St. Timothy’s is an all-girls school for a very simple reason: because girls learn best with other girls. This isn’t simply a place where you come to learn, but it is a place where the people around you take a holistic approach to your development and maturation. Your teachers will believe in you, advocate for you, push you to become your best, and devote all of their formidable talents and energies to helping you succeed. We know that great things can be accomplished when each girl is empowered to surpass the limits of her perceived ability — to dare, to seek, to invent.
In a single-sex school, a girl can comprehend her value and her capabilities in ways that have nothing to do with how she looks or whom she dates. She can be free to experiment and explore, trying out new things and trying on new roles, and following her ambitions. By subtracting boys, an all-girls education adds opportunities. At a girls’ school, a girl occupies every role: every part in the play, every leadership position in the student government or club, and every position on every team. When everyone in your physics class is a girl, it sends a strong message that girls can do physics. When all the leaders at your school are girls, you know that girls can lead. In this environment of purposeful engagement, your peers are not seen as your competition but as your support system. Your classmates will regularly remind you that you are valued — they will be there to cheer you on.
And, finding your voice and confidence, collaborating on projects and excelling in all areas of school will prepare you for a purposeful life to compete with anyone anywhere. Research confirms that girls’ schools graduates have an edge in college and beyond because of the self-knowledge and confidence they develop. Your world at St. Timothy’s will continue to include boys – in extracurricular activities, social events, class projects, during weekend programming, and in community service projects. You will have exceptional male teachers, coaches, mentors, and advisors. You will learn that some of the greatest advocates of girls and women are indeed, men.
As a school attuned to a changing world, St. Timothy’s prepares future leaders to help shape that change. In our supportive yet challenging environment, girls experiencing changes in body, mind, and spirit can take risks. They recognize themselves as scholars, athletes, artists, activists, and leaders. We are committed to creating a culture of achievement in which your progress and success is of great importance and the discovery and development of your individual potential is paramount. We want to help prepare each of our students for a life of meaning, purpose, and consequence and do so in a caring community. I urge you to take a closer look at this very special place.
Randy S. Stevens
Head of School