TMI -The Episcopal School of Texas

20955 West Tejas Trail
San Antonio, TX 78257
Tel: 2106987171
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 465 students
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Founded in 1893 by Bishop James "Steptoe" Johnston, TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas is the oldest Episcopal college preparatory school in the Southwest.
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TMI is co-educational with more than 460 students in grades 6-12.
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TMI offers a Residential Life program with up to 50 students each year.
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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.
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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.
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Honors and Advanced Placement courses are offered in English, mathematics, science, history/social studies, studio art and languages.
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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.
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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 333 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 7-12
Grades Offered (Day) 6-12 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1893 1909
Campus Size 90 acres 124 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


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$41,520 $48,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(1000 new student fee)
Tuition international students $44,520 $45,400
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$37,860 $36,700
% Students on Financial Aid 19% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Director of AdmissionsAaron Hawkins
Associate Director of AdmissionsAlanna Nichols


# 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
    2801 Ranch Road 12
    San MarcosTX 78666
    41.1 mi | 277 students | Gr. 7-12
  • Austin, TXSt. Stephen's Episcopal School
    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
    196.7 mi | 192 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
  • Harlingen, TXMarine Military Academy
    320 Iwo Jima Blvd
    HarlingenTX 78550
    242.7 mi | 271 students | Gr. 8-12
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