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St Timothy Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 608 students

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Posted October 3, 2014

I currently have 2 children attending St. Timothy Catholic School and our 3rd will start next year. My daughter is in 2nd grade and my Son is in Pre-K. SInce my daughter was in Kindergarten, my family and I have always felt welcome and part of the community which is important to us since we are not originally from VA. My children have excelled not only in academics but socially and continue to grow religiously. The administration, office staff, teachers, and even the maintenance crew have always been courteous and helpful. STS is more like a family than someplace that just educates my children. I could not imagine my kids not being STS kids! Thank you St. Timothy for letting my family be a part of yours!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 23, 2014

We have had children at St. Timothy School for over 15 years. It is a second home for our family. Our overall experience with the school has been very positive. Our children have received a solid education, have met many friends from wonderful families, and have built a strong foundation in their faith. Over the years, we have watched the school grow to meet the ever-increasing needs of the students. In a world where technology is changing the educational landscape, St. Timothy is striving to address the individual needs of each student. The school has made large investments in technology to assist with this goal. Over the years, the school has also added many extracurricular activities to give students the opportunity to explore many areas of interest. While no school is perfect and there is always something that any given school can do better, St. Timothy has been a perfect fit for our family, academically, spiritually, and socially.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 21, 2014

We are very pleased with St. Timothy's. We had one child there K-8 and currently have a child in Middle School. The faculty is excellent and cares about the students. The principal and administration make improvements every year. We highly recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 19, 2014

My wife and I couldn't be any more happy with St. Timothy' is a fabulous school! We've had children go through every grade (Pre-school through 8th grade) and graduate and we have children currently enrolled. Not only have they received an exceptional education, but they've learned to know and love their faith. The teachers and staff are caring educators who take pride in their work. As someone who has been around the school a long time, I feel the school has never been stronger than it is currently! St. Tim's is thriving and its great to see that they continue to strive for improvement every year. I believe STS is the best investment I can make in my children in educating them academically and morally and helping them to become a person of faith and strong character. My children are thriving at St. Timothy's thanks to the teachers, administration, and all the great STS truly is a close community.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 19, 2014

St. Timothy Catholic School has been the best investment in our children's academic success we could have made. We have been parents at St. Tim's for over 11 years and our children have experienced every grade, Pre-K-8 including an alumnus who was well prepared for a challenging high school curriculum. From Administration and staff, to teachers, we are extremely impressed with the care that has been given to our children. The academic excellence St. Tim's strives for is evident when you see the success of the graduates. It is also evident with the individualized attention students receive throughout the grades. Take a walk around the school on any given day and see how engaged both students and teachers are in the learning process. Of course, all this learning is rooted in faith formation and Catholic identity. Students help one another and are welcoming to new families. In addition to technology advancements and individualized curriculums throughout the grades, most especially noticeable in the Middle School with various class levels for Math, STS initiated a Family Ambassador program to be of assistance with our new families. STS keeps growing and there are many reasons why!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 19, 2014

Extremely impressed with St Timothy. Last year our twins attended the 2 day preschool program. The teacher was phenomenal; on a scale from 1-10 I would rate her 15! I couldn t believe the individualized attention we received; she always took the time to email us and let us know how the twins were. Also the use of the class blackboard system allows parents to see the lessons, songs, prayers enabling us to reinforce lessons at home. The preschool director does a fantastic job of engaging parents with monthly coffees; parents get to know each other and ask questions as well as provide feedback. This year our twins are attending the full day Pre-K4 program and I continue to be amazed with their progress and learning. They love going every day and as parents we consider that a huge success and a testament to what a wonderful program they are running. At this age, we wanted our children to go somewhere where they are nurtured, well cared for, safe and develop a love of learning; they have that and more at St Timothy s.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 18, 2014

Exceptional School! I have had children at St.Timothy school for 10 years and there has never been a better time to be a student here than now. The administrative staff and teachers have done a lot of work over the past three years to provide so many opportunities for our children. Opportunities for quality education with differentiated learning, advanced placement, technology based learning and tutoring services. Opportunities for personal growth with the many, many clubs and activities. And most importantly, opportunities to grow in faith and virtue. I'm so happy my children are in a loving and safe environment where they can talk about God and celebrate Christmas for the real reason, where the teachers and staff really care about the students and where the students care about each other. Thank you, St Tims, for providing these opportunities! I firmly believe that what you put in is what you get out....your hard work is making a great school with great kids! Keep it up!
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Posted September 18, 2014

