A St. Timothy’s education reflects the increasingly globalized, interconnected society in which we live, giving students a world perspective in mathematics, the sciences, social sciences, languages, literature, technology and the arts. In the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP), students experience a multidisciplinary course of study that prepares them for the IB Diploma Program (DP). In grades 9-10 (Threes and Fours), the MYP curriculum focuses on an interdisciplinary approach where teachers work collaboratively on planning units of study that allow students to draw connections across different subject areas and use that content creatively to solve real-world problems. The program is organized around six curricular spheres that facilitate students’ academic, social, and personal development: Creativity and Scientific and Technical Innovation; Globalization, Sustainability, Communication, and Collaboration; Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Decision Making; Research and Information Fluency; Citizenship in the Digital Age; and Pursuit and Assessment of Personal Growth.

Junior year (Fives) begins the transition to the IB Diploma Program (DP), with its exceptional reputation for preparing students for college. The curriculum is a combination of structure and choice. You’ll select courses from six different thematic areas: Language and Literature, Individuals and Societies, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Experimental Sciences, and The Arts. Some you’ll explore in depth, others less so, and the choice of what to focus on and how deeply is yours. In this way you’ll get a breadth of learning that comes from taking a variety of subjects, while still having the opportunity to dive more deeply into areas you’re especially passionate about.

Learning at St. Timothy’s is a journey of discovery. Classes are small and engaging, full of opportunities to consider what others have to say and to express ideas of your own. Teachers don’t talk at you, but invite you into a conversation. This kind of learning builds critical-thinking and writing skills that will be vital in college. Through programs like Winterim and CAS, you’ll move outside the classroom, putting your learning into action in the real world. Learning this way teaches you to think on your feet, look at questions from all sides, consider what others have to say, speak your mind, and take action with confidence. That’s a skill set that will serve you very well in college and in all that comes after.

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Common Reading Program

Each summer, the Head of School selects two books for the entire school community to read. The goal of the Common Reading Program is to identify books that engage students, faculty, and staff in a vibrant, academically-driven experience. Books are selected in an attempt to encourage interdisciplinary, open-ended, and lively discussions that create a platform for the exploration of important issues and from a range of perspectives.
Chartered in 1832, St. Timothy's School is a private boarding and day school for girls in grades 9 through 12, located in Stevenson, Maryland. St. Timothy's offers the world-renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP) for grades 11 and 12, and Middle Years Program (MYP) for grades 9 and 10.