Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I get an application?
You may pick up an application and all other necessary enrollment documents in the school office, or click here to go to our Common Forms page.
Is Financial Aid available?
St. Timothy's is committed to making our school available and affordable to any family desiring a superior Christian school experience for their children. Financial aid is available to all families that qualify. To apply for financial aid, please apply online at www.factstuitionaid.com.
How many children will be in my child's class?
The maximum number of students in each class (Preschool – 5th grade) is 16. Each classroom in Preschool – Kindergarten has 1 teacher and 1 aide to keep the teacher student ratio to a maximum of 1:8 in preschool, 1:10 in Jr. Kindergarten and 1:12 in Kindergarten. The maximum teacher/student ratio in 1st – 5th grade is 1:20.
What curriculum is used in each class?
St. Timothy's only uses California state adopted curriculum. Teachers and administration analyze the curriculum available to ensure the concepts and lessons do not undermine our faith as Christians. The curriculum we use also provides a wide variety of activities, lessons, and resources to challenge each child. The last requirement for our curriculum is that it meets or exceeds California State Academic Standards. For a detailed listing of textbooks used, please refer to the Academics section of this website.
Is Religion taught every day?
Yes. Religion is an integral part of our day. Each classroom starts the day with a short devotion/prayer. Bible lessons are taught each day and the children attend a 15 – 20 minutes Chapel each week led by the pastors of the church.
How do St. Timothy's test scores compare to public schools?
St. Timothy's administers the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) 10th edition to all students 1st grade and up. Our scores can only be compared to other schools that also take the SAT10. Public schools administer a state exam that is only available to public schools, so unfortunately, our scores can not be directly compared. St. Timothy's students do test consistently above average.
Can I visit my child's class? How do I contact my child's teacher?
Parents are our partners in the education of their children. Teachers are always available to communicate with parents and parents are always welcome to visit their child's classroom. Parents may e-mail, call teachers, or set up conferences to speak with their child's teacher.
How will I be informed of my child's progress?
Three formal reports cards are sent home each year (November, March, and June). Formal parent teacher conferences are scheduled in November (Preschool – 5th grade) and May (Preschool – Kindergarten). Teachers communicate with parents throughout the year on a more informal basis through weekly newsletters, e-mail and individual conferences. We use a school information system, SchoolSpeak.com, to keep families informed about happenings at school.
Do parents have mandatory volunteer hours?
Yes, each family is required to volunteer 15 hours per school year. There are many opportunities for parents to volunteer in school wide events as well as in their child's classroom.
What kind of fundraisers are parents expected to participate in?
St. Timothy's holds an annual Phonathon early in the school year. We also have a mandatory SCRIP purchase requirement of $500 per family. We have several voluntary programs that families may participate in: e-scrip, family dinner nights, Family Fun Festival, Walkathon, etc.
Does my child wear a uniform?
Preschool students do not wear a uniform, however, Jr. Kindergarten – 5th grade students do wear a uniform. The uniform consists of:
Boys: navy pants or shorts, white or forest green polo or turtle neck shirts and forest green or ash gray sweatshirts
Girls: Christopher plaid skirt, skort, or jumper, navy pants, shorts, skirt, skort, or jumper, white or forest green polo or turtle neck shirts and forest green or ash gray sweatshirts
Is there a hot lunch program?
Yes, we offer a nutritious hot lunch program catered by MyFreshDish.com. Parents may order lunch on their website and it is delivered hot and fresh daily to St. Timothy's.
Do you have day care before and/or after school?
Yes, the day care is open at 7:30 am before school and closes at 6:00 pm after school. The daycare is open only on days that the school is in session. During the summer we offer a summer camp program.
How do you discipline students?
Here at St. Timothy's, we approach discipline in a loving, positive, Christian manner. We model for the children what it means to be a Christian in words and deeds. We do our best to instill in them a sense of respect for self and others, responsibility, kindness and gentleness.
Do you have any extra curricular activities?
We offer fee based programs that are offered directly by outside organizations. The programs are offered only as there is interest. Some of the activities that have been offered in the past are: chess club, dance classes, choir, robotics club, science adventures, and Spanish language classes.