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The first day of school is August 19!
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GO BEYOND! IT
IS A MOTTO THAT NEVER ALLOWS THE FINISH LINE TO COME INTO VIEW.

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Go Beyond
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live
courageously

What we aspire to do — educate servant leaders — has not changed for over a hundred years. For generations, teachers, coaches, and staff have helped students identify and nurture their God-given gifts and talents. By God’s grace, we will continue to educate servant leaders who glorify God for generations.

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Relationship Focused

One Student at a Time

We see our students as individuals with God-given gifts and talents. From personalized and targeted instruction in the classroom – we combine challenging programs with a Christ-centered community. We want our students to live up to their full God-given potential.

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Meet Sam

He's in first grade and loves music!

Sam Horner

I LOVE MY TEACHER! HE PLAYS GUITAR EVERY MORNING!

Meet Peyton

She's in 3rd grade and loves reading and math.

Meet Peyton

I LOVE MY SMALL GROUP FOR MATH.

Meet Aydelin

She's in kindergarten and loves to read.

Meet Aydelin

MY TEACHER TEACHES US ABOUT GOD AND HIS CREATION!

Meet Kate

She's a junior and just dropped her first single. 

Meet Kate

THE STORY OF MY GROWTH AS AN ARTIST IS ALSO THE STORY OF MY GRATITUDE FOR A COMMUNITY THAT SUPPORTED ME.

Meet Rocky

He's in kindergarten and loves chapel.

Meet Rocky

I LIKE GOING TO SCHOOL WHERE I CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT JESUS.

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Sam Horner
Meet Sam

I loved first grade. I especially loved my teacher, Mr. Dragstrem. Every morning he played his guitar and sang silly songs to us. But my favorite was “I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Down in My Heart.” He sang that to us before our devotions. Mr. Dragstrem also prayed with us. Sometimes I needed help in math and Mr. Dragstrem always helped me. 

Sam's Parents
Meet Sam's Parents

Laura & Chris

Sam loved the fact that Mr. Dragstrem sang to him. Mr. Dragstrem also took the time to learn Sam's story and really got to know him. I heard him tell Sam that he was a precious child of God. I think for Mr. Dragstrem to say that was just so identity building. The fact that he took the time to really learn about Sam set the foundation for the classroom. He set high expectations for Sam, and he helped him meet those expectations. Mr. Dragstrem came alongside Sam and gave him the individual attention that he needed to be successful. 

Sam's Teacher
Meet Sam's Teacher

Mr. Dragstrem

Music is a beautiful thing to bring into a class. It helps students feel comfortable in the classroom. It’s a fun activity for my students and starts their day off on the right foot. Teaching in the primary grades has been fantastic. I get to teach students how to learn and to love learning—not just teaching them content. Everyone at Timothy goes out of their way to help each other. Parents will come in and help, the staff is supportive. And the kids and parents love the Lord. I feel blessed to be here. 
Read more about music in the classroom here.

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Meet Peyton
Meet Peyton

I love going to school. I love third grade. It was so much fun. I was excited to see everyone like my friends and my teacher. My favorite subject is math. I really like my class, but I love my small group for math and reading. When I’m in a small group it’s easier for me to pay attention. If I need help, I get it right away. I like it when the teacher works one-on-one with me. It helps me understand everything better.

Payton's Teacher
Meet Peyton's Teacher

Mr. Groenewold

MTSS, or Multi-System of Support, helps us get a better understanding of where kids are at. From there we break them down into small groups and they get individualized instruction. If kids are excelling, they are challenged during their small group time. When a student is struggling with concepts, they are able to receive a small group lesson at the level they are at. We adjust the reading groups three times a year. But in third grade, we change the math groups every two weeks. It’s really great because as the concept changes we can continue to meet the instructional needs at every student’s level. Small groups give us a chance to review the concepts without missing any classroom instruction. We are able to keep challenging students and meeting them exactly where they are at.

Click here to learn more about small group instruction and individualized attention. 

Peyton's Parents
Meet Peyton's Parents

Jeff & Bernina

MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support) is really helpful for Peyton. She needs the nurture and the attention and she thrives in spaces where she gets focused on one-on-one.  I've seen her confidence grow because of MTSS. She is reading and doing math well above the third grade level. MTSS has stretched her and makes her feel like she’s being challenged more. She takes on those challenges and it builds her confidence and she feels like she can do even more. The teachers are meeting her exactly where she is at.

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Meet Aydelin
Meet Aydelin

I loved kindergarten, especially my teacher Mrs. VanderNaald. My favorite part of kindergarten was when I got to play with things like Magna-tiles. Mrs VanderNaald read lots of books to us. My favorite was “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.” She also helped me learn how to read! My favorite thing, though, was learning more about God and His creation.

