I AM IN
At Incarnate Word Academy our students boldly affirm: I AM INquisitive, I AM INtrospective, I AM INnovative. I AM INcarnate Word Academy.
Please join us in making campaign history.
Congratulations, Women of the Word!
The Sisters of the Incarnate Word & Blessed Sacrament, the Board of Advisors, administration, faculty and staff are proud to recognize the 139th graduating class of Incarnate Word Academy. The Class of 2016 has earned over $5.5 million in scholarships to date.
Class of 2016 Leaves Its Mark
Though the 69 members of the Class of 2016 will graduate before the completion of the new academic building, they've made sure to leave a permanent mark! The class signed a construction beam that will support the east end of the building for generations to come!
YLP Attends Global Leadercast Conference
YLP joined over 100,000 leaders at the global simulcast of Leadercast - the largest one-day leadership event in the world. IWA students listened to presentations from such prestigious leaders as Nick Saban, Head Football Coach of the University of Alabama and Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple.
National Merit Commended Students
Three Incarnate Word Academy students have been recognized as Commended Students. They represent the top 5% of the students taking the SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
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Academics
Academics
Incarnate Word Academy provides young women with a college preparatory education that engages and challenges them to succeed in all endeavors. With an average class size of 17 and a 9:1 student to teacher ratio, IWA is committed to personal attention and helping each student thrive. IWA’s college preparatory curriculum meets the TEA’s recommended program, but extends to allow students to expand upon their strengths and interests with diverse academic electives such as Contemporary US Women’s History, Leading with Service and Managing Money.
Values
Values
The IWA Young Leaders Program is an innovative 4-year character and leadership development program that provides each student the unique opportunity to develop in-demand leadership skills built upon a foundation of strong personal character. IWA is one of the only high schools in the country to combine collegiate level curriculum and experiential opportunities in order to ensure that our graduates are prepared to take on leadership roles in college and life. The leadership curriculum is packaged as the Young Leaders Concentration - a series of 4 courses available to those students who desire an in-depth exposure to the leadership discipline. These courses leverage nationally recognized materials from institution such as Santa Clara University and IWA’s partnership with The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Graduating from IWA with a concentration in Leadership makes our students stand out and prepared to significantly impact their communities.
Spirituality
Spirituality
Our mission is to foster student growth in the values of the Gospel. Students are encouraged to develop a personal relationship with Christ, the Incarnate Word, and are given opportunities to grow in their faith through religious studies, retreats, participation in the Liturgy, service projects and prayer services.
It’s so astonishing for me to look back at the past four years and see just how much IWA and the people in it have shaped and molded me into the person I am today.
Hannah Hanz
Hannah Hanz
Class of 2016 Valedictorian
At IWA, life's lessons are imparted in a setting where it remains okay to separate right from wrong, where respect for others is the order of the day, and where the Spirit of the Word is ever present.
Eric Self
Eric Self
Board of Advisors President
For IWA alumnae, the major difference between being freshmen in high school and freshmen in college is that we are now Women of the Word, undoubtedly strengthened by our values, spirituality, and academics.
Mikaela Rey
Mikaela Rey
Class of 2016 Salutatorian
Incarnate Word Academy's new building marks our school's expansion, and puts a modern look on our tradition oriented school.
Anna Winter
Anna Winter
Class of 2017
IWA has met or exceeded all the expectations we had for our daughter’s high school experience. We give back because we want to be the leaders we are asking our daughter to be.
Beth & Steve Fischer
Beth & Steve Fischer
Parents, Daughter Class of 2016
May God bless us all during this jubilee year of mercy. Let us live the message of Pope Francis as he challenges us to express our faith by reaching out to others in concrete everyday actions.
Sr. Lauren Beck, C.V.I.
Sr. Lauren Beck, C.V.I.
IWA President

Upcoming Events

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08.01.2016 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

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08.01.2016 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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08.01.2016 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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08.02.2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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08.02.2016 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Mass at Annunciation Catholic Church
Falcons at Discovery Green!
A group of IWA students.
Students on the Falcon Flyer!
IWA students at Mass.