Saint Timothy's curriculum offers a solid academic foundation in its program of study. Using the time-honored “trivium,” (three-fold way) and its three stages of learning as a guide, curriculum materials are carefully chosen from select publishers to ensure that students in the Grammar stage (K-6th) acquire the necessary phonetic, reading, arithmetic, and writing skills in traditional core subjects. Coursework mastered in the Grammar stage is built upon in subsequent study in the Dialectic and Rhetoric stages (7th-12th). In the Dialectic (logic) stage emphasis is given to developing critical reading and thinking skills through the use of original sources. The Rhetoric stage focuses upon the cultivation of effective and persuasive communication skills in original research, reports, and presentations. It also often includes participation in foreign travel. The courses for 7th-12th grade students are college preparatory in nature, satisfying necessary college entrance requirements.