Experience life as a San Antonio boarding school student!

Overview

TMI's boarding program attracts students from across Texas and around the globe, bringing a unique sense of culture and community that enriches the lives of all students at TMI. Approximately 50 boarders create a positive impact by sharing and learning with their fellow classmates through intercultural celebrations, religious diversity, and student clubs. TMI's dedicated residential life faculty and staff create a home away from home for all students who board at TMI. Students in grades 8-12 have the ability to enroll in our 5-day, 7-day or Flexi-Boarding program.
      The mission of the Residential Life Program at TMI is to create a safe, nurturing and inclusive community where students of diverse backgrounds work collaboratively to develop their potential as servant leaders, explore their personal identities, excel academically, and grow spirituality.
Our program is intentionally smaller than many other schools, but this offers many advantages: 
 
  • Twenty dorm parents look after between 50 and 60 dorm students. Most of these dorm parents are also faculty, so there are many opportunities for students to be given assistance both in study hall and at other times during the day.
  • The skill set of the dorm parents is multi-faceted. The Dorm Parent body also includes teachers of chemistry, math, Spanish, history, Latin, physics, calculus, precalculus, algebra, biology, environmental science, and religion. The Director of College Placement is a dorm parent.
  • We are a very close-knit community. All dorm parents get to know all of the dorm students. No child gets left behind and so this is a community where small problems do not turn into big problems.
  • Our prefect program offers opportunities for students to have leadership roles in the dormitory from 10th grade onwards.
  • The dorm parents see their role here as a lifestyle choice, rather than a job. They are willing to go the extra mile to help students.
  • The dorms themselves have been built with safety in mind. All dorms have intruder alarms and the campus is locked at night. We also have 24-hour manned security on campus.

Working Hard

Mondays through Fridays are an intense and busy time for the students, and we support their academic endeavor by having proctored study hall on Sunday through Thursday, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. We also understand that all of this hard work uses energy, so there are snacks available in the dorms from 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on every weekday. This also gives the students time to meet informally with dorm parents.

Weekends

We understand that students need downtime on the weekends, but they also need activities which will not only stimulate them, but also allow them to grow emotionally as Servant Leaders. Therefore, we offer a comprehensive weekend activity program, which includes both community service events, as well as events which are purely entertaining.

Examples of weekend activities from the last few years include:
  • Habitat for Humanity build
  • Haven for Hope
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • Sea World, San Antonio
  • Symphony Concert at the Tobin Center
  • San Antonio Spurs Game at the AT&T center
  • Volunteer work at the San Antonio Half Marathon
  • Overnight visit to the Coast at Corpus Christi
  • Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels

Weekday Schedule

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  • General Weekday Schedule

    7:00 - 7:45 a.m.Breakfast and Roll Call
    8:00 a.m.Classes begin
    3:30 p.m.Classes end and Dorms open
    3:55 p.m.Upper School Athletics Begin
    6:00 - 6:45 p.m.Dinner
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.Study Hall*
    9:00 - 10:00 p.m.Relaxation Time
    10:00 p.m.Roll Call in Dorms
    10:15 p.m.8th Grade Lights Out (Telephones and Electronics Collected)
    10:30 p.m.9th-10th Grade Lights Out
    10:45 p.m.11th Grade Lights Out
    11:00 p.m.12th Grade Lights Out

    *On Wednesday there is a shopping trip at 8:45 p.m. Study Hall finishes at 8:30 p.m.
MISSION: TMI provides an exceptional education with values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ that challenge motivated students to develop their full potential in service and leadership.
Notice of Non-Discrimination

Based on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CAREs Act, the School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities. Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Matt Duke, Chief Business Officer, (210) 564-6140, m.duke@tmi-sa.org, 20955 W. Tejas Trail, San Antonio, TX 78257, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA. Please refer to the School’s SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.

This notice will remain in effect until the School has satisfied and paid off the SBA Paycheck Protection Loan.
TMI Episcopal
20955 W. Tejas Trail
San Antonio TX 78257
phone (210) 698-7171
fax (210) 698-0715