Sparking curiosity, discourse

and all that is good

Pens are still. Twenty students lean forward in their seats—intent on the story of a young man fighting to survive in a concentration camp. No one makes a note until the teacher pauses.

Mr. Nowak teaches eighth-grade English, and he’s a favorite among students, though he’s a tough grader and a demanding coach. His dynamic presence fills the room and holds every single student’s attention. When he asks how something good can come from something as evil as the Holocaust, the students sit in deep thought for a moment before raising their hands. They’re eager to discuss and not afraid to be wrong.

So why did Elie Wiesel write Night?


This is the goal of a St. Timothy’s School education—developing confident young people who both enjoy and take seriously their role as learners. Beginning at the Lower School, teachers cultivate the curiosity of every boy and girl. They kindle a love of reading. They model kindness and respect for others. As a result, students value friendships as much as the exchange of ideas and offer their voices freely. St. Timothy’s students possess conscience and maturity far beyond their years.

Computer labs, laptop carts and tablets allow teachers to incorporate different technology with class activities...

...such as podcasts, Glogster (a site for creating and sharing interactive posters), web comic makers, student-produced videos and “flipped” learning environments.

Catching nymphs, tadpoles and minnows, our third graders explore the creatures that live in Jordan Lake...

Back in the classroom students create imaginary animals and explain what characteristics and behaviors they have adapted for survival.

“With an eye to the 21st century, we’ve built a curriculum that stresses research and writing skills...”