About

From the Headmaster – TMI: A Unique Community

Welcome to TMI's outstanding website – here you will find tons of information about our school but, more importantly, you will sense the unique culture of our community. It is a culture of honor, wisdom, faith, and well-roundedness. The historical legacy of TMI is represented by the TMI Corps of Cadets and the Four Pillars of the school: Academics, Spirituality, Athletics, and Military.

Please explore this website, see what TMI has to offer, and let us know how we can improve.

Our mission 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. Please join us in promoting this cause.

Our school is at the leading edge of sound educational innovation, including:
  • creative approaches to teaching and learning; 
  • computer technology with a focus on value-added results; 
  • the benefits to students of a strong co-curricular program of athletics, fine arts, community service, etc.; 
  • the benefits of a well-rounded experience for day and boarding (“residential life”) students from diverse backgrounds. 
Please join us in promoting the mission of TMI.

Dr. John W. Cooper became Headmaster of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas in 2012. He has served for more than two decades as a Headmaster at outstanding private, independent schools, including 12 years as Head of School at Elgin Academy in suburban Chicago and 6 years as Headmaster at Wichita Collegiate School in Kansas. He has also served as a college dean and professor and the president of a public policy research institute. He earned a Ph.D. in religion (specializing in ethics) at Syracuse University and B.A. and M.A. degrees from Florida State University. He has taught students from Middle School through Graduate School, including a variety of courses in religion, philosophy, political science, leadership studies, and business ethics. Periodically, he teaches the World Religions course at TMI. His hobbies include guitar, bicycling, hiking, and traveling. He and his wife, Joan, have three married children and one grandson.

Dr. John W. Cooper
Headmaster
 

Pillars of TMI

Academics • Athletics • Military • Spirituality
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