We are beyond pleased with the quality of education our son is receiving at Saint Timothy Catholic School. The teachers and administrative staff are friendly and involved. They encourage parents to be the primary educators of their children, especially regarding Faith formation, which is an idea I subscribe to 100%. I worry about what would happen to a child's faith when they go to a school where even the mentioning of Our Lord's name is forbidden. Sending him to STS, he is being raised as a citizen of the world, strong in faith and character. That is important to me.
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Posted September 18, 2014

Our daughter has been at St. Tim's for 7 years. One of the things that attracted us to St. Tim's was the multitude of academic offerings(basics plus music, art, pe, resource), solid test scores, and warm welcoming environment that promotes a strong sense of Catholic community. It seems each year gets better and better. More initiatives are being rolled out with individualized instruction in mind. This has been helpful at the middle school level where students have varying abilities in Math and Language Arts. My daughter loves St. Tim's and we can honestly say that the teachers are superb and care for the students. There is low teacher turnover which makes us feel there is strong morale and love for the school. As my daughter prepares for high school next year I can honestly say St. Tim's has prepared her well for the next step in her education. I recommend St. Tim's without reservation!!!
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Posted September 18, 2014

There is no place I d rather send my children! I have a 2nd grader and a younger one who ve been here since preK. While our Catholic Identity is what draws many, our academics are equally extraordinary. My 2nd grader reads above grade level; due to fostered love of reading/methods of enrichment. STS has grown with new science labs, advanced academics, and instructional technology. The focus on our Catholic roots helps kids grow in faith, morals, and charity. I ve never met educators with such compassion/respect for their students. They go beyond what s expected to ensure students receive the best education. They provide individualized instruction to challenge each student. You will find a mixture of veteran teachers /new teachers (also 6 alumni). At STS, the mission to spread God s word and His love is lived out not only in word but in action. I encourage you to come and visit the school. Let the community speak for itself. The teachers are nurturing and the environment is highly conducive to learning. I am taken back how each year has been better than the last for my kids, and I am thankful. Thank you STS, for being more than top- notch, but a home away from home.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 16, 2014

I have had my son enrolled at St. Tim's since kindergarten and he is now in second grade. I was raised Catholic, though do not attend church regularly. Following an exhaustive search of private schools in the area, St. Tim's seemed like a great value. Top notch, individualized instruction was what I was sold. I was assured that religion and Catholicism was not the primary concern, but that academics were at the forefront of the education. This is not even close to being the truth. The education is sub-par. Teachers are seemingly chosen for their salary requirements and not for their education and experience. The administration is incredibly rude. Make no mistakes about it - religion is their only concern. They are promoting a hate filled, exclusive environment which is not the Catholicism to which I subscribe. Beware when you assess this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 7, 2014

There are amazing initiatives underway at Saint Timothy Catholic School. St. Timothy offers a gifted and talented program for Language Arts and Math, a dynamic principal and assistant principal, and passionate staff. There has never been a better time to be at Saint Timothy! They offer strong academics rooted in the Catholic faith tradition.
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Posted February 17, 2014

Saint Timothy's is awesome. My wife and I transferred our daughters from another local private school, having become aware of the challenging curriculum offered to our kids' grade levels (K - 4). The catholic mentoring is nicely intertwined with the academics, and a wide range of special academic opportunities are available (e.g. art, spanish, music). The teachers are so involved and energetic, the administrators very helpful and organized (Ms. Irons the registrar is amazing!!!!), and the principal (Mr. McLaughlin) has the entire program well dialed-in. I am so glad we chose this will you.
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Posted August 12, 2013

St. Timothy's embraced my family when we relocated to VA 5 years ago. My girls were in kindergarten, we knew no one, had no family here but from day one, I had back up for morning and afternoon pick up. The academics are excellent and it is just getting better. I would love to see some more athletic teams, but all in all, St Tims has made us very happy.
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Posted August 12, 2013

