A St. Timothy's girl finds the hours of the day crowded with academic, social, athletic, and community activities. The challenge and goal of a St. Timothy's education is to learn to enjoy the many opportunities available here while managing time in a healthy way. Students are encouraged to choose from a wide range of activities outside their academic requirements, as the daily life of a residential school continues well into the evening, when academics and athletics give way to club activities, quiet study, and the many friendships of student life. To support students and guide them is a team of deans, advisors, and counselors who are available 24 hours day, seven days a week to ensure that they are both challenged and nurtured to grow in healthy ways. Providing the leadership for this effort is the Dean of Students.
Classes begin at 7:45 am and meet four times a week for 60 minutes. Students start gathering in the Commons for breakfast as early as 7:00 am. There are four class periods before lunch and two class periods after lunch. From 3:15 to 4:00 pm, the girls have various scheduled commitments depending on the day. Monday is music block; Tuesday and Wednesday are set aside for extra help; and Thursday and Friday are when clubs meet. From 4:15-6:15pm each day, girls can be found participating in either sports, theater, dance, riding or the farm program. The entire school community -- students, faculty, and staff -- gather in the Commons at noon for lunch. This gathering features readings, reflections, and announcements from various students and faculty members. School meeting agendas include a moment of silence, musical presentations, and opportunities to examine student issues.
Chapel meets once a week after lunch and assemblies are held every Friday, during which outside speakers come to campus to talk about a host of issues related to our student life curriculum. On Monday nights we have formal dinners where the Interfaith Club and International Club work together with our Executive Chef to plan dinners that honor the different cultures represented at the School.
On weekends, at least one House sponsors an on-campus program and the student-run Activities Programming Board helps plan a host of other activities that include trips to the movie theater, shopping trips, museum visits, ski trips and travel to New York City to see a Broadway show. Other activities range from dances, to theme parties, to festivals and service learning activities. Traditions and clubs provide other opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills, interests and many talents talents.