Meet Aydelin's Parents
Meet Aydelin's Parents

Jonas & Ellyn

Mrs. VanderNaald is like the storybook kindergarten teacher—she is everything you would hope a kindergarten teacher would be. She truly loves every student. She's been doing this for years and has had so many students. But every year she grows close to the students in her class and gets to know them individually. We loved watching Aydelin learn more about the Bible and learn more about God's creation. It’s so wonderful to know that the Bible is infused into every aspect of class.

Meet Aydelin's Teacher
Meet Aydelin's Teacher

Mrs. VanderNaald

I began teaching at Timothy in 1984. But there always has been more to learn about teaching, which has kept it new and fresh, so I’m still very passionate about this age group and about teaching in general. Kindergarten students are so curious. They love everything. You talk about the faith of a child! They love Jesus. Everything is wonderful. They are so excited to be in the classroom—to be with each other, to be learning, to be playing, to be a part of a larger community. Teaching kindergarten is where God has put me, and it’s where I feel best suited to be. I am passionate about teaching them, but I feel they are equally passionate about learning.

Read more about Mrs VanderNaald here.

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Meet Kate
Meet Kate

Starting high school also came with a whole new set of ways for me to grow artistically right here at Timothy. Being a part of Concert Chorale with Mrs. Lanenga and the musical has sharpened my technique and cultivated my passion for music. The sheer amount of opportunities to perform here — especially during Fine Arts week — has been crucial to the rapid improvement I’ve seen in my musicianship while I’ve been in high school. The story of my growth as an artist is also the story of my gratitude for a community that supported me from the minute I walked into the elementary school doors. 

Meet Kate's Parents
Meet Kate's Parents

Paul & Angela

Kate has grown so much as a musician from her first choral and chamber singers experiences in grade school and middle school into high school through mixed choir, chorale and chamber singers.  She now also gets opportunities to perform challenging musical theater pieces during Fine Arts week and her own original songs for the annual Variety Show. The depth and strength of Timothy’s arts and extracurricular programs are fantastic, but they are flexible enough that she can participate and lead in multiple programs at the same time - from Mock Trial, the Trumpet podcast, and Story Team, to Music and Theater Programs, Kate gets to be Kate and explore and develop her talents and interests with tremendous support from her teachers and coaches.

Meet Kate's Teacher
Meet Kate's Teacher

Mrs. Lanenga

I am proud to work with a department who values quality musicianship. We have great musical talent and interest at Timothy, so we strive to foster that desire and give students opportunities to grow as musicians collaboratively and individually, depending on what each student needs. More importantly, we value how the students connect their work to their personal walks with Jesus. Making music requires responsibility, patience, dedication, and an awareness of each unique classmate. Therefore, it is rewarding, challenging, exciting, and very personal. Being a musician at Timothy allows students to not only use the music to express these emotions, but also be more authentic with one another, sharing the challenges and blessings in their spiritual lives. It is such a rewarding and precious thing to be a part of every year!

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Meet Rocky
Meet Rocky

Before I came to Timothy, I went to a school where we didn’t learn about Jesus. I like to learn about Jesus. I like to read Bible stories and draw in my Bible journal. My favorite part of school is chapel. We get to sing songs and hear more Bible stories. But I especially like my chapel buddies. They are older than me. But I sit next to them every time. They know my name and they even say hi to me when I see them in the hallway!

Meet Rocky's Parents
Meet Rocky's Parents

Timothy & Kitty

We were originally going to send Rocky to a public school. But then when he was in preschool he asked us why he never learned about Jesus at school. My friends encouraged us to take a tour of Timothy. He was going to spend most of his time in a school where he couldn’t talk about Jesus! The facilities at Timothy are great, but it was really an eye opener that they can read the Bible or learn verses at school. What I saw happening at Timothy was really encouraging! Rocky also goes to chapel every week and he has chapel buddies, who are older than he is.  They are like his big brothers right at school--it’s a really wonderful setup. It’s our prayer that as he grows his faith will become his own.

Meet Rocky's Teacher
Meet Rocky's Teacher

Mr. Weiner

Chapel buddies are a great recipe for faith development—mix mentoring with responsibility and add worship! Younger students love going to chapel with those from the upper elementary grades. Age appropriate chapels engage students and reinforce spiritual truths taught in church and home. Chapel makes obvious what infuses all we do at Timothy—Jesus is our Savior and Lord. One of the holiest moments at Timothy is to hear children singing out in worship with unhindered voices and enthusiastic motions.

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Biblically-Rooted, Nondenominational

Students Attend Over 200 Area Churches

Protestant, Catholic & Orthodox Student Body

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Our Values

Our values are at the heart of our mission and shape everything we do. From relationship-focused classrooms to opportunities for every student, our teachers and staff Go Beyond the classroom to cultivate learning, inspire leadership, and transform hearts.

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Christian education is an investment in your child and ultimately the Kingdom of God. Christ is at the heart of everything we do. Our teachers not only ignite academic growth, but also inspire courageous leadership — one student at a time.