Enhancing The Learning Experience
Engaging experiences are imbedded in the curriculum, enhancing the learning process, and providing opportunities for faith development, creative expression, family involvement, community building, and servant leadership.
Seeds of Faith
The academic year is full of faith experiences for students of all ages. Students participate in Mass and serve as liturgical ministers. Various liturgical experiences include the Living Rosary, All Saints Parade, Way of the Cross, May Crowning, and Rose & Candle Ceremony.
Aside from Lent and Advent prayer experiences, students grow in the faith during the special Reconciliation Retreat for 2nd graders and the Confirmation Retreat for 8th graders. Children in early childhood and those in upper grades are paired as special Prayer Partners. These Prayer Partners participate in various activities throughout the year which provide time for them to share and grow in the faith.
Students can expand their interests through the clubs and ministries in the school. Students in grades K-8th participate in the Student Council through which they are involved in school improvement.
Other activities include:
- National Junior Honor Society
- STARS Mission Club
- Trojan Choir
- Scuola Choir
- Altar Servers
- Ministers of Hospitality
- Morning News Team
Service is at the heart of Saint Timothy. The school supports their sister school, Saint Bernadette in Haiti. Throughout the year, students learn about the need of their sister school and participate in fundraising activities to provide for Saint Bernadette. Partnering with various parish ministries, the students participate in the annual back to school supply drive, the Thanksgiving food drive and the Christmas toy drive. The STARS Mission Club promotes service opportunities for students and gives of their time in their community including visiting the Sisters of Charity.
Annually, our students compete against other Catholic and private schools in various academic competitions including the Saint Brendan Academic Olympics, the Christopher Columbus High School Scholastic Olympics, and the Archbishop Coleman Carroll Academic Decathlon. Our students have a history of academic excellence and have proudly won over 80 academic medals since 2014. In 2014-2015, they brought home the 1st place overall trophy from both the St. Brendan and Columbus Competitions and in 2015-2016 earned 3rd place overall at St. Brendan.
Throughout the year, students have opportunities to express themselves creatively and participate in authentic learning experiences. In-class culminating activities for thematic units, special presentations such as Hispanic Heritage and the Christmas program, and prayerful experiences such as the Living Rosary and the Way of the Cross help students learn, create memories, and provide as lasting impressions in the hearts and minds of all involved.
Families join in both school and parish events throughout the year. One of the most memorable events is the Parish Carnival. Students gather with their families for a weekend full of entertaining games, exciting rides, delicious food, and great times with friends. The proceeds help support the Parish needs.
Who can doubt, when reading the verses of the white rose, that the teachings of the man who had lived 30 years in exile in the United States for the freedom of Cuba, the one who wrote El Habanero, the first document that calls for freedom, did not influence Martí?
Both in-house and out of school events help expand students' learning experiences. One example is our annual Career Day where students look toward the future as they learn about a multitude of careers and experience hands-on activities to help them explore their future paths.
Families support the school by participating in several FUNdraising activities. In the Fall, students have the opportunity to join the annual Fashion Show and participate in our annual Read-a-Thon. In the Spring, all the school members participate in the Walkathon. The Walkathon is our very own Trek for Tech and raises funds to enhance technology in the classrooms.