St. Timothy’s is a ’round-the-clock experience that will enrich your life in countless ways. For boarding students, living here is a huge part of that experience. You’ll live in one of two residence houses – Carter House or Heath House – each of which offers a common room, a kitchen, a laundry room, computer facilities, WiFi, and other comforts of home. Quiet hours for study give you ample time and an ideal environment for the academic side of your life. A Head of House and House faculty members live with you, and they’re here to offer guidance and advice and very possibly a plate of fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies when you’re elbow-deep in studying for finals. Day students have an open invitation to stay over for the night if they’d like – space is always available. At holiday time, day students return the favor, inviting classmates unable to get home to come stay with them and their families.
Life in the Houses is, well, lively, with activities that range from the organized (movie nights, cooking classes, yoga, and game nights, for example) to the spontaneous, which can include everything from pancake study breaks to sharing a bowl of popcorn with a new friend who’s from halfway around the world. Indeed, the diverse range of friends you’ll make is one of the best things about residential life – St. Timothy’s students come from 23 countries around the globe.
Residential life has valuable lessons to teach – about self-reliance, resilience, grit. You develop independence within a warm and friendly environment, and that’s great preparation for the academic and social transition to college. You learn to get along with others, take responsibility for your actions, and appreciate difference, all within a safe and supportive community.