From elementary to university, Keene offers quality education for everyone. The City of Keene is home to:

  • Chisolm Trail Academy
  • Keene Adventist Elementary School
  • Keene Independent School District
  • Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Adventist UniversitySouthwestern Adventist University is a small Christian campus located between Cleburne and Burleson in the city of Keene. Southwestern offers many exciting career options, including:

  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Geology
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • And more

Southwestern is credited with providing students with close interaction with professors; the average class size is 15.


Students in any major will be ready for the working world with the hands-on training they'll receive at Southwestern. The campus maintains its own radio station for communication majors, as well as a state-of-the-art production studio for Radio-TV-Film majors.


Nursing students also enjoy advanced technology in the classroom with mannequins that have the ability to go into cardiac arrest, give birth, or show signs of illness that must be diagnosed.

Geology Department

Students in the geology department benefit from digging up dinosaur bones in Wyoming on the school's own excavation site. Southwestern's Drake Paleontology Lab gives budding geologists a chance to clean and examine bones before they are photographed and uploaded to an Internet database.

Visit the Campus

Southwestern Adventist University is removed from the busy city and is a short distance from recreational areas and parks. Shopping, dining, and entertainment, though, are still only a few minutes away. 

Visit the Southwestern Adventist University website.

Keene Independent School District (Public)Keene Independent School District (ISD) (Public)

Visit the Keene ISD website.

Chisolm Trail AcademyChisolm Trail Academy (CTA)

Chisholm Trail Academy came into existence when Southwestern Adventist University was granted full college status and closed its academy operation in 1967. CTA's first graduating class was in 1968. 

Visit the Chisolm Trail Academy website.

Keene Adventist Elementary SchoolKeene Adventist Elementary School

Keene Adventist Elementary School (KAES) is a co-educational day school in Keene, Texas, offering classes from pre-kindergarten through grade eight. 

The school is operated by the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church to make available a Seventh-day Adventist Christian education. 

Visit the Keene Adventist Elementary School website.