle and elementry school offer little challenge and when you or if you transferr intothe public school system or. Any other schools you will be vey behnd. I do not recommend this to anyone looking for their child to have a fun time at school and hoping for uem to go to a decent college.
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Posted December 15, 2009

My son has attended TCS for 6 years now. He loves it as I do, it s been a wonderful experience. We don t have anything but praise for the staff, students and parents. I would like to see the elementary school children challenged more, I think they can handle it. Aside from that, I would like my son to remain at TCS throughout H.S.
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Posted January 2, 2009

My daughter is in 4th grad this year 08-09 & she has been @ TCS since Kindergarden. I dropped her off the first day & said this is where you will be until you graduate high school! The teachers are wonderful & the academics couldn't be better. TCS students are far above average compared to NJ public schools & that is a fact. The graduating seniors 95% go on to 4yr schools & the other 5% a 2 year. Compare that to any NJ public school. My daughter is in the Enrichment program this year which is good health competion for her & I couldn't be more proud to me a parent of aTCS school
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Posted December 18, 2008

Great School! they could have better morals and the uniforms are annoying! other then that most of the teachers and kids are nice :)
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Posted July 27, 2008

I am the parent of a TCS student, my daughter has been there for 3 years now, and we truly love it. Their academic program challenges the children to their peak performance. So far so good!
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Posted July 13, 2008

im a student here and i absolutely love this school!!! i have made so many friends there that i know i will have for a LIFETIME. the teachers are awesome. they encourage us to do our best and grow in the Lord. i learned more here than i ever did than at my old school. TCS rocks!!!!! =)
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2008

I used to go there...until the cost became too much. I go to public school now...and I really miss the close spiritual environment we had there. Good school.
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Posted June 13, 2008

TCS is not perfect, but it is a wonderful school. I have had my 2 children there since kindergarden. My oldest will be entering 11th, and my younger one 8th. I have also taught there for a few years as well as volunteer there for even more years. I would recommend this school as a strong adademic as well as spiritual environment. Highlights include: AP classes, student volunteer opportunities, small Bible studies, the annual fair and field day, and the many things others have mentioned here. God bless!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2008

i am a student there and i love it... but they are very strict
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Posted April 6, 2008

I have four children @ TCS. All started with kindergarten, one is now a sophmore and the others are in middle school. I have been extremely pleased with the school from day one. My children are getting a great education from teachers who truly care about the kids. Their sports program has been improving every year. The school is small enough that the parents can get to know almost all of the families there, yet small enough to give individualized attention to each student. It's a relief also to know that your children's friends families have the same values as yours.
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Posted December 2, 2007

I am extremely satisfied with TCS. I have children in the elementary school. Since becoming a part of the school, I have found it to offer above average academics and great development of character. Overall, the staff is caring and warm. There is a new elementary school principal who seems to be focused on developing the academic program. I highly recommend TCS.
—Submitted by a parent


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Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 30% 9%
Black 30% 16%
White 25% 51%
Two or more races 12% 1%
Hispanic 2% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Spanish
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  • 8:30
School end time
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  • Basketball
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  • Cross country
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2008 Ethel Road
Piscataway Township, NJ 08854
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