Founded in 1893 by Bishop James Steptoe Johnston, TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas is the oldest Episcopal college preparatory school in the Southwest. The four pillars of the school - academics, athletics, military, and spirituality - provide the foundation for developing and educating servant leaders.
The school was originally known as West Texas Military Academy, at which General Douglas MacArthur was the first valedictorian. In 1926, the school was renamed to Texas Military Institute and in 1972 the school opened its doors to female students; the military program became optional in 1974.
Today the school is known as TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas and is located in the Texas Hill Country. TMI educates students in grades 6-12 and offers a complete college-preparatory program including honors and Advanced Placement courses, as well as a competitive athletic program. Fine Arts electives are offered in studio art, theater, and vocal and instrumental music. TMI's nationally ranked, optional JROTC program allows cadets to engage in special activities and all students have opportunities to participate in honor council, student clubs, student government, and community service.
If you are considering TMI for the first time, we encourage you to visit our campus. You will be impressed with our students and the rich community of teachers, parents, staff, administration, alumni, and board members who are committed to excellence.
TMI offers 5- and 7-day boarding options for students in grades 8-12.
From Interstate 10, take Exit 554, Camp Bullis. Turn at underpass onto Camp Bullis Road. Take a left onto West Tejas Trail at TMI sign. After .8 mile, gateway is on left; stop at Welcome Center.