Meet our Director Lori Thompson
Lori is completely blessed and grateful to be the new Preschool Director here at St. Tim’s! She’s been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for the past 30 years, working with children ages newborn to 12 years of age. Lori has a BA in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State University and a Site Supervisor Permit through the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. She also provides early intervention for young children under the age of 3 years old that have developmental delays or at risk for delays. Lori is passionate in providing a safe, loving, nurturing and Christian taught environment to her students, families and staff. In her spare time she loves to hike, spend time with family, fish, wine taste, cook and take mini vacations.
Her favorite Bible Verse is: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” ~Psalm 23:1
Our Mission Statement & Philosophy
St. Timothy’s Christian Preschool is a nurturing Christian preschool committed to fostering holistic development, grounded in love, faith and academic excellence, while empowering young hearts and minds to flourish in God’s light. At our preschool, we believe in providing a safe environment where every child is valued as a unique creation of God. We want to provide and encourage the development of a positive self-image and foster independence in each child. We want to encourage respect for self as well as for others. We want to provide opportunities to develop positive relationships with adults and help the children develop good health habits. Rooted in Christian principles, we strive to cultivate a love for learning, encourage spiritual growth and foster a sense of community. Through engaging experiences and meaningful relations, we aim to empower children to discover their God-given potential and embrace a life of love, kindness and service.
We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area in South San Jose
near the intersection of Highway 85 and Camden Ave.
We have a big, beautiful campus and would love to show you around!
To set-up a tour, please fill out the INQUIRY FORM and one of our Admissions Staff will contact you.
Click on a link below for more information about the different programs available.
Our Office Staff
Katy Stamos
Preschool Administrator
Ms. Katy has been a member of the St. Timothy’s church family for over 15 years! She loves children and has a B.A. degree in Psychology as well as 9 units in Early Childhood Education. She has been married to her husband, Michaelfor over 25 years and has two daughters. She loves supporting the staff and families here at St. Timothy’s Christian Preschool. When not in the office, she works as a fashion stylist and loves to hike, read, and bake!
One of Ms. Katy’s favorite bible verses is 
Proverbs 22:6
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it”
Melanie Adkins
Director of Creative Services
Ms. Melanie joined our staff in 2021 and loves being a part of the St. Timothy’s team. She is married and has a son who is in third grade. Her son attended our preschool from the age of 2 until he graduated from our Kindergarten Readiness program. She has a passion for our preschool and seeing it grow. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, camping and spending time with her family. 
Her favorite bible verse is
1 Corinthians 10:31
“Whatever you do, do it all
for the glory of God.”
Shelly Ahn-Wong
Director of Children & Family Ministries
I love listening to your story and helping kids and families reach their God given potential. I am passionate about studying and teaching the Bible and seeing people transformed by Jesus. As a Los Angeles native, I studied at UCLA and Fuller Theological Seminary. I held several leadership positions in non-profit agencies and churches. I enjoy cooking, reading, gardening, hiking, crocheting, landscape photography and astronomy. I like to spend time with my husband, Ed Wong. I am also transformational life coach and grant consultant for non-profit agencies.


I am honored to be at St Tim’s and I’d love to meet you and say hi.

Interested in joining our team? We accept resumes year-round.
Please send your resume along with a cover letter to:


Since 1979, our students have thrived in a nurturing and Christ-centered learning environment. We believe the best preschool program is designed to support the whole child in accordance with the concept that children are developing in several areas simultaneously and that each of these areas of development is equally important to the child.
What our parents say about us:
I love St Timothy’s and would recommend to any parent looking for a loving, caring, Christian preschool. The entire staff is wonderful. They make drop off and pick up very seamless and stress free. The 2s program is amazing! My son has learned so much and Ioves Mrs. Miller and Ms. Jess. ~ Shereen
My daughter is in this wonderful preschool and we couldn’t be happier with the loving, hands on and learning environment of this school! ~Jennifer
Both of my children attend preschool at St. Timothy’s Christian Preschool. We could not be happier with the quality of education they receive (even at a young age), balanced with Christ centered learning, and love for each child expressed by their teachers. We like the small class sizes and attentiveness of the entire staff to our individual child’s education! I would highly recommend this school (and church) for anyone looking for a new school for their children! ~Josh
My son started at St Timothy’s last fall in the Preschool 2s class. It has been absolutely wonderful and I can’t wait for him to continue here for the next few years. The teachers are caring and engaged, the kids are exposed to so many creative and educational activities – a great balance between play and curriculum, the school environment is warm and friendly and the classrooms are a perfect learning environment. It’s a true preschool. We have been so, so happy with our decision to enroll our son here. ~Janel
Excellent environment to teach faith-based curriculum and develop a child’s sense of self, play, and nurturing creative thinkers. Check it out, you’ll be glad you did! ~Akeem


Plan Your Visit


8:45 AM – 4:00 PM
  PHONE: (408) 265-0244
  FAX: (408) 265-0275
  SAN JOSE, CA 95124
Parent Information Page
Welcome to our parents page. Here you will find links to Brightwheel, FACTS, the monthly newsletter, important dates to remember, and a fun family activity.
Upcoming Events
April 1-5
   Spring Break
April 26
   Parent Cafe (Room B1)
April 29 – May 3