TIMOTHY CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
From our early childhood classrooms to our upper elementary grades, our approach to specific areas of instruction reflects our learner focused philosophy which provides differentiated learning opportunities at the appropriate level of challenge for each student. Whether in reading, math, science, or social studies, our classroom structure is such that students have opportunities to meet in whole group, small group and even individual learning spaces. To this end, our K-6 classrooms reflect a workshop model in reading and in math, where the learning is focused on what students need now and what they need next. Our Multi-Tiered System of Support in reading and math also provides smaller group targeted learning opportunities for all our students. Areas of science and social studies are explored with rigor and curiosity, always seeking opportunities for discovery of God’s creation and His hand in our world. A biblical perspective is integrated into all subject areas and supported through Bible curriculum.
Elementary School Administration
Elementary School Curriculum
Timothy Christian Elementary School provides a rigorous and engaging level of academics for all students. Meeting students at their area of need, whether in support or enrichment, is what Timothy does best. Our approach to academics goes beyond imparting skills, content and strategies to our students, recognizing the diversity of God’s creation in each learner. Building on a clear, rigorous curriculum base, students have opportunities for small group instruction in targeted areas for reading and for math. Our Multi-Tiered System of Support in reading and math supports students on the continuum of learning from academic support to enrichment and extension. We also offer additional services both inside and outside of the classroom that support the whole child. A team of support staff surround our students and teachers as we strive to meet the needs of students in all areas. Collaborating and composing our Student Services Team, the Speech and Language Pathologist, Social Worker, Student Services Coordinator, Educational Support Teachers, Director of Teaching and Learning provide classrooms and teachers with resources to support student growth and goals.
As part of Timothy's mission to reflect God's kingdom by serving a diverse range of students, Discovery Services provide academic support to students from kindergarten through 8th grade. Discovery staff offer support at all tiers, including consultation with classroom teachers for all subject areas as well as co-teaching, push-in support, small group interventions, supervision of academic aides, and individualized instruction in reading, writing, and math. Our staff are highly qualified and utilize evidence-based strategies and interventions. Student progress is closely monitored to ensure all students are responding to instruction and intervention. Discovery teachers also coordinate Individual Service Plans and Accommodation Plans for students who qualify.
The IMPACT program advances the learning of all students at Timothy Christian School through the following components:
Independent Study Program
All students participate in the independent study program within the classroom. Specific research skills are taught at each grade level as students study a particular topic, write a report, and create a product.
Advanced learners in grades 3-6 participate in small group pull-out programming during the Multi- Tiered System of Support (MTSS) time to meet their needs in the subject areas of math and reading. The process for admission into the Advanced Learners program typically involves:
- Test Results
- Teacher Recommendation
- Student Interest
- Parent Permission
Through their weekly specials, all K–6 students participate in art & music Once a week, students learn and practice art techniques in drawing, painting, ceramics, and much more. Students are able to participate in the music program including singing and learning to play an instrument in band or orchestra.
Timothy's organized sports program begins in 6th grade. Timothy offers students the opportunity to participate in cross-country, boys and girls soccer, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, girls cheer, and track and field. We encourage K-5 students to seek athletic opportunities through their local park districts. In addition, Timothy Christian hosts several athletic camps throughout the summer. Information regarding sports camps and summer opportunities at Timothy is published in the spring.
At Timothy Christian, we believe that God regularly invites us to meet with Him through worship. In response to this invitation, elementary students and teachers at Timothy gather for a weekly time of worship at chapel. During our time together, we sing songs of praise, listen to engaging speakers, and collectively pray for God's continued guidance and grace throughout the school year. It is our hope that God strengthens us individually so that we can transform our school, community, and world together.