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TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas

Private | 6-12 | 470 students

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Posted February 7, 2010

TMI is a great school. We have been extremely pleased with the academics and close knit community of parents, faculty and students. The are growing because of the success of the academics and college placements; but the students are still encouraged to be involved with sports, clubs, and lots of community service.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

Excellent school, with great academics and a great ethos. The teachers here really care about the students and do all that they can to help them succeed. The school is really a hidden gem, known only to a few but truly excellent in all aspects. I heartily recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Like the previous poster, I am an alumnus of the school and have the fondest memories of it. The school is a very special place for me and, I think, a very special place in general. TMI is an institution at once deeply traditional and highly progressive. It is traditional in the fact that its basic ideals draw from a long history of Western thought, prominently including Plato, Cicero, Christian Scripture and Theology and Renaissance Humanism. It is a progressive institution in that it does not view this tradition in the light of dusty antiquarianism, but as a means to remedy real problems in the world of the 21st century. I really do feel that TMI sets out to prepare young men and women to lead and to serve others. In the meantime, we got a great academic education and enjoyed a great community.


Posted October 7, 2009

Let's face it: San Antonio is a provincial city. One might reasonably expect, therefore, that its schools would be provincial schools, bland, passable and without pretensions of greater things. TMI is not like that (I dare not comment upon other local schools). The academics are very good, arguably world-class, and the school has a strong and distinctive ethos based on the twin concepts of service and leadership. We had considered sending our son to boarding school in Austin if not on the East Coast to get the education we thought that he needed, but TMI far exceeded our expectations. Don't be put off by the website, which changes frequently and is generally badly designed. Here is a school with much to offer, not only to the local community, but to the nation and the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

I am an alumnus for the school and can scarcely recommend it highly enough. Having known and worked with alumni of many very prestigious private schools on four continents, I feel that I am justified in saying that the school's academics are truly world-class. Furthermore, the school community is a very close-knit one, in which students are all but forced to develop close relationships with both their peers and the faculty. The school is by no means religiously dogmatic, but the Christian tradition of service to others is taken very seriously. If you are looking for a school that combines rigorous academics and a great community in the best traditions of boarding pre schools, then TMI is not only your best (and only) option in South Texas, but a viable option when compared to schools across the country and the world.


Posted June 28, 2007

This is my third year as a parent of a TMI student. If you are looking for a private school in the San Antonio area, you should consider this as a strong possibility. Associated with the Episcopal church for over 100 years, but now the school is emphasizing that tradition. Military is optional. Excellent academics, without being ridiculously stressful. For a small school, there are a surprising number of options for electives. If even one student wants to take a course, usually that can be accomodated. Some classes as small as 2 to 4 students, although core classes usually about 15-18. Discipline is good without being punitive. Some students are incredibly talented in sports, or music, and some are exceptionally bright--room for everyone to thrive. Headmaster mostly interested in development and vision-look to teachers or assistant heads to problem solve. Overall, this school is a rising star in San Antonio.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2007

As a single mom of 2 great kids, I couldn't be happier that they have been given the gift of high school years at TMI. I work in the hs they would otherwise go to and am thankful every passing period they aren't with me. Not only have my sons maintained and nurtured their faith-life, but they have also gained the wisdom of young men who haven't had a dad since they were 2. The adult support on campus is above anything I have ever known since their Scout leaders. The classes available are literally college prep, creating a foundation for their future I couldn't have given them otherwise. Even the opportunity to excel in sports has given each physical and emotional strengths. Attending TMI was not my idea. My children asked if we could visit. It was the hardest and most wonderful trip I've ever taken.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2006

I cannot say enough good things about this school. They fully support the students and strive for them to succeed. Excellent faculty. And excellent ROTC program.
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Posted January 5, 2006

I have two children who have graduated from this school. They both were benificiaries of the small environment and small class sizes that allowed indiviual help and when appropriate, accelerated and individualized curriculum. The athletic opportunities were marvelous and both of my children played multiple varsity level sports when they would not have had that opportunity at the local public school. I liked the daily chapel where they received positive messages and encouragement. Attending school where all students apply and are accepted to colleges helped maintain a focus that is missing at other schools. The college counselor was very helpful and we are grateful for the scholarship opportunities at the college level. There were many activities and leadership was encouraged. One child was in the JROTC and one was not. It was a very positive experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2005

Great school, highly recomend
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Posted September 15, 2005

This is my son's forth week as a boarder at TMI. He is a junior and a member of the Cadets. He really likes everything about the school but had to get used to the idea of being a cadet. Very happy at this point, he is on the rifle team and the skeet shooting team. He'll also be playing soccer, golf and lacrosse. At the open house/meet the teacher we were extremely impressed with the teachers. Work has to be done and turned in on time. Being a boarder my son has manditory study time so he gets all his work done. This was something he didn't accomplish at home because we weren't strict enough. My son is a fine young man but I know this experience will make a better more prepared man for college and life. Parental and alumni involvement is high from what I have seen.
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Posted September 9, 2003

I am a TMI alumni now attending Texas A&M University. I was in the TMI Corps of Cadets for four years. I was very involved within the Corps, on special teams and in leadership positions. I also did a great number of other extracurricular activities. I don't think I could have gotten that level of leadership and academic training anywhere else. My experiences at TMI were, overall, positive and memorable. I would highly recommend TMI to students 6-12. It is an excellent start to a successful future.


Posted August 26, 2003

If you are looking for a place where your child will be able to grow under the watchful eye of some outstanding educators, this school is for you. Do not let the name fool you - TMI is an Episcopalian Christian school, and the faculty's main concern is the soul of the student. Their motto is servant leadership, and they do a fine job of sending servant leaders out into the world. Check out the website - www.tmi-sa.org - and see where last years seniors are going!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 31%
Hispanic 29% 51%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 15% 0%
Black 4% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
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Romanian
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Arts & music

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  • Ceramics
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  • Photography
Music
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  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

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  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

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School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dr. John W. Cooper
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Boarding school
  • Some boarding, some day
Affiliation
  • Episcopal
Associations
  • AMCSUS
  • NAES
  • NAIS
  • TABS
  • TANS
  • TAPPS
Fax number
  • (210) 698-0715

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Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Romanian
  • Spanish
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  • Library
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

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  • Orchestra
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  • Drama
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  • The family association provides support by organizing school fundraisers, providing the structure for volunteering, and writing a monthly publication for parents. a parent panel regularly meets with school administrators.
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  • TMI is a unique school dating from 1893 with an academic community that reflects the rich historic tradition of the Corps of Cadets and blends it with a contemporary college preparatory experience for all students whether cadets or civilians. Daily chapel, community service, a dynamic faculty and exceptional facilities provide an excellent educational community.
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20955 West Tejas Trail
San Antonio, TX 78257
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