1) Learn
Choosing a school for your child can be an overwhelming process – the curriculum, experience of the staff, available support services, the location, and the overall environment. We encourage parents to explore various schools in order to determine which program offers the best options for your child. If we were to describe our school in one sentence it would be: passionate staff who emphasize structured teaching and applied behavioral analysis through integrated learning. But our students would say: I love my teachers, I love my friends, and I love my school.

2) Visit 
One of the best ways to learn about The Timothy School is to schedule a visit. You will have the opportunity to see the classrooms, hear about our teaching methodologies, and ask any questions that you may have. Quarterly tours are scheduled throughout the academic year. Dates can be found on our events page. We also offer private or small group tours if you are unable to attend a prescheduled tour. Contact Jackie Mellinger at if you'd like to register for one of the tour dates. **Please note all tours will be virtual during the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19 precautions.

3) Admissions
The admissions process begins with the student’s home school district submitting a referral packet to The Timothy School. The referral packet should include a referral letter from the school district, a current Evaluation/Re-evaluation report, a psychiatric evaluation with a diagnosis of Autism and/or Pervasive Developmental Disorder, an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), and any additional background information such as specialists’ reports and medical information. Referrals can be mailed to the school, or emailed to Sarah Greim at

4) Placement
Once the referral is received, our intake team will review the packet to determine if The Timothy School may have an appropriate placement for your child. If it is determined that we may be able to enroll your child, an intake session will be scheduled with both you and your child. It is in these sessions that you will meet with the multi-disciplinary team for a brief interview regarding your child’s current educational placement and progress. The intake team will then work with your child while you have the opportunity to tour the school with our social worker.

After the intake, we will notify you within 48 hours as to whether or not our program will meet your child’s needs.  If we have an appropriate placement, your child’s start date will be established. If we do not have an appropriate placement, we will discuss alternatives that you should consider in seeking an educational program for your child.