TMI -The Episcopal School of Texas

20955 West Tejas Trail
San Antonio, TX 78257
Tel: 2106987171
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 465 students
Founded in 1893 by Bishop James "Steptoe" Johnston, TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas is the oldest Episcopal college preparatory school in the Southwest.
TMI is co-educational with more than 460 students in grades 6-12.
TMI offers a Residential Life program with up to 50 students each year.
TMI students enjoy 100 percent college placement.

In addition to challenging academics, students can participate in a variety of competitive sports, academically-related and hobby- or skill-related clubs, and the theater and music programs.
Over 1/3 of the student body participates in the nationally distinguished JROTC program, which boasts the award of Honor Unit with Distinction.

All students study a college preparatory curriculum.
Honors and Advanced Placement courses are offered in English, mathematics, science, history/social studies, studio art and languages.
Students must petition to be in Honors or AP courses by submitting an application, which often includes submitting an essay or piece of work related to the subject, and securing a recommendation from their current teacher in the subject area.
Teachers review applications and recommend placement in courses that provide students with challenges equal to or a bit above their demonstrated ability. 

Top 20 Placements:

Listed among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 331 schools) for:

Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
TMI -The Episcopal Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 8-12 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) 6-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1893 1909
Campus Size 90 acres 125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 465 students 295 students
% Students of Color 48% 19%
% International Students 13% 20%
% Students Boarding 10% 68%
Average SAT Score 1800 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 16 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:10 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 18 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 70% 67%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$41,520 $48,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$20,905
(1000 new student fee)
$27,675
Tuition international students $44,520 $45,400
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$37,860 $37,000
% Students on Financial Aid 19% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Director of Admissions Aaron Hawkins  
Associate Director of Admissions Alanna Nichols  

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 17 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

College Matriculation

Year: 2009-2010 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Baylor University 8
Vanderbilt 3
Stanford University 2
Boston University 1
Columbia University 1
Harvard 1
Notre Dame 1
US Air Force Academy 1
Westpoint 1
Yale 1

School Notes:

    Spirituality - Academics - Athletics - Military
    TMI educates students in grades 6-12
    Co-educational Day and Boarding School
    College Preparatory Curriculum
  • Optional Corp of Cadets
  • One of the most highly ranked JROTC programs in the country. Honor Unit with Distinction
  • Daily Chapel
  • 5-Day and 7-Day Residential Life Program
  • Fine Arts Program
  • College Counselor
  • Advisory program for all students
  • School accreditations: TMI is fully accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES). The school is a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES), as well as The Association of Boarding School (TABS).
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • General Douglas MacArthur - 1897
    • Julian Onderdonk - 1900 Father of Texas Painting
    • Frank A. Juhan - 1906 Bishop/Football Hall of Fame
    • Rafaelo Diaz - 1912 Metropolitan Opera Star
    • Edgar Tobin - 1914 World War I Ace
    • Ross Youngs - 1916 Baseball Hall of Fame
    • Tom C. Forst, Jr. - 1946 Frost Bank Chairman
    • Dan Blocker - 1946 TV Star(Bonanza)
    • Lewis Sorley III - 1951 Pulitzer Prize Nominee
    • Lamar Smith - 1965 US Congressman

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is San Marcos Academy (41.1 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • San Marcos, TXSan Marcos Academy
    (Baptist)
    2801 Ranch Road 12
    San MarcosTX 78666
    1-800-428-5120
    41.1 mi | 277 students | Gr. 7-12
  • Austin, TXSt. Stephen's Episcopal School
    (Episcopal)
    6500 St. Stephen's Drive
    AustinTX 78746
    512-327-1213 ex.210
    67.3 mi | 688 students | Gr. 6-12
  • Houston, TXThe Village School
    13077 Westella Drive
    HoustonTX 77077
    212.232.0266 x826
    179.4 mi | 1410 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
  • Granbury, TXNorth Central Texas Academy
    3846 N. Hwy. 144
    GranburyTX 76048
    254.897.4822
    196.7 mi | 192 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
  • Harlingen, TXMarine Military Academy
    All-boys 
    320 Iwo Jima Blvd
    HarlingenTX 78550
    242.7 mi | 271 students | Gr. 8-12
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