About
Welcome to TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas! Founded in 1893, TMI is the Flagship private school of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. It is located in San Antonio between the greater downtown area and the city of Boerne. TMI educates students in grades 6-12 and is the oldest Episcopal Church-sponsored, college-preparatory school in the Southwest. TMI offers an optional JROTC program, designated as an Honor Unit With Distinction, and 5-day or 7-day boarding for students in grades 8-12.

School Mission

The mission of TMI is to provide an excellent educational community, with values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, challenging motivated students to develop their full potential in service and leadership.

Core Values

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  • Dedication to Integrity

    We strive for Character: To instill in all the capacity to know the good, to do the good, and to love the good.
  • Passion for Learning

    We strive for Wisdom: To develop intellectual curiosity and inspire self-reflection, to embrace academic excellence, and to strive for academic achievement.
  • Journey Into Spirituality

    We strive for Devotion: To grow in our relationship with the Source and Meaning of our existence, revealed in the person of Jesus Christ, who blesses us that we may share God's blessings with all.
  • Commitment to Compassion

    We strive for Service: To instill the values of empathy and compassion for others, which are lived out in concrete acts of service in our community.
  • Enthusiasm for Excellence

    We strive for Growth: To develop our full potential throughout our common life at TMI, from the classroom to the athletic field, from the concert stage to chapel, from the parade ground to the dormitory.

More Information

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  • Our History, Educating Servant Leaders Since 1893

    Established as "West Texas School for Boys" in 1893 by the Right Reverend James Steptoe Johnston, D.D., the second bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. The school's name was soon changed to "West Texas Military Academy" (WTMA), and graduates referred to their Alma Mater as simply "West Texas" for decades.

    General Douglas MacArthur graduated from WTMA in 1897 as valedictorian. He wrote in his Reminiscences (1964) that his Alma Mater is where he developed "a desire to know, a seeking for the reason why, a search for the truth..." MacArthur gained an appointment to the United States Military Academy in 1898, and the rest is an important part of American and world history.
  • Becoming Texas Military Institute

    In 1911, WTMA moved from the the Government Hill section of San Antonio to a new campus in Alamo Heights. In 1926, the upper school of San Antonio Academy and WTMA were merged, the name was changed to "Texas Military Institute," and Dr. W.W. Bondurant, one of the great educators of Texas history, became head of school.

    Women were admitted to TMI for the first time in 1972. One of the first female graduates of TMI was Connie McCombs '74, daughter of South Texas entrepreneur B.J. "Red" McCombs.

    In 1974, the JROTC become optional, and TMI has been a mixed school of civilians and cadets ever since.

    After a one-year hiatus when TMI served grades 9-12 only, an eighth grade was restored in 1954, a seventh was added in 1967 and a sixth in 1973.
  • The Evolution of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas

    In 2004, TMI adopted its official DBA name as "TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas." Today, the school educates over 470 students in grades 6-12. Our Corps of Cadets has maintained a long tradition of being designated an Honor Unit with Distinction and the five- and- seven-day residential life programs provide a home away from home for nearly 50 students.

    100% of our graduates go on to college after they have been prepared in a demanding program designed to develop the whole person spiritually, intellectually, physically, aesthetically, and morally.
 

Pillars of TMI

Academics • Athletics • Military • Spirituality

General Contact Information

TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas
20955 W. Tejas Trail
San Antonio, TX 78257

Phone (210) 698-7171
Fax (210) 698-0715

Name Formatting

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  • Name Formatting

    Please note, when referring to our school, on first reference, we are listed as:
    TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas

    On second reference and thereafter, you may refer to the school as TMI. Please note, we no longer use the name Texas Military Institute, except in reference to the Texas Military Institute Corps of Cadets.
  • Overview of the school's name

    1893 (October 3) – Founded as: West Texas Military Academy
    1926 – school was renamed to: Texas Military Institute
    2004 – official DBA name adopted as: TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas
The mission of TMI is to provide an excellent educational community, with values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, challenging motivated students to develop their full potential in service and leadership.
TMI — The Episcopal School of Texas
20955 W. Tejas Trail
San Antonio TX 78257
(210) 698-7171