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East Texas Medical Center

Trinity Mother Frances Health System

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler


The Tyler area is fortunate to have some of the best public schools in the state but we are also blessed with a vast number private and charter schools here in East Texas as well. If private schools are what you desire, here is a list of options to choose from when considering purchasing a home in the area.

1. East Texas Christian Academy
2448 Roy Road Tyler, Texas 75707


ETCA is a private, Christian school, founded by members of the church of Christ, that provides a
quality education in a loving, supportive environment for students 4 years of age through grade 12.

2. Grace Community School
3001 University Boulevard Tyler, TX 75701


Grace Community School was founded by Grace Community Church in 1973 and began with an enrollment of 60 students in grades 2-12. With the completion of the high school building in 1996, Grace expanded to two locations keeping the elementary on Old Jacksonville Road and moving the junior high and high school to University Boulevard. Today the school exists as a Junior Kindergarten -12th grade, coeducational, college-preparatory day school with selective admissions. The curriculum is rigorous and high moral standards are expected and encouraged. Approximately 90% of our graduates will enter 4-year universities, with the remaining 10% entering 2-year colleges.

3. All Saints Episcopal School
2695 S Southwest Loop 323 Tyler, TX 75701


All Saints Episcopal School, an independent college preparatory school (4K-12), develops excellence in academics, fine arts and athletics while encouraging students to achieve their maximum potential within an environment which embraces diversity, fosters leadership, encourages service and nurtures spiritual growth centered upon the basic tenets of the Christian faith.

4. Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Regional Catholic School
1405 ESE Loop 323 Tyler, TX 75701


Bishop T. K. Gorman Regional Catholic School is a welcoming community of faithful learners dedicated to the continued formation of the total person according to the Gospel. Through this Catholic tradition, supported by parental involvement, the school promotes values, character and self-discipline. A challenging academic environment with a college preparatory curriculum enables each student to become a contributing member of society.

5. Cumberland Academy
1340 Shiloh Rd, Tyler, TX 75703

(903) 581-2890

Our Vision is to empower student success by providing a nurturing environment that inspires lifelong learning while using innovative technology to develop 21st. century skills and fostering an appreciation of the arts.

6. Brook Hill School
1051 N. Houston Street Bullard, TX 75757-0757


The Brook Hill School is a private, Christian day and boarding school located in Bullard just south of Tyler, Texas. We emphasize three pillars based upon a Biblical foundation – Education, Potential and Character. Brook Hill is a place where students are encouraged to excel academically, thrive athletically, and flourish artistically. Brook Hill students work hard in each of these areas as they prepare for college and their future. At Brook Hill, however, we are more than students, athletes, and artists. We are a community of people using and discovering our gifts, talents, and abilities to engage God’s world.

Tyler is an economic hub in northeast Texas – and the Rose Capital of the United States.

Tyler, Nicknamed the “Rose Capital of America” due to its large role in the rose growing industry, Tyler has the nation’s largest municipal rose garden and hosts the Texas Rose Festival each year drawing more than 125,000 spectators. Tyler is home to fabulous fishing at Lake Tyler & Lake Palestine and many other smaller area lakes. With 5 golf courses in the area, and campgrounds offering fishing, paddle-boating and hike and bike trails Tyler is sure to have something for everyone.

Tyler hosts exciting Broadway and ballet performances, symphony concerts, world-class art museums and wonderful cuisine are sure to please any palate!

As a regional educational and technology center, Tyler is the host for more than 20,000 higher education students, a College of Engineering, and a University Health Science Center, two regional, billion-dollar hospital systems, and a variety of technology startups.

Children of all ages love Caldwell Zoo, Discovery Science Place and Hudnall Planetarium. Special events throughout the year include the Texas Rose Festival, Azalea and Spring Flower Trail, Festival on the Square and Movies under the Stars in Bergfeld Park.

Tyler is a nexus of several major highways. Interstate 20 runs along the north edge of the city going east and west, U.S. Highway 69 runs north-south through the center of town and State Highway 64 runs east-west through the city. Tyler also has access to U.S. Highway 271, State Highway 31, State Highway 155, and State Highway 110. Loop 323 was established in 1957 and originally encircled the city, which has continued to grow outside of this loop. Loop 49 was designed to be an “outer loop” around the city and currently runs from State Highway 110 to Interstate 20 west of Tyler. Future segments will extend Loop 49 to Interstate 20 east of Tyler and to other East Texas cities.

With a vast medical community Tyler has incredible healthcare options such as: Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, UT Health Northeast, East Texas Medical Center, Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, and The Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital the medical care in Tyler is second to none!


Colleges and Universities

Tyler’s higher education institutions include the University of Texas at Tyler and the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, both part of the University of Texas System, as well as Tyler Junior College and Texas College.

Primary and secondary schools

John Tyler High School

Public primary and secondary education for much of the city is provided by the Tyler Independent School District, which includes two high schools, John Tyler and Robert E. Lee; Premier High School of Tyler, a public charter school (Cumberland Academy); several Tyler schools offer international baccalaureate and advanced placement programs. Portions of incorporated Tyler are served by surrounding school districts. These include sections of southeast Tyler by the Whitehouse Independent School District, and some sections in the east which are served by the Chapel Hill Independent School District.

