Temple, TX Teaches Students of All Ages

On Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 08:30

Home to three school districts, five private schools and several higher education institutions, Temple works to provide a variety of courses and programs to meet the needs of a diverse population.

Public Schools

Each public school in Temple is part of one of three school districts in the area: the Belton Independent School District, the Temple Education Center School District and the Temple Independent School District.

The area includes 16 elementary schools, eight middle schools and four high schools.

Private Schools

Temple offers five co-ed private schools, including Central Texas Christian School, St. Mary's School, Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Christ Church High School and St. Francis Episcopal School.

Students ages two through 12 may also attend the Montessori Schools of Central Texas, requiring an application and orientation for admission. Also serving the Temple area is the Little Acorn Montessori School, which offers a biblical-based curriculum and serves children in preschool, kindergarten and elementary school.

Higher Education

Serving more than 2,000 students, Texas A&M-Central Texas offers bachelors and masters degrees. The school has several convenient locations to accommodate the needs of its students, with classes available at community colleges in the area and Fort Hood. In addition, online, night and weekend classes are offered.

While Central Texas College's main campus is in Killeen, the school has more than 100 locations around the world and educates more than 50,000 students. Associate degrees and certificate programs are offered in academic, professional and vocational fields.

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is home to more than 2,700 students representing 20 foreign countries and has been ranked in Tier One of the U.S. News & World Report as one of America's Best Universities in the Master's West Division. This Christian university offers majors in a variety of areas and is located 60 miles north of Austin on Interstate 35, in the heart of Central Texas.

In addition to its main campus, Temple College provides two locations – the Cameron Center and the Taylor Center – to serve and accommodate students, as well as a downtown facility for the Business and Community Education Division. The college, founded in 1926, also offers classes at the Texas Bioscience Institute and the Legacy Eary College High School.

Texas State Technical College serves as the corporate college for the state and offers curriculum at four colleges, including TSTC Harlingen, TSTC Marshall, TSTC Waco and TSTC West Texas. Traditional degree programs, short-term continuing education and corporate training programs are available, with approximately 30,000 students taking advantage of these offerings each year.