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13809 Poplar Tree Road
Chantilly, VA 20151

(703) 378-6932
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4 stars
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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
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
September 19, 2014
My wife and I couldn't be any more happy with St. Timothy's....it 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 families.....it truly is a close community.

- submitted by a parent
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
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
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!

- submitted by a parent
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.

- submitted by a parent
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!!!

- submitted by a parent
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
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
April 07, 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.

- submitted by a parent
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 school....so will you.

- submitted by a parent
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.

- submitted by a parent
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.

- submitted by a parent
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.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 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!

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 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).

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 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
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.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2012
St. Timothy School has provided a tremendous academic and spiritual learning environment for our children. We look very forward to the 2012/2013 school year with the arrival of our new principal and all the wonderful skills and talents that he brings to St. Timothy's. Our children have established strong friendships with both students and teachers and St. Timothy's has really felt like an extended family.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2012
We are so looking forward to the school year in 2012 with our new principle, Mr. McLaughlin, who is a solid educator with great experience. STS is already a fabulous learning environment, with great student teacher ratios and fantastic Science, Math and other academic programs. On top of this, STS is implementing a Gifted and Talented program in which our daughter will be participating. Finally, these exceptional academics are surrounded by strong Catholic values with the spiritual and social environment that rounds out all the wonderful aspects of learning at St. Timothy Catholic School.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2011
St. Timothy School is a wonderful school that provides academic excellence and a warm, caring environment. Three of my children are St. Timothy graduates and have gone on to excel in high school and college thanks to the stellar academic foundation St. Timothy's provided. My last child is currently in Middle School and loves the electives offered, the dedicated teachers and the strong sense of community. The school graduates students that are prepared for the challenges high school offers, both in and outside of the classroom. Sending our children to St. Timothy School is easily one of the best decisions my husband and I have ever made.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2011
Saint Timothy School is a great value, because the kids are learning 21st century skills. Their faculty is extremely well qualified, especially their support staff, and they truly care about their students. Students are taught Spanish, art, and music. They have access to individualized instruction by the Resource Center when necessary. The library is large and modern, with computers and a librarian who teaches students how to do research in the 21st century. The counselor seems to know every student by name, and helps the students to find their footing. The middle school offers students electives in robotics, art, PE, music, research, improv, public speaking, storytelling, astronomy... and the teachers choose the electives they are passionate about. The middle school is also broken up into houses or advisories, which are groups of students from 6-8th grade, so the kids really feel a sense of belonging. My kids do look forward to going back to school at St. Tim's every year.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2011
Excellent teachers Strong principal/school leadership Challenging academic programs I firmly believe St. Timothy's has all three of these qualities to make it a GREAT school. Both my daughters went to the school, from start to finish. My husband and I knew early on they would be attending a public high school, but we felt they would be able handle the pressures of this transition if they had a strong faith background. They even had a leg up on the academics since St. Tim's has an accelerated curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2011
St. Timothy School is a Blue Ribbon School that teaches to the mind, body and soul. My children have attended this school for 7 years and have excelled academically and socially. The school does not teach to the SOLs; but, teaches the basics and when they take their standardized test, they score years beyond their grade level counterparts nationally. This says to me that the academics are sound and that they are prepared for any high school upon graduation. Within this faith community, our children are prepared in more ways then academics......they are patient, kind, considerate, respectful and have wounderful character traits based on their virtues.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2011
My children absolutely love St. Timothy School! When I've volunteered (and I do a lot) the one thing I notice is how happy all of the students are. St. Timothy has a beautiful sense of community. From pre-k, through elementary to middle school students are challenged academically and nurtured spiritually. I would highly reccomend this school. It makes me sad to see the comments below about the carpool ladies. These are parents who volunteer, no matter what the weather, and enforce rules for the sole purpose of keeping our children safe! I would encourage you to come in for a tour and judge for yourself.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2011
I was a student myself at St. Timothy's. Over all, it was just terrible. Teachers were all mean, ALWAYS shouted to get the kids quiet, and ALWAYS threatened with demerits! Carpool ladies were really mean. One was crazy about following the rules, and screamed at my dad! All he did was drive us up closer to the school so we wouldn't have to walk as far! Pretty much all the kids there are really snotty, spoiled, and mean. No manners, nothing. They are really rude and a bunch of bullies. With the girls, there were ALWAYS "cliques" and popular groups. The uniforms were stupid. ESPECIALLY for the girls! St. Timothy's is really sexist. They let the boys get away with just about everything, they get to wear pants in the winter, and the poor girls have to wear SKIRTS! Girls didn't get as much as respect either. It was terrible! I'm now going to a public school where you can wear whatever you want, and I'm LOVING it WAY better than St. Tims. I left last year. Best thing I've ever done in my life. I had no friends, and it was just terrible. The lunches were also really bad. If you are reading this, please don't send your kids to this school. I got a demerit just for reading a book! Awful

