Welcome to TCS

Founded in 1949, Timothy Christian School operates on the premise that the Word of God requires that parents be responsible for the education of their children (Deut. 6; Psalm 78). The Christian home, Christian school, and the Church must work together to provide consistent Christian training. Our school works in harmony with parents to achieve this objective. Therefore, we strive to provide the finest academic education possible in accordance with God’s Word. Timothy Christian School is a K4-12 independent, co-educational college preparatory school. TCS is accredited by both the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Christian Schools International.
At a Glance


Timothy Christian School (TCS) is an independent, non-denominational Christian school with a diverse student body of 445 students in grades K-4 through 12 located in Piscataway, NJ. Timothy began in the fall of 1949 when a group of parents from several evangelical churches and denominations, whose desire was to establish a school based on the Word of God, formed the Christian School Association of North Central Jersey. This Association and the Board of Trustees for the Association continue to operate Timothy Christian School today. 

Timothy Christian School began with 17 students being taught by a handful of dedicated teachers in Sunday school rooms of a local church. The student body grew rapidly, and a larger facility was needed. The decision was made to purchase a two-story house on Front Street in the city of Plainfield, New Jersey. This became Timothy Christian’s first official building. The first floor was dedicated to kindergarten through 3rd grade. The second story provided for 4th-8th grade. 

In 1960 Timothy moved to its current campus at 2008 Ethel Road, Piscataway, New Jersey. The campus was formally Camp Kilmer, a U.S. army deployment base used in World War II. Of special note, TCS acknowledges that its present campus was once used to train soldiers for war, but now is used to train up “soldiers” for the Lord’s Kingdom. What God sovereignly ordained that the US government would use to prepare troops to fight a world war, God also sovereignly ordained that Timothy Christian School would now use it to prepare children for a spiritual battle in the world. 

Timothy began with two buildings on 2.26 acres that the Lord enabled the school to purchase. By God’s grace and provision, TCS acquired and built additional buildings as the student body grew. In 1994 Timothy enclosed the courtyard of Building 2 for a dedicated area for a chapel. The school gymnasium was built in 1989. This building houses not only the gym, but classrooms, offices, and a kitchen. It also serves as our auditorium for large events such as concerts, all school chapels, the annual school play, and graduation. In 2005, the media center (Building 5) and the cafeteria (Building 7) were completely renovated.

Today, the Timothy campus is comprised of just over 22 acres, including nine buildings, 39 classrooms, 3 science labs, a chapel, a media center, 2 computer labs, an art room, a band room, a greenhouse, a cafeteria, a maintenance shop, a gymnasium, and athletic fields.

Timothy Christian School has been a continuous member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) since 1994. The school was jointly accredited by ACSI and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 2003 and continues to be an accredited school through both organizations. 

Timothy Christian School is grateful to the Lord for the opportunity to educate students for eternity for 74 years! 

Mission Statement

In partnership with the Christian home and church, we strive to provide the finest Christ-centered education, equipping students to live productive, God-glorifying lives.

That is our mission – to provide the finest Christ-centered education for our students. We do this to glorify Jesus Christ by collaborating with you, your church, and your child. Working together, we create an atmosphere of learning conducive to the growth of your child as a Christian student – a student not only of academics, but of the character and Word of God too.

At Timothy Christian School, our staff of dedicated Christian teachers strives to model Christ in the classroom and out.  Our goal is to enable and empower our students to live for Christ as they study at TCS and as they move on in life.  Whether going off to college or stepping into the workforce, we want our students to be ready to meet all challenges intelligently and with Christ-like character.

Foundational Documents

Timothy Christian School Philosophy of Christian Education

Timothy Christian School operates on the premise that the Word of God requires that the parents be responsible for the education of their children in the school, as well as in the home and in the church. The church, the Christian school, and the Christian home must work together to provide consistent Christian training. The school proposes to work in harmony with the Christian home.

At Timothy Christian School children are educated with the recognition that all truth is God’s truth. God has created all things and He continues to sustain His creation. Herein lies the important difference between a Christian and a non-Christian education. No subject can be taught in the totality of its truth if God, the Creator, is ignored or denied. Christ is the key to all of life–including education.

