Address: 20955 W. Tejas Trail, San Antonio, TX 78257
Phone: (210) 698-7171
Grades offered: 6-12
Boarding program: Grades 8-12
Year founded: 1893
Founded in 1893, TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas is the oldest Episcopal college preparatory school in the Southwest. TMI's excellent educational community is based on four pillars that provide a well-rounded education: academics, athletics, military and spirituality.
At the forefront of cutting-edge, new teaching methods, TMI's faculty incorporates tablet use, smart boards, guest speakers, and experiences outside the classroom. There are 32 sports for Upper and Middle School students and the campus houses a state-of-the-art weight room; eight-lane, all-weather track; fitness center; multi-purpose room for dance and cheer; two gymnasiums and an indoor swimming pool. TMI offers both five-day and seven-day boarding options in the Residential Life program for students in grades 8-12 and the beautiful dormitories are designed with custom furniture, granite bathroom countertops, polished concrete floors, ceiling fans, washers and dryers in each facility, and Internet access.
At TMI, girls and boys in grades 6-12 experience small classes, honors and AP courses, and a full range of extracurricular activities including community service and theater, choir and band. The outdoor classroom gives students the opportunity to conduct archaeological digs in the nature center, explore the skies in the observatory, and cultivate a garden in the Hill Country. The competitive athletic program at TMI emphasizes teamwork, work ethic, sportsmanship, and commitment. Over 1/3 of the student body participates in the nationally distinguished JROTC program, which boasts the award of Honor Unit with Distinction. The optional JROTC program gives students leadership training and skills for success in college and beyond. The wide variety of academics and activities allows students to explore their interests and enjoy a strong sense of community as they grow and learn. College counselors work one-on-one with students, guiding them through the college scholarship and admission process.
The school was originally known as West Texas Military Academy and General Douglas MacArthur was the first valedictorian. In 1926, the school was renamed to Texas Military Institute and in 1972 the school opened its doors to female students; the military program became optional in 1974.
Today the school is known as TMI Episcopal and located in the Texas Hill Country. The mission of TMI is to provide an excellent educational community, with values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, challenging motivated students to develop their full potential in service and leadership. Striving to develop servant leaders, the school provides opportunities in and out of the classroom through which students can develop the core values of scholastic aptitude, moral integrity, spiritual maturity and well-roundedness.
Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES). Membership in: National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS); National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES); National Association for College Admission Counseling; The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS); Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS); Texas Association of Non-Public Schools (TANS); Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS)
School Mission: The mission of TMI is to provide an excellent educational community with values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, challenging motivated students to develop their full potential in service and leadership.
Website: The Episcopal School of Texas