We have two children who have graduated from St. Tim's and two who still attend. As recent reviews have indicated, this school has always provided strong academics, a wonderful environment and a foundation based in our Catholic faith. The strategic goals recently outlined for the 2013-14 academic year continue to demonstrate that St. Tim's is focused on building even stronger academic programs with increasing emphasis on Math and Science while coupled with strong Language arts programs. St. Tim's has been an exceptional experience for not only our children but for the entire family and their commitment to continuous feedback and growth is what we expect in such a wonderful school.
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Posted May 20, 2013

This is our first year at Saint Timothy School. We transferred from a very reputable public school system however we missed the Catholic environment, thus the decision to send our daughter to STS. This was the best decision we could have made for our daughter. Her math, spelling, hand writing and science skills have absolutely soared. Coupled with the strong Catholic traditions and there simply is NO COMPARISON. My daughter is a different child....she loves going to school, has made wonderful friends. She has learned so much about her faith and thus is becoming a strong Catholic girl, proud of her faith and strong in her practice. We could not be happier with our decision to join the STS family.
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Posted December 5, 2012

This is the 8th year that I have had a child attend St. Tim's and I have several children attending currently. We have been very happy with the teachers, curriculum, parental involvement, and this year the new principal. I have been pleased to see my children step up and help someone who is feeling left out, and other issues because of the Christian values that they are learning. The teachers are helpful and responsive, the technology is the latest, there is a counselor as a resource for many issues, and they just added an extra math enrichment program this year. I find that the values, challenges, and environment have been so good for my kids. I have a public school at the end of my street, and I have sent them 5 miles to St. Tim's for the past 8 years, and still have 2 young children to start, so have many more years to go....happily!
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Posted December 4, 2012

I was shocked to read the November 29th posting. Saint Timothy has a new principal who is making incredible positive changes to the school, academically, spiritually, and to the overall culture of the school. I currently have two children at St. Timothy and I couldn't be happier. They have added a gifted and talented program which has my children completely excelling in math. There are wonderful after school clubs for all the children to participate in. My children are thrilled to be a part of the STS community. I have never personally experienced any type of bullying at this school. The teachers and faculty are loving, and caring. I have heard from other parents, Mr. McLaughlin, the new principal, has a zero tolerance for bullying (and that would include from teachers as well students).
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Posted December 4, 2012

Saint Timothy School is a wonderful school for my children! This is a Blue Ribbon School with excellent academic achievements. They teach core curriculum resulting in overall academic scores in the top 10% of the country. St. Tim's has prepared my children not just academically; but, also in strong catholic morales and values. It takes a "village" for children to succeed and St. Tim's offers that from the caring teachers, to the school counselor, to the involved administration and faith- filled priests. From preschool through eigth grade, my children have learned more then basic academics. They are taught Spanish from Kinderg. up, they have a state of the art computer lab and science lab, unseen at many schools, they are taught faith, love compassion and respect for others. Mind, body, spirit and academics ...what a great approach in raising your children. St. Timothy School is a loving community......yes, community who cares about the entire family. With the dynamic principal and zero tolerance for bullying, we are thrilled to be raising our children at this wonderful school over the past 8 years!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 29, 2012

Do not let the ratings fool you. I have had my children at this school for more than 6 years and I am giving strong consideration to moving them and we are not the only family considering such a move. The school has had a longstanding bullying problem. The teachers and administration are very rude and the way they speak to the students is terrible.My child has been told by teachers and administrative people to "shut up," "what do you want!", sit in a corner and make sure no one looks or talks to them - all of this in a "catholic environment." We have dealt with it for this long because I was hoping that speaking with the administration about it would stop these things from happening but nothing has changed. Seeing the unchristian attitudes exhibited by the school why would we keep them there? The school has a new principal who seems like a nice person but what I have discussed above continues and is known and tolerated by him. The reason why I did not rate it as one star is that there are a few (a small number) great teachers that exhibit the loving and nurturing attitude you would expect in this environment and I would have hoped the other teachers would have learned from them.
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