The goal of our art program is to instill in the students a joy and appreciation of participating in a variety of art activities. This includes drawing, painting, collage, origami, and animation. The children are also introduced to many artists and illustrators. (1st – 5th grades)
St. Timothy’s computer class prepares our students for a successful transition to the academic challenges in middle school and beyond. There are three specific goals which we strive to achieve through the computer program. The first goal is to provide the students with the keyboarding skills necessary for touch typing. The second goal is to become familiar with a variety of programs such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, page layout, simple web design and simple photo editing. The third goal is to teach the students how to use the computer for communication and research. These goals are achieved through a curriculum developed by Beyond Technology Education. This curriculum challenges the students to think critically as well as provide them with a fun and rewarding experience. Our partnership with Beyond Technology Education also provides teachers with ongoing professional development. (Kindergarten – 5th grade)
St. Timothy’s library currently has 10,000+ books. The librarian coordinates with teachers to enhance the learning experience. At St. Timothy’s we encourage the love of reading through: Scholastic Book Fairs, National Library Week, Read Across America Day, the California Young Readers program, visits by authors, Barnes and Noble/Pajamarama Event and summer reading programs. Parents are able to view our database of books online using the Follett/Destiny Software allowing our families and students to check availability of books both from school or home. Library is open before school, during recess and after school for students and families to check out books. Reading is the gateway to success. (Preschool 2’s – 5th grade)
During the school year, students learn a wide variety of secular and non-secular music, with an emphasis on songs to be sung at our weekly Chapel, Christmas and Spring programs, special days at school/church and performing for our church seniors. Students also learn about a variety of music including classical, opera, Celtic and the 50’s. Our 4th and 5th graders will learn to read music through learning to play the recorder. Music can be a wonderful tool in building a student’s self-esteem. Our goal has always been to teach our students the basics of music, but more importantly, to “sing from the heart.” (Preschool 2’s – 5th grade)
The main goal of St. Timothy’s P.E. program is to instill a positive attitude and desire for a physically active lifestyle along with learning new skills, teamwork, and creating a healthy self-image. In JK & K, the focus is on motor development and age appropriate skills and growth. In 1st – 5th grades, some of the core activities are skill development, the Mileage Club, President’s Challenge and other special events. (JK – 5th grade)
Science Enrichment is an additional Science time students (grades K-5th) receive on top of the Science curriculum in their homeroom class. It is meant to be a time for hands-on exploration, deeper observation, and experimentation to enhance the curriculum for each grade level.