Why Res Life at TMI?

Why choose the Residential Life program at TMI?

House Model: Independence & Growth

Using the house model, students are able to learn and grow, gaining greater independence as they progress through their studies at TMI. By the time they graduate, students are prepared for the independence and responsibilities that come with a college setting.

Leadership Opportunities

As students progress through the Developmental Program and Independent Program within the house model, students become mentors to the younger residents in their houses. Additionally, Prefects are the designated leaders within a house who mentor younger students and serve as a liaison between the students and the Director of Residential Life and house parents. They assist with the scheduling of activities, managing houses, and assisting younger students with meeting the challenges of daily life in the residential life community. Their focus is the cultivation of respect and consideration for others and their property within the community.

Inclusive Community

The TMI boarding program is home to bright and motivated young students from countries all around the world. As a result, the boarding community is an exciting and educational collection of cultures, languages, identities, orientations, religions, personalities, and perspectives. All boarding students are expected to embrace this diversity, taking advantage of the opportunities to learn, live, and grow in a safe and respectful community. Understanding, acceptance, and inclusion are therefore essential and expected of all residents. In support of our inclusive community, students are expected to speak only English when in mixed language groups.

Activities & Weekend Adventures

After school, students have a wide variety of sports, clubs, and extracurricular activities available to them here on campus. For those not engaged in these activities, Residential Life students have open gym and weight room time. In the evening, students have study hall or quiet hours, depending on which program they are in. During this time, our faculty House Parents and student tutors are available to assist the students with their work.

Weekends kick off with a Community Night on Friday evening (and again on Saturday), which are student-led evenings that provide an opportunity for our students to come together as a community and enjoy a night of laughter, fun, and games. Planned activities for Community Night include events such as outdoor movies, fire and s’mores, games, birthday celebrations, karaoke, and more. Every Saturday, the residential life community takes a trip off campus to local attractions and entertainment (kayaking, hiking, museums, go-karts, etc.). On Sundays, we provide students with a shuttle that takes them to and from local shopping areas.
 

A Home Away From Home

The residential life students, faculty, and staff at TMI make up a small, close-knit community on our campus. With three houses and approximately 50 students, the program has a 1 to 8 House Parent-to-student ratio. Our House Parents are the primary mentors for students and give guidance in dealing with social, emotional, academic, and overall student-life challenges. Serving as a House Parent is not just a job, it is a lifestyle choice and our House Parents are willing to go the extra mile to help our students.

Safety is also a top priority for our students and families living on campus. Our over-80 acre campus is gated and TMI Safety & Security Officers provide 24-hour security on campus. All of our Residential Life staff are also full time employees at TMI with other responsibilities so they go through local and federal background checks during their time of hire.

House Parents

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Todd Davis

    Mr. Todd Davis 

    Director of Residential Life
  • Photo of Troy Griffith

    Mr. Troy Griffith 

    Mathematics Teacher
  • Photo of Sarah Murphy

    Mrs. Sarah Murphy 

    Director of College Placement
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 NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
TMI Episcopal admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, religion, and physical ability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, religion, and physical ability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
TMI Episcopal
20955 W. Tejas Trail
San Antonio TX 78257
phone (210) 698-7171
fax (210) 698-0715