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Welcome to St. Timothy's


As both a headmaster and STS parent, I can attest:

      • Our children are loved. For us, teaching is personal. Our teachers refer to students as “my children” or “my kids.” We offer a nurturing environment that helps our children grow to be good people, not just good students.
      • Our children are prepared. Ending in eighth grade means we must prepare students for public or private high schools, for Honors, AP or IB programs, and for Common Core or traditional curriculums.
      • Our children are known. In a rapidly growing region, we have been - and will always remain - intentionally small enough to personally know each of our children and families.

As a result, our alumni are consistently honors students, scholarship nominees, valedictorians, and class officers at public and private high schools throughout our region.

A website can only provide a glimpse of our offerings.  I hope you’ll visit us in person to see what makes St. Timothy’s such a wonderful place to learn. 

It’s a great day to be a Titan!

Tim Tinnesz
Head of School

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Timothy L. Tinnesz is the fourth headmaster in the history of St. Timothy’s School. For over 15 years, Tim has worked with children, teens and young adults as an advisor, teacher and school leader. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools, and for the last decade he has been an active participant on Southern Association of Independent Schools’ re-accrediting teams for schools throughout the southeastern United States. A trusted media source, Tim is a contributor to NBC's Education Nation and has also written for local sources WRAL and Carolina Parent.

Tim earned his B.A. with High Honors from the University of Florida, where he was the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Valedictorian. He earned his M.A. from Georgetown University.

Tim and his wife, Karen, have three sons: Will, a member of the St. Timothy’s Class of 2022; Patrick, a member of the STS Class of 2023; and Sean, a member of the St. Timothy's Class of 2027.


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