Why did you choose TCS for your child?
We chose TCS for Samantha because we wanted a school that would teach her good Christian values while giving her a solid academic education.
What do you love most about TCS?
We love the teachers at TCS the most. They are so caring and always go above and beyond to make sure Samantha feels comfortable academically and emotionally in class. She has had the opportunity to have some of the most amazing teachers during her time at Timothy.
What is one word that best describes the school? Why?
Genuine. I choose this word because I feel, that is what her teachers, Ms. McKay, the office staff, cafeteria staff, and everyone else at Timothy are- Genuine. They truly care about the well- being of the students. They do not just want the children to grow academically but also more importantly, spiritually.
In what ways have you seen your child grow and develop as a result of their experience at TCS?
Samantha has grown in her faith more than I could have ever hoped for. I attribute that growth to the examples set at Timothy. From her Bible teachers to pretty much the entire staff there. Samantha is such a kind soul and has such a good heart. That has been nurtured at Timothy. All her teachers have always taken the time to have conversations with her, eat lunch with her, and truly just be her friend. When Samantha had a hard time connecting with kids her age, the teachers at Timothy were always there for her.
How is TCS preparing your child for college and beyond?
I feel that TCS is preparing Samantha for college through its rigorous curriculum and extensive support from all her teachers. I feel blessed that she has had so much support from all her teachers.
What would you tell another parent to encourage them to consider enrolling their child at TCS?
I’ve told many people that I am a public school teacher and I would NEVER send my child to public school. And I teach in a good district, Edison. It’s just that, your child is not going to get the same morals and values instilled into them. Sure, you can find a Catholic school too. But again, that’s just more strict rules and uniforms – where’s the faith being taught? At Timothy, teachers actually care if your child believes spiritually. At Chapel they take the time to find people that can relate to the youth, to actually try and reach them. Private Christian school is not about strict rules and uniforms. I believe it’s about wanting your children to actually believe and practice the word of God. It’s about wanting your children to leave better than they came in. You should want them to grow in faith and get something out of it. It’s not about sheltering them from the real world. It’s about teaching them how to deal with the ugly that’s out there in the way Jesus would. I believe TCS does just that.