About Our School

Our Mission

St. Timothy's School is an Episcopal preparatory school committed to educational excellence and the emotional, physical, and spiritual growth of children in an environment where traditional Christian values are emphasized.

Our History

In 1958, the vestry of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church founded St. Timothy’s School at the request of its rector, Father George B.S. Hale. Sixteen children enrolled in the first kindergarten class, taught by Mrs. Carolyn Hale. The school added new grades and students each year, surpassing 400 students in elementary and middle school grades within its first decade.

Throughout our history, St. Timothy’s School has been committed to three principles established by Father Hale in the formative years: strong preparatory academics, a close-knit community where each child is known, and an Episcopal foundation. Maintaining these traditions, while embracing innovation, has allowed St. Timothy’s School to remain a vibrant choice for parents in the Raleigh area for over half of a century.

Fast Facts

  • First non-public day school to be accredited by the state of North Carolina and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Small class sizes with teacher assistants in pre-kindergarten through second grade
  • Students are grouped by ability for reading and math in Lower School
  • Over 50% of the faculty have advanced degrees
  • State-of-the-art technology: 4 science labs, 5 technology labs, wireless campus, interactive classroom technology
  • School supplies and field trips are included in tuition
  • Full-time registered nurse on campus
  • Award-winning fine and performing arts program, including chorus, drama, band and visual arts
  • 16 competitive middle school sports teams in the new Capital Area Middle School Conference (CAMSC), with a long history of tournament and championship placement. STS was named the top overall athletic program in our previous conference in 2012 and 2013.

Accreditations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS)        
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI)  


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