SCHOOL CLOSED: Incarnate Word Academy will be closed tomorrowTuesday, January 16 due to the forecast of winter weather conditions and the potential for dangerous road conditions. All athletic and after school activities are also cancelled.

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Join us on the journey!
At IWA, we are looking for curious, passionate young women who want to grow in our opportunity-filled downtown environment. IWA is a place where girls are engaged in class, feel comfortable taking risks, and learn to love God.
Love learning at IWA
IWA develops discerning, curious, and empathetic leaders who are prepared to effect positive change in the word. Incarnate Word Academy's innovative curriculum and booming, opportunity-filled downtown environment help this small school nurture big thinkers.
Build a spiritual foundation
Spiritual growth at Incarnate Word Academy reflects the spirituality and the mission of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament who founded our school over 144 years ago. As young Women of the Word, IWA girls become a source of light and goodness in the world.
Get involved in student life
IWA's supportive environment encourages you to explore your talents and interests. Whether it’s through performing arts, athletics, clubs, or simple laughter with friends, IWA girls become sisters because they are welcoming, kind, and know how to have fun.
Support Incarnate Word Academy
Gifts to the Spirit of the Word Annual Fund help our Incarnate Word family continue a 144-year tradition of providing young women in the Houston area the education and values to live for others and Jesus, the Incarnate Word.
Take a photo tour of IWA
The Houston Business Journal featured 13 beautiful photos of the new Academic Building and Young Leaders Conference Center from SBWV Architects .
Campus News:
Swim team takes first place at Alief Swim Invitational ... Read More
YLP hosts former U.S. Ambassador Chase Untermeyer ... Read More
Choir students advance to All-Region ... Read More
Something's Brewing at IWA ... Lessons on Leadership
YLP's Leading with Business Gives Back ... Read in the Houston Chronicle
JSA Meets U.S. Congressman
JSA Meets U.S. Congressman
Nine Incarnate Word Academy students had the privilege of attending the Huffington Award Luncheon hosted by the Asia Society of Texas at the Hilton Americas. The luncheon was hosted to present the Huffington Award for Contributions to the Honorable Kevin Brady, the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in the United States Congress. The IWA students in attendance were chosen because of their participation in the Junior States of America club on campus and were one of only four groups of high school students in attendance. After the main event, Congressman Kevin Brady graciously hosted a thirty-minute Q&A session privately for the high school students in attendance because as he stated, “all of the issues that we talk about today are much more about your future than mine.” IWA students engaged with the Congressman directly and asked questions about taxes, health care, and international trade.
Athlete of the Week
Athlete of the Week
Senior and volleyball co-captain, Kate Burnaman, has been named the Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Athlete of the Week. After having a season filled with injuries and surgeries, she made an inspiring comeback that earned her this wonderful honor. She has always loved competing and her passion for volleyball is fueled by her enjoyment of collaborating. As co-captain, she feels honored that her coach views her as a leader and uses the role to be a positive, motivating influence to her teammates. Despite having several concussions, shoulder surgery and knee surgery she emphasizes the importance of persevering. “If you get knocked down, whether it be in life or in sports like that, you have to always keep going and show that you’re strong enough.”
Leadership Live!
Leadership Live!
IWA’s Young Leaders Program kicked off the eighth season of its distinguished leader speaker series yesterday with a new brand and a distinguished guest: Mr. Chase Untermeyer, former ambassador to Qatar under President George W. Bush. Now in its eighth season, Leadership Live! is a student-run speaker series that invites distinguished leaders from the Houston community to IWA to share the stories of their lives and their leadership journeys with IWA students in an informal setting. This season’s first speaker, Mr. Untermeyer recently published the book “How Important People Act: Behaving Yourself in Public.” He has previously held elected office in the Texas State Legislature, served as a United States diplomat, and is now a professor, a consultant, a businessman, and active in serving the Houston community.
IWA does a great job of letting you discover your faith on your own but giving you the opportunities to grow. No matter where you are in your spirituality, IWA is such a great safe place to find yourself and learn more about the Catholic faith.
Julia O'Neil
Julia O'Neil
Class of 2018
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
I love adventure and having the opportunity to travel downtown each day was one that I knew I had to embark on! After touring IWA, I fell in love with the sisterhood and the positive attitude of everyone at the school.
Madison Ripp
Madison Ripp
Class of 2018
Each time I walk into the school, I feel the care and support of the faculty and staff as they encourage the young women of IWA to excel in their academic endeavors. I feel the love and dedication of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word. I feel heart.
Pamela Powell
Pamela Powell
Board of Advisors President
I chose IWA because I saw the potential for myself to grow and thrive here.
Brianna Villarreal
Brianna Villarreal
Class of 2018
I am thrilled to see the girls excelling in so many different areas. It really makes me stop and think of the important role that IWA plays in helping them to grow into the whole persons God wants them to be.
Sr. Lauren Beck, C.V.I.
Sr. Lauren Beck, C.V.I.
IWA President

Upcoming Events

14Jan
15Jan
01/15/2018 - 01/16/2018
Softball Tryouts @ Love Park
15Jan
01/15/2018 - 01/16/2018
ATH: Softball Tryouts @ Love Park
16Jan
Mass at Annunciation Catholic Church
Falcons at Discovery Green!
A group of IWA students.
Students on the Falcon Flyer!
IWA students at Mass.