Parent Testimonials

For a better understanding of the value of a Catholic education, why our teachers have chosen to work at St. Timothy and why our families send their children to and continue to support our school, please read some of our teacher and parent testimonials.

“Our son, Patrick, attended St. Timothy from KB through 8A. Those 9 years provided him the academic success, support and friendship every parent hopes for their child. He was very well prepared to attend Paul VI Catholic High School, whose reputation for academic excellence is well known in the area.

In addition to academics, and from this mother’s perspective, was the importance in a child’s life to make friends and have fun! St. Timothy’s CYO program, intramurals, field days, class parties, all of these events were so much fun. Parent participation is encouraged and that’s the best way to know the families of your child’s friends. He is now 24 years old and is an officer in the US Army. Some of his very best friends remain the ones from St. Timothy School – and there are lots of them. We welcome them to our home at any opportunity. We will dance at their weddings!

Finally, an extraordinary memory for our family was Friday morning school Mass. Over those 9 years, Patrick’s grandparents (my Mother and Father), drove over to church where we attended the school Mass and sang together. Mom, Dad and I would flash a quick wave as he returned to class, and then get breakfast. They are both gone now, but their participation with the school community was part of the character-building framework that St. Timothy School provides. There is no more wonderful place for your child than St. Timothy School. I am delighted to have this opportunity to give testimony to the community we treasured.”

Linda Zanelotti, mother of Patrick (’00)

 

“The decision to send our children to Catholic school started as a tradition passed down from our parents and grandparents but has evolved into a way of life that we feel cannot be substituted by other educational avenues. St. Timothy School has become a part of our family that continues to bless us. There is no price tag that can be put on spiritual growth, character, family atmosphere and the level of caring that is shown to each individual student and their families by the staff and priests of St. Timothys.”

– Laurie Shourds, mother of Trevor (’07) Will (’09) and Gerard (’08)

“Being new to the area, our family felt confident that St. Timothy School was the right choice for us. We had a very warm welcome from all and it was evident from the start that St. Timothy’s shared the same Catholic values as our family. The smiles on our children’s faces at the end of a school day are a huge reflection of St. Timothy School!”

– Andrea Zavacky, mother of Austin (’11), Ethan (’13), and Devon (’15).

“The best part about St. Timothy School is that the faculty, staff, and priests at St. Timothy are committed to the students. They foster a safe, caring, and respectful environment that is felt the moment you walk into the school. With our children’s busy schedules and their spending more and more time away from home, our family truly values the daily religious instruction they receive at St. Timothy, and we take pride in watching them develop strong morals and values. We have found this school to be a wonderful collaboration of caring families who share the same Catholic Faith and who support one another.”

– Sue Bucaro, mother of Katherine (’10) Brian (’12) Nicolas (’13) Caroline (’15) Rocco (’20) and Angela (’23)

“Our two children have attended St. Timothy’s since kindergarten. In our experience, the faculty and staff at St. Timothy are concerned not only with the academics, but with helping the kids develop strong character by teaching them to treat others with kindness and respect.”

– Mary Beth & Bernie Style, mother of Mary Grace (’12) and Matthew (’10)

“I teach at a Catholic school because I believe that Catholic school teachers are called to be educators. It’s not just a career for us. We have more than an interest in educating our students. We are vested in their growth and development on a much higher level. I taught in the public schools at one time, but it wasn’t until I came to St. Timothy’s that I realized just how much of a difference I make in a young person’s life. I sent my daughters to St. Timothy because along with their ABCs and math facts, they were taught to face challenges with faith, hope, and love. Today, they can use these skills to make better decisions.”

– Jessica Kurtis, 6th grade teacher, mother of Katie (’04) and Paige (’07)

“We appreciate the great spirit of community that exists among our school families. Catholic values permeate all aspects of school life, enhancing the spiritual and moral growth of our children. We are certain they are being well prepared for academically strong high schools and to meet the many challenges ahead.”

– Frank and Elaine DiBartolomeo, parents of Frank (’12)and Jacqueline (’15)

“Although we were hopeful that enrolling our children in a Catholic School would provide us with a sense of community, we never imagined the importance this would have for us and the comfort it would provide. We feel the similar sense of values has given us, as parents, a cornerstone on which we are able to make decisions for our children and know that they are the right ones for them, now and for the future. We are deeply grateful to the community of St. Timothy School and parish!”

– Megan and Jamie Beidleman, parents of Jeb (’08) Sarah (’10) Mollie (’12) and Noah (’16)

“Having been part of the St. Timothy School family for 15 years, we value and appreciate the dedication of the administration, faculty, and staff to strive to offer the best combination of religious and academic education for our children.”

– Peter and Lisa Grau, parents of Matthew (’01) Daniel (’04) Christina (’07) and Maria (’12)

“St. Timothy’s is the quintessential catholic school. Families, Administrators, Teachers and Clergy work together and are committed to the support and formation of strong work ethic in academics, family and community.”

– Cathy Muha, mother of Gregory (’98) Christopher (’02) Timothy (’04) Brendan (’08)

“I send my children to St Timothy School because the school prepares the students to be responsible individuals with Catholic values. Saint Timothy School provides opportunities for spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical growth. They do so within a faith-based, secure and supportive environment.”

– Kim Urlwin, mother of David (’12) Caroline (’13) and Kelly (’14)

Academically, our children have been given a wonderful education. Our two oldest have entered high school extremely well prepared for success there and beyond. But there is so much more to the Saint Timothy experience. There are Friday Masses with the entire school. There are basketball teams to compete on with their classmates and friends. There are beautiful ceremonies for receiving the sacraments of First Penance, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation. The preparation for each of these sacraments truly encourages our children to grow in their faith. There are wonderful traditions for Kindergarten Graduation and especially for Eighth Grade Graduation. There are so many opportunities to form special friendships, and memories to cherish on as they grow older and move on.
We have been so pleased with the experience that each of our children has had at Saint Timothy School. Our association with the Saint Timothy Community has blessed our entire family.”

– Michael and Kathleen Hunter

“I have taught at St. Timothy School for 20 years because I get a chance to educate the whole child. Not only do I get to give each child in my class their academic foundation, I get to touch their spiritual lives as well.”

– Linda Summers, kindergarten teacher

“St. Timothy has a longstanding tradition of fostering healthy, inquisitive minds and strong values. My five children have benefited from that tradition, and I am proud to be part of it as a teacher at St. Timothy.”

– Denise Rutledge, Assistant Principal, mother of Jen (’98) Stefanie (’99) Mike (’01) Courtney (’03) and Caroline (’14)

Comments are closed.