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Frequently Asked Questions


Why STS?

Our students at St. Timothy's are loved as children, prepared as students, and known as individuals.  Read more...

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 503 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade for the 2016-2017 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. More details...

Can I visit the campus?

Definitely! For your convenience, we offer many  events, please click on the following link for days and times


What is "A Day in the Life" Open House?

Our A Day in the Life Open House is a unique opportunity for prospective parents to spend time in our classrooms observing lessons and interactions. After a brief introductory session, a parent ambassador or a staff member will guide you through classes of your choice in 10-minute intervals with an informative Q & A session with the Admissions and Administration Teams.

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 Cathy Clement, Director of Admissions, at or (919)787-3011 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 Cathy Clement, Director of Admissions at or (919)787-3011 x 1132.

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 Schooladdressing this topic.
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