Therefore, we strive to provide the finest academic education possible which is also in accordance with God’s Word. True Christian education can never take place until the child trusts Jesus Christ as personal Savior.

All students at Timothy Christian School will be encouraged to develop their whole person – mentally, spiritually, socially and physically, through a comprehensive program that includes strong academics, music, drama, Christian service, chapels, retreats, prayer times and a wide variety of athletics. All teachers and staff have committed their lives to Jesus Christ, and will strive to bring every child to a personal and saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and to equip each one to be able to lead a God-glorifying life.

Mission Statement

In partnership with the Christian home and church, we strive to provide the finest Christ-centered education, equipping students to live productive, God-glorifying lives.


Timothy Christian School will be known for its exemplary academic program, faculty recognized for their caring ability and Christian example, and students recognized for their excellence in academics, their preparedness for future endeavors, and their commitment to follow Christ as His disciple throughout their lives.

Core Values

Academic Excellence 

Maximizing each student’s academic potential through curriculum and programing.
Devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ Doing all to God’s glory and to the benefit of His kingdom here on earth.
Servant Leadership Training students to use God given gifts and ability to benefit and lead others in support of the body of Christ. Utilizing a faculty and staff who demonstrate Christ-like character, outstanding performance, and servant leadership.
Discipleship of Students Seeking to lead students to genuine salvation through repentance and faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to teach Christ-like character qualities through word and example.
Biblical Worldview Developing critical thinking in the context of a worldview built on the Word of God.
Christian Community Learning and growing with one another, fostering relationships with the local church, students, parents and alumni for the purpose of growing in Christ.

Expected Student Outcomes

The following student model was established to guide in the selection of methods, courses, and experiences that would assist him or her to grow to a desirable level of maturity upon graduation.

  1. The Spiritual – The student:
    1. Has accepted Christ as personal Saviour.
    2. Knows and uses his/her own spiritual gifts.
    3. Accepts Christ as Lord and submits to God’s Will.
    4. Is willing and active in leading and service.
    5. Functions positively in his/her local church.
    6. Is at peace with God and self.
  2. The Affective- The student:
    1. Is experiencing growth and trust within a personal relationship to God.
    2. Is capable of decision-making; has discernment.
    3. Understands his/her own strengths and weaknesses.
    4. Has confidence.
    5. Has a growing degree of independence.
    6. Has discovered and adjusted to his role in society.
    7. is a service-oriented and helpful citizen
    8. is self-disciplined
    9. has a continuing interest to learn
    10. is concerned for and cares about people
    11. has developed a sensitivity to people
    12. is dependable
    13. has a realistic appreciation of himself
    14. is at peace with himself and those around him
    15. is an unashamed witness.
  3. The Cognitive- The student:
    1. is capable of decision-making skills
    2. is able to think constructively, systematically, and critically
    3. has knowledge of the basic doctrines of the Bible and can express them
    4. is founded in Biblical principles
    5. has a wide range of knowledge – a liberal arts education
    6. has an understanding of other cultures
    7. has a broad enough academic background to have several vocational choices.
  4. The Physical- The student:
    1. has a growing degree of confidence and independence
    2. is self-disciplined
    3. has good health habits
    4. has had an inclusive physical education
Statement of Faith
We Believe and Teach:

I. Bible

  • the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible in the original manuscripts.
  • in the original manuscripts, the Bible is infallible and inerrant.
  • the Bible as the final source of authority in all matters, and establishes the final and conclusive standard for all human conduct.
  • that God has providentially preserved His sacred writings so that today we have an accurate copy of the Word of God.

II Tim.3:16; II Peter 1:21

II. God

  • there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • God created all things by the work of His Power, in the space of six days, and all very good. We reject the theories of evolution and theistic evolution.

Gen.1:1,2; Ps.90:2

III. Father

  • the Father is God, the first person of the Godhead.
  • He is the Father of creation; of the Lord Jesus Christ; and of any who believe in Christ.
  • He is responsible for the raising of the dead.
  • He disciplines His sons.

