Letter from the Principal
Dear Students and Families,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Timothy Christian Academy. Shaping the hearts and minds of children from a biblical worldview is the foundation TCA has been building upon since 1984. Students are provided not only with a Christ-centered education, but one that produces academic excellence and encourages students to develop and use their unique gifts and abilities to serve God and others. It is with this mission in mind that we work to help our students as we guide them through their journey of LEARNING, GROWING, and THRIVING.
As we lead our students from preschool through elementary and middle school, we know there will be both challenges and victories as they pursue excellence in academics, and this endeavor requires more than a curriculum or textbook—it takes every student knowing every day that there is a loving, caring God who sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die and to pave that path to a personal relationship with Him. It is that absolute truth backed by faith that will see a child through the tough times as well as the easy times. That is why I feel privileged to be the principal of a Christian school where what truly matters—the character and the heart of a child—is nurtured and protected.
It is my privilege to witness every day how God works at TCA. I have teachers who work tirelessly to give every student what they need to achieve success. While we are a small school, we are mighty because with smaller class sizes led by fully equipped, godly teachers, much is accomplished every day. During my tenure here I have watched children grow into young teens and have caught a glimpse of what they will accomplish and achieve in the future. This makes my heart (and God’s heart) very glad.
I come to school every day excited to see what God has in mind and what He will accomplish. I also look forward to partnering with parents so we can together guide each and every student to his or her godly potential. We do this with the goal in mind that our children live out 1Timothy 4:12 as Paul encourages younger Christians to “be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.”
My hope is that as you gain awareness of what we do at TCA, you will feel compelled to learn more and partner with us in this ministry of Christian education. I am eager to welcome you to our campus!
Dr. Dawn L. Adams, Ph.D.
Beyond book learning, we teach children to be good citizens in their communities and to honor God in all things.
Timothy Christian Academy’s Mission Statement:
To provide students with a Christ-centered education which promotes academic excellence and encourages students to develop and use their unique gifts and abilities to serve God and others.
We know that every conscientious parent seeks out the safest, friendliest, highest-quality institution to support their child’s academic journey. At TCA, our goal is to do just that.
In addition to our rigorous curriculum, we offer electives and extracurricular activities that both hone individual talents and facilitate community involvement. From our Veteran’s Day program to our participation in several ACSI events and conferences, we want to show children that what we learn in the classroom can be applied in a variety of enriching ways.
We also offer after-school STEM clubs for project-based learning in science and technology, a full band program including piano, and each year the school produces a musical involving grades 1-8.
Timothy Christian Academy is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and actively participates in and utilizes their support to Christian schools. We adhere to their accrediting guidelines and are in the accreditation process. The preschool at TCA also adheres to the guidelines of the State of New Jersey and of ACSI for child care centers. The preschool program at TCA is exempt from the State of New Jersey licensure pursuant to the laws specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-1,1(a) as our preschool program is “an integral part of a private educational institution or system providing elementary education in grades kindergarten through eighth grade” (Chapter 122 Manual of Requirements for Child Care Centers, page 3).