Private schools

The Tyler Catholic School System of the Catholic Diocese of Tyler consists of St. Gregory Cathedral School and Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Regional Catholic Middle and High School. There are several other private schools, including Grace Community School, All Saints Episcopal School, Seventh-day Adventist Church School, King’s Academy Christian School, Christian Heritage School, East Texas Christian Academy, and Good Shepherd Reformed Episcopal School, and the Brook Hill School(Bullard).

Recreation and Tourism

Annually, the Texas Rose Festival draws thousands of tourists to Tyler. The festival, which celebrates the role of the rose-growing industry in the local economy, is held in October and features a parade, the coronation of the Rose Queen, and other civic events. The Rose Museum features the history of the Festival. Tyler is home to Caldwell Zoo, several local museums, Lake Palestine, Lake Tyler, and numerous golf courses and country clubs. A few miles away in Flint, TX is The WaterPark @ The Villages, a year-round, indoor water park. There is also an “Azalea Trail” in Tyler, which are two officially designated routes within the city that showcase homes or other landscaped venues adorned with azalea shrubs.Tyler State Park is a few miles away where visitors can camp, canoe, and paddle boat on the lake. Activities include picnicking; camping; boating (motors allowed – 5 mph speed limit); boat rentals; fishing; birding; hiking; mountain biking and hiking trails; lake swimming (in unsupervised swimming area); and nature study. The Smith County Historical Society operates a museum and archives in the old Carnegie Library. The East Texas State Fair is held annually in Tyler. Lake Tyler was the location of the HGTV Dream Home contest in 2005. The 6,500 square feet (600 m²) house briefly boosted tourism and interest in the community. It subsequently was sold at public auction in January, 2008, for 1.325 million dollars

Public transportation

Tyler Transit provides customers with public transportation service within the City of Tyler. The buses run daily, excluding Sundays and holidays. Tyler Transit offers customers the option to purchase tickets, tokens, or passes at the Tyler Transit office, located at 210 E. Oakwood Street inside the Cotton Belt Railroad Depot at the main transfer point. The City of Tyler paratransit service is a shared-ride, public transportation service. Requests for service must be made the day before the service is needed. Trips can be scheduled up to 14 days in advance. ADA complimentary paratransit service is provided to all origins and destinations within the service area defined as the city limits of Tyler. Greyhound Lines bus service is available through a downtown terminal.

Via air

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport offers service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport via American Eagle and to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport via United Express.

Via train

Tyler was the hub for a series of short-line railroads which later evolved into the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, better known as “The Cotton Belt Route”. This line later became part of the Southern Pacific Railroad, which itself merged with the Union Pacific Railroad, which continues to serve the city today. No passenger train service to Tyler has occurred since April 1956, but Amtrak runs through the city of Mineola, a short distance north of Tyler.

Tyler was the hub for a series of short-line railroads which later evolved into the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, better known as “The Cotton Belt Route”. This line later became part of the Southern Pacific Railroad, which itself merged with the Union Pacific Railroad, which continues to serve the city today. No passenger train service to Tyler has occurred since April 1956, but Amtrak runs through the city of Mineola, a short distance north of Tyler.


Hospitals located in Tyler include East Texas Medical Center, Trinity Mother Frances Health System, University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, and Texas Spine & Joint Hospital. There are also many clinics including the Direct Care Clinic.

Places of Worship

Tyler is the home of many churches, including five large congregations in downtown, the Marvin United Methodist Church, Dayspring United Methodist Church, West Erwin Church of Christ, First Baptist Church, and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Tyler is also the seat of Catholic Diocese of Tyler, which is particularly noteworthy for its St. Joseph the Worker Parish, one of the few churches in America dedicated to the exclusive use of the Traditional Latin Mass. The parish is staffed by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. The city also is the home of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a 100 plus year sanctuary recently renovated and declared a historic and heritage site by the Catholic Diocese of Tyler. The Saint Peter Claver Parish located in central tyler, is the second largest Catholic Church in Tyler and was dedicated to St. Peter Claver, a Franciscan Priest that assisted the black slaves in Brazil during the slave trade to South America. There is also a Nazarene church on Old Bullard Rd called Tyler First Church Of The Nazarene.

The Our Lady or Guadalupe Catholic church in East Tyler is also a major center of gathering. The St Peter and Paul Chapel, a Catholic church, is located next to the Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Regional Catholic School was constructed and dedicated in 2011 and holds masses in English and Spanish with a significant number of other services offered to all Tyler and neighboring residents. The city’s largest church, Green Acres Baptist Church, is located on Troup Highway in southeast Tyler. Tyler is also home to two reformed Baptist churches, Sylvania Church and Living Acts Church, both of which are located in the south Tyler area. Additionally, Tyler has two Jewish houses of prayer, Ahavath Achim, which associates itself with Conservative Judaism and Beth El which adheres to Reform Judaism. Tyler is also home to East Texas Islamic Society, established in 1988, which includes an Islamic house of worship and an Islamic school for children.


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