Timothy Program

This is family! The Timothy Program is one of our Student Life pillars at NCCS, pairing Upper School students with Middle and Lower School students for mentoring and encouragement. In alignment with our heartfelt commitment to develop the whole student -- mind, body and spirit -- the Timothy Program allows students to invest into each other through meaningful ongoing relationships in a nurturing environment. 

NCCS launched the Timothy Program in 2013 as a means of pairing older students with younger students for mentoring, encouragement, tutoring, and all-around support. Just as “iron sharpens iron,” our students have this opportunity to sharpen and grow from each other. Every year, God does something really special across our school through this program; it’s beautiful to witness!

Ryleigh Pruitt Timothy Program greeting with mentee.

“My Timothy mentor has been with me for three years. It’s like having an extra older sibling at school looking out for you.” NCCS Student

Two girls, one young mentee and one older mentor, smile after being paired up for the year.

Timothy Program FAQs

My daughter was mentored by two Upper School students when she was younger, and now it's amazing to watch her serve as a mentor to another young lady. The Timothy Program has made a lasting impact in her life, giving her a chance to receive support and then, in turn, to serve others. NCCS parent

Timothy Program Reveal

Much thought and prayer goes into matching up students, who are paired based on interests, common arts or athletic pursuits, personality, and more.

Mentors and mentees meet each other during a very special Timothy Program Reveal Breakfast in the fall. Pairs then meet together regularly throughout the school year, for 30-plus hours, with the goal of supporting and nurturing each other.

An older mentor receives a hug from their younger mentee.


Parker Smith
Upper School Director of Student Life