Academic Profile

St. Timothy Catholic School offers a comprehensive curriculum to students in preschool through eighth grade. With passionate teachers, state-of-the-art technology, and a dedication to fully developing each student’s potential, St. Timothy provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for learning.

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St. Timothy preschool offers programs for 3- and 4-year-olds. The 3-year-old program offers a two-day option, in the morning or the afternoon and a five day full day option. The 4-year-old program provides a three day/ half day option, in the morning or the afternoon, or a five day full day option.

Preschool programs focus on socializing and group interaction, including conflict resolution and problem-solving. Children also learn academic building blocks, including letter and number recognition and basic language and math skills, that will serve as the foundation to the rest of their education.

Elementary School (K-5)

ST0134Elementary grades have two self-contained classrooms per grade level – three for full-day kindergarten, first and second grade. Each classroom has a lead teacher and an instructional assistant.  The elementary school curriculum includes Religion, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts, which encompasses grammar, reading, spelling and phonics. The curriculum follows the guidelines of the Diocese of Arlington, available online here. Students also receive specialized instruction in Spanish, Art, Computer, Library, Music, Health, and Physical Education.

Middle School (6-8)

St. Timothy Catholic School utilizes a middle school model for grades 6-8, preparing the students for the types of courses and academic challenges they will face in high school. Students get the opportunity to take control of their courses while fulfilling all required coursework.  Each student will be assigned an Advisor in 6th grade.

Each grade level has two, or (due to tremendous growth) three, homerooms within a departmentalized system. Middle school teachers each have a curriculum area of concentration within the core subjects, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literature, while students to learn from specialists in a particular field of study.

The curriculum includes Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Literature, Language Arts and Religion. Algebra is available in 7th grade, and both Algebra and Geometry are available in 8th grade for those students who meet Diocesan qualifications. Spanish, Music, Physical Education, Health, Computers, Art, Library and Study Skills are also part of the curriculum. Students also have the opportunity to choose from a list of electives each quarter, allowing them to expand their educational horizons.

Accreditation

St Timothy School is accredited by the Virginia Catholic Education Association (VCEA), whose accreditation process has been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education Committee on Accreditation as authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education.

A Legacy of Achievement

We are very proud of our graduates. Two former students and members of our parish community have chosen to serve the Lord and his people through the ministry of the priesthood. In 2011, Luke Dundon was ordained to the priesthood, and in 2012 Thomas Yehl was ordained.

From our beginnings as a school community, our graduates have shown academic excellence by the recognition they received in their high school years. The following students are a few examples:
Maureen Higgins (STS Class of ’86) Salutatorian-Paul VI Catholic High School (’90)
Elizabeth Rimkus (STS Class of ’94) Salutatorian-Paul VI Catholic High School (‘98)
Laura Rimkus (STS Class of ’96) Valedictorian-Paul VI Catholic High School (’00)
Caitlin Knotts (STS Class of ’97) Valedictorian-Paul VI Catholic High School (’01)
Genevieve Svec (STS Class of ’06) Valedictorian-Paul VI Catholic High School (’10)
Danielle Jones (STS Class of ’07) Valedictorian- Paul VI Catholic High School (’11)

The tradition of excellence continues!

Testing Results

Three times per year St. Timothy students in grades three through seven take standardized Scantron tests in Reading, Math and Language Arts.  Testing frequently throughout the school year helps teachers assess student performance as a means of planning relevant instruction to support the established curriculum.  We are proud that in the last school year our students scored upwards of the 70th or 80th percentile in all grades.

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