1515 Dolan Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Schoolwide Learning Expectations
Students, guided by their teachers, prepare and participate in the school Masses on the first Friday of each month, on holy days, and on special occasions, such as St. Timothy’s Feast Day, and the annual Mother’s Day Mass with May crowning.
Sunday Family Mass
Each month, one grade plans and participates in a Sunday liturgy. This is attended by the students, their families, and the classroom teacher.
Special Prayer Traditions
Throughout the year the students participate in special prayer traditions such as Blessing of Pets, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Stations of the Cross, and more. Teachers also conduct special prayer services within the classroom, such Holy Thursday Agape Feasts and recitations of the rosary in October and May.
Under the supervision of the parish priests, students in grades 4-8 are encouraged to participate as altar servers at parish and school Masses. At the end of the school year, altar servers are treated to a special field trip in appreciation of their service.
Each year the students of St. Timothy present an Advent Musical performance for the parents and parish community.
In the spring, all students are invited to perform in the annual St. Timothy School Talent Show. This event, organized by faculty advisors and student council officers, is attended by the student body as well as family members of the participants.
We offer a variety of after-school programs to students in K-8 on a trimester basis, on campus at an additional charge. Recent offerings include Tae Kwon Do, Cooking, Fencing, Mad Science, Drawing, Chess, and Game Design.
St. Timothy offers an extra-curricular instrumental music and band program, directed by Mr. Bill McClanahan. The St. Timothy School Band program offers a convenient way for your child to learn a musical instrument at school and participate in concerts and other musical events. Band members perform in Christmas and spring concerts as well as the annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Eighth graders go on a field trip in the spring to hear the San Francisco Symphony perform. There are three levels: beginning band (first year), intermediate band (second year) and advanced band (third year and beyond).
The St. Timothy Student Council is elected each spring to serve the following school year. Student Council members serve the school by providing leadership and helping organize school-wide activities such as spirit rallies, the talent show, field day, the annual St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving food drive and Christmas Toy Drives, and much more.
The St. Timothy School Campus Ministry promotes faith formation and spiritual development of the student body. Campus Ministry helps coordinate activities such as liturgical season reflections, special prayer traditions, school Masses, and the annual school-wide day of retreat.
Recognizing the important call of service to others, St. Timothy Students participate in many school-wide and class service activities during the school year. Select classes fulfill service to the school through activities such as assisting students at lunch and in the classroom, serving as safety patrol monitors, and coordinating campus clean-up and recycling. All middle school students fulfill additional volunteer service hours at school, in their neighborhoods, or in the community.
The St. Timothy School Student Council and Campus Ministry groups serve the school by providing leadership and helping to organize school-wide activities such as spirit rallies, the talent show, and field day, as well as the annual St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving Food Drive and Christmas Toy Drive.
Sunday Family Mass - Each month, one grade plans and participates in a Sunday liturgy. This is attended by the students, their families, and the classroom teacher.
Class/School Masses - Students, guided by their teachers, prepare and participate in the school Masses on the first Friday of each month, on holy days, and on special occasions, such as St. Timothy’s Feast Day, and the annual Mother’s Day Mass with May crowning.
Paraliturgies - Throughout the year the students participate in paraliturgies for the Blessing of Pets, Thanksgiving, Advent, and Lent. Teachers also conduct special paraliturgies within the classroom, such as the Holy Thursday Agape and recitation of the rosary in May.
Altar Servers - Under the supervision of the parish priests, boys and girls from grades 4-8 serve at parish and school Masses. At the end of the school year, altar servers are treated to a special field trip in appreciation of their service.
Stations of the Cross - During Lent, grades 5-8 alternate in leading the student body and attending parents and parishioners in the Way of the Cross, as well as presenting scriptural role playing during Holy Week. Grades K-4 divide the Stations among the five grades and alternate dramatizing three stations each week in church. They occasionally attend Stations with the older children.
Students in grades 4-8 are eligible to play after school sports. Parent volunteers are solicited to direct and coach teams, which participate in PPSL (Peninsula Parish School League) competitions. Students may participate in baseball, volleyball, basketball, and track. Goals of the sports program include promoting physical health, developing athletic skills, and instilling the values of team play and good sportsmanship.
The St. Timothy Sports Program, consistent with the and values of the school, aims to providing the opportunity for students to learn basic fundamentals, sportsmanship, and teamwork through participation in school sports.
Baseball, Volleyball, Basketball, & Track
All eligible students enrolled in St. Timothy School may participate. In order to be eligible students must be in Grades 4-8 and maintain no less than a C average overall. Parents and students must abide by the rules of PPSL (Peninsula Parish School League) in order for students participate in the program. There is a fee per sport for each team participant.
Other Athletic Activities
Field Day - Events such as relay races and obstacle courses are featured in a springtime field day that includes all students. Each team consists of players of all ages.
Black & Gold Tournament - One of the highlights of the end of the year is the annual Black & Gold Tournament. 8th graders are assigned to coed teams and play a very spirited game. The entire student body attends this event to cheer on their schoolmates.
Staff v. 8th Grade Kickball Game - The 8th graders challenge the staff in an annual kickball game, held at the end of the year.This has been a tradition for over 20 years.