TIMOTHY CHRISTIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Grades seven and eight at Timothy Christian Schools are more than a prelude to the high school years. They are an intentional effort to combine a demanding academic program with a culture that encourages self-discovery and Christian community. Middle school classes capitalize on the growth from the student’s elementary years and link it with the best of what is to come in high school. Crafting experiences that assist our middle school students to grow academically, socially and spiritually is what we do best.
Middle school administration
Timothy's new middle school building.
Project IMPACT will provide a new home for our 7th and 8th grade students, thus providing our middle school students with a greater sense of identity on campus. The new middle school building will deliver a 21st–century learning environment with greater opportunities for collaboration and strengthened technology. Timothy's middle school students will be proud of this space! As we vacate the existing wing in the grade school, it will open up many doors for flex space and programmatic innovation for our younger grades.
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MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
Middle school students experience rigorous programming in the core subjects, English language arts, math (pre-algebra, algebra), science and social studies. Students are offered several electives that extend their experiences in areas like STEM (science, technology, engineering, math, and arts.) A biblical perspective is taught not only in Bible class, but integrated into every subject. Timothy offers 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 work to meet the needs of every student. 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, guided study periods, 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.
From the visual arts to music, drama, band, and orchestra, Timothy's middle school provides many opportunities for participation and enrichment. Timothy offers an excellent visual arts program for 7th and 8th grade students. Our philosophy of art education encourages individual expression and creativity and the art curriculum is discipline-based, meaning art history, aesthetics and art criticism accompany our student's time. Students attend art classes once a week to express themselves through a wide variety of high-quality media.
Middle school students learn that music is an integral part of creation and it speaks to each one uniquely and beautifully. They learn that music enriches and deepens faith and is in the curriculum for discovery, use, and praise. They will listen to it, sing it, read it, move to it, play it, create it, and interpret it. Music is God’s gift to us as well as our gift to Him. It is a way for us to express our thoughts, our beliefs, our feelings, and our praise.
Timothy Christian middle school offers a variety of competitive athletic opportunities. Since 2012, the middle school has participated in the Suburban West Athletic Conference (SWAC). This group is one of two conferences formed after members of the Western DuPage Elementary School Association (WDESA) voted to dissolve at the November 2011 meeting. The change was intended to bring together schools of similar size and commitment to their athletic programs. Middle school sports include:
- Boys Soccer
- Boys Basketball
- Girls Basketball
- Girls Soccer
- Track and Field
- Cross Country
Middle School Worship
Middle school chapel meets once a week on Wednesday. Each chapel we spend time singing. Our worship band includes numerous students on stage and also up in the sound booth. After singing, chapels may feature an area speaker, prayer, or a homeroom. In fact, each homeroom is responsible to lead a chapel. The goals of middle school chapels are to worship, challenge our faith, be relevant to life and invite participation.
EXTRACURRICULAR & CLUBS
Students in middle school have the opportunity to participate in various extracurricular activities and after school clubs. Opportunities for middle school include:
- Bible Journaling
- Chess Club
- Clay Club
- 3rd-4th Science Club
- 5th-6th Science Club
- Writers Club
- GS Robotics
Every year middle school students have the opportunity to participate in a spring play. Timothy's middle school drama club has presented plays such as Charlotte's Web, MacBeth, I Never Saw Another Butteryfly and Oklahoma. Try-outs are held in December, just before Christmas break.