Independent and private schools continue to prosper

There are several exceptionally strong schools in the western suburbs. Many schools have a rich history and are recognized throughout their communities for academic excellence, various extracurricular programs, and inspiration for learning. Families and students have many great options for selecting a private or independent school. Visits to each school are crucial to making an informed decision, but understanding each school’s unique character – from the perspective of the school – is key to illustrating what each school offers. In this exclusive feature for Hinsdale Magazine Group, we highlight our partners to provide our readers with relevant information and help them discover each school’s unique characteristics.

Start your adventure at Timothy Christian Schools!

Timothy Christian Schools is a nondenominational, college preparatory PK-12th grade school in Elmhurst. From personalized and targeted instruction in the classroom, to clubs that give students real-world experiences — Timothy combines challenging programs with a Christ-centered community. Timothy wants its students to live up to their full God-given potential. But Timothy also trains them to be courageous followers of Christ. There is no better investment you can make in your child’s education than one that is Biblically-rooted and has an excellence-driven program of academics.

The elementary school was only one of 6 in the state to win the “Whole Child Award” from the Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. High school students compete at State and National levels. Timothy’s ACES team (Academic Challenge in Engineering and Science) won the 2023 State Championship. In 2022, VEI, a student-run virtual business plan, also captured the State title and placed 13th at Nationals.

The Class of 2023, saw 26 seniors named State Scholars, two were named Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship program, and three were awarded the pinnacle status of National Merit Finalists. Seniors are accepted at top-tier colleges, often with college credits they earned at Timothy Christian High School.

Schedule a tour today ( and learn how Timothy can give your child personalized and targeted instruction that will help them thrive. The best stories and adventures are yet to come as we partner together on behalf of your child. ■