For more than 30 years, St. Timothy Catholic school has been dedicated to educating students, from preschool through eighth-grade. Upholding a tradition of educational excellence, St. Timothy possesses a strong, innovative curriculum and a faculty passionate about their work. We aim to foster the growth of our students—tomorrow's leaders—in mind, body, and spirit.
Our school fax number is temporarily out of order. Please fax us at 703-378-2812
Important Happenings at STS!
School Supply lists for all grades can be found by clicking the paw. Happy Shopping!
A Summer Blessing: May you walk with God this summer in whatever you do, wherever you go!
Keep your skills sharp, STS! Click the paw for Summer Assignments.
Dear St. Timothy Catholic School Parents and Prospective Parents:
I pray that your summer has been filled with peace, joy and our Lord’s blessings. The Saint Timothy Catholic School faculty and staff welcomes you back for the start of the 2015 – 2016 school year.
Each year, with the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit, our school community embraces a scriptural theme that provides a framework for our school’s faith based activities and formation efforts throughout the school year. During this “Year of Mercy”, declared by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, our school theme is fittingly, “God’s Mercy Endures Forever”. The motto Merciful Like the Father (taken from the Gospel of Luke 6:36) serves as an invitation to follow the merciful example of the Father who asks us not to judge or condemn but to forgive and to give love and forgiveness without measure.
We appreciate your strong participation in the Annual Enrollment Management Survey distributed to the STS community in June. Your feedback shows that we have made significant progress in our safety, faith based, extracurricular and academic programs! Please be assured that we will continue to take the necessary steps to provide our students with a safe, supportive and innovative learning environment and a rigorous curriculum rich in Catholic tradition and grounded in academic excellence.
To that end, we have refined and expanded our strategic school improvement efforts for this coming school year and are focused specifically on enhancing the strengths, and addressing the opportunity areas identified in the survey responses. We will be implementing specific strategic initiatives to:
Further enhance our Science (Lab Learner), Language Arts and Math curricula.
Increase the quality and quantity of our parent communications, including streamlined parental access to class assignments, homework, grading information and family specific data, proactive communications for our Advanced Academic Programs and enhanced, streamlined teacher / parent communications.
Enhance our teacher training programs, focusing on the successful use of instructional technologies and classroom management strategies that further support our individualized instructional approach.
Provide an expanded offering of faith based formation programs for students, parents and teachers.
Expand our advanced academic program, to include 1 st through 5th grades.
Attract, hire, train and retain high quality teachers; especially in the areas of instructional technologies, remediation, advanced academics, resource and middle school Math.
Enhance our school safety and emergency response efforts and conduct an independent safety audit.
Expand our STREAM programs / academic offerings to expose our students to 21st Century skills (Robotics, Coding, Logic and Reasoning, Math and Writing Competitions, extracurricular programs, STS Business Partner sessions and Career Fairs).
Refine the instructional goal setting process utilizing the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant & Timely) goal format.
Communicate and explain student performance data and metrics.
I’m also pleased to highlight some of the programs and recent investments at St. Tim’s that enhance the quality of teacher instruction through the successful integration of STREAM learning initiatives into our Individualized Approach to student learning. STREAM is a collaborative learning initiative that combines the STEM program components (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with a continued and heightened focus on the rich traditions of the Catholic Faith (“R” for Religion); including a character building and virtues based behavioral approach. The STREAM initiative also encourages a hands-on creative approach to student expression via additional exposure to the Arts (“A”); including creative writing, drama and artistic expression.
Here are some of the recent programs introduced and investments made to further support student learning through STREAM.
Over the past few months we invested in a new STEM Lab.
Replaced our aging desktop computers with Laptop computers.
Added 40 additional iPads for our primary grade classes.
Rolled out our one-to-one device program (Chromebooks) in our middle school.
Hired a new instructional technologist to train teachers and provide guidance on the use of effective instructional apps.
Added an additional teacher to support and expand our advanced academic program (math and language arts).
Purchased additional key boards for music electives and expanded our robotics program to include 6th grade students.
Hired 4 Math remediation specialists to provide additional help for students in grades 3 through 8.
Expanded our middle school course offerings to include multi-media, video production, coding and logic and reasoning.
Introduced our first annual STEM based career fair to expose students to 21st Century careers.
Saint Timothy Catholic School remains committed to providing our students with an individualized, supportive, faith based learning environment. I greatly appreciate your active support of our wonderful school.
As always I welcome your comments, questions and suggestions.