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What are the regular school hours?

School starts at 8:00 a.m. but students may arrive as early as 7:30 a.m. for supervised care at no cost. Students may enter the classroom at 7:50 a.m. Dismissal times are as follows:

  • Pre-Kindergarten Full Day:  2:30 p.m.  
  • Kindergarten - Second Grade: 2:45 p.m.
  • Third and Fourth Grade: 3:00 p.m.
  • Fifth through Eighth Grade: 3:05 p.m. 

Students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade may attend After School Care until 6:00 p.m. on a regular or drop-in basis. There is a fee for this program.


What is the overall size of the school?
St. Timothy’s has 521 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade for the 2018-2019 school year.
Is there a dress code at St. Timothy’s?
Yes. Students are required to wear school uniforms which are purchased directly through Lands' End.
Can I visit the campus?
Definitely! For your convenience, we offer many events. Please refer to our visit page and register for an Admissions Event.


What is required to apply to St. Timothy’s?

Details about the application requirements can be found on our Apply page.


Once my child is enrolled, do I have to re-apply each year?
No. There is no need to re-apply once a child is enrolled at St. Timothy’s.
We love St. Timothy’s, but can we afford the tuition?
Approximately 18% of our families receive financial assistance. St. Timothy’s awards financial assistance based on a family’s demonstrated financial need in accordance with national guidelines established by FACTS for Financial Aid. Please contact Arrin Dutton, Director of Admissions, at or (919) 781-0531 with questions regarding financial assistance at St. Timothy’s.
Will we have to repay the financial aid award?
No. Tuition assistance is in the form of grants that don’t have to be repaid.
Who can answer my question about the FACTS financial assistance form?
Questions regarding the financial assistance process or policies of St. Timothy’s should be directed to Arrin Dutton, Director of Admissions at (919) 781-0531.
What high school will my child attend?
Your choice of high school reflects the evolving needs, interests, and personal preferences of your child and family. Our eighth grade graduates thrive and excel at a wide range of high schools. Each year we have students enroll in local private schools as well as public high schools, including magnet high schools and Raleigh's nationally-recognized charter high school. A few students from each eighth grade graduating class choose boarding schools for high school. The important thing to remember is that St. Timothy’s students are prepared for the rigors and workload of the high school of their choice.
Why not an STS High School?
Our pre-kindergarten through eighth grade model offers us an opportunity for focused expertise on early-childhood through early-adolescent education. For a more detailed explanation, please read the blog by our Head of School addressing this topic.
Does STS provide learning support?

St. Timothy’s School is committed to high-quality instruction. We incorporate research-based, best practices into our daily instruction to help all of our students to be as successful as possible. We continue to focus on differentiated instruction within the classroom to meet the learning needs and learning styles of our students. In addition to differentiation in the classroom, St. Timothy’s School has a Lower School and a Middle School Learning Specialist available to support students, families, and teachers.

Our learning specialists review academic data, including educational evaluations and standardized testing, and works closely with teachers, administrators, and parents to monitor student performance to maximize academic potential. Instructional strategies and/or accommodations for students may be implemented on a case-by-case basis.

In Lower School, limited accommodations are available because we are able to provide small-group, individualized instruction within the regular classroom to meet student needs.

In Middle School, in order for accommodations to be considered for students, we require a current educational evaluation (within 3 years) that indicates academic impairment (below average scores) and evidence from the classroom supporting the need for recommended accommodations.


Is there a school counselor on campus?
St. Timothy’s provides a comprehensive counseling program to all of our students that includes individual counseling, as well as small and large group counseling. In addition, we provide monthly classroom guidance to students in kindergarten through fourth grade covering topics ranging from respect and honesty to listening and problem solving skills. Character development continues in Middle School through weekly classroom time devoted to Social and Emotional Learning.

Are teachers available for academic assistance?

Every teacher at St. Timothy's School is committed to helping students reach their academic potential. Our Lower School teachers are available throughout the year for parent conferences (by appointment only) to discuss ways both the parent and the teacher can help the student reach his or her potential in the classroom.

Middle School students have regulary scheduled Academic Assistance sessions rotated into their schedules. During this time, students are allowed to work on homework assignments and projects, and may seek out a specific teacher for extra assistance. After-school sessions are offered at least twice a week by every Middle School teacher. If additional help is needed, students may also contact a particular teacher to request an extra help session.


Is there a nurse on campus?
St. Timothy's employs a full-time registered nurse who administers the school health room and supports student health needs each day during school hours. The school nurse assists with speech and hearing evaluations and eye exams, referring students for further evaluation when indicated. She also provides health education to students. When necessary, the nurse also treats minor injuries and assesses any student’s illness. Please refer to our Health Tips for Parents with a Sick Child provided by our nurse to better understand when a child should be kept home due to illness.