In the beginning there was a pine
woods on the side of a two-lane
country road called Six Forks.
In the beginning there was a pine woods on the side of a two-lane country road called Six Forks. On the other side was a farm fronted by a creek, and to the east was a little hill with a small graveyard. Those woods are now the site of St. Timothy’s Church and School.
In 1958, the vestry of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church authorized the founding of St. Timothy’s School at the request of its rector, the Rev. George B.S. Hale. Today the school serves more than 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Families choose St. Timothy’s for its small classes, exceptional academics, strong moral foundation and blend of tradition and innovation.
Lower School, Pre-K – 4
Our Lower School spans from pre-kindergarten, where students develop a joy of learning, to fourth grade, where they’re prepared to make the transition to a climate of greater independence and responsibility. Our curriculum is designed to stimulate and meet the needs of boys and girls at each developmental stage. Teaching assistants provide extra care and attention in pre-kindergarten through second grade.
Middle School, 5 – 8
The Middle School builds on the historically strong educational foundation established at the Lower School. Faculty members emphasize the acquisition of critical thinking skills, independent study skills and organizational skills to enable students to be successful lifelong learners. Physical education, Fine Arts and a varied selection of electives augment the core subjects of mathematics, literature, grammar, science, social studies, Spanish and Latin.
The unique advantages of a pre-k through eighth grade model, as well as the solid foundation students receive, prepare our students to excel in honors, AP and IB programs at any independent, public, charter or boarding school they choose. Our alumni consistently credit our challenging preparatory curriculum for equipping them with the skills that offer them a distinct advantage over their classmates in high school.
St. Timothy’s hosts an annual high school fair featuring over 50 private, public and boarding schools each year.
We’re fortunate to have faculty from various teaching and professional backgrounds who enrich learning and the family atmosphere at St. Timothy’s School. Parents tell us that they feel a sense of trust with our teachers and appreciate how quickly they respond to any questions or concerns. A majority of our faculty members hold advanced degrees.
Fine and Performing Arts
Our outstanding curriculum includes opportunities in both the visual and performing arts. In addition to art and music classes, our students can take part in band, chorus, drama, elective courses and private lessons on campus. St. Timothy’s students frequently exhibit their work and perform at the school and in the community. Four of our artists recently earned Gold Key Scholastic Art Awards, with others winning Silver and Honorable Mention awards.
Lower School students working with clay in art class
St. Timothy’s School has 16 competitive sports teams and a consistent 85 percent participation rate from eligible students in grades 6 – 8. Coaches place value on effort, sportsmanship, fitness and teamwork. In both 2012 and 2013, we were awarded the Triangle Cup, as the most successful overall athletic program in the Triangle Middle School Conference (TMSC). Teams practice and host home games at several local facilities.
FALL: Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Co-ed Cross Country
WINTER: Boys and Girls Varsity and JV Basketball, Cheerleading
SPRING: Boys Baseball, Girls Soccer, Boys Tennis, Girls Softball, Co-ed Golf, Co-ed Track and Field
Teachers at St. Timothy’s use technology to facilitate lessons so that students develop tech literacy while learning subject material. Middle School students (5th-8th grade) receive their own Chromebook for use at school and at home. All Middle School students have school-administered sttimothys.org email accounts and are taught to responsibly and safely use email as a tool with which they may communicate with teachers and peers. Game Design, Robotics and Programming/Logistics are all popular Middle School elective courses.
Smartboard Interactive Displays are in each Lower School classroom. Lower School students also have access to tablets and iPads as well as two mobile Chromebook carts available for classroom use.
Robotics is a popular course elective among Middle School students
Faculty members teach and model the values of faith, hope and love that have been at the core of our social/character curriculum for decades. Each month we focus on a particular virtue, from kindness to courage. Discussions and activities around these virtues are woven into our academic curriculum most purposefully through our Social and Emotional Learning classes. During these classes, students focus on self awareness, self management, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. Each grade in Lower School and Middle School participates in at least one major service project per year. Recent examples include second graders packing care boxes for soldiers and fifth graders running a winter clothing drive for families in Connecticut. Our Student Council and National Junior Honor Society members host Stop Hunger Now meal packing events on campus and Middle School students volunteer their break to pack lunches for the Raleigh Rescue Mission.
St. Timothy’s School is an Episcopal school open to families of many different faiths. We seek to develop each child emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially and spiritually to navigate the complexities of modern life. All students attend Chapel once a week under the guidance of Father Jay C. James, Rector of St. Timothy’s Church, who also serves as our School Chaplain. While all of our services follow the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, students and families of all faiths are respected, valued and invited to attend St. Timothy’s School.
To keep our community safe, St. Timothy’s has security officers and crossing guards on duty during the school day, automatic electronic locks on entrances and exits, and an on-staff registered nurse.
A resource for faculty, students and parents, the learning specialist offers diagnostic insight into the process of learning and neurological development for all of our students. If a student needs more support than a teacher can provide during classroom instruction, parents may choose to enroll their child in the learning support program. The learning specialist will work with the student to identify areas of strength, need or enrichment and provide strategies to help him or her learn best. Some students may receive accommodations through a formal learning plan if deemed necessary by the school.
- Most school supplies and many field trips are included in tuition
- Financial aid is available for qualifying families
- Monthly payment plans are available
- We offer a sibling discount for families with multiple children enrolled
- We offer an After School Care program at an affordable cost
|Pre-Kindergarten (12:30 dismissal)|
|Pre-Kindergarten (2:30 dismissal)|
|Grades 1 – 4|
|Grades 6 – 8|
* includes Enrollment Deposit
** non-refundable and due at time of Application or Re-Enrollment
St. Timothy’s School is conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Raleigh near North Hills. The main school building and administration offices can be accessed easiest from Rowan Street.
From the I-440 beltline: Travel north on Six Forks Road and at the first stoplight past the Lassiter Mill Road intersection turn left onto Rowan Street.