Overview

The Residential Life program at TMI is open to Upper School students (grades 9-12) and 8th grade Middle School students. TMI offers both 5-day and 7-day boarding options. At TMI, the Residential Life community is a family. Dorm parents reside in the residence halls and amongst the community in multiple residences, in addition to the school chaplain, headmaster and Health Care Coordinator who all also live on campus.
"In the Residential Life program,
everyone is surrounded by people who are trying very hard in school and are very motivated... Everyone is inspired by each other to do well in school."
– Lauren, TMI Residential Life Student

Building a Residential Life Community

The Residential Life program at TMI enhances the mission of the school by providing boarding students a nurturing living environment that enables them to excel and mature within a supportive community. Both 5- and 7-day options are available to students. The Residential Life staff at TMI prepare numerous weekend activities, team-building retreats and community gatherings throughout the year for our students in the Residential Life program. Community activities have included trips to Schlitterbahn, Mustang Island, bat caves in Boerne, touring the Hill Country, Flying L Ranch, Sea World, Fiesta Texas and Enchanted Rock State Park. Local activities often include: bowling, attending the rodeo, Spurs Basketball games, ice hockey, Missions Baseball games, Fiesta events, local shopping, movies and museums. Transportation is provided in a fleet of suburbans or school busses.

Wednesday Community Gatherings

On designated Wednesdays, the residential life community will gather in the chapel or the refectory for family-style gatherings. These gatherings are designed to address and discuss such topics as relationship management, goal setting, alcohol and drug awareness, study habits, and roommate issues, etc. All resident students are required to attend, and parents are asked to plan accordingly.

Annual Retreats

The students in the residential life community participate in a fall and winter retreat. Retreats provide an opportunity to gather together for fellowship and reconnect as a community. Retreat destinations have included, the Mayan Dude Ranch – Bandera, Texas; The Flying Ranch – Bandera, Texas; Canyon of the Eagles Nature Center – Burnet, Texas; Mustang Island Retreat Center – Port Aransas, Texas; Mo Ranch – Hunt, Texas; and the King Tut exhibition in Dallas, Texas.

Daily Schedule and Study Hall

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  • General Weekday Schedule

    7:00 AMBreakfast – no return to dorm after breakfast
    7:45 am - 7:50 AMPrescription medications dispensed in refectory or Health Center & sick call
    7:45 AMFully in School Uniform and prepared for class
    8:00 AMClasses begin
    3:30 PMClasses end and Residential Halls open
    3:55 PMUpper School Athletics Begin
    6:15 PMDinner, blessing, and announcements
  • Study Hall Schedule and Expectations

    All days and times are mandatory, except holiday Mondays. On designated Wednesdays, the residential life community will gather for informal community meetings as deemed necessary by the Director of Residential Life and the senior house parents.


    Sunday – Thursday
    Study Hall7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Quiet Hour9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Wednesday Detention

    These are assigned for minor infractions or as noted.
    9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Lights Out10:15 PM (8th grade students) 

    10:30 PM (9th – 11th grade students) 

    11:00 PM (12th grade students)

    • On Wednesday, there is a trip to HEB after Study Hall.
    • Late Lights out may be requested occasionally for completion of school work.
      Permission must be requested from the Dorm Parent checking lights out.
  • Study Hall Guidelines

    Study Hall is designed to meet the varied needs of individual students. The following applies to students in the middle and upper schools:

    • Independent study hall (in-dorm) is designed for returning students with a grade average higher than 80%. These students have the option of studying in their rooms or the refectory.
    • Regular study hall is intended for all new upper and middle school students, they are assigned to the refectory until the end of the first quarter.
    • Returning students with an average score below 80% in the previous grading period are also assigned to Regular study hall. Their status will be reviewed at the end of the grading period.
    • Students with missing homework assignments, failing or incomplete grades at any time during the school year will automatically be assigned to regular study hall. Their status will be reviewed at the end of the grading period.
    • Study hall is two hours each evening.
    • Parents and friends are asked to respect the study hall hours and refrain from making calls to the students.
    • The study hall is critical for a successful academic environment and the students’ focus should be on the completion of homework, mastering their studies, and preparing for tests.
    If a student in Regular Study Hall wishes to attend an activity between 7:00pm and 9:00 pm, Sunday through Thursday, then supervised Study must take place in the afternoon.
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