- submitted by a community member
August 11, 2011
Faith and academics are the focus at St. Timothy's. The math and science programs are comparable to other local schools, and additional enrichment is currently being developed. The language arts program at St. Timothy's is phenomenal. In our view, attending a school where learning and growing not just academically but also spiritually is invaluable. This is our 6th year driving over 20 miles each way to St. Tims because we strongly believe it is worth it.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
I attended St. Timothy's School from kindergarten through 8th grade and I definitely enjoyed my experience there. I had met so many great people and have made friendships that have lasted throughout high school. I believe that this school prepared me well for the challenges that many may face with the transition from elementary/middle school to high school. The teachers taught me to be organized and to stay on task. Besides preparing me for high school, I believe that it created a strong foundation to be successful in life.

- submitted by a community member
July 28, 2011
I have had all three of my kids attend almost every grade so far at St. Tim's and have been so grateful for this school. It is a very Christ-centered environment for the children, but also for the parents and anyone who comes into the school. I feel my children have gotten an excellent education, especially by what their test scores reveal, not to mention their report cards. The preschool is also wonderful with loving teachers and assistants. I would highly recommend St. Tim's to my friends and family and to anyone who wants their children in a loving and spiritual school environment.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
St. Timothy School has provided a great environment for my children. They love to go to school because they have found good friends with similar values. As a parent, I feel it is important to surround my children with children from like-minded families. Overall, the academics are good - great in some areas. The areas with weaknesses are being addressed. The parents are involved and have a great sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
We LOVE St. Tim's - both of our children went through the preschool and are currently in the elementary school. It says a lot about your school when the children come home happy at the end of the day! For us, the Catholic faith formation is important and that it be a part of all aspects of their day. Academics are also important and we have found that though our children have different needs academically, they have been met and challenged further. The support and friendships that we have found at STS are treasures, however the one things that truly sets St. Tim's apart from other schools for us, are the traditions - the First Communion Breakfast, 8th grade Farewell, Christmas Paraliturgy - just to name a few! We are proud to be a part of Saint Timothy's!

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2010
I belive this is one of the greatest things i have done as a parent, sned my children to St. Tims. They are great. They really want your kids to succeed but give them the rules they need. The kids are all really nice and I like the schools involvement to stop bullying and red ribbon week.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
I am a student and I left St.timothy 3 years ago. I had to leave because the kids in my grade were to mean. I also left because I had finished my work quicker then others and I would want to disstract them. In other words the work was to easy. And I am a homeschooling kid, and I love it.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 16, 2009
Many things have changed since 2005. Diocesan superintendent has left... previous principal has retired... school expansion has been completed. I can tell you the nearby Public schools are really going downhill... teacher quality is problematic in general education classes, and yet extraordinary for special ed classes. So if you don't need special ed, go to either St. Tim's, St. Veronica's, or St. Joe's depending on your commute.

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January 21, 2009
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no rating November 05, 2008
My children have been at St. Timothy's for the past 5 years. The new administration took over 2 years ago and the environment is changing for the better...socially and academically. I recommend this school as it is not what it was 5 years ago. I find my children are sheltered more from the growing epidemic of children growing up too quickly, they are enjoying their faith, and the diocese is now being accountable for their test scores (even print them online for parents review)...meaning - the students are being taught at a higher level than ffxcty pub schools currently. I recommend this school....it's a great environment for your children!

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2008
The students were not able to learn in this environment. The teachers were mean and there were not enough time to do work in the class. The were not taught the right information for high school

- submitted by a community member
November 07, 2007
St tims is awesome. I went ther and I am 20 years old now. It helped keep me out of trouble by sheltering me. It felt like I was part of a family

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June 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2007
We have been through preschool and kindergarten and love it. Great teachers.Very nice staff at the office. Too many fund raising activities. We like new uniforms. If parents want to be involved, they can. We strongly recommend the school to our friends.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2007
I think this school is very bad...when I was a student the classes were bad. there was a major bullying problem. the teachers did not step in to help. kids got away with many things. rules were not enforced. the uniforms are horrible. I would not recommend this school. there were way too many kids in the classes. this is not a very good school I hope they change.

- submitted by a former student
October 29, 2006
Value formation is great!!! Can't complain about St. Tims!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2005
Classes crowded. Math is weak - calculators used daily in gr 3. Only 2 pto meetings all year. Uniforms- not good. Bullying is a problem. Should be ashamed to call themselves a catholic school. Diocese superint. Has my report too. I nearly pulled them out on 2nd day of school, but gave the school a chance. I regret it deeply.

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July 12, 2005
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St Timothy School
13809 Poplar Tree Road, Chantilly, VA  20151
(703) 378-6932
Last modified St Timothy School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Timothy School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews.