Subjects are Not Taught in Isolation

One of the main differences between the IB and other curricula is Theory of Knowledge (TOK) – a seminar course that encourages students to make connections between subjects and to gain the skills they need to become critical thinkers and more effective learners, rather than simply repositories of knowledge.

At St. Timothy’s, TOK is taught by Randy Stevens, Head of School, and serves as the foundation for the junior class Winterim experience, during which students visit such sites as the United Nations; the World Bank; the U.S. State Department; various missions to the United Nations; mosques, synagogues and cathedrals; and numerous other historical, cultural, governmental and educational landmarks. From these experiences, students also make connections that prepare them for higher education studies, where learning is becoming less compartmentalized.
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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.