(We reject the theory that all men are brothers, under the Fatherhood of God, by virtue of His creation work. It is true that all mankind are of the same race, but the only way to become a “son of God”, in the Biblical sense, is through faith in Jesus Christ.)

I Cor. 8:6; Eph. 2:18,19; Ex. 4:22; II Cor. 1:3; Gal. 3:26; I Cor. 15:15; Heb. 12:7-9

IV. Son

  • Jesus is God, the second person of the Godhead.
  • He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and performed many miracles.
  • His was a vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood.
  • He rose bodily from the grave and ascended to the right hand of the Father in heaven.
  • His return is imminent and will be personal.

Col. 1:17; Isa. 7:14; II Cor. 5:21; Heb. 10:10-12; Col. 3:1; Acts 1:9-11

V. Holy Spirit

  • the Holy Spirit is God, the third person of the Godhead.
  • when a person receives Christ, through faith, he is baptized, by the Holy Spirit, into the body of Christ.
  • there is one baptism but there is the expectation of many fillings of the Spirit during the Christian experience.
  • His ministry includes convicting, regenerating, indwelling, sealing, and teaching of the believer.
  • in His sovereign will, He bestows spiritual gifts on each believer. The purpose of these gifts is the building up of the Body of Christ. They are to produce unity, not discord. Furthermore, the Holy Spirit produces in the life of the believer fruit, which are the characteristics of growth and maturity.

I Cor. 12:13; I Cor. 13:8-10; I Cor. 14:20-22; Matt. 28:19; I Cor. 12:13; Eph. 5:1 8; Jn. 16:8-15; Eph. 1:13; Eph. 4:11-13; 1 Cor. 12:7; Gal. 5:22-23

VI. Nature of Humanity

  • Man was created in the image of God.
  • Male and female were created by God, sexually different, but with equal personal dignity. We affirm our God given biological sex, and refrain from any and all attempts to physically change, alter, or disagree with our created predominant biological sex.
  • God has established marriage as a lifelong, exclusive relationship between one man and one woman and that all intimate sexual activity outside the marriage relationship, whether heterosexual, homosexual, or otherwise, is immoral and therefore sin.

Gen 1:26-28; 2:15-25; Ex. 20:14, 17, 22:19; Lev 18:22-23, 20:13a, 15-16; Deut. 22:5; Matt 19:46; Rom 1:18-31; 1 Cor. 6:9-11, 7:14; I Tim. 1:8-11; Jude 1:7)

VII. Sin and Salvation

  • by willful rebellion man fell from that holy and happy estate, the consequence of which remains to this present day: “all have sinned.”
  • the power of Christ’s blood to save and to cleanse from sin is the remedy.
  • salvation is by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and not of any works of man’s righteousness. Consequently, there is no possibility of losing this salvation.
  • there will be a resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that reject Jesus Christ unto the resurrection of damnation.

Gen. 1:27; 3:1-6; Jn. 19:34; (cp Heb. 10:4-10); Eph. 2:8,9; Titus 3:5; Jn. 10:28,29; I Cor. 12: 13; Jn. 5:28,29; 2 Cor. 5:6-9; Rev. 20: 11-15

VIII. Church

  • the Church is the body of Christ, consisting of all believers everywhere, regardless of color, race, or standing.
  • it is the believer’s responsibility upon profession of faith in Christ to give public testimony of that fact through baptism and to unite with a local assembly of born-again believers.
  • “works”, after salvation, are necessary to prove “what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
  • the Spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

Co1. 1:18; I Cor. 12:13; Matt 28:19; Acts 2:41; Rom. 6:1-10; Rom. 12:2; James 2:26

IX. Final Things

  • the Lord Jesus could return at any moment to take His Bride, the Church, unto Himself prior to the Great Tribulation.
  • after the Great Tribulation, Jesus will return in power to set up His kingdom on earth.

Rev. 3:10; II Thess. 2:1-7; Rev. 6:17 (cp I Thess. 1:10; 5:9); I Thess. 5:6; 4:13-18; I Cor. 15:51-57; Rev. 19

This Doctrinal Statement does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of our faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Board of Trustees shall be the final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.

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