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CHARACTER OF STUDENT BODY
Few, if any, considerations in the selection of a school are more important
than that of the kind of boys attracted to it, and the reputation of these
boys for good conduct during their period of school attendance. It is our
belief that inquiry from those who know T. M. I. both locally and throughout
the large area served by it will bring convincing testimony, first, that it draws
boys of much better than average character and general promise, and, second,
that the atmosphere and influences of the school and community on boys en-
rolled result in a record, year after year, of superior student conduct.
There are good reasons for this. In the first place, T. M. I. is a school of
well-defined policies and traditions developed through the continuous super-
vision of the same administrative officers. It is known to be a school of excel-
lent government and orderliness, Quite naturally, such a school makes its
appeal to parents of similar ideals and to homes where orderliness, regard for
parental wishes, and respect for parental authority prevail. As a rule, such
homes are homes of culture and refinement. Boys with such family back-
ground are better material for a school to work on, and from them there em-
anate better influences on their associates in the intimate life of the boarding
school. An unusually high per cent of our boys come from these better homes
and display evidences of better home training.
The new cadet entering the school comes in contact with old boys already
proud of its fine traditions and loyal to its higher interests. This appeals to
his better impulses and arouses or confirms in him a purpose to make for
himself a good student record in the school and school community. This sort
of process has gone on through the years and still continues in T. M. I. It
has become a mighty power for good influences in the life of the school as a
whole and in the individual lives of boys enrolled.
MORAL AND RELIGIOUS INFLUENCES
While Tennessee Military Institute is not a church school in the sense that
it is supported by funds from any particular denomination, the importance
of religion in the life of the individual and the claims of the churches on the
trained leadership developed in the schools are held before our cadets con-
stantly. Hence, it is our constant effort to create in the school a wholesome
and vital religious atmosphere-an atmosphere that will inspire and elevate the
life and purposes of our cadets and develop in them serious regard for the
religious aspects of their lives.
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39'-I-EGF Dating from the adoption of the present name of the school in
PREPARATORY 1904, the primary objective has been the adequate preparation
of boys for successful work in the better colleges and technical
schools. It is constantly borne in mind that adequate preparation for college
comprises thorough teaching on the part of teachers, the acquiring of right
habits of study on the part of students, and, still more important, the cultiva-
tion in the pupil of the fundamentals of sound character. .
The preparatory school course is usually thought of as a four-year course
comprising the ninth to twelfth grades, inclusive. Considering our college-
preparatory work our chief function, and keeping the emphasis in the school
in that direction, it has been natural that most of our pupils represent this
Since Tennessee Military Institute has come to be recognized as one of the
outstandingly good college preparatory schools, boys and parents interested in
that type of education have selected this school in increasing numbers. This, in
turn, has resulted in bringing to the school boys of better than average mental
ability. Consequently, the work of the school is designed for this superior
The college preparatory work requires a student to accomplish sixteen
Carnegie units as a requirement for graduation. These units must come in the
fields of English, Mathematics, Languages, Science, and Social Science. Prep-
aration for college based on this quality of credit structure assures the neces-
sary preparatory work to meet the requirements for entrance at the better col-
leges and universities. T. M. I. has restricted the offerings leading to its college
preparatory diploma to work of this character through a period of more than
EIGHTH Our work below high school is limited to one class preparing boys
GRADE for work in our freshman or ninth grade course. In general this
work conforms to eighth grade courses as taught in the public
school with somewhat greater emphasis on English and Mathematics to prepare
boys for continuation courses in the same subjects. Class sections in this group
are alway small and teachers are able to give close attention to the needs of in-
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