St. Timothy's School - Review #1

St. Timothy's School

About the Author:

College Enrolled Fordham University
Home Town, State (Country) Dulles, VA
Years Attended Boarding School 2
Activities During Boarding School I was on the Equestrian team, Model United Nations, Girl Up, and the Golf Team. I was also in one of the musicals.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
St. Timothy's has so many special and unique traditions that really help to unite the student body. Everybody gets involved and comes together as a community and it connects everyone as a family, which is so great considering the majority of students are boarding.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Boarding school allowed me to come out of my shell and discover who I am better than I would have going to a regular school. I loved that I found a community of friends that became my family so quickly. The friendships I've made are ones I will cherish for life. STT gave me a platform where I could blossom and grow into a strong woman. They are very passionate about woman empowerment.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Don't get caught up in petty drama. Take chances and don't be afraid to make mistakes. Take advantage of the opportunity you've been given.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The community that St. Timothy's fosters is one in a million. Every single girl becomes part of your family. People call it the magical place, and it truly is.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
St. Tim's is a very special school. At first you might not like it, but as you approach graduation you'll remember that they were the best times in your life spent there. The campus is beautiful and filled with hidden spots that are great for thinking.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
St. Tim's is an IB school, so everyone does the International Baccalaureate program. It is also an iPad school. Classes are small and teachers are always there to help you during and outside of school hours. Because of the warm environment of the school, there isn't that much competition academically, however there is a lot of competition for leadership positions. I love the IB program and it really prepared me for college and was rigorous.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Great sports options. It is mandatory to do a sport or a play for all three seasons. The sports teams aren't all very competitive due to the small size of the school, but everyone is very supportive of each other and the coaches are really good. Many students have gone division 1-3 for sports. I was on the equestrian team, which I enjoyed and made me choose STT. The facilities are great and the new coaching staff is wonderful.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
The arts department is somewhat lacking, but there are changes coming in the future as I believe there are plans to renovate the theatre and dance studio. There are 3 plays each year and dance all year round. I'm not that familiar with visual arts, but they put on a fashion show each year. There are classes available in visual art and theatre.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Because it is the IB program, there is mandatory community service and creativity hours that each students needs to complete. There is no shortage of clubs and service opportunities for students. There is a lot of service done for the surrounding communities in Baltimore city and more rural areas which is nice to get out and do.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
There are 2 residence houses. Singles, doubles, triples, quads, and some 6 and 8 person rooms. The rooms are typical dorm style rooms. The residence houses are somewhat old, but some have been newly renovated which is nice. Overall nothing special.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Newly built dining hall. Food is pretty good. Cafeteria style. It is all locally grown and usually healthy. Many choices. Seating is assigned bi-weekly to ensure people get to know each other outside of their grades.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Only way to go anywhere is by car. Using taxis is allowed. There is a mall 10-15 minutes away and a small shopping area with a starbucks, fresh market, walgreens, etc. just a few minutes from the school. There are organised trips each weekend to surrounding places.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Not much of a social life outside of school. We have a brother school and other schools in the are that we had events with, but otherwise you are pretty isolated from the outside world.

Daily Schedule:

7:30 AMMorning Check-in
8:00 AMClasses Start
3:00 PMClasses End
3:15 PMSports Starts
5:45 PMDinner
7:30 PMStudy Hall
9:30 PMStudy Hall Ends
11:00 PMLights Out
10:30 AMCheck in
11:00 AMBrunch
5:30 PMDinner

Alumni Reviews
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  • St. Timothy's School Alumni #1
    Class of 2015
    5 Stars   12/28/2016
    Fordham University
    St. Timothy's has so many special and unique traditions that really help to unite the student body. Everybody gets involved and comes together as a community and it connects everyone as a family, which is. . .
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